Compare 2013 Volvo C30 vs 2013 Volkswagen GTI

2013 Volvo C30
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2-Door Coupe Automatic T5
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 21 30 $23,970 $25,500
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 21 29 $23,970 $25,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 Premier 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 Premier 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design 21 30 $26,179 $27,850
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design 21 29 $26,179 $27,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 Premier Plus 21 30 $26,508 $28,200
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 Premier Plus 21 29 $26,508 $28,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design Premier 21 30 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design Premier 21 29 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 Platinum 21 30 $28,670 $30,500
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 Platinum 21 29 $28,670 $30,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design Premier Plus 21 30 $28,717 $30,550
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design Premier Plus 21 29 $28,717 $30,550
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design Platinum 21 30 $30,879 $32,850
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design Platinum 21 29 $30,879 $32,850
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2-Door HB Manual PZEV
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
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $23,611 $24,595
2-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,091 $25,095
4-Door HB Manual PZEV Wolfsburg 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
4-Door HB Manual Wolfsburg 21 31 $24,091 $25,095
4-Door HB DSG 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 24 33 $24,667 $25,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Wolfsburg 24 33 $25,147 $26,195
4-Door HB DSG Wolfsburg 24 33 $25,147 $26,195
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,321 $26,375
2-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,321 $26,375
4-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,897 $26,975
4-Door HB Manual w/Convertible & Sunroof 21 31 $25,897 $26,975
2-Door HB DSG PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,377 $27,475
2-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,377 $27,475
2-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,827 $27,945
2-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $26,827 $27,945
4-Door HB DSG PZEV w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,953 $28,075
4-Door HB DSG w/Convertible & Sunroof 24 33 $26,953 $28,075
4-Door HB Manual PZEV w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $27,403 $28,545
4-Door HB Manual w/Sunroof & Navi 21 31 $27,403 $28,545
2-Door HB DSG PZEV w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $27,883 $29,045
2-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $27,883 $29,045
4-Door HB DSG PZEV w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $28,459 $29,645
4-Door HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi 24 33 $28,459 $29,645
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
2-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
2-Door HB Manual PZEV Automaticbahn 21 31 $28,795 $29,995
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 Driver's Edition 24 33 $29,563 $30,795
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Driver's Edition 24 33 $29,563 $30,795
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 DSG Automaticbahn 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
4-Door HB DSG PZEV Automaticbahn 24 33 $30,427 $31,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,970
$23,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,500
$23,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$425 / month
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
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
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Car Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 35.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.3
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 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
31.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 70.0
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
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 12.3 x 1.0
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.0
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR17 225/40R18
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3200 3034
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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 -
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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo C30 Volkswagen GTI
Body Style
Coupe 2 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 - TBD -
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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