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2013 Volvo XC70 T-6

2013 Volvo XC70 Review

(0 Stars)  The last Volvo wagon.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 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.
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.

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2013 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: Gasoline:, 17 MPG city, 23 MPG highway, 20 MPG combined and 370 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
18.5gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 300 hp @ 5,600 rpm; 325 ft lb of torque @ 2,100 rpm

'13 Volvo T-6 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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Power Locks
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Spoiler
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Roof Rail
  Interior  
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Cargo Cover
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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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HID Headlights
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Hill Decent Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Fog Lights
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Rear View Camera
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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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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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iPod Connector
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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