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Volvo XC70

What began in 1998 as a trim level of the V70, the Volvo XC70 has come around the millennial bend as its own stand-alone model. This mid-size station wagon has never been the wood-paneled clunker of times past. When the trim level was introduced in 1998, Volvo's V70 was unlike any other wagon on the market. It featured Volvo's classic boxy style and superior safety features. Now, after several different incarnations, the Volvo XC70 is a crossover model that has been given seventy new features for the 2008 model year.

The V70's Cross Country trim was hailed as the best level, so Volvo did something unexpected. They made it its own model in 1999. However, it still was not called the XC70. Instead, Volvo kept the name Cross Country and marketed it as a flashy station wagon, what some believed was an oxymoron. Nevertheless, buyers came from far and wide to get their hands on the vampy wagon. The next year brought about even more changes for the Cross Country. This time they changed the name to an abbreviated version. "X" standing for "Cross," and "C" standing for "Country." The "70" was taken from the original V70 model to reflect its roots. This time the name stuck, and Volvo has had great success with the latest iteration of the model.

Originally built with a 2.4L I5 engine that produced 162 horsepower, the Volvo V70 was economically priced and had many safety features for families. Several other engine variations were available, including a few turbo styles. In 2007 the Volvo XC70 received some major changes. Rather than keep the boxy exterior, Volvo opted to smooth out the sharp edges and add a more off-road flair. Also, driver and passengers are well protected in the new model. Several airbags protect the sides, front, and ceiling from an impact. Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control give the XC70 extra protection on winding roads and in inclement weather.

With the highest safety rating, the Volvo XC70 is in the top tier of great vehicles for families on the go. Also, the price of $36,775 is comparable to a bulkier, less fuel efficient Nissan Pathfinder. With 15 city MPG and 22 highway MPG, the Volvo XC70 out-performs the minivans, but does not compare to most compact cars. Volvo plans to keep the newest name and continue expanding and upgrading the wagon. Buyers will also be happy to know that Volvo has vowed to try to make their vehicles more affordable for the average buyer in the years to come. Their goal is to be competitive with several of the top manufacturers in America.

Volvo XC70 Reviews by Year

2012 Volvo XC70 2012 Volvo XC70
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. more
2010 Volvo XC70
The 2010 Volvo XC70 is america's favorite off-road family adventure wagon. With moderate pricing between $37,950 and $42,800, it grants you copious amounts of comfort, stability - and most of all, peace of mind.
2009 Volvo XC70
2009 Volvo XC70, based on the V70 station wagon, is Volvo's midsize sport station wagon. Competition includes Audi A6 Avant , BMW 5-Series Sport Wagon and Ford Taurus X.
2008 Volvo XC70
The all-wheel drive 2008 Volvo XC70 midsize crossover offers a fuel efficient and practical alternative to larger, gas guzzling SUV's. Although not suitable for heavy hauling and towing, its car like handling dynamics combined with its raised suspension and Volvo's excellent all wheel drive system enables drivers to conquer snow covered roads and travel through muddy terrain with ease.
2007 Volvo XC70
A crossover wagon/SUV, the 2007 Volvo XC70 seats 5 or 7 and comes in one model, the base 2.5T AWD. Built as a wagon, the XC70 has a slightly higher ground clearance and displays some of the exterior design characteristics of an SUV.

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