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2011 Volvo S40
T5
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$7,442
23 listings nationwide

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2013 Volvo C30
T5
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$13,362
11 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2011 Volvo S40
T5

Since Volvo has had problems differentiating its sedan models, it has dropped the base trim of the 2011 Volvo S40, meaning each of the new trims starts with more options. Beginning wi...

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...

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

2011 Volvo S40
T5
75
2011 Volvo S40 T5Review:

It Is A Very Fun Car To Drive. The Performance Is Just Right — this car as i said is one that demands to be driven hard.it is not bad on gas,there is not much nois...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2013 Volvo C30
T5
writes:
Value Ranked 2013 Honda Civic EX better.
"Value"

Specs

2011 Volvo S40
T5
2013 Volvo C30
T5
Powertrain 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
21 MPG
21 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
30 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15.9 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
227 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
Cylinders
5 cylinders
5 cylinders
5 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9:1
9:1
9:1
Displacement
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
2,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.67 in
3.27 in x 3.67 in
3.27 in x 3.67 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 Optional --
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Optional Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.6 in 41.6 in
Back Legroom 34.4 in 34.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.6 cu ft 12.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,087 lbs --
Standard Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 176.2 in 167.4 in
Width 69.7 in 70.2 in
Height 57.2 in 57 in
Wheelbase 103.9 in 103.9 in

Available Options

2011 Volvo S40
T5
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

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