The Volvo C30 offers sleek sheet metal and an elegant cabin. This small hatchback also impresses with its poised handling.
Volvo introduced the C30 to American car buyers in the 2008 model year. The Volvo brand is based in Sweden, and the C30’s clean styling cues reflect its Scandinavian roots. Also, with its long list of options, this pint-sized Volvo makes it easy for buyers to customize the car to suit their needs.
The Volvo C30 is a compact two-door hatchback that competes in the luxury segment. It provides seating for four passengers, and it’s powered by a turbocharged five-cylinder engine. Power is sent to the front wheels.
This Volvo’s exterior design gives it a polished, expensive appearance. A chic grille brightens its front fascia, and a sloping roofline and rising beltline give the car’s profile a sense of motion.
The C30’s cabin is home to modern design elements like a waterfall center stack. Instead of a rear bench seat, there are two bucket seats in the second row. All four seats are comfortable, but second-row legroom is tight. The C30 offers less cargo space than you’d expect from a hatchback. With all seats in place, the car provides a mere 12.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
While the C30 isn’t as sporty as some rival hatches, this car’s driving dynamics offer a high level of overall refinement. Its ride quality is smooth and forgiving, making it a comfortable choice for daily commutes. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a five-speed automatic is offered as optional equipment. The C30’s sole engine choice is a turbocharged five-cylinder powerplant that makes 227 horsepower.
Base models come with amenities such as a tilt and telescoping steering column, full power accessories and a split-folding rear seat. The list of exterior options includes power-retractable side mirrors and a sunroof.
The cabin can be upgraded with available features such as heated front seats and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The list of optional driver-assistive equipment includes a blind-spot warning system.
Though the C30 was never redesigned during its time on the market, Volvo has given the car notable upgrades over the years. For 2009, this hatchback benefited from interior and exterior styling revisions, while the 2010 model added Bluetooth phone connectivity and cruise control as standard features. For 2011, the C30 got an exterior refresh that includes an all-new front fascia.
In 2012, Bluetooth audio streaming joined the list of standard amenities, and the car’s halogen daytime running lights were replaced with LEDs. For the 2013 model year, rain-sensing windshield wipers and headlight washers were added as standard equipment on all models.
The Volvo C30 is usually cross-shopped against small luxury cars like the Audi A3 and Lexus CT Hybrid. In a capable segment, it’s a uniquely stylish choice.
carfax.com has thousands of car dealers with used cars for sale
near zip code
CARFAX Info for Volvo C30
CARFAX offers millions of used cars for sale nationwide. Every listing includes the vehicle history. The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX for the last five model years of this car. Find Used Volvo C30 For Sale
Volvo C30 Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of Volvo C30 for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
The Vehicle History Summary represents the percentage of cars available for sale on CARFAX that are reported to have no accidents or damage, had 1-owner, been used as a personal or personal lease car, and/or have service history information.
CARFAX Vehicle History products and services are based only on information supplied to CARFAX. CARFAX does not have the complete history of every vehicle. Use the CARFAX search as one important tool, along with a vehicle inspection and test drive, to make a better decision about your next used car.