2014 Volvo XC70

Up to 18 MPG city / 26 MPG hwy
$34,500 - $45,650

To combat America's disdain for utility vehicles that aren't of the 'Sport' persuasion, Volvo took an S80 station wagon, raised the suspension, put some thick black plastic on it and called it a Crossover. The same two 6-cylinder engines from the S80 are offered in this wagon-bodied variant, both available with AWD. Clever packaging in the cabin includes a 40/20/40 split rear bench, versus the more common 60/40, allowing for more seating configurations to accommodate people and their gear. A fold flat front passenger seat also means longer cargo like surfboards can run the length of the car. Other than the extended cabin that more than quadruples the S80's maximum cargo to 72.1 cu ft, the XC70 also gains 2.4 inches in ground clearance for a total 8.3 inches, which is just .3 inches off range topping XC90. Adamant on being a real off-roader, the boxy bruiser's T6 AWD model comes standard with Hill Descent control, the system that applies brake power to each individual wheel on steep descents allowing the driver to focus entire on steering down through any obstacle. Rugged storage area covers and dividers are available as accessories, but the interior remains largely unchanged from the luxury sedan donor car. See more... See Less

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Reviews and Ratings
Overall Rating
Pros Cons
Safety features - blis, rear camera, auto pedestrian braking Steering wheel-requires more effort, steers hard
Styling-classy, functional, and upscale. Transmission-shifts not very smoothly
Driving comfort: drives like a dream Wish it had better gas mileage.
Heated seats front & back great in cold weather! Cargo tray in back is not as good as on the 2005
Great performance for a wagon - quick & agile Navigation - not nearly as good at route-planning & traffic as a $150 tom tom
Cargo storage - great for camping The entire interior console design. toyota venza is perfect.
Very comfortable car for long drives The confusing door locks & side view mirror movement.
Driving / handling in town & highways Power lift gate on trunk hatch - i need one!
Power: sufficient get up and go for pulling trailer, and on highway Sound of engine / exhaust during rapid acceleration
The quietness of the engine even over bumpy roads. Cup storage in front - new design eliminated cup holder