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FEATURES | 7 out of 10
fairly expansive set of features
Kelley Blue Book
Euro-retractable side mirrors
Road & Track
standard tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with satellite audio controls
The Volvo C30 lineup was reconfigured last year, with the addition of a style-centric R-Design model. For 2010, the C30 gets more standard features, but the generally maligned custom-build program that enables various extra features and add-ons—at a much-inflated price—has been discontinued.
For 2010, a number of features that had been optional previously are now made standard; a trip computer, cruise control, and a Bluetooth hands-free calling interface are all currently included on the base C30 T5, while the C30 R-Design gets newly standard fog lamps. MotorWeek points to the "tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with satellite audio controls" that's standard across the model line.
The C30 R-Design model offers a more aggressive look, with different front and rear aerodynamic work, along with all sorts of sporty cues, but it's also something of a real sport package, boasting dynamic chassis control and upgraded wheels with Pirelli P Zero Rosso tires. Other options on the C30 lineup include a moonroof, leather upholstery, a navigation system with real-time traffic, a climate package, and a preferred package with active HID headlamps.
There are fewer options for the Volvo C30 than last year, but standard equipment gets a big boost; it's now a better value.