Compare 2017 Audi A3 vs 2017 Volvo S60

2017 Audi A3
2017 Volvo S60
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2.0 TFSI FWD Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0 TFSI FWD Premium 25 34 $34,968 $37,600
2.0 TFSI FWD Premium Plus 25 34 $34,968 $37,600
2.0 TFSI FWD Prestige 25 34 $34,968 $37,600
1.4 TFSI PHEV Premium N/A N/A $36,178 $38,900
1.4 TFSI PHEV Premium Plus N/A N/A $36,178 $38,900
1.4 TFSI PHEV Prestige N/A N/A $36,178 $38,900
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Premium 22 30 $37,480 $40,300
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Premium Plus 22 30 $37,480 $40,300
2.0 TFSI quattro AWD Prestige 22 30 $37,480 $40,300
2.0 TFSI Prestige 21 28 $39,898 $42,900
2.5 TFSI S Tronic 19 28 $50,686 $54,500
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T5 FWD Dynamic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
T5 FWD Dynamic 25 36 $31,913 $33,950
T5 AWD Dynamic 23 31 $33,793 $35,950
T5 FWD Inscription 25 37 $34,592 $36,800
T5 AWD Inscription 23 31 $36,472 $38,800
T5 FWD Inscription Platinum 25 37 $38,352 $40,800
T5 AWD Inscription Platinum 23 31 $40,232 $42,800
T5 AWD 22 30 $41,548 $44,200
T6 AWD R-Design Platinum 22 32 $44,556 $47,400
AWD Polestar 20 27 $56,400 $60,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,968
$31,913
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,600
$33,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$566 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.3
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you can live with its tiny rear seat, the 2017 Audi S3 is an absolute hoot to drive. The 2017 Volvo S60 is a solid alternative to those tired of the German sedan game. It's not as flashy, but it is more sensibly priced.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.9 33.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 41.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
45.7 55.2
Front Head Room (in)
37.4 38.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 57
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93
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)
174.1 182.5
Liftover Height (in)
- 25.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 73.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 12
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 17.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 39
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
H7K NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
H7K NA
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P235/45VR18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3619
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 210
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320 800
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1600 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
186 @ 4400 240 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.40 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 2.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.95
Trans Type
7 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Cabriolet Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Cabriolet Volvo S60
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.1
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
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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