• (4.8) 6 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,577$13,929
  • Body Style: Wagon
  • Combined MPG: 20
  • Engine: 235-hp, 3.2-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2008 Volvo V70

Our Take on the 2008 Volvo V70

While some say wagons are a dying breed, Volvo has long been a staunch supporter of this iconic family-mobile and continues to show its support with the V70, which was redesigned for 2008.Volvo's hallmark has been and remains safety, and the V70 is available with advanced safety features lik... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Small backseat
  • Six-cylinder lacks high-speed power
  • Gas mileage

Notable Features

  • New exterior and interior styling for 2008
  • 235-hp six-cylinder engine
  • Standard rear booster seats
  • Available high-tech safety features

2008 Volvo V70 Reviews

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Boxy wagons have been the hallmark of Volvo for as long as I can remember, going back to the one my parents owned in the early 1970s.Volvo wagons are still alive and well, but a lot more complex - not to mention more expensive - than they were in those early days.The thing I remember most about the Volvo my parents owned was the ordeal they often went through when the car needed refueling.Their... Read full review for the 2008 Volvo V 70

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Probably The Most Versatile Vehicle Ever

by Active from Brentwood, Long Island, NY on January 28, 2009

When my 2000 Toyota Sienna was totaled last week, we were tempted to go look for another Toyota because we loved ours so much. However, my sister had recommended we look at a Volvo because they were s... Read Full Review

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2008 Volvo V70 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


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Warranties Explained


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.

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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