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2012 Volvo C70 Overview

Summertime driving has never been safer with the sporty, yet classy 2012 Volvo C70 convertible coupe.

Like the C30 coupe, the 2012 Volvo C70 receives two new trim packages: Premier Plus and Platinum. The Premier trim builds on the base T5 and adds an integrated garage door opener, rear park assist, keyless start, and a compass in the auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Platinum trim takes it up a notch with a voice activated navigation system and a premium eight-speaker sound system. Audio streaming via Bluetooth® connectivity is now standard on all trims. 

Convertible competition in the luxury/premium class includes the Lexus IS250C and Infiniti G37. In terms of power, the 2012 Volvo C70 convertible features a 227-horsepower, turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that generates 236 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. Fuel economy estimates are decent but not great, at 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

The two-door convertible C70 can retract its hardtop in 30 seconds giving you the look and feel you want in a snap. The C70 received a facelift in 2011 and features standard 17-inch wheels, fog lights, and LED taillights. Headlight washers, rain sensing wipers, adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, and 18-inch wheels are optional.

Inside the 2012 Volvo C70, power front seats, tinted windows, electronic climate control, leather upholstery, auxiliary input jack, and trip computer are standard, while cranberry-colored leather, heard front seats, a humidity sensor, and black oak inlays are optional.

As with all Volvo models, the 2012 C70 convertible is extremely safe. Side-impact and side curtain airbags, four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, an electronic stability control system, traction control and active front head restraints are just some of the standard features. The Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS), which is integrated into the front seats, cradles the spine and neck in a controlled manner in the event of a collision. If you find yourself flipping over, the standard roll-over protection system activates door-mounted inflatable curtains and safety belt pre-tensioners, which are coupled with reinforced steel roll bars behind the rear seats that deploy to form a cage. A blind spot warning system is optional.

Enjoy the wind through your hair and the warmth of the sun with the safe and stylish 2012 Volvo C70 convertible.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 18 MPG
  • Highway: 28 MPG

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Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Safety Rating

  • Front Safety: Good
  • Side Safety: Good
  • Rear Safety: Good