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  • 2012 Volvo C30

    #10 in 2012 Luxury Small Cars

  • 2012 Audi A3

    #7 in 2012 Luxury Small Cars

  • 2012 Volkswagen GTI

    #14 in 2012 Compact Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $24,950
    • $27,270
    • $23,995
    • Avg. Paid
    • $10,893
    • $10,883
    • $9,482

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.0 /10
    • 8.3 /10
    • 8.7 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 7.7 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • 9.3 /10
    • Performance
    • 7.7 /10
    • 8.7 /10
    • 8.5 /10
    • Interior
    • 8.0 /10
    • 8.0 /10
    • 9.1 /10
    • Cost to Own
    • 8.8 /10
    • 8.8 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • Safety
    • 10.0 /10
    • 10.0 /10
    • 9.7 /10
    • Reliability
    • 3.0 /5
    • 3.0 /5
    • 2.0 /5

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Chic interior design
      • Supportive seats
      • Composed handling
      • A3 TDI’s impressive fuel economy
      • High-quality cabin materials
      • Controlled handling
      • First-rate interior materials
      • Spacious rear seats
      • Responsive turbocharged engine
      • Great fuel economy
    • Cons
      • Small cargo area
      • Cramped rear seat
      • Complicated navigation system
      • Some rivals have stronger engines

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Drivetrain
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Turbocharged Gas I5 2.5L/154
    • Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121
    • Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121
    • MPG
    • 21 City / 29 Hwy
    • 21 City / 30 Hwy
    • 21 City / 31 Hwy
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    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 2 Door Coupe
    • Hatchback
    • Hatchback
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 103.9
    • 101.5
    • 101.5
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 167.4
    • 169.0
    • 165.8
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 70.2
    • 78.5
    • 70.0
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 57.0
    • 56.0
    • 57.8
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Panoramic Roof
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Sun/Moonroof
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Rear Spoiler
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3200
    • 3219
    • 3034
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    •  
    • Optional
    •  

    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HID headlights
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Interior Cargo Shade
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Keyless Start
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Luggage Rack
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Folding Mirrors
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 4
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 89
    • 89.0
    • 93.5
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 38.2
    • 39.3
    • 39.3
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.6
    • 41.2
    • 41.2
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.7
    • 54.4
    • 54.6
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • 54.3
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    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 37.8
    • 36.9
    • 38.5
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 34.2
    • 34.8
    • 35.5
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 51.3
    • 52.8
    • 53.1
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • 45.1
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    • Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.)
    • 20.2
    • 39.0
    • 46.0
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HD Radio
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Premium Sound System
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Dual Zone A/C
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Navigation & Communication
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Cloth Seats
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Leather Seats
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Driver Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Passenger Lumbar
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • Power Driver Seat
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • 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
    • Rear Side Air Bag
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    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
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Blind Spot Monitor
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
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    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 5 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Turbocharged
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Turbocharged Gas I5
    • Turbocharged Gas I4
    • Turbocharged Gas I4
    • Displacement
    • 2.5L/154
    • 2.0L/121
    • 2.0L/121
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 227 @ 5000
    • 200 @ 5100-6000
    • 200 @ 5100-6000
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 236 @ 2300
    • 207 @ 1800-5000
    • 207 @ 1800-5000
    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Manual
    • Turning diameter
    • 34.9
    • 35.1
    • 35.8
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 21
    • 21
    • 21
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 29
    • 30
    • 31
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 15.9
    • 14.5
    • 14.5
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • MacPherson Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    • MacPherson Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Multi-Link
    • Four Link
    • Multi-Link
    Transmission
    • Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 6-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard

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