The 2010 Volvo C30 3-door hatchback is nimble and sporty: traits not usually equated with the Swedish automaker. The C30 offers the versatility of a rear hatch, plenty of creature comforts and of course, the many safety features one expects to find in a Volvo.
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 for the C30 is 19 miles per gallon city, 28 miles per gallon highway.
The C30 is available in 2 trims: Base and R-Design. The base model includes a high performance audio system with USB, MP3 and iPod inputs, a leather wrapped steering wheel with remote audio controls, bauxite inlays, heated side mirrors, 17 inch alloy wheels, and sport tailpipes. The R-Design 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.
Initial base MSRP for the 2010 Volvo C30 is $24,100. 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 standard features, the 2010 Volvo C30 takes the compact car to a new level of performance, comfort...and of course, safety.