2013 Volvo C70

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Volvo C70. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Engine:
    227-hp, 2.5-liter I-5 (premium)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Seating:
    4 Seats
  • Transmission:
    5-speed automatic w/auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Four-season suitability
  • Curtain airbags
  • Top-down trunk access

The Bad

  • Backseat could be larger

Notable Features of the 2013 Volvo C70

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

2013 Volvo C70 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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.
Exterior
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

Interior
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 transmi...
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.
Exterior
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

Interior
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

Safety
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

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.9)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

nice convertible car

by Damain417 on June 27, 2018

car is great for the summer time and even could be used as a every day car becuase of it hard top. Car is just a well balance of everyday goodness Read full review

(5.0)

It is a reliable and a good looking car

by DivaJEE from Richmond on April 11, 2018

The car has a beautiful body and the interior is also beautiful. It looks like a sexy sports car with a convertible. I received so many compliments Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Volvo C70 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 Volvo C70 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Volvo

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, trip-planning services, Carfax vehicle history report and rental car

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years/100,000 miles; no deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 130 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The C70 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker