2011 Volvo XC70

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6 reviews
Available Price Range $10,734-$27,270 Trims3 Combined MPG 19-21 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2011 Volvo XC70

Our Take

The XC70 is an off-road-themed wagon. Adjustable child booster seats in the second row are available. The XC70 competes with the Subaru Outback and Volkswagen Passat wagon. It's sold in 3.2 a... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Excessive body cladding
  • No manual transmission

Notable Features

  • Choice of six-cylinders, including turbocharged engine
  • Seats five
  • FWD or AWD
  • Available built-in rear booster seats


Our Expert Reviews

Volvo has always been a leader in vehicle safety as well as the unofficial savant at designing practical, family-hauling wagons, and the 2011 Volvo XC70 exemplifies the two.With family-centric safety features such as available integrated booster seats, a seat belt reminder for all five seating positions and, of course, the huge cargo area afforded by the wagon design, the XC70 is a fantastic op... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

5.0 out of 5

Based on 6 reviews

very happy

by mikeyp4283 from illinois on December 15, 2011

2011 xc70 T6 everything is great might be nice to have a slightly bigger backseat. Handling and stability miles ahead of the 2011 Subaru Outback we replaced. Fun to drive and has character. Most affor... Read Full Review

3 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 3 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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Warranty Coverage





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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