Model Overview: 2010 Volvo XC70
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
XC70 3.2 AWD: $37,950
XC70 T6 AWD: $42,800
Volvo continues to refine its segment-defining XC70 crossover. All-new two years ago, the XC70 is available in two models for 2010. The XC70 3.2 AWD offers a new PZEV (Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle rating) version of its naturally aspirated 3.2-liter 6-cylinder engine. Compared to the unchanged ULEV version, the PZEV produces slightly less horsepower (225 vs. 235), with the benefits of reduced emissions and increased fuel economy estimates.
Minor trim and equipment changes for the XC70 include a new grille with a larger Volvo iron mark, chrome trim accents around the side windows and revised options and option packages. Introduced last year, the XC70 T6 AWD gains standard leather seating surfaces, power front passenger's seat, classic wood interior décor inlays and 18-inch "Merac" alloy wheels.
The T6 features a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that delivers 281 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Maximum torque is on tap from just 1,500 rpm and remains available all the way up the rev range, resulting in quick acceleration and smooth drivability.
Both XC70 models are fitted with a six-speed "Geartronic" automatic transmission that enables the driver to shift manually when desired. Standard All-Wheel Drive with Instant TractionTM ensures the best possible road grip in all situations. Electronic Hill Descent Control (HDC) uses the vehicle's brakes and engine torque to crawl in bottom gear on steep downhill slopes.
The available Technology Package builds on Volvo's heritage of innovation and safety. Volvo's latest preventative safety technologies focus on preventing driver distractions that studies show cause up to 90 percent of all traffic accidents. Based on this statistic, Volvo developed efficient technologies to help drivers avoid or reduce the severity of accidents caused by distraction and driver fatigue. The package includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Collision Warning with Auto Brake (CWAB), Distance Alert (DA), Driver Alert Control (DAC) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
Introduced on the XC70, a height-adjustable integrated booster cushion, standard on the T6 and optional on the 3.2, teams with an extended inflatable curtain. This combination provides the industry's best passenger safety system for precious cargo (your children) in the rear seat. A strong side structure uses high-tensile steel of different grades to optimize side-impact protection.
The XC70's extensive list of standard amenities can be augmented with a world-class sound and navigation system. The new Multimedia Package includes Premium Sound Dynaudio® with a 650-watt amplifier, Dolby Pro-Logic II Surround Sound and 12 Dynaudio® speakers, SiriusTM satellite radio and the Volvo Navigation System with HDD, DVD map data and remote control. USB and AUX inputs are standard in the 2010 Volvo XC70.
Cargo carrying flexibility is the XC70's forte. The luggage compartment floor is equipped with aluminum rails and movable storage points to secure the load. Side panels also have built-in load anchorage eyelets to keep luggage securely in place. In addition, they can be supplemented with multifunctional rails for a variety of hooks, load-anchoring nets, cargo space dividers and other load related accessories. For the ultimate in convenience for loading and unloading cargo, the XC70 offers a power tailgate as part of the Convenience Package.
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