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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 $23,453 $24,950
2-Door Coupe Manual Premier Plus 21 29 $25,333 $26,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,453 $24,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic Premier Plus 21 30 $25,333 $26,950
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,803 $27,450
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Premier Plus 21 29 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,803 $27,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Premier Plus 21 30 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Manual Platinum 21 29 $27,589 $29,350
2-Door Coupe Automatic Platinum 21 30 $27,589 $29,350
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Platinum 21 29 $29,939 $31,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Platinum 21 30 $29,939 $31,850
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Black Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Black Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Gray Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Manual w/Red Int 27 37 $16,699 $17,300
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Gray Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
3-Door Coupe Automatic w/Red Int 27 35 $17,887 $18,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,453
$16,699
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,950
$17,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$288 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Volvo C30 has top-notch safety and style; but it's not as racy as it looks and not any more practical than it looks. The 2012 Hyundai Veloster starts with niche appeal, but its impressive handling and strong, high-value feature set should play well to the mainstream.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 27 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact - TBD -
Number of Passenger Doors - 3
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 51.3 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6 43.9
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.3 53.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 31.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 37.2
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1 52.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89 89.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.6
Length, Overall (in) 167.4 166.1
Height, Overall (in) 57.0 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.3 61.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 104.3
Liftover Height (in) 31.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 12.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 20.2 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.5
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.4 10.3 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) 11.8 x 1.0 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 13.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 14.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 34.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.88
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.4 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P205/50VR17 P215/40VR18
Spare Tire Size 125/85/16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50VR17 P215/40VR18
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 2584
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/154 1.6L/97
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000 138 @ 6300
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 2300 123 @ 4850
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 27 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 37 (Est)
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27 1.37
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.20 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 4.26
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65 0.68
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.39 3.61
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo C30 Hyundai Veloster
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 3 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.91
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6 - TBD -
 
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