For 2009, the Volvo C30, a two-door coupe-hatchback that seats four passengers, adds the T5 and R-Design trims to replace Versions 1.0 and 2.0. The R-Design features an exclusive grille, redesigned wheels, updated interior upholstery, new cluster console and steering wheel, an enhanced audio system and cruise control. A seatbelt reminder for the rear seats becomes standard as well. The front-wheel drive Volvo C30 is powered by an inline five-cylinder turbocharged 2.5L engine that makes 227 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque paired to a standard manual transmission, with a five-speed automatic as optional. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 19 mpg city/28 mpg hwy. Options include xenon headlights, a blind-spot warning system, power side mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a sunroof, park distance control, headlight washers, power front seats, heated seats and keyless ignition, as well as a large selection of custom upholstery, exterior colors and interior colors. Volvo C30 standard safety equipment presents a full array of features for which Volvo is known.Read more Read less
Following its 2008 introduction, the 2009 Volvo C30 carries over with a few changes, mostly in the repackaging of trim levels. The base Version 1.0 model is now the T5, while the previous Version 2.0 is now called the T5 R-Design. A Preferred Package with premium Dynaudio sound, power driver's seat, fog lights and more joins the options list.
Stylish design inside and out; performance and handling; available luxury appointments
With its distinctive glass rear hatch and blackout trim, Volvo's 2009 C30 has a much sportier appearance than any other vehicle in Volvo's line. It is also the only one to offer the Custom Build ordering process, which allows customers, for just $300 extra, to opt up to additional color combinations, wheels, options and accessories. No matter how it's appointed, the interior is very fashionable of any small car. The C30 breaks Volvo tradition in several ways, but doesn't forget about the brand's reputation for safety.