Redesigned last year, the 2009 Volvo XC70 wagon receives standard Bluetooth connectivity and the new technology package that includes active bi-xenon headlights plus washers, satellite radio, a premium audio system and rear-seat headphone jacks and audio controls. The new T6 adds a watch-dial instrument cluster and aluminum interior trim. The Volvo XC70 3.2 is equipped with a 3.2L inline-6 engine cranking out 235 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque joined to a six-speed automatic with manual shift capability and all-wheel drive. The Volvo XC70 T6 is powered by a new turbocharged 3.0L inline-6 engine that churns out 281 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque with the automatic transmission and AWD system. EPA fuel economy estimates for the 3.2 are 15 mpg city/23 mpg hwy and 18 mpg combined, while the T6 drops that by 1 mpg on the highway. Standard safety equipment includes stability control, hill descent control, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and front head restraints. The collision avoidance package and blind-spot warning system are optional.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.