Redesigned in 2008, the 2010 Volvo XC70 continues with its superb utility and all weather capability. If you like the V70 wagon but require light off roading, the XC70 is your preferred hardware. Available with a 3.2-liter 235 hp I6 or 3.0-liter 281 hp Turbo I6, both powertrains drive all four wheels through a 6-speed Geartronic automatic and achieve up to 16/22 mpg city/hwy. An upscale cabin with room for 5-passengers and cargo are treated to leather, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth, NAV, and upgraded audio. Safety features include hill descent control, auto brake, integrated child boosters, and dual-chamber side airbags. With a power tailgate, generous cargo room, off road capability, and excellent safety features, the XC70 competes well with other go anywhere wagons such as the Subaru Outback.Read more Read less
A new sporty R-Design trim, featuring bigger wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and unique styling elements inside and out is available for 2010. Ventilated front seats with perforated leather are available as an option for the first time and the base XC70 3.2 trim gets dual exhaust pipes.
Wide array of safety features; roomy interior with ample cargo space; solid, smooth ride; turbocharger available on XC70; a sensible combination of luxury, safety and practicality
The 2010 Volvo V70 wagon and its off-road sibling, the XC70 crossover, stand out for their roomy interior, ride and comfort. Rivals of the V70 include the BMW 5-series and Mercedes-Benz E-Series. The interior of these vehicles is ultra-contemporary, accented by Volvo's trademark 'floating' center stack instrument panel and unique slim, upright center console. Volvo's front seats are among the most ample and well-bolstered in the segment. Both vehicles seat five, while the back seat is split 40/20/40 and sections fold forward for expanded cargo space. The cargo area has a sliding load floor and under-floor storage compartment. On the outside, these vehicles feature a soft, aerodynamic look in front, with the distinctive Volvo "egg crate" grille, yet they display a roofline that doesn't significantly compromise cargo space. MSRP for the V70 starts at $33,550. Mileage is estimated at 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.