• Attractive, high-quality interior
  • Crossover capability without crossover size
  • Unintuitive nav controls
SUM UP The last Volvo wagon.

By Automobile Magazine

What's New for XC70 in 2013

Keyless Drive, rain-sensing windshield wipers, tunnel-detecting headlights, and headlight washers are standard for 2013, as is a new, illuminated gearshift lever. Technology-package-equipped cars now have road-sign information and automatic high-beams. There are two new exterior colors: magic blue metallic and twilight bronze metallic...more

Overview

Volvo has traditionally been known for two things: very safe cars and ultrareliable wagons. Sadly, with the recent departures of the V50 and the 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 interior includes a large screen for the infotainment system, as well as a center console similar to the one in the S60 sedan. Volvo’s City Safety system automatically applies the brakes if it senses a collision. 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.

Safety

Front, side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; traction and stability control; a tire-pressure monitoring system; and the City Safety crash-avoidance system are standard. Adaptive cruise control, a pedestrian-detection system, lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring are optional.

Key Competitors For The 2013 Volvo XC70

  • Audi Q5
  • BMW X3
  • Lincoln MKX
  • Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

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2013 XC70 Standard Equipment

Braking and Handling

  • Four Wheel ABS

Climate Control

  • Front Air Conditioning

Convenience

  • Compass
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Locks
  • Power Trunk/Liftgate
  • Power Windows
  • Trip Computer
  • Vehicle Information Center

Exterior

  • Privacy Glass
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Roof Rail

Interior

  • Cargo Cover
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Premium Interior Trim

Safety

  • Auto Day/Night Mirror
  • Brake Assist
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Front Fog Lights
  • Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
  • Headlight Wiper/Washers
  • Heated Outside Mirrors
  • HID Headlights
  • Hill Decent Control
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Fog Lights
  • Rear View Camera
  • Stability Control
  • Theft Deterrent System
  • Traction Control

Seats

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat

Sound and Entertainment

  • Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  • iPod Connector
  • Satellite Radio

Technology

  • Blue Tooth Compatible
  • GPS/Satellite Communication
  • Homelink Universal Transmitter
  • Navigation System

Tires and Wheels

  • Alloy Wheels
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