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2008 Volvo XC70

At a Glance

Pricing $32,465 - $36,775
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.2l I6
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 15-16 (city), 22-24 (highway)

Overview Information

Midsize wagons are a specialty of Volvo, and the latest V70 is the third iteration of this popular model. Available in FWD or AWD, the V70 is powered by a 235-bhp 3.2L inline-6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic. Volvo claims a 0-60 MPH time of 7.8 seconds for the V70. Available options include a navigation system, wood trim, power tailgate, adaptive cruise control, front and rear park assist, leather seats, and roof rails. The V70 has a comprehensive set of safety features such as collision warning, lane departure warning, driver alert control, stability control (DSTC), and blind spot information system (BLIS). Cargo capacity with the rear seats folded is 72.1 cu. ft. (33.3 cu. ft. with the seats up). Towing capacity is 3,300 lbs.

What Changed:

Volvo has restyled the V70 and XC70 wagons for 2007. The new V70 wagon longer and wider than the model it replaces. Power comes from a 235 hp inline-six. The all-wheel-drive XC70 variant is taller and longer than the V70.

Official Word:

Volvo Cars today introduced the all-new XC70 at the Geneva Motor Show. Characterized by inspired design, added comfort and a high level of safety, the newest- generation XC70 clearly marks Volvo's increasingly strong position in the premium segment. "We developed the all-new XC70 with the goal that it should be the safest vehicle in its segment," says Ingrid Skogsmo, Director of Volvo Cars Safety Center. "The XC70 model shares the same sophisticated network of interacting safety...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
V70 3.2l I6 (235-bhp) A6 FWD 16/24/20 $32,465
XC70 3.2l I6 (235-bhp) A6 AWD 15/22/18 $36,775