2009 Volvo XC70

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3 reviews
Available Price Range $10,192-$18,340 Trims2 Combined MPG 18-19 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2009 Volvo XC70

Our Take

The XC70 is an offroad-themed version of Volvo's traditional V70 wagon, and both models were redesigned for 2008. (The V70 is covered in a separate report.) The XC70's exterior and interi... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Excessive body cladding
  • No manual transmission

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2008
  • New 281-hp inline-six engine
  • Standard AWD
  • Second-row booster seats


Our Expert Reviews

Yes, it's from Goteborg, Sweden, but the Volvo XC70 is the automotive equivalent of a Swiss Army knife: Capable of handling most any task, excelling at none, perhaps, but more than competent at all of them.The XC70 is basically the Volvo V70 wagon on steroids -- all-wheel-drive, increased ground clearance and some minor body modifications to give it more the appearance of an SUV than a sta... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

5.0 out of 5

Based on 3 reviews

Great car for the money

by Perl from Boise, Id on June 21, 2012

Great buy on a 2009 Volvo XC 70 T6, awesome interior, rivals any Mercedes or BMW . Smooth riding and nice pickup with the T6 engine. Purchased the car for almost exactly half of retail price 3 years ago. Read Full Review

2 Trims 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 6 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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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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