Volvo C30 Overview

2011 Volvo C30 T5 R-Design

The 2011 Volvo C30 is a 2-door, 4-passenger sports coupe, available in two trims, the T5 and the T5 R-Design. The C30 T5 R-Design has a 5 Speed Automatic transmission with Geartronic and a 2.5-liter, I5, 227-horsepower engine.

The 2011 Volvo C30 features all-new front end styling with new trapezoidal headlights, fenders, revised fascia and new honeycomb grille with a larger Volvo iron mark logo. The rear fascia is also updated and Orange Flame metallic is added as a new exterior color. Inside, off black/blond is offered as a new color combination intended to express Volvo’s Scandinavian design tradition.


Standard Engine:

$24,600 – $26,950

2.5-liter, I5, 227-horsepower engine that achieves 21-mpg in the city and 30-mpg on the highway. 5 Speed Automatic transmission with Geartronic.

Average Consumer Rating: 4.50 stars

Expert Rating: 4.0 stars

2011 Volvo C30 T5 R-Design 2010 Volvo C30 R-Design Review
Rating: 3.5 stars
By Dan Tsuchiya

“The stance is low, the suspension stiff, and the wheels and tires are tight resulting in a package that can handle almost any turn with ease, the car sticks very well.”

2008 Volvo C30 2008 Volvo C30 Review – “A different kind of “hot hatch”
Rating: 4.0 stars
By Kurt Gensheimer

“Even the smallest, lightest car that Volvo makes is still a solid, safe and reassuring machine in the most dangerous of driving conditions.”

2008 Volvo C30 2008 Volvo C30 Video Review
Rating: 4.0 stars
By Kurt Gensheimer

“Volvo ventures into uncharted territory. A 3-door hatchback that competes in price and performance with the Volkswagen GTI and the MINI Cooper.”

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2011 Volvo C30 T5 R-Design | 2008 Volvo C30 T5

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