Compare 2011 Volvo C30 vs 2011 Mazda MAZDASPEED3

2011 Volvo C30
2011 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
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2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Automatic 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof 21 30 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Manual 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof 21 29 $23,218 $24,700
2-Door Coupe Automatic R-Design 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Moonroof R-Design 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Manual R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Manual w/Moonroof R-Design 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
2011 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,218
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,700
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$412 / month
$0 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Volvo C30 provides a stylish look and feel, but that means plenty of sacrifices inside.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
29 mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact -
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
89 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.3 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.6 -
Passenger Capacity
4 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
34.2 -
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 -
Second Hip Room (in)
45.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 -
Length, Overall (in)
167.4 -
Height, Overall (in)
57.0 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 -
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 -
Liftover Height (in)
31.7 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.2 -
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
12.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
20.2 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 -
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/50VR17 -
Spare Tire Size
125/85/16 -
Front Tire Order Code
NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P205/50VR17 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3200 -
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/154 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000 -
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I5 -
Fuel System
EFI -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 1500 - 5000 -
Engine Order Code
NA -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 -
Trans Type
6 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 -
Trans Order Code
NA -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.39 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo C30 -
Body Style
2 Door Coupe -
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 -

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