Premium hatchbacks - specifications

 Volvo C30Mercedes 220Audi A3
On-the-road price/total as tested"£19,295/£20,520""£23,770/£27,255""£20,080/£21,700"
Length/wheelbase"4,252/2,640mm""4,343/2,715mm""4,203/2,578mm"
Height/width"1,447/1,782mm""1,406/1,728mm""1,421/1,765mm"
"Retained value (after 3yrs/36,000)"N/A"£12,194/51.3 per cent""£9,679/48.2 per cent"
Running costs (pence per mile)N/A56.848.7
Engine/capacity "4cyl/1,997cc turbo""4cyl/2,148cc turbo""4cyl/1,968cc turbo"
Peak power "134/4,000 bhp/rpm""148/4,200 bhp/rpm""138/4,000 bhp/rpm"
Peak torque "320/2,000 Nm/rpm""340/2,000 Nm/rpm""320/1,750 Nm/rpm"
Transmission "6-spd, man/fwd""6-spd, man/rwd""6-spd, man/fwd"
Fuel tank capacity/spare wheel52 litres/space saver62 litres/space saver55 litres/space saver
Boot capacity (seats up/folded) "364/1,010 litres""310/1,100 litres""350/1,100 litres"
Kerbweight/payload/towing weight"1,346/494/1,500kg""1,515/455/1,500kg""1,340/560/1,400kg"
Turning circle/drag coefficient10.3 metres/0.31Cd10.8 metres/N/A10.7 metres/0.32Cd
Euro NCAP rating/insurance grp/cost N/A/TBC/N/AN/A/14/£500 Four stars/11/£471
Basic warranty (miles)/recovery"3y (60,000)/1y Volvo"3y (unltd)/30y Mob Life"3yrs (60,000)/3yrs RAC"
Service intervals/UK dealers"12,500 miles/146"Variable miles/170Variable miles/117
Cost of 1st/2nd/3rd service N/A£250/£450/£250£335/£425/£335
0-60mph8.9secs9.6secs9.1secs
30-70 thru gears 9.4secs9.5secs8.3secs
30-50 in 3rd/4th 3.3/4.7secs3.7secs (in kickdown)3.8/5.7secs
50-70 in 5th/6th 6.8/10.7secs5.6secs (in kickdown)7.2/10.0secs
Top speed 130mph139mph129mph
Braking 60-0/30-0mph 40.4/9.2 metres34.6/8.7 metres35.0/8.8 metres
Noise levels outside/idle/30/70mph61/51/63/70dB65/48/65/69dB65/50/66/70dB
Auto Express economy/range36.3mpg/462 miles36.2mpg/494miles43.9mpg/531 miles
Govt urban/extra-urban/combined 37.2/61.4/49.6mpg31.7/53.3/42.8mpg39.2/62.7/51.3mpg
CO2 emissions/tax bracket151g/km/20 per cent176g/km/25 per cent149g/km/19 per cent
Annual tax liability std/higher rate"£849/£1,544""£1,307/£2,377""£839/£1,526"
Airbags/park/rain sensors/hill holdSix/£350/yes/noSix/£605/£90/noSix/£260/£190/£80
Auto gearbox/metallic paint/xenonsNo/£500/yes"£1,025/yes*/yes""£1,400/£485/£675"
Clim ctrl/leather trim/sports seatsYes/£700/no"Yes/£1,275/yes""Yes/£1,060/yes"
EBD/traction/stability/cruise controlYes/yes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes/£240
Electric sunroof/windows/mirrors£700/yes/yes"£1,025^/yes/yes"£540/yes/yes
Multifunc steering/adjust reach/rakeYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes£160/yes/yes
Remote lock/trip computer/alarm Yes/yes/yesYes/yes/yesYes/yes/yes
Sat-nav/CD changer/Bluetooth/iPod"£1,850/yes/no/yes""£1,830/£360/no/£172""£2,175/£320/no/£175"
Split/fold rear seats/IsofixYes/yes/£30Yes/yes/£30Yes/yes/yes

Most Popular

What are 4D number plates and are they legal?
Ross Hollis at perfectlyprintedplates.com
Tips & advice

What are 4D number plates and are they legal?

Everything you need to know about so-called ‘4D’ number plates, including whether you’re allowed to have them on your car
25 Jan 2022
Best electric cars to buy 2022
Best electric cars
Electric cars

Best electric cars to buy 2022

There are more electric cars than ever to choose from, so we've picked some of the best you can buy in the UK now
10 Jan 2022
New 2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 hits the road for the first time
Lamborghini Countach - front
Lamborghini Countach

New 2022 Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 hits the road for the first time

Lamborghini’s reborn Countach pictured on the move ahead of it arriving with customers
25 Jan 2022