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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
2011 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
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Monthly Payment Estimate
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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
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg N/A mpg
EPA Classification Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89
Second Head Room (in) 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6
Passenger Capacity 4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 167.4
Height, Overall (in) 57.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.9
Liftover Height (in) 31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 20.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Size P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size 125/85/16
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50VR17
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3200
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1500 - 5000
Engine Order Code NA
Displacement 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System EFI
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.39
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27
Trans Type 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91
Trans Order Code NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Vehicle Name Volvo C30
Body Style 2 Door Coupe
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8
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