Compare 2015 Audi A3 vs 2015 Volvo S60

2015 Audi A3
2015 Volvo S60
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2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Premium 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
A3 2-Door Convertible FWD 1.8T Prestige 24 35 $33,108 $35,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Premium 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
A3 2-Door Convertible quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 32 $35,898 $38,600
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Prestige 23 33 $27,808 $29,900
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Premium Plus 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
A3 4-Door Sedan FWD 2.0 TDI Prestige 31 43 $30,318 $32,600
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
A3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 24 33 $30,876 $33,200
S3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 23 31 $38,224 $41,100
S3 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Prestige 23 31 $38,224 $41,100
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2015.5 4-Door Sedan T5 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S60 2015.5 4-Door Sedan T5 AWD 20 29 $33,323 $35,450
S60 2015.5 4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E FWD 25 37 $31,913 $33,950
S60 2015.5 4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E Platinum FWD 25 37 $37,788 $40,200
S60 2015.5 4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E Premier FWD 25 37 $34,404 $36,600
S60 2015.5 4-Door Sedan T5 Platinum AWD 20 29 $39,198 $41,700
S60 2015.5 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier AWD 20 29 $35,814 $38,100
S60 2015.5 4-Door Sedan T6 Drive-E FWD 24 35 $36,895 $39,250
S60 2015.5 4-Door Sedan T6 Drive-E Platinum FWD 24 35 $40,420 $43,000
S60 2015.5 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design AWD 19 28 $41,172 $43,800
S60 2015.5 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design Platinum AWD 19 28 $44,368 $47,200
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 AWD 20 29 $32,712 $34,800
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E FWD 25 37 $31,302 $33,300
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E Platinum FWD 25 37 $36,801 $39,150
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E Premier FWD 25 37 $33,652 $35,800
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E Premier Plus FWD 25 37 $34,357 $36,550
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Platinum AWD 20 29 $38,211 $40,650
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier AWD 20 29 $35,062 $37,300
S60 4-Door Sedan T5 Premier Plus AWD 20 29 $35,767 $38,050
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 Drive-E FWD 24 35 $35,861 $38,150
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 Drive-E Platinum FWD 24 35 $39,010 $41,500
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 Drive-E Premier Plus FWD 24 35 $36,566 $38,900
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design AWD 19 28 $40,138 $42,700
S60 4-Door Sedan T6 R-Design Platinum AWD 19 28 $42,958 $45,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,108
$33,323
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,600
$35,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$593 / month
$591 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Audi A3 and S3 put more pressure on "premium" small sedans, with real prestige in their badges and real potential in their spec sheets. The 2015 Volvo S60 remains a striking shape with unbeatable safety ratings and equipment, and offers a range of models from quiet and comfortable to flamboyant and edgy.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 33.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.7 55.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 39.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 57
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 109.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 62
Length, Overall (in)
175 182.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 25.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 73.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 12
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 17.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.1
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P215/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P215/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3384 3528
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1600 266 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.5 L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4500 250 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 29
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.90 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 4.15
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.12 3.20
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Volvo S60
Body Style
Cabriolet Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 7.8
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 330
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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