After a complete redesign last year, the 2009 Volvo V70 wagon gains standard Bluetooth connectivity and fog lights, as well as an optional technology package encompassing active bi-xenon headlights plus washers, satellite radio, a premium audio system and rear-seat headphone jacks and audio controls. The V70 is equipped with a 3.2L inline-6 engine producing 235 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque, teamed with the mandatory six-speed automatic with manual shift control and front-wheel drive. Fuel economy is EPA-rated at 16 mpg city/24 mpg hwy and 20 mpg combined. Volvo V70 standard safety equipment boasts an exemplary stable of features including stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and two integrated two-stage child booster seats with adaptive seatbelts. Optional safety features include the collision avoidance package and blind-spot warning system. Seating five passengers, the four-door wagon can also carry a cartload of cargo.Read more Read less
Following a complete redesign in 2008, the Volvo V70 wagon sees no significant changes for 2009, though its more rugged counterpart, the XC70, adds a new model--the T6. The T6 features a turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder that delivers 281 horsepower and 295 ft-lb of torque.
Safety features; roomy interior and cargo space; excellent ride; powerful turbocharged I6 engine available
The 2009 Volvo V70 and XC70 stand out for their roomy interior, ride comfort and innovative child booster-seat system with integrated, adjustable cushions. The XC70, can be seen as an ideal alternative to a large sport utility vehicle. With the availability of a new 3.0L turbocharged 6-cylinder, the XC70 T6 offers athletic performance to match its good looks. The incorporation of several active safety systems also reinforces Volvo's reputation for producing some of the safest vehicles on the road.