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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2009 Saab 9-3 XWD2009 Saab 9-3
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2009 Volkswagen Eos2009 Volkswagen Eos
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2008 BMW 3-Series 2-door Convertible 328i Side Exterior View2008 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.
7.6
Despite rather conservative styling, the 2009 Saab 9-3 is one of the boldest performers in its class.
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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.
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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   
$39,800$30,360$31,615$32,700
Gas Mileage   
18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Turbo Gas I5Turbocharged I4Turbocharged Gas I4Gas I6
EPA Class   
SubcompactCompactSubcompactCompact
Style Name   
2-Door Convertible Manual4-Door Sedan 2.0T Touring2-Door Convertible Manual Komfort4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
4545
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
2 Door Convertible4 Door Sedan2 Door Convertible4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
ManualManualManual w/ODManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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