2013 Volvo XC70

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18 CITY / 24 HWY
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What's New for 2013:
  • Standard rain-sensing wipers
  • Standard headlight washers
  • Tunnel Detection headlight technology
  • Standard active bi-xenon headlights on Premier Plus and Platinum trim levels
  • Technology package adds Active High Beam and Road Sign Information features
  • Keyless Drive standard (except on base model)
  • T6 AWD transmission gains Sport shift program

Exterior Features
Volvo offers the 2013 XC70 as 3.2 and T6 AWD models with base, Premier, Premier Plus, and Platinum trim levels. Standard equipment includes 16-inch aluminum wheels, front and rear skid plates, protective body side moldings, roof rails, fog lights, heated side mirrors, and rain-sensing wipers. The T6 AWD model adds 18-inch wheels, dark tinted rear privacy glass, and a power sunroof.

Interior Features
Standard features on the XC70 are dual-zone automatic climate control, power driver's seat, fold-flat front passenger seat, Volvo Sensus 7-inch information display, and a stereo with HD radio, USB/iPod connection, and an auxiliary audio input jack. The T6 AWD model includes leather, a power front passenger seat, wood trim, and Keyless Drive.

Optional Features
The Premier trim level includes the standard features that come on the T6 AWD. Premier Plus trim adds a power tailgate, park-assist sensors, Homelink remote, and active bi-xenon headlights. Platinum models receive a 650-watt surround-sound audio system, navigation, and a reversing camera. A Climate package adds heated front and rear seats.

Under the Hood

A 240-horsepower, 3.2-liter, inline 6-cylinder engine is standard in the XC70 3.2 model. The XC70 T6 AWD models have a turbocharged, 3.0-liter, inline 6-cylinder engine generating 300 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque at 2,100 rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on all models, and includes a Sport shift program on T6 AWD models. The XC70 3.2 is front-wheel drive (FWD), and can be equipped with optional all-wheel drive (AWD).

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2013 Volvo XC70 are:
  • XC70 3.2 FWD: 19/25/21 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • XC70 3.2 AWD: 18/24/20 mpg
  • XC70 T6 AWD: 17/23/20 mpg

Volvo equips each XC70 with 6 air bags, traction and stability control, rain-sensing wipers, and a City Safety pedestrian and object detection system with automatic braking. Additionally, the 4-wheel-disc anti-lock braking system includes brake assist, Ready Alert Brakes, and Fading Brake Support. The T6 AWD model adds hill-descent control.

Optional safety features include a blind-spot monitoring system, lane-departure warning, 2-stage integrated rear child booster seats, power rear child-safe door locks, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, and front and rear park-assist sensors. Additionally, the available Technology package includes adaptive cruise control with Distance Alert and Queue Assist, Collision Warning with Pedestrian Detection and Full Auto Brake, Driver Alert Control, Active High Beam headlights, and Road Sign Information recognition.

Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) had performed crash tests on the 2013 Volvo XC70 as this overview was written.


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