Volvo C30 2009 vs Volvo V40 2012

Volvo C30
2009 - 2013
Volvo V40
2012 - 2016
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Diesel2.0 Diesel


Power: 136 HP150 HP
Torque: 320 NM350 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9.4 seconds9.6 seconds
Volvo C30 engine produces 14 HP less power than Volvo V40, whereas torque is 30 NM less than Volvo V40. Despite less power, Volvo C30 reaches 100 km/h speed 0.2 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 5.74.3
Real fuel consumption: 6.3 l/100km5.6 l/100km
The Volvo V40 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Volvo C30 consumes 1.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volvo V40, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volvo C30 could require 210 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Volvo C30 consumes 0.7 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volvo V40.
Fuel tank capacity: 52 litres62 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 910 km in combined cycle1440 km in combined cycle
1130 km on highway1630 km on highway
820 km with real consumption1100 km with real consumption
Volvo V40 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.


Length: 4.27 m4.37 m
Width: 1.78 m1.80 m
Height: 1.44 m1.45 m
Volvo C30 is smaller.
Volvo C30 is 10 cm shorter than the Volvo V40, 2 cm narrower the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 251 litres335 litres
Volvo V40 has more luggage space.
Volvo C30 has 84 litres less trunk space than the Volvo V40.
Turning diameter: 10.6 meters11.2 meters
The turning circle of the Volvo C30 is 0.6 metres less than that of the Volvo V40, which means Volvo C30 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`9002`020
Volvo V40 scores higher in safety tests. The Volvo V40 scores significantly higher in active safety technologies (stability control, lane assist, automatic braking, etc.) tests.

above average
Average price (€): 50009600
Pros and Cons: Volvo C30 has
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
Volvo V40 has
  • more power
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • higher safety
  • better safety assist technologies
  • fewer faults
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