With engine choices that range from a 168 horsepower 2.4-liter 5-cylinder to a 300 horsepower 2.5-liter inline 5 with a 6-speed Geartronic automatic transmission, the Volvo V70 is the Wagon version of the ever-popular Volvo S60 Sedan. For 2007, the traction control is now standard on all Wagon versions, along with front and side-head airbags. Additional safety features include ABS brakes, parking assist, daytime running lights and child safety rear door locks. Comfort and convenience features include dual zone air conditioning, cruise control and a trip computer.Read more Read less
The Volvo V70 wagon variants and the more rugged XC70 see only small changes for 2007, as they're due for a complete redesign for 2008. On all models, dynamic stability traction control is now standard and new side mirrors have integrated turn signals. Also, aluminum trim inserts have been added inside, a new "Tuscana" 17-inch wheel design is available on the 2.5T, puddle lights are no longer available, and option packages have been streamlined. The rear-seat entertainment system is now a standalone option. The XC70 gets some more extensive equipment changes, too. There's a new standard 16-inch "Xenia" wheel design, a new Convenience Package is available, and there are several new stand-alone options, including active bi-xenon headlamps and 17-inch "Oreander" alloy wheels. The third-row seat is no longer available on the V70, but on the XC70 it's still available as a retailer installed accessory.
Safety features; roomy interior and cargo space; ride.
Safety features are the main selling point for Volvo's big V70 and XC70 station wagons for 2007, but their rather boxy body style yields a very roomy interior, with surprising passenger and cargo space. The high-performance R model is a perfect compromise for a parent who wants to stay safe and occasionally drive fast, while the XC70 is a good SUV alternative, offering more rugged underpinnings aimed at getting to the campsite and tackling everything short of real off-roading.