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2010 Volvo V70

  • 2010 Volvo V70 Base Wagon

    Base Wagon

    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      235/236
    • ENGINE
      3.2L I6
    • MSRP
      $33,550
  • 2010 Volvo V70 R-Design Wagon

    R-Design Wagon

    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      235/236
    • ENGINE
      3.2L I6
    • MSRP
      $38,000
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2010 Volvo V70 Review

All-new R-Design trim adds zest to flagship model

Reviewed by Automotive on

In a Nutshell
As a carmaker flagship, the 2010 Volvo V70 is a midsize family wagon offered in two trim levels: Base Wagon and R-Design Wagon. The front-wheel-drive V70 has a 3.2-liter in-line-six engine joined to a six-speed automatic transmission and offers a partial zero emission function (PZEV rated).

The V70 is a family-oriented vehicle with a long list of features, including a child booster seat with adjustable height. While not officially crash-test rated, the V70 offers a slew of exceptional safety features. Fuel economy ratings are estimated to be in the 18 mpg city / 27 mpg highway range.

New for 2010

For 2010, the Volvo V70 wagon receives a refreshed interior trim and a new grille with a larger badge, while the optional packages are reorganized and renamed. In addition, the V70 achieves a slight fuel economy improvement, while V70s sold in the U.S. with California emissions standards receive a cleaner partial-zero-emissions (PZEV) tailpipe rating. The all-new for 2010 R-Design trim features a series of attractive exterior upgrades, as well some suspension modifications to tighten the handling, including a 0.8-inch lower ride height and 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped with 245/40R18 tires. In addition, the R-Design trim boasts a spoiler on its tailgate, a "silk metal" grille, and black window frames.

Essentials

Engine: 3.2L I-6
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Body Style: 4-door wagon
Trims: Base Wagon, R-Design Wagon

On the Outside

The Volvo V70 exhibits well-thought-out design, while being attractive in a subtle, conservative manner.

From the Inside

In line with its reserved exterior demeanor, the Volvo V70's interior is tasteful, thoughtful, and functional. The V70's outstanding ergonomic ventilation controls, triple-spit rear seatbacks, and "ortho-posture" front seat designs deserve special mention.

Driving Performance

With its new R-Design trim, the Volvo V70 improves handling with 245/40R18 tires, a lower ride height, and firmer suspension. Both the Base and R-Design trims achieve an estimated 0-60 mph time of 7.8 seconds, which is definitely not on the wild side.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety systems on the Volvo V70 include stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, active front head restraints, and two integrated two-stage child booster seats. Optional are a blind-spot monitor and the Technology package, which adds adaptive cruise control, collision warning with "Auto Brake," a driver fatigue warning, and a lane-departure warning. an active role in developing.

Gas Mileage

3.2 and 3.2 R-Design: 18 mpg city /27 mpg highway (automatic)

Plusses

  • Clean, conservative design
  • Incredible safety features
  • Outstanding ergonomic controls

Minuses

  • High price tag
  • Base trim exterior a bit plain

Rating

All-new R-Design trim adds zest to flagship model

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