The 2009 Volvo C30 is a fresh, sporty 3-door hatchback from the Swedish automaker. The nimble C30 boasts a potent turbocharged engine, the versatility of a rear hatch, and the many safety and comfort features one finds throughout the Volvo lineup.
Power for the C30 comes from a turbocharged, intercooled 2.5-liter inline-5 cylinder engine that puts out 227 horsepower. Either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 5-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels.
Fuel economy is listed at 19 miles per gallon city, 28 miles per gallon highway.
The C30 is available in 2 trims: Base and R-Design. R-Design includes a long list of standard equipment found in the base model but adds 18-inch alloy wheels, an aerodynamic sport body kit, and a Dynaudio 10-speaker audio system. Either trim makes for a stylish, well-equipped vehicle.
Base MSRP for the 2009 Volvo C30 is $23,800. The R-Design trim starts at $25,950, and with the long list of accessories and options, the price can reach $40,000. The C30 is backed by a 4-year, 50,000-mile power train warranty.
With ample interior room, sporty styling, a peppy power plant and a long list of features, the 2009 Volvo C30 takes the compact car to a new level of performance and comfort.