The C30 shares its dash design with the S40, V50 and C70. There's the same simple dash and 'floating' centre console that's attached top and bottom, but has open space behind. It looks great, but the narrow strip of switches on it are fiddly. A wide range of driver's seat and steering wheel adjustment means it's easy to get comfortable.
Volvo C30 Hatchback space & practicality
There's plenty of head- and legroom upfront and enough space for a pair of adults to get settled behind. However, most rivals are roomier in the back, and the C30 has two individual rear seats rather than a bench, so you can't squeeze in a third. The boot is small and shallow and the luggage cover is fiddly.
Volvo C30 Hatchback equipment
Every C30 comes with climate control, an MP3-compatible stereo, front electric windows and alloy wheels; SE models have plusher upholstery and cruise control. SE Lux models have leather upholstery and heated front seats, while R-Design versions are the sportily-trimmed ones. Bluetooth connectivity and satellite navigation are extra-cost options.