2016 Volvo XC70

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2016 Volvo XC70
2016 Volvo XC70

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

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

The bad:

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

6 trims

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Notable features

  • 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 review: Our expert's take

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


Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


The 2016 XC70 T5 PLATINUM is my 9th Volvo with 23k

Nice car. Low battery notice appears on monitor screen 24/7 even though dealership has replace the battery twice. however the car has never not started due to a drained battery or low volt issue. replaced the driver door window/locks/mirror motor box @ 23k miles for $500...Replacing heated windshield, $1500 which includes $450 to recalibrate this that and the other...


Volvos- safety and entry luxury

Excellent front seat ergonomics (roominess, seat adjustments, controls, etc.) Back seats are cramped for anyone over 5' 6". Good cargo space with back seats folded down. Great acceleration and braking.


Very reliable and versatile vehicle

Great driving car, very reliable over its first 40,000 miles since 2015. Only wish that Volvo still made the XC70. No major repairs or problems to date.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volvo
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 5 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
5 years/unlimited miles , upgradeable up to 10 years
Dealer certification required
170- plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
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