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Compare 2011 Audi A3 vs 2011 Volvo C30

2011 Audi A3
2011 Volvo C30
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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
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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
$23,218
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,270
$24,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$412 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
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. The 2011 Volvo C30 provides a stylish look and feel, but that means plenty of sacrifices inside.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wgn Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 45.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89 89
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 51.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
27.0 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
77.4 70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
168.9 167.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 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
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
HN8 NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
HN8 NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact 125/85/16
Front Tire Order Code
HN8 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 3200
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System
TFSI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 236 @ 1500 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 227 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.09 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.98
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door HB 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Volvo C30
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5

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