2009 Volvo C70 vs. Its Competition

2009 Volvo C70

The Saab 9-3 Convertible is a ragtop with a great drivetrain and good safety scores. The Audi A4 Cabriolet has a ragtop, an available V-6 engine, and conservative styling.

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.

Next year, an all-new Lexus IS Convertible and Infiniti G37 Convertible will debut—both with retractable hardtops.

2009 Volvo C70 2009 Volvo C70
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2008 BMW 3-Series M32008 BMW 3-Series
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Quick Specs
8.2
The C70 fills the space of the former Coupe (discontinued in 2002) and the Convertible (discontinued in 2004). It's less sleek than the cars it replaces, and while it's a little plain, the C70's shape is clean and well detailed with a minimum of clutter.
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 M3 redefines the performance envelope for BMW's 3-Series range--but at a significant weight and price penalty. You might be going too fast to notice, though.
MSRP From  
$39,800$31,615$32,700
Gas Mileage  
18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Turbo Gas I5Turbocharged Gas I4Gas I6
EPA Class  
SubcompactSubcompactCompact
Style Name  
2-Door Convertible Automatic2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort4-Door Sedan 328i RWD
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
445
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
2 Door Convertible2 Door Convertible4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
AutomaticManual w/ODManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2009 Volvo C70 vs. 2009 Volkswagen Eos2009 Volvo C70 vs. 2008 BMW 3-Series