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2012 Volvo C70 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2012 BMW 3-Series
     
2dr Conv T5
  • 2dr Conv T5
  • 2dr Conv T5 Premier Plus
  • 2dr Conv T5 Platinum
C250 Sport Sedan
  • C250 Sport Sedan
  • C250 Luxury Sedan
  • C250 Coupe
  • C300 Sport Sedan
  • C300 Luxury Sedan
  • C350 Sport Sedan
  • C350 Coupe
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible

Prices

MSRP $40,450 $34,800 $34,900
Invoice $38,023 $32,364 $32,110
Avg. Paid $24,429 $25,613 $26,963

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.3 8.5 8.3
Critics' Rating 7.2 9.0 9.6
Performance 7.0 8.2 8.6
Interior 7.6 7.7 7.6
Operating Cost 7.8 7.6 7.2
Safety N/A 9.7 9.6
Reliability 2.5 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Comfortable front seats
  • High-quality cabin materials
  • Powerful engine in C350  
  • Composed ride and handling
  • Premium interior materials
  • Powerful engine choices
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Superb handling
Cons
  • Subpar acceleration
  • Lackluster handling
  • Confusing audio and navigation controls
  • Low reliability rating
  • Small trunk in sedan
  • Unintuitive navigation system
  • Leather isn’t standard

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I5 2.5L/154 Turbocharged Gas I4 1.8L/110 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 18 City / 28 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy 23 City / 34 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 2 Door Convertible 4 Door Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 103.9 108.7 110.6
Length, Overall (in) 181.7 180.8 182.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.3 69.7 71.3
Height, Overall (in) 55.1 56.3 56.3

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Convertible Hardtop Standard
Sun/Moon Roof Standard Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3858 3319 3406

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Start Optional Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 84 88.0 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 37.1 40.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.7 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 54.7 55.1
Front Hip Room (in) 53.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 36.4 36.9 37.7
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 33.4 35.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 47.0 55.0 55.1
Second Hip Room (in) 41.5 - TBD - - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.8 12.4 17.0

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Optional
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional
Seat Memory Standard Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional Optional
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Rollover Protection System Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
5 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I5 Turbocharged Gas I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Displacement 2.5L/154 1.8L/110 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 227 @ 5000 201 @ 5500 240 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 236 @ 2300 229 @ 2200 - 4300 255 @ 1250 - 4800
Transmission Automatic Automatic Manual
Turning diameter 38.7 35.5 - TBD -

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 31 34
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.4 17.4 15.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Optional
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Optional
5-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
8-Speed Automatic Optional
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.