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Selected Style 3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Gray Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Red Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
2-Door Coupe Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $23,453 $24,950
2-Door Coupe Manual Premier Plus 21 29 $25,333 $26,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,453 $24,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic Premier Plus 21 30 $25,333 $26,950
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,803 $27,450
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Premier Plus 21 29 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,803 $27,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Premier Plus 21 30 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Manual Platinum 21 29 $27,589 $29,350
2-Door Coupe Automatic Platinum 21 30 $27,589 $29,350
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Platinum 21 29 $29,939 $31,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Platinum 21 30 $29,939 $31,850
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,699
$23,453
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,300
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$288 / month
$416 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Hyundai Veloster starts with niche appeal, but its impressive handling and strong, high-value feature set should play well to the mainstream. The 2012 Volvo C30 has top-notch safety and style; but it's not as racy as it looks and not any more practical than it looks.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 27 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 37 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification - TBD - Compact
Number of Passenger Doors 3 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 52.6 45.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 54.7
Second Head Room (in) 35.3 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 51.3
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.8 89
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 54.3
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 34.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.2
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.3 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.6 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 166.1 167.4
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.8 60.3
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 103.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.5 70.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 20.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 12.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.2 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.2 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.1 34.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 36.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/40VR18 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size NA 125/85/16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/40VR18 P205/50VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2584 3200
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 123 @ 4850 236 @ 2300
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 1.6L/97 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 138 @ 6300 227 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 37 (Est) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 27 (Est) 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 31 (Est) 24
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.61 3.39
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.27
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.54 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.95 1.91
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.26 3.77
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.65
Summary
Body Style 3 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name Hyundai Veloster Volvo C30
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.91 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 7.6
 
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