Volvo XC70

2012 Volvo XC70

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  • (4.0) 4 reviews
  • MSRP: $13,842$27,086
  • Body Style: Wagon
  • Combined MPG: 20-22
  • Engine: 230-hp, 3.2-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
2012 Volvo XC70

Our Take on the 2012 Volvo XC70

The XC70 is an off-road-themed wagon that caters to family needs. Two integrated, adjustable child booster seats in the second row are available. The five-seat XC70, sold in 3.2 and T6 trim levels, competes with wagons such as the Cadillac CTS, Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Subaru Outback. Front- an... 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

2012 Volvo XC70 Reviews Expert Reviews

The Volvo XC70 is the quintessential station wagon, the most "Volvo-like" Volvo on the road today. Having one parked in my driveway takes me back to my childhood — riding to and from school in a wood-paneled station wagon, dressed in my finest monogrammed velour jumpsuit, John Denver (on eight-track) filling the voluminous interior. With the exception of its exterior design, which hasn&ap... Read full review for the 2012 Volvo XC 70

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My Favorite Volvo ever

by labdogdad from Idaho on March 12, 2013

What I like about Volvo (this is #3) everytime I buy new I can't believe how much better it is. i love the blind spot mirrors and that they fold, the interior is beautiful and comfortable and the perf... Read Full Review

11 Trim Levels Available

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2012 Volvo XC70 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2012 Volvo XC70.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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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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