The 2012 Volvo XC70 barely qualifies as a crossover SUV – resembling more a Volvo Cross Country – but nonetheless goes for a very reasonable starting MSRP of $32,950. With bold, stylish, newly redesigned exterior lines, this Volvo is sure to impress, as has always been the case with newer Volvo models. It comes with a roof rack attachment so you can be sure to carry your bike, snowboard or other outdoor accessories or luggage with you wherever your travels may take you. Bi-xenon headlight allow the driver to see any potential dangers that may lay ahead on the road.
The lavishly designed interior, dressed in the finest quality leather, will provide consumers with a comfortable and satisfying experience that can only come with a Volvo. It also has one of the best cargo capacities in it’s class. Need to fit that deer you just harvested in the back? No problem. Got a couple bikes to haul that you can’t carry on the roof rack? Again, no problem. The rear legroom is one of the best in its class, with 34.6” available, while the front has 41.9” available. No need to worry about those bothersome leg cramps on long drives anymore. The dual video display screens mounted on the back of the driver and front passenger headrests allow backseat passengers to be entertained while on a long drive. Just pop a DVD into the CD player and you’ll have cinema in no time. The steering wheel and center dash are decorated in authentic mahogany wood and provide a luxurious feel to this crossover.
Collision Warning provides the driver with automatic braking and an audio alert system to potential collisions with other cars or pedestrians. The collapsible steering column helps to protect the driver from breaking their wrist by holding onto the steering wheel. Additionally, the Energy Absorbing Frontal Structure will significantly diminish the impact of the collision, while adequately protecting the driver and passengers from whiplash and other injuries sustained in collisions. The Volvo XC70 also comes with a state-of-the-art airbag system designed to provide optimum safety to all riders. It also received an IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) Top Safety Pick, so consumers can rest assured they are riding in one of the safest cars on the road.
The 2012 Volvo XC70 comes with two different engine options. The first is a 3.2-liter V6 with 240 horsepower at 6,200 RPM, with236 lbs./ft. of torque at 3,200 RPM. This engine is able to obtain 25 MPG highway and 19 in-town. The second option is a 3-liter V6 with 300 ponies at 5,600 RPM and 325 lbs./ft. of torque at 1,500 to 4,800 RPM. This model is able to obtain 23 MPG highway and 17 in city limits. Overall, the 2012 Volvo XC70 will provide you with enough power to handle country roads and enough fuel economy to not give you a huge bill at the gas pump.
So hop on into this year’s Volvo XC70. It will provide you and your family with safety, financial viability, decent fuel economy and a classy, luxurious ride. Test drives are available at your nearest Volvo dealer.
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