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1998 Volvo V70

  • 1998 Volvo V70 GLT Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      29
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      190/199
    • ENGINE
      2.4L I5
    • MSRP
      $33,740
  • 1998 Volvo V70 T5 Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      236/243
    • ENGINE
      2.3L I5
    • MSRP
      $35,310
  • 1998 Volvo V70 XC Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      29
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      190/199
    • ENGINE
      2.4L I5
    • MSRP
      $35,595
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1998 Volvo V70 Review

A versatile Swedish vehicle.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 1998 Volvo V70 is a new take on Volvo’s top of the line wagons. In 1998, the Volvo V70 delivered the ultimate in power, style, and safety. With a redesigned interior and power switches for both mirrors and windows, it offers ultimate comfort and reliability.

The Range

Body Styles: wagon
Engines: 2.3-liter I-5, 2.4-liter I-5, 2.4-liter I-5
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Volvo V70 Wagon, Volvo V70 Wagon AWD, Volvo V70 GTMS, Volvo V70 GLT, Volvo V70 T5, Volvo V70 XC AWD, Volvo V70 R AWD

What's New

The 1998 Volvo V70 brings a stronger protection from side-impact, revised suspension, and a redesigned interior. The wagon also gets a new trim color and a new nose to go with the new name. The V70 has a more powerful turbo engine and available all-wheel drive.

Exterior

The 1998 Volvo V70 features a sleek design with body-colored front and rear bumpers and rocker panel extensions. The wagon measures 185.9 inches at full length. Standard features include 15-inch wheels, keyless entry, and a panic alarm.

Interior

The 1998 Volvo offers plenty of room with 35.2 inches of rear legroom. The V70 comfortably accommodates five passengers and provides bucket seats, power heated mirrors, and power windows and locks. Additional standard features include air-conditioning, cruise control, AM/FM, cassette audio system, and daytime running lights. Another great standard feature is driver and passenger temperature controls.

Performance & Handling

The 1998 Volvo V70 comes standard with a 2.3-liter I-5 engine, rated at 236 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. The V70 has nice power and plenty of torque to stay steady and fast on the road.

Safety

The 1998 Volvo V70 is equipped with dual front side impact airbags and dual front impact airbags. The car also has anti-lock brakes and daytime running lights.

EPA Fuel Economy

Volvo V70: 18/26 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Excellent safety with side impact protection
  • Front and side airbags
  • Comfortable seats
  • Driver and passenger temperature controls
  • More cargo volume

You Won't Like

  • Average mileage
  • Awkward placement of controls
  • No all-speed traction control

Sum Up

A versatile Swedish vehicle.

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