• (5.0) 13 reviews
  • MSRP: $16,232–$32,484
  • 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
2013 Volvo C70

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 Volvo C70

What We Don't Like

  • Backseat could be larger

Notable Features

  • Newly standard headlight washers and rain-sensing wipers
  • Retractable-hardtop convertible
  • Five-cylinder turbo engine

2013 Volvo C70 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Volvo updated its midsize retractable-hardtop convertible, the C70, in 2011 with revised styling. The C70 has room for four people and competes with the Infiniti G37 and Lexus IS convertibles.
New for 2013
Volvo adds standard headlight washers and rain-sensing windshield wipers for 2013. A rear spoiler is now part of the Inscription Package.
Thanks to the update in 2011, the C70's front end bears a family resemblance to the S60 sedan and XC60 crossover. Overall, the nose is more wedge-shaped and has a larger air intake than the previous version. LED taillights give the rear a contemporary appearance. Exterior features include:

  • Available adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Standard 17-inch wheels
  • Available 18-inch wheels

Volvo designed the instrument panel to impart more of a watch-dial design. Leather is standard, and cranberry-colored leather is optional. Other options include heated front seats, black oak inlays and an interior air-quality system that catches allergens. Interior features include:

  • Standard dual-zone climate control
  • Standard CD stereo with an auxiliary jack
  • Standard trip computer
  • Available navigation system with real-time traffic data

Under the Hood
The front-drive C70 is powered by a turbocharged five-cylinder engine. Mechanical features include:

  • 227 horsepower and 236 pounds-feet of torque in regular form
  • 250 hp and 273 pounds-feet when the Inscription Package is selected
  • Five-speed automatic transmission

Side-impact and side curtain airbags are standard. Volvo says the curtains are designed to stay deployed in the event of a rollover. Additional safety features include:

  • Standard four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Standard traction control
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • Standard active front head restraints


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 13 reviews

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Sedate, comfortable highway cruiser

by dtb2253x from Omaha on September 26, 2017

Super comfortable and quiet riding car. At 4,600 lbs and a modest 237 HP, it is not sporty but it accelerates OK. Very well built. The retractable roof is a mechanical marvel and it is very tight and ... Read Full Review

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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.


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.

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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).

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