Compare 2012 Audi A3 vs 2012 Hyundai Veloster vs 2012 Volvo C30

2012 Audi A3
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2012 Hyundai Veloster
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2012 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 $28,133 $30,250
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 30 42 $28,133 $30,250
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic FrontTrak PZEV 2.0T Premium Plus 22 28 $26,737 $28,750
A3 4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
A3 4-Door HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 28 $28,691 $30,850
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3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Gray Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Red Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
Veloster 3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,453 $24,950
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic Platinum 21 30 $27,589 $29,350
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic Premier Plus 21 30 $25,333 $26,950
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,803 $27,450
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Platinum 21 30 $29,939 $31,850
C30 2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Premier Plus 21 30 $27,683 $29,450
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $23,453 $24,950
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual Platinum 21 29 $27,589 $29,350
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual Premier Plus 21 29 $25,333 $26,950
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,803 $27,450
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Platinum 21 29 $29,939 $31,850
C30 2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Premier Plus 21 29 $27,683 $29,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,361
$17,887
$23,453
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,270
$18,550
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$455 / month
$309 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The fashionable, versatile 2012 Audi A3 is as deft for the city commute as it is at ease on the highway. The 2012 Hyundai Veloster starts with niche appeal, but its impressive handling and strong, high-value feature set should play well to the mainstream. The 2012 Volvo C30 has top-notch safety and style; but it's not as racy as it looks and not any more practical than it looks.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 27 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 35 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons - TBD - Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 3 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.8 31.7 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.0 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.6 45.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 55.6 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89.0 89.8 89
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 35.3 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 54.0 51.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 43.9 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.2 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 70.5 70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 61.5 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.3 5.6 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
169.0 166.1 167.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 55.1 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 62.0 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 104.3 103.9
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)
- 15.5 -
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 - 11.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.0
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 - 10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.88 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 36.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 14.2 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.1 34.1 34.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45R17 P215/45HR17 P205/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P215/45HR17 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA 125/85/16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3219 2657 3200
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 90 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 123 @ 4850 236 @ 2300
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.6L/97 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 138 @ 6300 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I5
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 30 (Est) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 35 (Est) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 27 (Est) 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 4.81 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 0.94 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.61 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.30 1.98
Trans Type
6 6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 0.93 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA Geartronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 4.53 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 1.95 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA -
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback 3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Hyundai Veloster Volvo C30
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Four Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 - TBD - 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7 5

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