Compare 2012 Volvo C30 vs 2012 Mazda MAZDA3

2012 Volvo C30
2012 Mazda MAZDA3
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2-Door Coupe Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,453 $24,950
2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $23,453 $24,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic Premier Plus 21 30 $25,333 $26,950
2-Door Coupe Manual Premier Plus 21 29 $25,333 $26,950
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,803 $27,450
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,803 $27,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic Platinum 21 30 $27,589 $29,350
2-Door Coupe Manual Platinum 21 29 $27,589 $29,350
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Premier Plus 21 30 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Premier Plus 21 29 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design Platinum 21 30 $29,939 $31,850
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design Platinum 21 29 $29,939 $31,850
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4-Door Sedan Manual i SV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual i SV 25 33 $14,801 $15,800
4-Door Sedan Manual i Sport 25 33 $15,648 $16,705
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Sport 24 33 $16,443 $17,555
4-Door Sedan Manual i Touring 25 33 $16,952 $18,100
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Touring 24 33 $17,749 $18,950
5-Door HB Manual i Touring 27 38 $18,462 $19,300
5-Door HB Automatic i Touring 28 39 $19,274 $20,150
4-Door Sedan Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,385 $20,700
5-Door HB Manual s Touring 20 28 $19,852 $21,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,134 $21,500
5-Door HB Automatic s Touring 22 29 $20,600 $22,000
4-Door Sedan Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $20,854 $22,270
4-Door Sedan Automatic i Grand Touring 28 40 $21,568 $22,550
5-Door HB Manual s Grand Touring 20 28 $21,322 $22,770
4-Door Sedan Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $21,603 $23,070
5-Door HB Automatic i Grand Touring 28 39 $22,141 $23,150
5-Door HB Automatic s Grand Touring 22 29 $22,071 $23,570
5-Door HB Manual Mazdaspeed3 Touring 18 25 $22,191 $23,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,453
$14,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,950
$15,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$253 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
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. With its new Skyactive powertrains, the 2012 Mazda3 is the eco-conscious choice that sure doesn't drive like one.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.3 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 42.0
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
45.1 52.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89 94.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
31.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 69.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
167.4 180.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
20.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
12.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.4 10.4 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 10.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.4 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 34.2
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
125/85/16 T115/70D15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3200 2866
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 2300 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/154 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 148 @ 6500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 33
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11 3.16
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03 3.84
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.27 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98 1.31
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volvo C30 Mazda Mazda3
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
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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