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2011 Citroen C3 vs. 2008 Volvo C30

To start off, 2011 Citroen C3 is newer by 3 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 Volvo C30. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 Volvo C30 would be higher. At 2,435 cc (5 cylinders), 2008 Volvo C30 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Volvo C30 (168 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 101 more horse power than 2011 Citroen C3. (67 HP @ 4000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2008 Volvo C30 should accelerate faster than 2011 Citroen C3. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Volvo C30 weights approximately 283 kg more than 2011 Citroen C3. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are front wheel drive (FWD). Which offers better traction when its slippery than rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2008 Volvo C30 (230 Nm @ 4400 RPM) has 69 more torque (in Nm) than 2011 Citroen C3. (161 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2008 Volvo C30 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2011 Citroen C3.

Compare all specifications:

2011 Citroen C3 2008 Volvo C30
Make Citroen Volvo
Model C3 C30
Year Released 2011 2008
Body Type Hatchback Hatchback
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1398 cc 2435 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 5 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 2 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 67 HP 168 HP
Engine RPM 4000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 161 Nm 230 Nm
Torque RPM 2000 RPM 4400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 73.7 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 82 mm 90 mm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline - Premium
Top Speed 165 km/hour 220 km/hour
Acceleration 0-100mph 13.4 seconds 8.1 seconds
Drive Type Front Front
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 4 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 3 doors
Vehicle Weight 1123 kg 1406 kg
Vehicle Length 3870 mm 4260 mm
Vehicle Width 1670 mm 1790 mm
Vehicle Height 1520 mm 1450 mm
Wheelbase Size 2470 mm 2650 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 4.4 L/100km 8.6 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 45 L 62 L


 

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