Advertisement
Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2013 Volvo C30 vs 2013 Volkswagen GTI

2013 Volvo C30 Change
2013 Volkswagen GTI Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style 2-Door Coupe Automatic T5
Switch Style

Body Style

Transmission

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 Premier 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 Premier 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 Platinum 21 29 $28,670 $30,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 Platinum 21 30 $28,670 $30,500
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 Premier Plus 21 29 $26,508 $28,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 Premier Plus 21 30 $26,508 $28,200
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design Platinum 21 29 $30,879 $32,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design Platinum 21 30 $30,879 $32,850
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design Premier Plus 21 29 $28,717 $30,550
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design Premier Plus 21 30 $28,717 $30,550
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 21 29 $23,970 $25,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 21 30 $23,970 $25,500
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design 21 29 $26,179 $27,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design 21 30 $26,179 $27,850
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design Premier 21 29 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design Premier 21 30 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door HB Manual *Ltd Avail*
Switch Style

Body Style

Transmission

Emissions

Features

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,035 $23,995
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,035 $23,995
2-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
2-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,321 $26,375
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,321 $26,375
2-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,377 $27,475
2-Door HB DSG PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,377 $27,475
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,827 $27,945
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,827 $27,945
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $27,883 $29,045
2-Door HB DSG PZEV w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $27,883 $29,045
2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door HB Manual PZEV Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
2-Door HB DSG PZEV Automaticbahn 24 33 $29,851 $31,095
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
4-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
4-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,897 $26,975
4-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,897 $26,975
4-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,953 $28,075
4-Door HB DSG PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,953 $28,075
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $27,403 $28,545
4-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $27,403 $28,545
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $28,459 $29,645
4-Door HB DSG PZEV w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $28,459 $29,645
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Automaticbahn 21 31 $29,371 $30,595
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Automaticbahn 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Wolfsburg 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
4-Door HB DSG Wolfsburg 24 33 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Wolfsburg 24 33 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door HB Manual Driver's Edition 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Driver's Edition 21 31 $28,507 $29,695
4-Door HB DSG Driver's Edition 24 33 $29,563 $30,795
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Driver's Edition 24 33 $29,563 $30,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,970
$23,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,500
$23,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$425 / month
$400 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Volvo C30 still has a stunning design, inside and out, but its performance and practicality can easily be beat.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Car Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 89.2 93.5
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) 38.9 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 60.4
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) 31.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.2 70.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) 20.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 12.9 15.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
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 11.3 x 0.5
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 12.3 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 36.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.4 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/50VR17 225/40R18
Spare Tire Size 125/85/16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/50VR17 225/40R18
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 Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 8.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 700 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 2300 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I5 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 25
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.66 3.36
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.98 1.47
Trans Type 5 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.11 1.64
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.03 2.09
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.27 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.34 1.10
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo C30 Volkswagen GTI
Body Style Coupe 2 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.6 7.3
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 -
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.
Advertisement