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4 of 4 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Volvo XC70 Overview
The 2013 Volvo XC70 is a rugged wagon that is a luxurious, viable alternative to crossovers.
The XC70 is targeted at active families and features a host of family friendly features and cargo room, including two optional integrated child booster seats that can be added to the second row. For 2013, the XC70 adds headlight washers and rain-sensing windshield wipers to the standard features list, but otherwise stands pat for the new model year.
From a styling perspective, the XC70 is similar in appearance to the larger XC90 crossover; imagine taking the roof off the XC90 and dropping it down on a car-body, and voila: XC70. Up front, the cross-hatch grill features a large version of the circular Volvo logo in its center, and silver accents around the foglights. Dark plastic cladding surrounds the bottom of the vehicle for a more rugged, durable appearance. Underneath the XC70 is 8.3 inches of ground clearance, which is less than Volvo’s crossovers, the XC60 and XC90, but plenty for all but the toughest of off-road scenarios. A power liftgate is optional.
The XC70 is offered in two trim levels, 3.2 and T6. 3.2 models feature a 240-hp, 3.2-liter inline-six-cylinder, while the T6 gets a more powerful 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six that makes 325 pounds-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission option; front-wheel drive is standard on 3.2 models, with all-wheel drive optional. T6 models get all-wheel drive standard.
Inside, the 2013 XC70 offers a cavernous 33.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which can expand to 72.1 cubic feet with the 40/20/40-split rear seats folded down. Dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, and Volvo’s Sensus information system with a seven-inch screen come standard. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a navigation system with real-time traffic and weather information are optional.
The XC70 also offers a lot in the way of standard safety technology. Beyond the usual standard fare of airbags, antilock brakes, and an electronic stability system, Volvo’s City Safety system also comes on every XC70. City Safety uses forward sensors to detect obstacles in your path and can apply the brakes to stop the car if the driver doesn’t take action. A lane departure warning system and pedestrian detection are also available.