2010 Volvo V70

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Key Specs

of the 2010 Volvo V70. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Stylish front end
  • Upscale interior
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Smooth ride
  • Cargo room

The Bad

  • Small backseat
  • Six-cylinder lacks high-speed power
  • Gas mileage
2010 Volvo V70 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2010 Volvo V70

  • New R-Design trim
  • 35-hp six-cylinder engine
  • Standard rear booster seats
  • Available high-tech safety features

2010 Volvo V70 Overview

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Vehicle Overview
While some say wagons are a dying breed, Volvo has long been a staunch supporter of this iconic family-mobile, and it continues to show its support with the V70. It's available in both 3.2 and new 3.2 R-Design trim levels. The R-Design gives a sportier and more luxurious look to the V70.

The XC70 offers a similar design with a few more off-road provisions; it's listed separately in the Cars.com Research section.


New for 2010
There's a new 3.2 R-Design trim level, and a new optional six-cylinder engine produces fewer emissions than the standard engine.

Exterior
The V70 features a raised hood that's designed to lessen the effect of impacts with pedestrians. Exterior dimensions come in at 189.9 inches long and 73.3 inches wide.
  • Available 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels (R-Design)
  • Standard power, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Optional headlight washers
  • Optional moonroof and roof rails
  • Optional xenon headlights with articulating lenses
  • Optional heated windshield-washer nozzles
  • Optional power liftgate


Interior
The new R-Design trim adds sport features to the interior, and R-Design logos adorn the steering wheel and standard leather seat Ing surfaces The instrument cluster, pedals, gearshift knob and floormats have a sportier appearance. Like the S80, the five-seat V70 has a simple, clutter-free dashboard and a thin center control panel. The rear seats are split 40/20/40 to accommodate various cargo-c...
Vehicle Overview
While some say wagons are a dying breed, Volvo has long been a staunch supporter of this iconic family-mobile, and it continues to show its support with the V70. It's available in both 3.2 and new 3.2 R-Design trim levels. The R-Design gives a sportier and more luxurious look to the V70.

The XC70 offers a similar design with a few more off-road provisions; it's listed separately in the Cars.com Research section.


New for 2010
There's a new 3.2 R-Design trim level, and a new optional six-cylinder engine produces fewer emissions than the standard engine.

Exterior
The V70 features a raised hood that's designed to lessen the effect of impacts with pedestrians. Exterior dimensions come in at 189.9 inches long and 73.3 inches wide.
  • Available 16- or 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard 18-inch alloy wheels (R-Design)
  • Standard power, heated outside mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Optional headlight washers
  • Optional moonroof and roof rails
  • Optional xenon headlights with articulating lenses
  • Optional heated windshield-washer nozzles
  • Optional power liftgate


Interior
The new R-Design trim adds sport features to the interior, and R-Design logos adorn the steering wheel and standard leather seat Ing surfaces The instrument cluster, pedals, gearshift knob and floormats have a sportier appearance. Like the S80, the five-seat V70 has a simple, clutter-free dashboard and a thin center control panel. The rear seats are split 40/20/40 to accommodate various cargo-carrying needs, and a movable cargo floor is available. The front passenger seat folds down for additional cargo capacity.

Passenger volume comes in at 97.6 cubic feet, with 33.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. With those folded, that space balloons to 72.1 cubic feet of cargo space.
  • Standard cloth seating surfaces, optional leather seating and real wood inlays
  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Standard eight-way power driver's seat with memory, optional power passenger seat
  • Standard automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Optional universal remote garage-door opener
  • Optional heated front seats
  • Optional 12-speaker surround-sound system
  • Optional navigation system with real-time traffic
  • Optional dual-screen entertainment system (screens integrated into headrests)


Under the Hood
For 2010, there's a choice of two six-cylinder engines. The standard engine makes 235 horsepower, while an optional 225-horsepower model produces fewer emissions and is classified as a Partial-credit Zero Emissions Vehicle.
  • 235-horsepower, 3.2-liter six-cylinder with 236 pounds-feet of torque
  • Optional 225-hp, 3.2-liter six-cylinder with 221 pounds-feet of torque
  • Standard six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift functionality


Safety
The V70 is available with advanced safety features like Collision Warning with Auto Brake. This system uses a light and sound to warn the driver if it senses a collision may occur, and the system brakes the car if the driver doesn't heed the alert. Also, Volvo's WHIPS technology is designed to lessen the effect of a rear impact by cradling front-seat occupants in their seat.
  • Standard side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Standard antilock braking system with hydraulic brake assist
  • Standard security system and immobilizer-encrypted ignition key
  • Standard electronic stability and traction control
  • Optional adaptive cruise control
  • Optional blind spot warning system



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Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Another great Volvo station wagon in a long line

by Multiple Volvo owner from Chicago on November 1, 2011

Our V70 is an R Design that is as pleasing to drive as it is to look at. We get many compliments on the interior finishes and exterior lines. I was concerned about the lack of turbo, but the 3.2 6 ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2010 Volvo V70 currently has 2 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2010 Volvo V70 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 V70 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.

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