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2008 Volvo C30

At a Glance

Pricing $22,950 - $26,950
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.5l I5
Transmissions A5, M6
Fuel Economy 19-20 (city), 28 (highway)

Overview Information

The C30 had a long gestation as Volvo showed numerous concepts exploring the idea of a premium compact vehicle. The production C30 is a compact FWD hatchback with seating for four. The C30 is loosely based on the S40 and shares its 227-hp inline-five cylinder engine. Pricing starts in the low twenties placing the C30 in competition with the Mini Cooper.

What Changed:

All new compact FWD hatchback from Volvo. The C30 is powered by a 227 hp, turbocharged inline 5-cylinder engine. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual an d five-speed automatic. Although the C30 is based on the S40 it is 8.5 inches shorter and 320 lbs lighter.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
C30 Version 1.0 2.5l I5 (227-bhp) M6 FWD 19/28/23 $22,950
C30 Version 1.0 2.5l I5 (227-bhp) A5 FWD 20/28/24 $24,200
C30 Version 2.0 2.5l I5 (227-bhp) M6 FWD 19/28/23 $25,700
C30 Version 2.0 2.5l I5 (227-bhp) A5 FWD 20/28/24 $26,950
C30 R-Design 2.5l I5 (227-bhp) M6 FWD 19/28/23 $25,700
C30 R-Design 2.5l I5 (227-bhp) A5 FWD 20/28/24 $26,950