A carry-over from 2006, the XC70 is a four-door seven-passenger luxury wagon that’s only available with the 2.5-liter turbocharged I5 that produces 208 horsepower linked to a five-speed automatic transmission.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.