The 2012 Volvo XC70 is a mid-size crossover wagon powered by a standard 3.2-liter V6 engine that produces 240 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. For drivers who demand more performance, Volvo offers an optional 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine that produces 300 hp/325 lb-ft of torque and is paired with an AWD drivetrain. All engines and drivetrains are paired with the same 6-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 18 mpg city to 25 mpg highway, depending on drivetrain and engine selection. Features include heated seats, electronic climate control, power moonroof, automatically dimmed rear-view mirror, heated windshield washer nozzles, blind spot information system, headlight washers, front and rear park assist, dual xenon headlights with active bending lights, hands-free phone system, navigation system and premium sound system. Safety is comprised of adaptive cruise control with distance alert, dynamic stability and traction control, front airbags, dual-chamber side airbags, inflatable curtain and hill descent control. The XC70 is backed by a 5-year/50,000-mile warranty.

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Volvo's XC70 continues on for 2012 with several notable safety and convenience updates. These changes include Volvo's Pedestrian Safety system with full auto brake, Volvo's City Safety feature, and adaptive cruise control with Queue Assist. Volvo's Sensus infotainment system, which debuted on the 2011 S60, is now standard. Several exterior trim changes have also been made, including reworked headlights, wheels, an updated 3-spoke steering wheel and several new interior colors.

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Smooth ride and handling; all-wheel-drive versatility; cargo room; excellent turbocharged power in T6; ample standard safety features

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Volvo has always set the bar when it comes to safety, and the XC70 exemplifies that. And with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive available, buyers are able to choose the wagon that best suits their needs. Healthy output from both available engines adds performance appeal to the XC70, and with a smooth ride, plenty of cargo capacity and competitive pricing, the Volvo XC70 makes a strong case against rival wagons from BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz.


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