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The XC70 is an off-road-themed wagon. Adjustable child booster seats in the second row are available. The XC70 competes with the Subaru Outback and Volkswagen Passat wagon. It's sold in 3.2 and turbocharged T6 trim levels.
New for 2011
A new front-wheel-drive version of the 3.2 trim joins the all-wheel-drive model, and Sirius Satellite Radio is now standard.
The front of the XC70 features a grille that looks similar to the one on Volvo's XC90 SUV. The nose of the wagon is distinguished by bright fog-light surrounds and dark bumper cladding. The wagon's cladding extends around the lower edge of the XC70's sides and back to the rear bumper, where the XC70 has a flat-black treatment. Ground clearance is 8.3 inches.
Exterior dimensions are fairly large. At 190.5 inches long and 75.8 inches wide, the XC70 has both a wider stance and greater length than its competitors. Exterior features include:
The five-seat XC70 has a simple dashboard layout with a thin center stack that houses audio and climate controls. Stylized trim pieces surround the dashboard air vents and console gear selector. The rear seats are split 40/20/40, and the outboard ones can be heated.
Passenger volume comes in at 98 cubic feet. Behind the rear bench, you'll find 33.3 cubic feet of cargo space. With those seats folded down, that balloons to 72 cubic feet. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
The T6 trim includes hill descent control, which is designed to keep the XC70's speed at 6 mph when traversing challenging terrain. Additionally, both of the XC70's six-cylinder engines make slightly more power for 2011. Other mechanical features include:
Collision Warning with Auto Brake and a blind spot warning system are two safety features available in the XC70. CWAB uses a light and sound to warn the driver if it senses a collision may occur, and it applies the brakes if the driver doesn't respond to the alert. The blind spot system, meanwhile, keeps tabs on cars on either side of the XC70. Volvo's whiplash-prevention technology is designed to cradle front occupants during a rear-impact crash. Other safety features include: