2013 Volvo XC70

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Volvo XC70. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Sleek cabin styling
  • Wagon utility

The Bad

  • Excessive body cladding
  • No manual transmission

Notable Features of the 2013 Volvo XC70

  • Newly standard headlight washers and rain-sensing wipers
  • Off-road-themed wagon
  • Choice of six-cylinders, including turbocharged engine
  • Seats five
  • FWD or AWD
  • Available built-in rear booster seats

2013 Volvo XC70 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered.
New for 2013
Volvo has added standard headlight washers and rain-sensing windshield wipers to the XC70. 
Exterior
The front of the XC70 features a grille that looks similar to the one on Volvo's XC90 crossover. The nose of the wagon is distinguished by bright fog-light surrounds and dark bumper cladding. The wagon's cladding extends around the lower edge of the sides and back to the rear bumper, where the XC70 has a flat-black treatment. Ground clearance is 8.3 inches. Exterior features include:

  • Available 16-, 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard aluminum roof rails
  • Standard power-operated and heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Standard rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Optional power liftgate
  • Optional adaptive bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights

Interior
The five-seat XC70 has a simple dashboard layout with a thin center panel that houses stereo and climate controls. Stylized trim pieces surround the dashboard air vents and the console gear selector. The rear seats are split 40/20/40, and the outboard ones can be equipped with seat heaters. Heated front seats also are available.

Behind the rear be...

Vehicle Overview

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- and all-wheel-drive versions are offered.
New for 2013
Volvo has added standard headlight washers and rain-sensing windshield wipers to the XC70. 
Exterior
The front of the XC70 features a grille that looks similar to the one on Volvo's XC90 crossover. The nose of the wagon is distinguished by bright fog-light surrounds and dark bumper cladding. The wagon's cladding extends around the lower edge of the sides and back to the rear bumper, where the XC70 has a flat-black treatment. Ground clearance is 8.3 inches. Exterior features include:

  • Available 16-, 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Standard aluminum roof rails
  • Standard power-operated and heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals
  • Standard rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Optional power liftgate
  • Optional adaptive bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights

Interior
The five-seat XC70 has a simple dashboard layout with a thin center panel that houses stereo and climate controls. Stylized trim pieces surround the dashboard air vents and the console gear selector. The rear seats are split 40/20/40, and the outboard ones can be equipped with seat heaters. Heated front seats also are available.

Behind the rear bench, you'll find 33.3 cubic feet of cargo space. With those seats folded, it balloons to 72.1 cubic feet. Interior features include:

  • Available leather seats
  • Standard dual-zone automatic climate control with backseat ventilation on B-pillar
  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
  • Optional navigation system with real-time traffic info
  • Optional integrated booster seats

Under the Hood
The 3.2 and T6 models use different engines: a 3.2-liter inline-six-cylinder for the former and a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder for the latter. The T6 includes hill descent control, which is designed to keep the XC70's speed at 6 mph when traversing challenging terrain. Mechanical features include:

  • 240-horsepower, 3.2-liter six-cylinder with 236 pounds-feet of torque (3.2)
  • 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder with 325 pounds-feet of torque (T6)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with clutchless-manual mode

Safety
Collision warning with automatic braking and a blind spot warning system are two of several safety features available in the XC70. The collision warning system alerts the driver if it senses a collision may occur and applies the brakes if the driver doesn't respond. The blind spot system keeps tabs on cars on either side of the XC70. The standard active front head restraints have whiplash-prevention technology designed to cradle front occupants during a rear-impact crash. Other safety features include:

  • Standard front-seat side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Standard antilock brakes with hydraulic brake assist
  • Standard electronic stability and traction control
  • Standard City Safety with automatic braking
  • Optional lane departure warning system
  • Optional pedestrian detection with automatic braking

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(5.0)
Reliability
(5.0)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Pleasure to drive

by KathiFL from st petersurg, fl on April 11, 2017

very smooth ride, handles well, enjoy the safety rating, actually fits my Irish Wolfhound!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read full review

(5.0)

Volvo XC 70

by ADB from Stuart Florida on March 29, 2017

Fantastic car for someone who appreciates a variety of attributes. Solid as a tank but smooth as silk. Car like ride but capable off road. Not super fast but quick enough and super comfortable front ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Volvo XC70 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2013 Volvo XC70 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Volvo

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, trip-planning services, Carfax vehicle history report and rental car

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years/100,000 miles; no deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 130 point inspection and reconditioning.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The XC70 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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