2012 Volvo C30 – Kelley Blue Book

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2012 Volvo C30

Blurring the between station wagon and the 2012 Volvo C30 is a compact, 3-door vehicle that unlike almost anything on the road. The C30 also straddles the of an upscale compact carryall, as pricier than a Mini but cheaper than an Audi A3. its engine is a breed apart, a turbocharged 5-cylinder that for #8211; and achieves #8211; economy almost as good as a and power levels approaching of a V6.

With only four instead of the usual five, the C30 to define its niche role. the C30’s differences add up instead of making it a stylish, fun-to-drive car truly stands out.

If you to carry more than people and their cargo, to an Audi A3, Volkswagen GTI. 5-door, or Honda Fit as alternative cuties.

For 2012, Volvo has expanded the levels of the C30, adding Plus and Platinum to both and sportier R-Design variants of the The trim levels are bundled extra features and options, as navigation, a premium sound and a moonroof. The R-Design does not horsepower, but instead differentiates with a sport-tuned chassis and design elements (a Polestar package is an option for buyers who extra power).

2012 also brings streaming to the C30’s standard interface.

Driving Impressions The Volvo C30 is quick, but not blazing-fast. with a stated 0-60 mph of about six-and-a-half seconds, the C30 has no problem getting up to speed.

on the What the C30 really has going for it is a planted, and ultimately safe that belies its small In regular form, the front-wheel-drive C30 a more comfortable experience, R-Design models have a that’s a bit tighter for better Both models have an quiet cabin. The seating is comfortable, but the seatbelts can have the to creep up.

Sightlines, meanwhile, are among the we’ve encountered.

Under the

Volvo C30s are powered by a 5-cylinder engine that 227 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque a wide rpm range.

In real-world driving, this the car’s power is available you need it and is more than to quickly move this hatchback. The standard transmission is a 6-speed manual, while a 5-speed automatic is optional. many cars with engines, this one can run on regular

For drivers who want more the $1,295 Polestar Performance retunes the engine to make it for 250 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. says the performance upgrade not affect fuel economy, or the car’s warranty. Like Volvos, the C30 is rated to tow a surprising of weight #8211; in this up to 2,000 pounds.

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