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2010 Volvo XC70 Wagon

2010 Volvo XC70 Review

(3 Stars)  Minor updates manage to keep the XC70 in the game

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
The XC70 is the midline crossover model from Volvo. It does not offer some of the new and fluid lined modeling that the bigger XC90 has and has stuck to the older boxier body style. Some think that this design makes it look much more rugged and believe this body style to be more attractive. The XC70 can be equipped with the same inline six cylinder engine found in the XC90, but only offers minimal power, the upgraded supercharged inline six will give the driver 285 horsepower. Both engine models remain unchanged since last year's offering in this model. The XC70 does offer a few more miles to the gallon than its big brother the XC90, mostly due to its smaller and lighter design. The XC70 does not offer enough power for any serious towing, but this sports utility vehicle is designed much more for looks and highway usage.

The XC70 does offer many different systems to make it one of the safest models in its class. Volvo has been known for performing very high in safety testing and this year's XC70 will be no different.

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2010 XC70 Base Wagon Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.2L in-line 6 double overhead cam with VVT ( 10.8 :1 compression ratio ; four valves per cylinder)
Fuel: premium unleaded ( 91 octane)
Fuel consumption: city= 16 (mpg); highway= 22 (mpg); combined= 18 (mpg); vehicle range: 333 miles
Multi-point injection fuel system
18.5 gallon fuel tank
Power: 235 HP ( 175 kW) @ 6,200 rpm; 236 ft lb of torque ( 320 Nm) @ 3,200 rpm

'10 Volvo Wagon Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Hill Decent Control
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear Fog Lights
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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