2016 Volvo XC70

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Key Specs

of the 2016 Volvo XC70. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Sleek cabin styling
  • Wagon utility
  • Gas mileage (FWD models)

The Bad

  • Lots of body cladding
  • Backup camera not standard
  • Leather not standard

Notable Features of the 2016 Volvo XC70

  • Heated front seats now standard
  • Off-road-themed wagon
  • Choice of turbo four- or five-cylinder engine
  • Configurable digital instrument panel available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Built-in rear booster seats available

2016 Volvo XC70 Overview

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Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Volvo XC70 is an off-road-themed wagon with the ground clearance of an SUV and the sleek shape of a wagon. It's available with front- or all-wheel drive and competes with the Audi Allroad and Subaru Outback.
New for 2016
Heated front seats are now standard.
Significant Standard Features

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with front-drive models
  • Power front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Multimedia system with 7-inch dashboard screen
  • City Safety collision avoidance system
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 250-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with all-wheel-drive models
  • Configurable digital gauge cluster
  • Integrated child booster seats
  • Heated steering wheel and rear seats
  • Power liftgate
  • Navigation system
  • Collision warning with autonomous braking and pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Lane departure warning

 

Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Volvo XC70 is an off-road-themed wagon with the ground clearance of an SUV and the sleek shape of a wagon. It's available with front- or all-wheel drive and competes with the Audi Allroad and Subaru Outback.
New for 2016
Heated front seats are now standard.
Significant Standard Features

  • 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with front-drive models
  • Power front seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Multimedia system with 7-inch dashboard screen
  • City Safety collision avoidance system
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 250-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with all-wheel-drive models
  • Configurable digital gauge cluster
  • Integrated child booster seats
  • Heated steering wheel and rear seats
  • Power liftgate
  • Navigation system
  • Collision warning with autonomous braking and pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Lane departure warning

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.9)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

I love driving Volvo

by Margaret from Olympia,WA on August 20, 2018

This is my second XC70. I wish it had the powerful 6cylindar engine of my 2009 Volvo. I am also wishing it had the quiet ride of the 2009 XC70. The highway noise at freeway speeds makes conversation ... Read full review

(5.0)

2nd XC 70 Love the car

by RJ from Sauk City, Wi on July 20, 2018

Great car. When it came time to replace my previous XC70 I did not want to do business with the local dealer, but the car is so great that took a chance again. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Volvo XC70 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 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.

    See inspection details.

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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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