2012 Volvo C30 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,838 - $26,950
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
227
Seats
4
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,838 - $26,950
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
227
Seats
4

Ranks #5 By Owner Reviews

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 visibility, Volvo's renowned safety features and a peppy yet relatively fuel-efficient turbo 5-cylinder.

Volvo C30 Models & Trims

Base $13,032 - $15,403*
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I5
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premier Plus $26,950*
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I5
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
R-Design $12,838 - $15,275*
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I5
Standard Seating: Leather, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
R-Design Premier Plus $12,838 - $15,275*
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I5
Standard Seating: Leather, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Platinum $13,032 - $15,403*
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I5
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
R-Design Platinum $12,838 - $15,275*
Horsepower: 227 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I5
Standard Seating: Leather, Cloth
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.5

4 Reviews

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Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Repairs are expensive. Handles well at fast speeds.

I like the color. I like that it is fast. I don't like the cost of repairs.

- vonda t

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$13,032 - $15,403
$26,950

Horsepower

Horsepower
227 hp
227 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/50VR17
P205/50VR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.9 in.
103.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.9 ft.
34.9 ft.

Length

Length
167.4 in.
167.4 in.

Width

Width
70.2 in.
70.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3200 .lbs
3200 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
227 hp
227 hp

Torque

Torque
236 ft. lbs.
236 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
200 .lbs
200 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

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
26 mpg

City

City
21 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
30 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Available

*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

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings