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Selected Style 2-Door Convertible Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Automatic 18 26 $36,886 $39,240
2-Door Convertible Manual 18 27 $36,886 $39,240
2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort 21 31 $29,433 $31,615
2-Door Convertible DSG Komfort 22 29 $30,532 $32,715
2-Door Convertible DSG Lux 22 29 $32,832 $35,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,886
$29,433
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,240
$31,615
Monthly Payment Estimate
$654 / month
$527 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Volvo C70 feels light and gets lighter with the top down -- just don’t plan on taking many friends or much cargo along for the ride. The 2009 Volkswagen Eos isn't sexy, and it's one of the most practical choices among convertibles and there's a lot to like.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 32.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 37.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84 77.4
Second Hip Room (in) 41.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 35.8
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.0 41.5
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.3 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 173.6
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 101.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 6.6-10.5
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 12.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size 235/45R17 215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size 235/45R17 215/55HR16
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare 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) 3792 3505
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000 200 @ 5100-6000
Engine Type Turbo Gas I5 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - FSI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1500 - 5000 207 @ 1800-5000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 31
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27 1.47
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 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 w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.39 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name Volvo C70 Volkswagen Eos
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Convertible
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 7
 
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