2008 Volvo XC70

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13 reviews
Available Price Range $6,996-$15,820 Trims1 Combined MPG 18 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2008 Volvo XC70

Our Take

The XC70 is an offroad-themed version of Volvo's traditional V70 wagon, and both models have been redesigned. (The V70 is covered in a separate report.) The XC70's exterior and interior s... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Excessive body cladding
  • No manual transmission

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2008
  • New 235-hp inline-six engine
  • Standard AWD
  • Second-row child booster seat


Our Expert Reviews

A decade after the launch of the segment-defining Volvo XC, the third-generation 2008 XC70 sports enhanced luxury, new styling and a six-cylinder engine.The XC70 shares major components and systems with the flagship S80, and the connection is obvious the moment you hit the road. Sharing the S80's platform gives the XC not only more power, but also a feeling of greater refinement and sophis... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

Based on 13 reviews

Great value - Really nice car

by Family Guy from Boston, MA on May 19, 2008

This car was the best for our needs. If you need a car that has AWD, lots of storage space, semi-luxuirious interior, safe, family friendly and reliable, for around $40,000, this car is for you. The ... Read Full Review

1 Trim 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 9 recalls for this car.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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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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