2010 Volvo XC70 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$37,950-$42,800
$35,673-$40,232
16 /CITY / 21 /HWY
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What Changed for the 2010 Volvo XC70:

  • The 2010 Volvo XC70 is a carryover model, but receives several updates this year
  • New grille with larger Volvo logo, chrome window trim and silk metal key fob
  • New Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) version of the standard 3.2-liter 6-cylinder engine is available
  • XC70 T6 gets new standard equipment including redesigned 18-inch alloy wheels, leather interior, power front passenger's seat, integrated child booster seats, and classic wood inlays for the interior
  • Silk matte metal finish added to new-design steering wheel when Premium package is ordered
  • New Multimedia package with Dynaudio premium sound system, Sirius satellite radio and navigation system
  • Technology package is available on all XC70 models for 2010, including adaptive cruise control, Collision Warning with Brake Support, Distance Alert, Driver Alert Control, and a lane-departure warning system

The Volvo XC70 is a luxury all-wheel-drive (AWD) crossover wagon built to handle rugged off-road conditions, according to its maker. It seats 5, and is available with a choice of two inline 6-cylinder engines. Now in its third generation, the XC70 competes with the Subaru Outback, Volkswagen Passat, and others.

Standard features on the 3.2 model of the 2010 Volvo XC70 include 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, fog lights, power accessories (including an 8-way power driver's seat), Bluetooth connectivity, and an 8-speaker sound system. An optional Premium package includes a sunroof, leather upholstery, power passenger seat, and wood trim. The XC70 T6 model adds most of the Premium features as standard (the sunroof remains optional), plus 18-inch wheels. The Climate option package addresses cold-weather issues; the Convenience package adds a power liftgate and front and rear park assist, plus storage features; the Technology package includes adaptive cruise control and extra safety features. A Multimedia package includes a navigation system, upgraded sound system, and rearview camera. Many options are available as stand-alones. Maximum cargo space is 72 cubic feet, according to Volvo.

The 2010 Volvo XC70 3.2's power plant is a 235-horsepower, 3.2-liter, inline 6-cylinder engine. In some states, that engine is partial-zero-emissions (PZEV) rated, which reduces its horsepower to 225. The XC70 T6 features a turbocharged, 281-horsepower, 3.0-liter, inline 6-cylinder engine. A 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control is standard on all 2010 Volvo XC70s, and all models deliver 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, according to EPA estimates.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Volvo XC70 include anti-lock disc brakes, hill-descent control, stability control, front side air bags, side curtain air bags, dynamic head restraints, and the City Safety automatic braking system. Optional equipment includes lane-departure warning, impact warning, driver fatigue warning, and blind-spot monitor.

Starting MSRP for the 2010 Volvo XC70 was $37,950.

What Changed for the 2010 Volvo XC70:

  • The 2010 Volvo XC70 is a carryover model, but receives several updates this year
  • New grille with larger Volvo logo, chrome window trim and silk metal key fob
  • New Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) version of the standard 3.2-liter 6-cylinder engine is available
  • XC70 T6 gets new standard equipment including redesigned 18-inch alloy wheels, leather interior, power front passenger's seat, integrated child booster seats, and classic wood inlays for the interior
  • Silk matte metal finish added to new-design steering wheel when Premium package is ordered
  • New Multimedia package with Dynaudio premium sound system, Sirius satellite radio and navigation system
  • Technology package is available on all XC70 models for 2010, including adaptive cruise control, Collision Warning with Brake Support, Distance Alert, Driver Alert Control, and a lane-departure warning system

The Volvo XC70 is a luxury all-wheel-drive (AWD) crossover wagon built to handle rugged off-road conditions, according to its maker. It seats 5, and is available with a choice of two inline 6-cylinder engines. Now in its third generation, the XC70 competes with the Subaru Outback, Volkswagen Passat, and others.

Standard features on the 3.2 model of the 2010 Volvo XC70 include 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, fog lights, power accessories (including an 8-way power driver's seat), Bluetooth connectivity, and an 8-speaker sound system. An optional Premium package includes a sunroof, leather upholstery, power passenger seat, and wood trim. The XC70 T6 model adds most of the Premium features as standard (the sunroof remains optional), plus 18-inch wheels. The Climate option package addresses cold-weather issues; the Convenience package adds a power liftgate and front and rear park assist, plus storage features; the Technology package includes adaptive cruise control and extra safety features. A Multimedia package includes a navigation system, upgraded sound system, and rearview camera. Many options are available as stand-alones. Maximum cargo space is 72 cubic feet, according to Volvo.

