Compare 2017 Audi A4 vs 2017 BMW 3-Series vs 2017 Volvo S60

2017 Audi A4
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2017 BMW 3-Series
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2017 Volvo S60
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2.0 TFSI Automatic Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Premium FWD 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Premium Plus FWD 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Premium Plus quattro AWD 24 31 $36,642 $39,400
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Prestige FWD 25 33 $34,690 $37,300
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Prestige quattro AWD 24 31 $36,642 $39,400
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Season of Audi Premium quattro AWD 24 31 $39,386 $42,350
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic Season of Audi ultra Premium FWD 27 37 $35,202 $37,850
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic ultra Premium FWD 27 37 $32,458 $34,900
A4 2.0 TFSI Automatic ultra Premium Plus FWD 27 37 $32,458 $34,900
A4 2.0 TFSI Manual Premium Plus quattro AWD 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
A4 2.0 TFSI Manual Premium quattro AWD 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
A4 2.0 TFSI Manual Prestige quattro AWD 24 33 $36,642 $39,400
allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium 23 28 $40,920 $44,000
allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus 23 28 $40,920 $44,000
allroad 2.0 TFSI Prestige 23 28 $40,920 $44,000
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320i Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 320i Sedan 23 35 $31,610 $33,450
3 Series 320i Sedan South Africa 23 35 $31,610 $33,450
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan 23 34 $33,470 $35,450
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 34 $33,470 $35,450
3 Series 328d Sedan 31 43 $37,935 $40,250
3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan 30 40 $39,795 $42,250
3 Series 328d xDrive Sports Wagon 30 40 $41,840 $44,450
3 Series 330e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $41,515 $44,100
3 Series 330i Sedan 23 34 $36,540 $38,750
3 Series 330i Sedan South Africa 23 34 $36,540 $38,750
3 Series 330i xDrive Gran Turismo 23 33 $42,070 $44,700
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 23 33 $38,400 $40,750
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan South Africa 23 33 $38,400 $40,750
3 Series 330i xDrive Sports Wagon 23 33 $40,445 $42,950
3 Series 340i Sedan 21 32 $45,045 $47,900
3 Series 340i Sedan South Africa 21 32 $45,045 $47,900
3 Series 340i xDrive Gran Turismo 20 30 $47,510 $50,550
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan 21 31 $46,905 $49,900
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan South Africa 21 31 $46,905 $49,900
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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
$34,690
$31,610
$56,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,300
$33,450
$60,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$622 / month
$558 / month
$1000 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
6.7
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Audi A4 advances its sport-sedan credentials in lots of incremental ways, but the virtual cockpit drops the digital mic. The 2017 BMW M3 is a track-ready sports sedan with an unblemished pedigree that announces to the world: "Ask me what DTM means." 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 23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 35 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42 41.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.7 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 55.1 55.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.3 38.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 55.1 57
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 35.1 33.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 54.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 53.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- - 93
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 61.9 62
Wheelbase (in)
111 110.6 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.3 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 60.3 62.1
Length, Overall (in)
186.1 182.5 182.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.3 58.4
Liftover Height (in)
- - 25.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 13 12
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.8 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.3 12.3 14.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.8 17.8
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.1 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/50VR17 P245/35YR20
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/50VR17 P245/35YR20
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3483 3295 3862
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5 20 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 17 X 7.5 20 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
420 900 800
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170 210
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 200 @ 1250 347 @ 3100
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 180 @ 5000 362 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbo/Supercharger Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 35 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 23 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.71 5.25
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.15 3.33
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.11 1.95
Trans Type
7 8 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.84 0.81
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.28 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.29 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.14 3.03
Trans Order Code
NA 205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 3 Series Volvo S60
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 6.3 7.7
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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