Compare 2011 Audi A3 vs 2011 BMW 1-Series vs 2011 Volvo C30

2011 Audi A3
X
2011 BMW 1-Series
X
2011 Volvo C30
X
Select style
4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
A3 4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
A3 4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
A3 4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 21 30 $25,361 $27,270
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium 30 42 $28,134 $30,250
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,134 $30,250
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,739 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,739 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,739 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,739 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,690 $30,850
A3 4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,690 $30,850
Select style
2-Door Conv 128i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1 Series 2-Door Conv 128i 18 28 $31,740 $34,500
1 Series 2-Door Conv 128i SULEV 18 28 $31,740 $34,500
1 Series 2-Door Conv 135i 19 28 $37,400 $40,650
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 128i 18 28 $27,095 $29,450
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 128i SULEV 18 28 $27,095 $29,450
1 Series 2-Door Coupe 135i 20 28 $33,440 $36,350
1 Series M 2-Door Coupe 19 26 $42,445 $46,135
Select style
2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design w/Moonroof 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design w/Moonroof 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,361
$31,740
$23,218
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,270
$34,500
$24,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$575 / month
$412 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Audi A3 is stylish, refined, and versatile—and nearly as good for the city as for the highway. Power, style, and attainable luxury are all part of the 2011 1-Series' repertoire, though the appearance and BMW's fourth-gen iDrive may not be everyone's cup of tea. The 2011 Volvo C30 provides a stylish look and feel, but that means plenty of sacrifices inside.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wgn Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 31.8 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.6 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 45.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.0 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89 78 89
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.0 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 42.2 51.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.5 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 59.6 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 104.7 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
27.0 - TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.4 68.8 70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 58.3 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 - TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
168.9 172.2 167.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 55.6 57.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
39.0 - 20.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
19.5 - 12.9
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 8.0 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.0 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD - 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.0 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 35.1 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
HN8 NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/55R16 P205/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
HN8 NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/55R16 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA 125/85/16
Front Tire Order Code
HN8 NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3494 3200
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 70 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 180 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6 Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System
TFSI Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 200 @ 2750 236 @ 1500 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 230 @ 6500 227 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.45 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 3.23 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.23 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.32 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.65 1.98
Trans Type
6 6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 1.00 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA Geartronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.93 5.11
Summary
Body Style
4 Door HB 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 BMW 1 Series Volvo C30
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Pivot MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link 5-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.5 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5 5

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!