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2013 Volvo C70 T-5

2013 Volvo C70 Review

(0 Stars)  Aging gracefully.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
New are standard automatic windshield wipers and headlight washers. The $3900 Inscription Package—with 23 extra horsepower and 37 more lb-ft of torque—gains a rear spoiler. Full synthetic motor oil increases service intervals to 10,000 miles or 12 months.
Overview
The Volvo C70 was one of the first convertibles with a folding hard top when it hit the market in 2006. The C70 hasn’t seen many upgrades or innovations since then, but its clean lines and minimalist interior ensure that it will continue to age gracefully. Mechanically, the C70 uses the same 227-hp turbocharged five-cylinder found in the C30 hatchback, and here it is paired only with a five-speed automatic transmission (the six-speed manual was dropped a couple of years). Since the C70 is really more a cruiser than a hard charger, we recommend the standard seventeen-inch wheels over upgrading to the optional eighteens and their more aggressive 40-series tires, because the larger wheel and tire package diminishes ride comfort while doing little to increase handling prowess. That said, the C70 is a convertible that can be used year-round. The hard top cuts trunk space drastically when it’s lowered, but when it’s in place, it offers the advantages of better sound and weather insulation along with greater security. Although it doesn’t have the City Safety auto-braking system, the C70 still comes standard with a raft of features that help uphold Volvo’s reputation for building some of the safest cars on the road.

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2013 C70 T5 Convertible Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 2.5L in-line 5 DOHC and variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 18 MPG city, 28 MPG highway, 21 MPG combined and 334 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
15.9gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 227 hp @ 5,000 rpm; 236 ft lb of torque @ 1,500 rpm

'13 Volvo T-5 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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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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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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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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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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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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