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2011 Audi A4
2011 Volvo S40
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4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 23 30 $30,040 $32,300
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 23 30 $30,040 $32,300
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 18 27 $43,804 $47,100
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 18 27 $43,804 $47,100
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,107 $48,500
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,107 $48,500
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S40 4-Door Sedan 21 30 $26,085 $27,750
S40 4-Door Sedan R-Design w/Moonroof 21 30 $29,281 $31,150
S40 4-Door Sedan w/Moonroof 21 30 $26,085 $27,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,760
$26,085
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,300
$27,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$605 / month
$463 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With strong performance, good practicality, and respectable fuel economy, the attractively styled 2011 Audi A4 strikes a great balance for an everyday-driving sport sedan. All-wheel drive no longer offered
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wgn Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 34.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 50.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90 92
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.2 176.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
69.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.2
Liftover Height (in)
24.8 25.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
40.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.0 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
39.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50.5 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
11.3 x 0.47 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Servotronic Pwr Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 34.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P205/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P205/50R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3814 3363
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
280 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500-4200 236 @ 1500 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 5300-6000 227 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.52 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.34
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic,
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.98
Trans Type
8 5
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Geartronic
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 5.11
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Volvo S40
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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