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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual 19 28 $22,372 $23,800
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Sunroof 19 28 $22,372 $23,800
2-Door Coupe Automatic 19 28 $22,372 $23,800
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Sunroof 19 28 $22,372 $23,800
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 19 28 $24,393 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Sunroof R-Design 19 28 $24,393 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 19 28 $24,393 $25,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Sunroof R-Design 19 28 $24,393 $25,950
2-Door HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $21,656 $23,230
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $21,656 $23,230
2-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,755 $24,330
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,755 $24,330
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $22,211 $23,830
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $22,211 $23,830
4-Door HB DSG 22 29 $23,310 $24,930
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $23,310 $24,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,372
$21,656
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,800
$23,230
Monthly Payment Estimate
$397 / month
$387 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Volvo C30 connects "small" and "premium" in most of the right ways in an attractive, high-quality hatchback. The 2009 Volkswagen GTI is the most conservative-looking of sporty hatches—and a bit pricey for a dressed-up Rabbit—but it redeems itself with the driving experience.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 21 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 54.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89 94.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 35.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.7
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.3 59.7
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 101.5
Liftover Height (in) 31.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 69.3
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 167.4 165.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 12.9 15.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 20.2 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.26 x 0.47
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) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.28 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.01
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 15.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50R17 225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/50R17 225/45HR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3201 3100
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System PFI FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1500 - 5000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type I5 Turbo Gas Turbocharged I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.39 3.36
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27 1.47
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.20 1.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door HB
Vehicle Name Volvo C30 Volkswagen GTI
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA 4-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7
 
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