Volvo XC70

2009 Volvo XC70

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  • (5.0) 5 reviews
  • MSRP: $6,384$16,584
  • Body Style: Wagon
  • Combined MPG: 18-19
  • Engine: 235-hp, 3.2-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2009 Volvo XC70

Our Take on the 2009 Volvo XC70

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 interior styling was revised, and it got a new inline-six-cylinder engine. The wagon comes with adjustable... 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

2009 Volvo XC70 Reviews 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 for the 2009 Volvo XC 70

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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 Trim Levels Available

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2009 Volvo XC70 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2009 Volvo XC70.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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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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