Compare 2011 Volvo C30 vs 2011 Mazda MAZDASPEED3

2011 Volvo C30
2011 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
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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
2011 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,218
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,700
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$412 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
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
21 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
29 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3
Wheelbase (in)
103.9
Liftover Height (in)
31.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3
Length, Overall (in)
167.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
20.2
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
12.9
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
125/85/16
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3200
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System
EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 5000
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volvo C30
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

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