Compare 2017 Audi A3 vs 2017 Volvo S60

2017 Audi A3
2017 Volvo S60
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2.0 TFSI Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 25 34 $34,968 $37,600
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 25 34 $34,968 $37,600
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 22 30 $37,480 $40,300
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 22 30 $37,480 $40,300
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Prestige FWD 25 34 $34,968 $37,600
A3 Convertible 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 22 30 $37,480 $40,300
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 26 35 $29,016 $31,200
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 26 35 $29,016 $31,200
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 24 31 $31,806 $34,200
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 24 31 $31,806 $34,200
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Prestige FWD 26 35 $29,016 $31,200
A3 Sedan 2.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 24 31 $31,806 $34,200
A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Premium N/A N/A $36,178 $38,900
A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Premium Plus N/A N/A $36,178 $38,900
A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Prestige N/A N/A $36,178 $38,900
RS 3 2.5 TFSI S Tronic 19 28 $50,686 $54,500
S3 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 21 28 $39,898 $42,900
S3 2.0 TFSI Prestige 21 28 $39,898 $42,900
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Polestar AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S60 Polestar AWD 20 27 $56,400 $60,000
S60 T5 AWD Dynamic 23 31 $33,793 $35,950
S60 T5 AWD Inscription 23 31 $36,472 $38,800
S60 T5 AWD Inscription Platinum 23 31 $40,232 $42,800
S60 T5 FWD Dynamic 25 36 $31,913 $33,950
S60 T5 FWD Inscription 25 37 $34,592 $36,800
S60 T5 FWD Inscription Platinum 25 37 $38,352 $40,800
S60 T6 AWD R-Design Platinum 22 32 $44,556 $47,400
S60 Cross Country T5 AWD 22 30 $41,548 $44,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,968
$56,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,600
$60,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$1000 / 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 20 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 57
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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 93
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
174.1 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 62
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.2 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 25.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 12
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 14.6
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 17.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.1 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P245/35YR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
H7K NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P245/35YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
H7K NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3428 3862
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 20 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 20 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
320 800
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 210
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbo/Supercharger Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 1600 347 @ 3100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
186 @ 4400 362 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 27
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All 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 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.77 1.95
Trans Type
7 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 0.81
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 4.01
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A3 Cabriolet Volvo S60
Body Style
Cabriolet Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 7.7
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
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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