The 2013 Volvo C30 can't quite match the performance thrills of other sporty hatchbacks, nor can it match the base price of other stylish hatchbacks. Nevertheless, it's a solid alternative to both.
- Distinctive styling
- Controlled and compliant ride
- Supportive and comfortable seats
- Spirited turbocharged engine.
- No high-mpg base engine
- Less cargo room than rivals
- Subpar braking distances
- Antiquated navigation system.