2007 Volvo XC70

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$36,420

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2007 Volvo XC70

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Performance under most conditions
  • Safety features
  • Rugged appearance
  • Highway ride and stability
  • Quietness and solid construction

The bad:

  • Tame but satisfactory handling
  • Lack of real SUV attributes
  • Extra ground clearance only marginally helpful

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Notable features

  • Stability control
  • AWD
  • Turbocharged 208-hp inline-five-cylinder
  • SUV-like body trim
  • Elevated ground clearance
  • Geartronic five-speed automatic

2007 Volvo XC70 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Volvo blends wagon styling with a few quasi-SUV attributes in the XC70. Specifically, the all-wheel-drive XC70 2.5T features a raised suspension and SUV-style body trim. The wagon has 2 more inches of ground clearance than other Volvo wagons and, like the V70, can be set up for either five- or seven-occupant seating.

For 2007, Volvo makes stability and traction control standard, as well as adding a standard tire pressure monitoring system and making the dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system a standalone option. The wagon loses its puddle lights.

The XC70 features an all-wheel-drive system with Instant Traction. Volvo says the system “instantly delivers up to 50 percent more torque to the rear axle,” automatically and seamlessly.

Exterior
Closely related in design to Volvo’s V70 model, the midsize XC70 wagon rides a 108.8-inch wheelbase and measures 186.3 inches long overall. Rounded front corners resemble those of Volvo’s S80 sedan, but the rear half retains the straight lines and profile of a traditional wagon. Jewel-like headlights flank an eggcrate grille.

Intended for only moderately rough trekking, the XC70 has large bumpers that are augmented by moldings around the wheel arches and lower body. The overfenders and lower rocker-panel cladding are offered in Stone Gray or Brown. Ground clearance measures 8.2 inches, which helps give the wagon an appearance similar to that of an authentic SUV. Alloy wheels hold redesigned 16-inch wheels, and 17-inch wheels are optional. A moonroof is available in the Premium Package, which also includes leather seating surfaces, power passenger seats and wood inlays in the interior.

Interior
In basic form, the XC70 seats up to five occupants on two front buckets and a split, folding rear bench seat. An optional two-place, rear-facing third-row seat is designed to carry children and can be installed by the dealer for 2007, as it’s no longer a factory-installed option. Leather seating surfaces are optional. Cargo capacity is 71.5 cubic feet when the backseat is folded and 37.5 cubic feet with all the seats up.

An in-dash CD player and a leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel are standard. Rain-sensing wipers are included in an available Climate Package, and a DVD-based navigation system is optional.

Under the Hood
The XC70’s turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-five-cylinder delivers 208 horsepower and 236 pounds-feet of torque. Volvo’s standard Geartronic five-speed automatic transmission has a feature that permits manually selected gear changes.

Safety
Safety features include all-disc antilock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, side-impact and side curtain airbags, and Volvo’s Whiplash Protection Seating System. For 2007, an electronic stability system is standard.

Driving Impressions
Serving as a thoroughly civilized, refined and tightly constructed road machine, the XC70 cruises effortlessly. A touch on the gas pedal can make this wagon practically leap ahead at times, whether it’s taking off, passing or merging. On other occasions, acceleration feels less stirring.

Steering is on the heavy side but is hardly ponderous. Volvo’s quiet-running wagons are stable on the highway and corner well, but they aren’t snappy in urban driving. The XC70’s firm suspension copes adeptly with bumps, and ride comfort is excellent on smooth roads. Even though you feel commotion on rough surfaces, little unpleasantness is transmitted to occupants.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.2
  • Reliability 4.1

Most recent consumer reviews

4.9

Very reliable

Runs great, very nice look, and fits my needs. The vehicle also fit within my budget so it made purchasing very easy. I’ve owned a Volvo in the past as well.

5.0

Best all around car I’ve owned in 60 years driving

135,000 No problems. Replaced headlights because an idiot broke one. Now with clear lenses and nice clear coat paint. Looks like new. No one believes it is a 13 year Old car. Even the interior is in great shape.

4.3

Best and final year for "P2" XC70

My 07 XC70 now has over 180k miles and still looks like new, including the interior. About a year ago I started looking around for a replacement after a few minor maintenance issues but, after 6 months of searching, decided to refurbish and keep driving this one. New strut assy, control arms and ball joints + other steering bits, rear shocks, front CV axles, plugs and coil packs will get you new car ride for around $4-$5k (half again that at the dealer). The next generation, 2008-2015, XC70 had significant problems with the V6 motor that Ford forced them to OEM. After GEELY bought them and provided financing, Volvo developed a sweet 2.0 light boost 4 cyl that made Ward's 10 best engines list. Since Volvo no longer makes wagons, The 2015.5 or 2016 XC70 will likely be my next car - in a couple of years, when used prices get down to my mid teens target.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volvo
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 5 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
5 years/unlimited miles , upgradeable up to 10 years
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
170- plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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