(4.1) 12 reviews
MSRP: $940$6,072
Body Style: Wagon
Combined MPG: 22-24
Engine: 168-hp, 2.4-liter I-5 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2002 Volvo V70

Our Take on the 2002 Volvo V70

Our Take

After launching its all-wheel-drive XC (cross country) model a year ago, Volvo has introduced the all-wheel-drive V70 wagon for 2002. The XC has 2 more inches of ground clearance than other wagons, and it is equipped with body trim like that on a sport utility vehicle. The V70 AWD is not intende... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

This is one car that's guaranteed to cause havoc in a repair shop some day. However, because it's a Volvo, that day probably will be many miles down the road. Still, try this future scenario: "I need a turbocharger kit for a 2001 V70 Volvo wagon," a mechanic will say to the folks at the parts counter. "The V70 didn't have a turbocharger that year," says the parts person. ... Read full review for the 2002 Volvo V 70

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Reliable but Electrical Problems

by Vuelvo from The passing lane on August 25, 2010

I drive 40,000 miles a year and drove a 2002 V70XC for 4 years. The car was so dependable that I named it "Cal" after Cal Ripkin. Great highway MPGs at around 28. Comfortable ride that owns the snow. ... Read Full Review

5 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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