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2011 Volvo C70 vs. Its Competition

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2011 Volvo C70 Convertible
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The Audi A4 Cabriolet has a cloth top, making it the only vehicle in this group of luxury four-seat convertibles so equipped.

It’s conservatively styled with an available V-6 engine.

Among the cars with folding hardtops like the Volvo C70, the BMW 3-Series is the sportiest competitor, with its twin-turbo inline six-cylinder engine.

Two Japanese competitors—the Lexus IS 250C and the Infiniti G37 Convertible—offer convertible coupe versions of the more common four-door sedan models, both new within the past couple of years.

Consumer Reports picked the Volkswagen Eos as the class leader, though; like the Volvo, its styling is unique to the coupe model, rather than derived from a sedan.

Finally, a sixth contender may be another Swedish model, the Saab 9-3 Convertible, although Saab is just starting to ramp up its sales again after coming close to shutdown last year.

2011 Volvo C70 Convertible2011 Volvo C702011 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sedan 335i RWD Angular Front Exterior View2011 BMW 3-Series2011 Infiniti G37 Convertible 2-door Base Angular Front Exterior View2011 Infiniti G37 Convertible2010 Lexus IS 250C 2-door Convertible Auto Angular Front Exterior View2011 Lexus IS 250C2011 Volkswagen Eos 2-door Convertible Lux SULEV Angular Front Exterior View2011 Volkswagen Eos
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Attractively restyled this year, the 2011 Volvo C70—a coupe that becomes a convertible—offers a strong overall package with a clean, pleasant interior.
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The 2011 BMW 3-Series continues the tradition of excellent handling, brisk performance, and high quality, though its relatively compact size does result in some compromises.
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The 2011 Lexus IS C convertibles aren’t sports-car edgy, but they offer the practicality and refinement of cruise convertibles with a little more sportiness.
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If you’re alright sinking into anonymity but want a delightful top-down experience with an excellent all-season folding top, the 2011 Volkswagen Eos is it.
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Gas Mileage    
19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Turbocharged Gas I5Gas I6Gas V6Gas V6Turbocharged Gas I4
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Style Name    
2-Door Convertible Automatic4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV2-Door Base250C 2-Door Convertible Manual2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort SULEV
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
2 Door Convertible4 Door Sedan2 Door Convertible2 Door Convertible2 Door Convertible
AutomaticManualAutomatic w/ODManualManual
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