2008 Volvo C70 vs. Its Competition

2008 Volvo C70
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Hardtop convertibles are becoming easier to build, and the 2008 Volvo C70 is just one of a raft of similar sun machines.

The BMW 3 Series and Volkswagen Eos both offer similar top systems; the Eos has been picked as a class leader by Consumer Reports, and BMW's convertible offers thrilling performance with a twin-turbo inline-six.

The Audi A4 Cabriolet has a ragtop, an available V-6 engine, and conservative styling.

The Saab 9-3 Convertible is a ragtop with a great drivetrain and good safety scores.

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Quick Specs
8.2
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.
8.4
The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
7.6
Despite rather conservative styling, the 2009 Saab 9-3 is one of the boldest performers in its class.
8.2
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.
8.6
The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans.
MSRP From    
$39,240$30,700$30,360$31,615$32,700
Gas Mileage    
18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Turbo Gas I5Gas I4Turbocharged I4Turbocharged Gas I4Gas I6
EPA Class    
SubcompactCompactCompactSubcompactCompact
Style Name    
2-Door Convertible Manual4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan 2.0T Touring2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
45545
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
2 Door Convertible4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan2 Door Convertible4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
ManualCVTManualManual w/ODManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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