Volvo C30 2009 vs Audi A1 2011

Volvo C30
2009 - 2013
Audi A1
2011 - 2014
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel2.0 Diesel


Power: 136 HP143 HP
Torque: 320 NM320 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9.4 seconds8.2 seconds
Audi A1 is a more dynamic driving.
Volvo C30 engine produces 7 HP less power than Audi A1, the torque is the same for both cars. Due to the lower power, Volvo C30 reaches 100 km/h speed 1.2 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.74.1
Real fuel consumption: 6.3 l/100km5.7 l/100km
The Audi A1 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Volvo C30 consumes 1.6 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Audi A1, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volvo C30 could require 240 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Volvo C30 consumes 0.6 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Audi A1.
Fuel tank capacity: 52 litres45 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 910 km in combined cycle1090 km in combined cycle
1130 km on highway1250 km on highway
820 km with real consumption780 km with real consumption


Length: 4.27 m3.95 m
Width: 1.78 m1.74 m
Height: 1.44 m1.42 m
Volvo C30 is larger.
Volvo C30 is 31 cm longer than the Audi A1, 4 cm wider, while the height of Volvo C30 is 3 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 251 litres270 litres
Despite its longer length, Volvo C30 has 19 litres less trunk space than the Audi A1. This could mean that the Volvo C30 uses more space in the cabin, so the driver and passengers could be more spacious and comfortable.
Turning diameter: 10.6 meters10.6 meters
Gross weight (kg): 1`9001`640
Audi A1 scores higher in safety tests. The Audi A1 scores higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.

Average price (€): 50007600
Pros and Cons: Volvo C30 has
  • lower price
Audi A1 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • higher safety
  • better safety assist technologies
  • fewer faults
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