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2013 Volvo XC70 Overview
The XC70 is an off-road-themed wagon that caters to family needs. Two integrated, adjustable child booster seats in the second row are available. The five-seat XC70, sold in 3.2 and T6 trim levels, competes with wagons such as the Cadillac CTS, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Subaru Outback. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered.
New for 2013
Volvo has added standard headlight washers and rain-sensing windshield wipers to the XC70.
The front of the XC70 features a grille that looks similar to the one on Volvo's XC90 crossover. The nose of the wagon is distinguished by bright fog-light surrounds and dark bumper cladding. The wagon's cladding extends around the lower edge of the sides and back to the rear bumper, where the XC70 has a flat-black treatment. Ground clearance is 8.3 inches. Exterior features include available 16-, 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels, aluminum roof rails, power-operated and heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. A power liftgate and adaptive bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights are optional.
The five-seat XC70 has a simple dashboard layout with a thin center panel that houses stereo and climate controls. Stylized trim pieces surround the dashboard air vents and the console gear selector. The rear seats are split 40/20/40, and the outboard ones can be equipped with seat heaters. Heated front seats also are available.
Behind the rear bench, you'll find 33.3 cubic feet of cargo space. With those seats folded, it balloons to 72.1 cubic feet. Interior features include dual-zone automatic climate control with backseat ventilation on B-pillar and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter. Further options include a navigation system with real-time traffic info, integrated booster seats, and leather upholstery.
Under the Hood
The 3.2 and T6 models use different engines: a 240-horsepower, 3.2-liter inline-six-cylinder for the former and a 300-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder for the latter. The T6 includes hill descent control, which is designed to keep the XC70's speed at 6 mph when traversing challenging terrain. A six-speed automatic transmission with clutchless-manual mode is standard.
Collision warning with automatic braking and a blind spot warning system are two of several safety features available in the XC70. The collision warning system alerts the driver if it senses a collision may occur and applies the brakes if the driver doesn't respond. The blind spot system keeps tabs on cars on either side of the XC70. The standard active front head restraints have whiplash-prevention technology designed to cradle front occupants during a rear-impact crash. Other standard safety features include front-seat side-impact and side curtain airbags, antilock brakes with hydraulic brake assist, electronic stability and traction control, and the City Safety system with automatic braking. A lane departure warning system and pedestrian detection with automatic braking are optional.
*Overview courtesy of Cars.com