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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 19 28 $37,600 $40,000
2-Door Convertible Manual 20 28 $37,600 $40,000
4-Door Sedan
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 31 $27,888 $28,900
4-Door Wagon FWD 21 31 $29,268 $30,330
4-Door Sedan XWD 17 27 $31,261 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Aero 21 28 $33,573 $35,340
4-Door Wagon AWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,126 $36,975
4-Door Wagon FWD Aero 21 27 $35,169 $37,020
4-Door Sedan Aero XWD 17 27 $36,209 $38,115
2-Door Convertible FWD 20 29 $38,590 $39,990
2-Door Convertible FWD Aero 20 29 $42,826 $45,080
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,600
$27,888
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,000
$28,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$667 / month
$482 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Part coupe and part convertible, the 2010 Volvo C70 is a bit plain on the outside, but offers a clean, well-turned interior and a strong overall package.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.0 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.3
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 35.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) 41.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 84 93.4
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 59.3
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 105.3
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.3 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 60.0
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 180.4 182.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.8 15.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x - TBD - 10.9 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) 12.6 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 16
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.7 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.6 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QYS
Spare Tire Order Code NA N65
Rear Tire Size P235/45VR17 P215/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA QYS
Front Tire Size P235/45VR17 P215/55HR16
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) 3627 3230
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 227 @ 5000 210 @ 5500
Engine Type Turbo Gas I5 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 1500 - 4800 221 @ 2500 - 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/154 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 31
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.54
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 2.04
Trans Order Code NA MM3
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.55
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.95 1.05
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.65 0.71
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.39 3.77
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.27 1.37
Trans Type 6 6
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo C70 Saab 9-3
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.1 7.8
 
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