Audi A3 2008 vs Volvo V40 2014

Audi A3
2008 - 2013
Volvo V40
2014 - 2016
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.0 Petrol2.0 Petrol


Power: 200 HP245 HP
Torque: 280 NM350 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 6.7 seconds6.3 seconds
Volvo V40 is a more dynamic driving.
Audi A3 engine produces 45 HP less power than Volvo V40, whereas torque is 70 NM less than Volvo V40. Due to the lower power, Audi A3 reaches 100 km/h speed 0.4 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.65.9
Real fuel consumption: 9.5 l/100km8.2 l/100km
The Volvo V40 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Audi A3 consumes 1.7 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volvo V40, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Audi A3 could require 255 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Audi A3 consumes 1.3 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volvo V40.
Fuel tank capacity: 60 litres62 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 780 km in combined cycle1050 km in combined cycle
960 km on highway1290 km on highway
630 km with real consumption750 km with real consumption
Volvo V40 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)Front wheel drive (FWD)


Length: 4.29 m4.37 m
Width: 1.76 m1.86 m
Height: 1.42 m1.44 m
Audi A3 is smaller.
Audi A3 is 8 cm shorter than the Volvo V40, 10 cm narrower, while the height of Audi A3 is 2 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 370 litres335 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1104 litresno data
Audi A3 has more luggage capacity.
Even though the car is shorter, Audi A3 has 35 litres more trunk space than the Volvo V40. The Volvo V40 may have more interior space, so the cabin could be more spacious and more comfortable for the driver and passengers.
Turning diameter: 10.7 meters11.2 meters
The turning circle of the Audi A3 is 0.5 metres less than that of the Volvo V40, which means Audi A3 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`015no data
Audi A3 is better rated in child safety tests. The Volvo V40 scores higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.
above average

above average
Volvo V40 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Audi A3 has serious deffects in 135 percent more cases than Volvo V40, so Volvo V40 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 68009400
Pros and Cons: Audi A3 has
  • has 4x4 drive
  • roomier boot
  • higher children safety
  • lower price
Volvo V40 has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • better safety assist technologies
  • fewer faults
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