Best Bet
  • (4.3) 13 reviews
  • MSRP: $8,257$19,817
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Engine: 227-hp, 2.5-liter I-5 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/auto-manual
  • Seats: 4
2011 Volvo C70

Our Take on the 2011 Volvo C70

Our Take

Volvo has redesigned its small hardtop convertible, the C70, and much of the work will be obvious to passers-by. That's because, while there are some interior changes, the most dramatic changes are to the car's bodywork.Thanks to the redesign, the C70's front end bears a resemblanc... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Pending further review

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2011
  • Retractable-hardtop convertible
  • Five-cylinder turbo engine

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

My kids and I were thrilled at the prospect of test-driving the 2011 Volvo C70. When the redesigned hardtop convertible coupe arrived at our house, we immediately jumped in it, put the top down and went for a ride to a restaurant for lunch. After driving a few blocks, the kids started complaining about the sun. They wanted the C70's top up before we even got to our lunch spot. However, t... Read full review for the 2011 Volvo C 70

Consumer Reviews

4.3

Average based on 13 reviews

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Awesome Upscale Convertible

by Jimbo from Dallas TX on March 19, 2010

In addition to the exciting 2011 facelift, the C70 standard features have been expanded and improved over previous years -- plus an excellent 5/60 warranty. My wife loves this thing (it's primarily he... Read Full Review

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volvo C70 T5

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volvo C70 T5

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
A
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
M
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

Save on maintenance costs and do your own repairs on your 2011 Volvo C70

Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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