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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
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
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 HB Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $22,747 $23,695
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $22,747 $23,695
2-Door HB DSG 24 32 $23,803 $24,795
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 32 $23,803 $24,795
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 21 31 $24,763 $25,795
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $24,763 $25,795
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof PZEV 24 32 $25,819 $26,895
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,112 $27,200
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $26,112 $27,200
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 32 $27,168 $28,300
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 32 $27,168 $28,300
2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,057 $29,225
2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $28,057 $29,225
2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $29,113 $30,325
2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 32 $29,113 $30,325
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,323 $24,295
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,323 $24,295
4-Door HB DSG 24 32 $24,379 $25,395
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 32 $24,379 $25,395
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof 21 31 $25,339 $26,395
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof PZEV 21 31 $25,339 $26,395
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof 24 32 $26,395 $27,495
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof PZEV 24 32 $26,395 $27,495
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,688 $27,800
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 21 31 $26,688 $27,800
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 32 $27,744 $28,900
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi PZEV 24 32 $27,744 $28,900
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,633 $29,825
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn PZEV 21 31 $28,633 $29,825
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $29,688 $30,925
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn PZEV 24 32 $29,688 $30,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,218
$22,747
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,700
$23,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$412 / month
$395 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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. A punchy turbo engine, crisp handling, and a dual-clutch gearbox give the 2011 Volkswagen GTI a performance profile that's anything but stodgy.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 53.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 41.2
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 35.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.0
Length, Overall (in) 167.4 165.8
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.3 59.7
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 101.5
Liftover Height (in) 31.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 70.0
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 12.9 15.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 20.2 46.0
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 15.6
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/50VR17 225/45HR17
Spare Tire Size 125/85/16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50VR17 225/45HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3200 3034
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I5 Gas Turbocharged I4
Fuel System EFI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1500 - 5000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 31
Transmission
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 3.99
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.39 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo C30 Volkswagen GTI
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 2 Door HB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating - -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver - -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger - -
Overall Side Crash Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating - -
Side Barrier Rating Driver - -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat - -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating -
 
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