The 2010 Volvo XC70 3.2's power plant is a 235-horsepower, 3.2-liter, inline 6-cylinder engine. In some states, that engine is partial-zero-emissions (PZEV) rated, which reduces its horsepower to 225. The XC70 T6 features a turbocharged, 281-horsepower, 3.0-liter, inline 6-cylinder engine. A 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control is standard on all 2010 Volvo XC70s, and all models deliver 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway, according to EPA estimates.

Standard safety features on the 2010 Volvo XC70 include anti-lock disc brakes, hill-descent control, stability control, front side air bags, side curtain air bags, dynamic head restraints, and the City Safety automatic braking system. Optional equipment includes lane-departure warning, impact warning, driver fatigue warning, and blind-spot monitor.

Starting MSRP for the 2010 Volvo XC70 was $37,950.

Available Trims for the 2010 Volvo XC70
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 3.2L (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 37950.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
Name 3.2L (4dr Wgn w/Moonroof) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 37950.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 16/22
Name 3.0T (4dr Wgn) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 42800.00 Engine 3.0L/175 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
Name 3.0T (4dr Wgn w/Moonroof) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 42800.00 Engine 3.0L/175 City/Hwy MPG 16/21
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INTERIOR
  • Front reclining bucket seats-inc: head restraints
  • 8-way pwr driver seat w/adjustable lumbar, 3-position memory
  • 40/20/40 flat-fold rear bench -inc: (3) manual-fold rear head restraints
  • T-Tec seating surfaces w/"XC" stitching
  • Flat-folding front passenger seat
  • Front center armrest
  • "XC" front/rear/cargo floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/illuminated cruise & audio controls
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Intelligent driver info system (IDIS)
  • Trip computer
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Pwr windows -inc: front auto-up/down, anti-trap feature
  • Central pwr door locks-inc: tailgate, fuel filler
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • Security alarm system
  • Ignition immobilizer
  • Dual-zone electronic climate control (ECC)-inc: rear seat vents
  • Pollen filter
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Ultra-slim center control panel
  • Illuminated lockable glove box
  • Dark fineline inlays
  • (8) cup holders
  • "XC" door stitching
  • Front door storage pockets
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear reading lamps
  • Interior cabin light delay feature
  • Front footwell entry lights
  • Cargo area lights
  • Leather shift knob
  • Front seatback storage pockets
  • 12V pwr outlet
  • Cargo cover
  • Aluminum rails in cargo area -inc: sliding & folding load hooks
  • Lockable underfloor storage in cargo area
  • Pwr passenger seat
  • Leather seating surfaces w/"XC" stitching
  • Modern wood inlays
  • Watch-dial instrumentation w/tachometer
  • Classic wood inlays
EXTERIOR
  • 16" "Cecino" alloy wheels
  • P215/65R16 all-season tires
  • Aluminum roof rails w/"XC" logo
  • Body-side protective lower cladding
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear fog light w/auto-off
  • Safe Approach & Home Safe security lighting
  • Pwr heated mirrors w/memory, puddle lights, integrated turn signals
  • Tinted windows
  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Rear wiper/washer -inc: automatic function in reverse when front wipers on
  • Pwr glass moonroof w/sliding sunshade, auto-open
  • 18" "Merac" alloy wheels
  • P235/55R18 all-season tires
MECHANICAL
  • 3.2L DOHC 24-valve I6 engine
  • 6-speed Geartronic automatic transmission w/OD
  • Electronically-controlled all wheel drive w/Instant Traction
  • Front/rear skid plates
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link independent rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Pwr parking brake w/auto release
  • 3.0L DOHC 24-valve turbocharged I6 engine w/intercooler
  • Dual tailpipes
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) -inc: electronic brake distribution (EBD), hydraulic brake assist (HBA), optimized hydraulic brakes (OHB), ready alert brakes (RAB), fading brake support (FBS)
    • Dynamic stability & traction control (DSTC)
    • Hill descent control (HDC)
    • Daytime running lights
    • Driver/front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: front passenger cutoff switch
    • Side impact protection system (SIPS) -inc: driver/front passenger side-impact airbags, front/rear side inflatable curtains (IC)
    • 3-point seat belts -inc: pretensioners, front height adjustable anchors
    • Overhead-mounted seat belt reminder lights
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Rear window deactivation
    • ISOFIX child seat attachments -inc: top tether anchors
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Driver/front passenger whiplash protection seating system (WHIPS)
    • Collapsible steering column
    • Anti-submarine seats
    • Dual outboard 2-stage child booster seats -inc: adaptive seatbelts, pwr child locks
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: HD Radio, 160-watt amp, (8) speakers, USB input, aux input
    • SIRIUS satellite radio prep
    • Bluetooth

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