• (5.0) 1 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $7,300–$14,912
  • Body Style: Wagon
  • Combined MPG: 22
  • Engine: 235-hp, 3.2-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2010 Volvo V70

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Volvo V70

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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

2010 Volvo V70 Reviews

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.

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

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

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

Consumer Reviews


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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 cyl... 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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