2010 Initial Quality Study Results
2010 Volvo C70
The Volvo C70 is a 2-door convertible with a retractable power-operated hardtop. Like other Volvo models, the C70 is designed to offer European luxury, with an emphasis on safety, at a lower price point than its German competitors. All C70 models are fitted with a turbocharged 5-cylinder engine, an automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive.
The Volvo C70 first debuted in 1997. At the time, the first-generation model was offered as a 2-door coupe (with a steel roof) or as a drop-top convertible (with a power-operated cloth roof). Based on the outgoing 850 platform, the convertible was fitted with a unique 5-cylinder engine (designed to deliver the power of a 6-cylinder, with the efficiency of a 4-cylinder). Subsequent models were turbocharged.
There was no 2005 model in the United States as an all-new second-generation model was just around the corner. The second-generation C70 debuted in 2006. Unlike its predecessor, the new C70 introduced a 3-piece hardtop. Quieter, and with improved outward visibility thanks to enlarged glass windows, the second-generation C70 delivered a closed coupe experience that was similar to its open-top persona.
The Volvo C70 received a facelift for 2010 that included swept-back headlights, a larger grille emblem, new rear lamps (with LED illumination), a reshaped bumper, and more pronounced badging on the rear decklid.
Dimensions and Interior Room
|Passenger Volume||83 cubic feet|
|Cargo Volume||12.8 cubic feet|
Features and Options
The 2010 Volvo C70 is only available in T5 trim; in Volvo nomenclature this designation is reserved for a turbocharged 5-cylinder engine with a high level of standard equipment. Standard on all models is a power-operated, 3-piece retractable hardtop convertible roof (it can be raised or lowered in about 30 seconds, Volvo says). In raised position, the top features a large rear heated glass window offering good outward visibility.
In base trim, the C70 features a full complement of convenience accessories, including power windows, power door locks, cruise control, and dual-zone electronic climate control. The power exterior mirrors are heated, and the interior mirror is auto dimming.
Volvo offers four different options packages on the C70. The Climate package includes a humidity sensor, rain sensor, interior air quality sensor, headlight washers, and heated front seats. The Convenience package adds rear park assist, keyless drive, automatic dimming rearview mirror, and HomeLink garage door opener. The Dynamic package includes a 3-spoke steering wheel, 18-inch alloy wheels, and Xenon headlamps. The Multimedia package includes the premium sound system, subwoofer, and navigation system with real-time traffic. Stand-alone options include a wind blocker, blind-spot information system (BLIS), power-retractable door mirrors, a trunk spoiler, and more.
The 2010 Volvo C70 is offered with a standard front-wheel-drive powertrain. The sole engine offering is a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder rated at 227 horsepower and 236 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6-speed manual transmission is standard with a 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission optional. Fuel economy for the Volvo C70 ranges between 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Safety and Crash Testing
|Front Driver||Not tested|
|Front Passenger||Not tested|
|Side Driver||Not tested|
|Side Rear Passenger||Not tested|
|Rollover 2WD||Not tested|
|Rollover 4WD||Not tested|
|IIHS||** TOP SAFETY PICK **|
|Roof Strength||Not Tested|
|2010 IQS||Highest ranked in segment|
|2010 VDS|| |
|2009 APEAL|| |
To learn more visit:
2010 Volvo C70 Model Page
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