Overview: 2011 Volvo C30 T5 - The Volvo C30 revised the style for 2011. A new front fascia, redesigned bumpers, a honeycomb new trapezoidal grille and headlights give the C30 a new look in 2011. The new style in the 2011 Volvo C30 front complements the unique styling of the rear of the car. The 2011 Volvo C30 T5 comes with more standard equipment for 2011, too.
The 2011 Volvo C30 T5 is a compact premium, which competes with the Audi A3 and Volkswagen GTI sports hatchback. A two-door hatchback, the C30 shares most of its mechanical Volvo S40 compact sedan. All the same nature, have less standard C30, Volvo to make the lowest price car.
The 2011 Volvo C30 T5 continues to be offered in two models, the C30 T5 and the more upscale T5 R-Design, which comes with leather upholstery. Both come with a 2.5-liter turbocharged five-cylinder engine rated at 227 horsepower and a choice of 6-speed manual or 5-speed automatic Geartronic with Auto-stick. The C30 uses front-wheel drive.
Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 21/30 mpg City/Highway with the automatic, 21/29 mpg with the manual gearbox.
The 2011 C30 T5 R-Design features a retuned suspension aimed at sharpening chassis dynamics and steering reflexes. Spring stiffness has been increased by 30 percent while the dampers feature a new mono-tube design that build-up pressure quicker for 20 percent increased low-speed damping. Steering is more precise with stiffer bushings and a 10 percent quicker steering ratio.
Youthful and fun to drive, the C30 is Volvo's best handling car. It has good steering feel, stays flat in corners, and is nimble enough to slice through traffic. The turbocharged five-cylinder engine provides plenty of punch to keep the fun coming. Ride quality is generally good, though it can become a little hard with the available 18-inch wheels.
Inside, the 2011 Volvo C30 T5 offers a pleasant cabin, roomy enough for four people. The standard cloth upholstery is a unique fabric that resembles the combination of materials. Room at the front is plentiful, and the controls are easy to find and use. The body style two-door in the back seat takes a little nuisance, but the rear seat is comfortable for two passengers. The rear seats fold down to create an area of great tailgate, with great capacity.
Overall, the 2011 Volvo C30 T5 is an attractive premium compact equipment, and cut useful and fun to drive. The C30 is equipped with Volvo's safety features and security techniques is loaded.