2010 Volvo C30  RealSafeCars75Safety Rating

#32 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#65 of all 2010 vehicles


The C30, part of Volvo's lineup since 2008, is a midsize hatchback with seating up to 4. The Volvo C30 provides superior horsepower for its class, offering great power. Volvo offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Volvo C30 is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Volvo C30 has a score of 75, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Volvo C30 has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.049% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.5936%, meaning the average driver has a 0.049% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.5936% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Volvo C30 is 2% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Volvo C30 is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8655Nissan AltimaPontiac G6Mercury MilanNissan RogueHonda CR-VVolvo S40Audi A3Volvo C30Volkswagen GTIFord EscapeMercury MarinerMazda TributeComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Volvo C30 with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 86. The 2010 Volvo C30 is safer than the 2010 Nissan Altima, the 2010 Pontiac G6, the 2010 Mercury Milan, the 2010 Nissan Rogue, the 2010 Mazda Tribute, the 2010 Mercury Mariner, and the 2010 Ford Escape and less safe than the 2010 Honda CR-V. It is about as safe as the 2010 Volkswagen GTI, the 2010 Audi A3, and the 2010 Volvo S40.

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