Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,321 - $31,850
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
227
Seats
4
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,321 - $31,850
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
227
Seats
4

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.5 Overall Score
Performance 3.6 Comfort 3.3 Styling 3.7 Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

The Volvo C30 is a 2-door, 4-passenger compact hatchback that often flies under consumers' radar. That's unfortunate, because the C30 offers loads of style inside and out, great visibili...

2012 Volvo C30 Owner Reviews

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Fact about my 2012 Volvo C30.

My maintenance light will not go out even being reset. The performance is great except around curves. You lose a little bit of traction and the signal indicator will flash. It is kind of a gas guzzler but if you get good quality gasoline you'll get 550 miles until empty, but if it is lower quality you'll only get 440 miles until empty.

- Natalie L

It's very safe but also very fast.

I like that it is still a manual transmission. I like the comfort and accessibility of controls from the driver's seat. I do not like that the armrest in the middle backset does not go up. I do not like where the seatbelt hits me as a shorter driver.

- Laura D

The reliability and dealership service cannot be matched.

I like that it is small but packs a lot of power. It is a rarer model so I get all kinds of questions and compliments about it. It is great on gas and the dealership is fantastic. For a higher end brand, it is cheaper to maintain.

- Nancy B

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$12,321 - $14,886
$31,850 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
227 hp
227 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC turbo I5 engine
2.5L DOHC turbo I5 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.6 in.
41.6 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.2 in.
38.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.2 in.
34.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.9 in.
103.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.1 ft.
38.1 ft.

Length

Length
167.4 in.
167.4 in.

Width

Width
70.2 in.
70.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3200 - 3211 lbs.
3200 - 3211 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
227 hp
227 hp

Torque

Torque
236 ft. lbs.
236 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
200 lbs.
200 lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
5 Cylinder
5 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 gal.
15.9 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
25 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 - 30 mpg
29 - 30 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Tested

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety