Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz CL Class vs 2011 Volvo C30

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL Class
2011 Volvo C30
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2-Door Coupe 4MATIC CL 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC CL 550 14 21 $105,230 $113,150
2-Door Coupe RWD CL 63 AMG 11 18 $139,732 $150,250
2-Door Coupe RWD CL 600 11 17 $146,010 $157,000
2-Door Coupe RWD CL 65 AMG 11 17 $194,649 $209,300
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof R-Design 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$105,230
$23,218
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$113,150
$24,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1886 / month
$412 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Volvo C30 provides a stylish look and feel, but that means plenty of sacrifices inside.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.4 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 51.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.6
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
62 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
32.2 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
56 45.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.2 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.2 89
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
199.4 167.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.3 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
116.3 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 12.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 20.2
Brakes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.5 11.0 x - TBD -
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)
13.2 x 1.3 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 15.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.2 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR18 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - 125/85/16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P275/45HR18 P205/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4650 3200
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.6L/285 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
382 @ 6000 227 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System
- TBD - EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
391 @ 2800 - 4800 236 @ 1500 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 (2010) 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 (2010) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 (2010) 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.27
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 (R2 2.23) 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.91
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.65 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.65
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 3.39
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Volvo C30
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 (2010) 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.6 7.8

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