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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

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2013 Volvo C30
T5
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2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
MSRP
$46,550
Invoice
$43,790
Average Price Paid
$43,994
127 listings nationwide

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2013 Volvo C30
T5
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2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
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2013 Volvo C30
T5
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$12,366
7 listings nationwide

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2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$52,578
9 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2013 Volvo C30
T5
Patricia Mayo Preview:

Volvo has big plans lying just over the 2014 horizon for its C30 3-door hatchback, so for 2013 this cozy luxury 4-seater just carries over with a couple newly standard features and the...

2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Michael Perkins Preview:

Hot off the heels of its seventh-generation debut, BWM's iconic sports sedan returns with a new trick up its sleeve: plug-in power. After tooling around Europe the last few years, the ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2013 Volvo C30
T5
Guru57242 writes:
Value Ranked 2013 Honda Civic EX better.
"Value"
2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
25
GuruXPZRK writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2018 BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan AWD worse.
"Seats are a bit softer and back seats have more room."
Would Buy Ranked 2018 BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan AWD worse.
"Handling and performance are top 2 reasons. "

Specs

2013 Volvo C30
T5
2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
21 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
29 MPG
30 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 10.6 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
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Torque
236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
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Cylinders
5 cylinders
5 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9:1
9:1
10.2:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.67 in
3.27 in x 3.67 in
3.23 in x 3.72 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.6 in 42 in
Back Legroom 34.2 in 35.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.9 cu ft 13.2 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 891 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 167.4 in 185.7 in
Width 70.2 in 81.4 in
Height 57 in 56.9 in
Wheelbase 103.9 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2013 Volvo C30
T5

Exterior Colors

  • Black Stone
  • Caspian Blue Metallic
  • Electric Silver Metallic
  • Flamenco Red Metallic
  • Ice White
  • Orange Flame Metallic
  • Titanium Grey Metallic

Option Packages

  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
  • Climate PKG
  • Blonde, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Off-Black, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • 5-Speed Geartronic Automatic Transmission
2021 BMW 3 Series
300e xDrive Hybrid Plug-in AWD

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