Volvo debuted the North-American C30 in 2007 with hopes of finding a sizable niche of customers desiring a hatchback unique in both driving-experience and style. Though it is not as fast as other small cars, the C30 provides an agile ride and upscale features.
When choosing the trim for the C30, consumers face many options with the Volvo hatchback. First, one must choose between the base T5 or the R-Design that is equipped with style upgrades creating a sportier look. Next up if desired, are the trims, with both the T5 and R-Design having the same three options. From least- to most-expensive, they are the Premier, Premier Plus and Platinum trim.Read more »
The foundation for which all other trims are built from is the C30 T5. Cloth-like T-Tec upholstery covers the seats but there is a leather-wrapped steering wheel and leather seating is available for $1,200. Bauxite inlays (Aluminum available) cover hard surfaces and textile mats are on the floor. Both the gearshift knob and parking brake handle are dressed in leather plus the gauge cluster features easy-to-read watch dial instruments. The T5 rolls on 17” spider diamond cut/dark grey alloy wheels and an available exterior styling kit equips a front bumper bar, side scuff plate and rear skid plate.
The most expensive trim of the T5 line, the Platinum is about media upgrades. Including all Premium Plus features, the Platinum begins with a 6.5” color widescreen that displays the Navigation system with Map Care. Among other things, Map Care warns the driver of upcoming traffic jams with alternate routes at the ready; plus it can find the nearest gas station or parking-place. To keep the clean interior look of the C30, the screen can be neatly hidden in the dashboard when not in use. Platinum owners receive a six-month subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio, which will come in handy when having Volvo’s Premium Sound System. Featuring Dolby Pro Logic II surround sound, the 10-speaker system also makes use of a 5x130 W digital class D amplifier.
Including all T5 standards, the premier trim has a few comfort-adding features. The interior aluminum inlays are now standard and the driver seat is power adjustable with memory settings. The standard soft load cover rolls out to conceal any cargo the owner may want to keep from peering eyes and displays a graphic design with C30 logo simultaneously. Rounding out the Premier trim additions is a power glass moonroof. Other standard interior comforts for the T5 include ergonomically designed seats with the two in the back being split 50/50 and foldable. The AC climate system makes use of a cabin filter to improve the quality of interior air for passengers.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Volvo C30$23,998 | 3,978 mi
2013 Volvo C30$23,998 | 3,978 mi
2013 Volvo C30$23,998 | 4,701 mi
2013 Volvo C30$23,998 | 3,951 mi
2013 Volvo C30$25,798 | 12,632 mi
2013 Volvo C30$25,980 | 2,655 mi
2012 Volvo C30$18,980 | 46,037 mi
2012 Volvo C30$22,391 | 20,165 mi
2011 Volvo C30$17,899 | 31,882 mi
2011 Volvo C30$17,977 | 59,712 mi
2011 Volvo C30$20,987 | 60,273 mi
2011 Volvo C30$22,360 | 32,285 mi
2010 Volvo C30$16,992 | 53,620 mi
2010 Volvo C30$19,579 | 34,715 mi
2008 Volvo C30$14,000 | 56,303 mi
2008 Volvo C30$14,599 | 60,319 mi
2008 Volvo C30$14,800 | 70,753 mi
Seats five comfortably but interior tech can be confusing
Large cargo area and available diesel-engine but small rear seat
Good performance and room for the family but limited utility
Powerful and luxurious yet expensive and cramped