Compare 2021 Audi A4 vs 2021 BMW 3-Series vs 2021 Volvo S60

2021 Audi A4
#3 in Wagons
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2021 Volvo S60
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Premium 40 TFSI quattro
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 Sedan Premium 40 TFSI quattro 24 31 $36,755 $39,100
A4 Sedan Premium Plus 40 TFSI quattro 24 31 $36,755 $39,100
A4 Sedan Prestige 40 TFSI quattro 24 31 $36,755 $39,100
A4 Sedan S line Premium 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $38,447 $40,900
A4 Sedan S line Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $38,447 $40,900
A4 Sedan S line Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 24 31 $38,447 $40,900
A4 allroad Premium 45 TFSI quattro 24 30 $41,924 $44,600
A4 allroad Premium Plus 45 TFSI quattro 24 30 $41,924 $44,600
A4 allroad Prestige 45 TFSI quattro 24 30 $41,924 $44,600
S4 Premium 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 28 $46,907 $49,900
S4 Premium Plus 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 28 $46,907 $49,900
S4 Prestige 3.0 TFSI quattro 20 28 $46,907 $49,900
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330e Plug-In Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 330e Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $41,930 $44,550
3 Series 330e Plug-In Hybrid North America N/A N/A $41,930 $44,550
3 Series 330e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $43,790 $46,550
3 Series 330e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid North America N/A N/A $43,790 $46,550
3 Series 330i Sedan 26 36 $38,865 $41,250
3 Series 330i Sedan North America 26 36 $38,865 $41,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 25 34 $40,725 $43,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan North America 25 34 $40,725 $43,250
3 Series M340i Sedan 23 32 $51,370 $54,700
3 Series M340i Sedan North America 23 32 $51,370 $54,700
3 Series M340i xDrive Sedan 22 31 $53,230 $56,700
3 Series M340i xDrive Sedan North America 22 31 $53,230 $56,700
M3 Competition Sedan 16 23 $68,205 $72,800
M3 Sedan 16 23 $65,505 $69,900
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Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV Inscription
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
S60 Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV Inscription N/A N/A $47,611 $50,650
S60 Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV Polestar N/A N/A $60,912 $64,800
S60 Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV R-Design N/A N/A $47,611 $50,650
S60 Recharge T8 eAWD PHEV R-Design Expression N/A N/A $44,791 $47,650
S60 T5 AWD Inscription 22 33 $41,595 $44,250
S60 T5 AWD Momentum 22 33 $38,775 $41,250
S60 T5 AWD R-Design 22 33 $41,595 $44,250
S60 T5 FWD Inscription 23 34 $39,433 $41,950
S60 T5 FWD Momentum 23 34 $36,613 $38,950
S60 T5 FWD R-Design 23 34 $39,433 $41,950
S60 T6 AWD Inscription 21 32 $45,120 $48,000
S60 T6 AWD Momentum 21 32 $39,715 $42,250
S60 T6 AWD R-Design 21 32 $45,120 $48,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,755
$41,930
$47,611
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,100
$44,550
$50,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$652 / month
$743 / month
$844 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
7.7
7.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Audi A4 blends a conservative luxury compact car with spicy performance and robust wagon flavors. The flexible 2021 BMW 3-Series lineup offers something for everyone, so long as they’re not smitten with SUVs. The 2021 Volvo S60 puts power in balance with grace.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 0 mpg 0 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.6 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 54.6 54.5
Front Head Room (in)
37.3 38.7 37.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56 56.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.7 35.2 35.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 53.4
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 55.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 61.8 63
Wheelbase (in)
111 112.2 113.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.7 71.9 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.9 62.2 63
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
187.5 185.7 187.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.9 56.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 13.2 11.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 - 11.9
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 - 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 10.6 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 37.2 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/45HR18 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50HR17 P225/45HR18 P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3682 4039 4447
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 7.5 18 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1450 310 472
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.0 L/120
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
201 @ 4200 288 @ 3800 400 @ 6000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Turbo/Supercharger Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
27 28 30 (2020)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 - NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 - NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- 75 -
Battery Range (mi)
- 23 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
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 3.23 3.08
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 2.11 1.95
Trans Type
7 8 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.28 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.32 4.01
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 3.14 3.03
Trans Order Code
ZY 2TB NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 0.84 0.81
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.67 1.46
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 0.67
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Sedan 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 Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.6 - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - 200
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 800
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - 210
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
-
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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