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2012 Volvo XC70 T-6

2012 Volvo XC70 Review

(0 Stars)  The last Volvo wagon.

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Overview
Volvo has long been known for two things: extremely safe cars and ultrareliable wagons. Sadly, with the recent departures of the V50 and V70, Volvo appears to be relegating its wagons (at least in the U.S. market) to the dustbin of history. The XC70 is the last Volvo that resembles a wagon, but Volvo qualifies it as a crossover that slots between the XC60 and the XC90. The XC70's wagon roots shine through the crossover moniker, however, with its long, low body and the availability of a front-wheel-drive model powered by the base 3.2-liter in-line six. The same turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder that makes an appearance elsewhere in Volvo's lineup (S60, S80, XC60) is mated to a four-wheel-drive system. The XC70's updated interior includes a larger screen for the infotainment system--a big upgrade from the previous retracting screen--as well as a revised center console similar to the one in the S60 sedan. Volvo's City Safety system automatically applies the brakes if it senses a collision and is standard equipment. A slew of other active and passive safety features are included, and blind-spot monitoring is optional. The XC70 is a family-friendly vehicle with available rear-seat DVD screens and integrated booster seats that can be raised to two different heights for children of all sizes.

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2012 XC70 T6 Wagon Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 3.0L in-line six-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 17 MPG city, 22 MPG highway, 19 MPG combined and 352 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
18.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 300 hp @ 5,600 rpm; 325 ft lb of torque @ 1,500 rpm

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'12 Volvo T-6 Standard Equipment

  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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Moonroof
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Privacy Glass
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  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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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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