• 2009 Volvo C30
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  • 2009 Volvo C30

    #7 in 2009 Luxury Small Cars

  • 2009 Saab 9-3

    #7 in 2009 Luxury Small Cars

  • 2009 Volvo S40

    #5 in 2009 Luxury Small Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $23,800
    • $43,605
    • $28,550
    • Avg. Paid
    • $5,115
    • $6,878
    • $4,987

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.0 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 8.1 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.1 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.9 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • 7.6 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.9 /10
    • 7.6 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 9.1 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • Safety
    • 10.0 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 3.0 /5
    • 3.5 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Attention-grabbing exterior
      • Good fuel economy ratings
      • Outstanding safety score
      • Sedan and convertible have impressive trunk space
      • Available all-wheel drive
      • Powerful engines
      • Good cargo space
      • Available all-wheel drive
    • Cons
      • Not as spacious as other hatchbacks
      • Back seat needs more legroom
      • Some cheap interior plastics
      • Not as fast or agile as the competition
      • Hard-to-use interior controls

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • All Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • I5 Turbo 2.5L/154
    • Turbocharged V6 2.8L/170
    • Gas I5 2.4L/149
    • MPG
    • 19 City / 28 Hwy
    • 15 City / 24 Hwy
    • 20 City / 31 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 2 Door Coupe
    • 4 Door Sedan
    • 4 Door Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 103.9
    • 105.3
    • 103.9
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 167.4
    • 182.9
    • 176.2
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 70.2
    • 69.0
    • 69.7
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 57.0
    • 57.1
    • 57.2
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Sun/Moonroof
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Sunroof Sunshield
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3201
    • 3770
    • 3273
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Chrome Wheels
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HID headlights
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Keyless Start
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Rear Parking Aid
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Seat Heat Ducts
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Navigation from Telematics
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Trip Computer
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Rear Floor Mats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • Heated Exterior Driver Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Mirror Memory
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 4
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 89
    • 93.4
    • 92
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.2
    • 38.9
    • 38.1
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.6
    • 42.3
    • 41.6
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.7
    • 56.3
    • 55.2
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 54.3
    • - TBD -
    • 53.7
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 37.8
    • 37.0
    • 37.2
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 34.2
    • 35.1
    • 34.4
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 51.3
    • 55.1
    • 54.1
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 45.1
    • - TBD -
    • 50.7
    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
    • 20.2
    •  
    •  
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    •  
    • 15.0
    • 12.6
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HD Radio
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Premium Sound System
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • Dual Zone A/C
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Leather Seats
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Heated Passenger Seat
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Driver Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Seat Memory
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Locking Rear Differential
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • All Wheel Drive
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • 5 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Turbocharged
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Engine Type
    • I5 Turbo
    • Turbocharged V6
    • Gas I5
    • Displacement
    • 2.5L/154
    • 2.8L/170
    • 2.4L/149
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 227 @ 5000
    • 280 @ 5000
    • 168 @ 6000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 236 @ 1500 - 5000
    • 262 @ 1900
    • 170 @ 4400
    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Automatic
    • Automatic,
    • Turning diameter
    • 38.1
    • 39.0
    • 34.9
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 19
    • 15
    • 20
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 28
    • 24
    • 31
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 15.9
    • 16.4
    • 15.9
    Suspension
    • Air Suspension
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • MacPherson Strut
    • MacPherson
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • 4-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    •  
    • w/Coil Springs
    •  
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    •  
    • w/Coil Springs
    •  
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5-Speed Automatic
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Automatic
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Optional
    •  
    • 6-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    • Optional
    •  

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