Carried over for 2013, the 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, 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 (DSC) and traction control (TCS), front airbags, dual-chamber side airbags, inflatable curtain and hill descent control (HDC). The XC70 is backed by a 5-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
The Volvo XC70 remains mostly unchanged for 2013 with the exception of a few notable features. Active High Beam technology automatically dims the headlights for oncoming traffic while Tunnel Detection automatically turns the headlights on in a tunnel. The Road Sign Information Support system is also new, which helpfully displays road signs in the instrument cluster of the vehicle.
Smooth ride and handling; all-wheel-drive versatility; cargo room; excellent turbocharged power in T6; ample standard safety features
Volvo has always set the bar high when it comes to safety, and the XC70 exemplifies that. 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.