Volvo C30 2009 vs Ford Focus 2011

Volvo C30
2009 - 2013
Ford Focus
2011 - 2014
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel2.0 Diesel


Power: 136 HP140 HP
Torque: 320 NM320 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9.4 seconds8.9 seconds
Ford Focus is a more dynamic driving.
Volvo C30 engine produces 4 HP less power than Ford Focus, the torque is the same for both cars. Due to the lower power, Volvo C30 reaches 100 km/h speed 0.5 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.75.0
Real fuel consumption: 6.3 l/100km5.9 l/100km
The Ford Focus is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Volvo C30 consumes 0.7 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Ford Focus, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volvo C30 could require 105 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Volvo C30 consumes 0.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Ford Focus.
Fuel tank capacity: 52 litres55 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 910 km in combined cycle1100 km in combined cycle
1130 km on highway1300 km on highway
820 km with real consumption930 km with real consumption
Ford Focus gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 4.27 m4.36 m
Width: 1.78 m1.82 m
Height: 1.44 m1.46 m
Volvo C30 is smaller.
Volvo C30 is 9 cm shorter than the Ford Focus, 4 cm narrower, while the height of Volvo C30 is 2 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 251 litresno data
Turning diameter: 10.6 meters11 meters
The turning circle of the Volvo C30 is 0.4 metres less than that of the Ford Focus, which means Volvo C30 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`9002`050
Ford Focus scores higher in safety tests.
below average

below average
Ford Focus has slightly fewer faults.
Deffect rate in annual technical inspection is similar for both cars, it's slightly higher for Volvo C30, so Ford Focus quality could be a bit better.
Average price (€): 50004800
Pros and Cons:
    Ford Focus has
    • more dynamic
    • lower fuel consumption
    • more full fuel tank mileage
    • higher safety
    • lower price
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