Decent, but not quite the best. Driving Impressions The 2010 Volvo V70 has a smooth and refined ride befitting its premium status. Five key equipment groups highlight the V70's extras list. The safety belts have specially adjusted force limiters to reduce the risk of restraint injury, and the side-curtain airbags are lengthened relative to previous-generation models for better coverage. There are no paddle shifters behind the steering wheel, as many cars now have that's where Volvo put controls for its navigation system , but there's a manual slot for the shift lever left of the normal gear-selection path.
However, there is enough room that someone 5-foot, 9 inches won't get claustrophobic or cramped riding across town, and we think it would be fine for families until the kids are well into their teens. The Premium package adds a sunroof, leather upholstery, an eight-way power passenger seat and real wood interior trim. The front passenger side-impact airbags have two compartments: a lower one for the hips, which can handle more force without injury, and a second one that deploys more gently around the shoulders. The V70 body was developed with Volvo's usual attention to impact-dissipating crumple zones, and it features fully laminated glass. While the base-level V70 3.
The R-Design comes with all the items in the Premium Package, but replaces the wood trim with metallic Deco inlays. Unfortunately, this modern Volvo wagon isn't quite as sensible as those that came before. Certainly, the 2010 Volvo V70 delivers the expected amounts of space and safety while adding some style and innovative features to the mix. Model Line Overview Model lineup: Volvo V70 3. It focuses on delivering a luxurious and stylish package, without sacrificing that familiar, beloved Volvo character.
They just seem to power-up faster than the more common V6, spinning more freely and smoothly as they go. Today, wagons are no longer family transport du jour, but the 2010 Volvo V70 carries on as a choice for those who shun crossovers and minivans. Summary The 2010 Volvo V70 is the best wagon Volvo has produced to date. From a stop or for passing at higher speeds, the V70 accelerates better than adequately, and the eager quality of its engine might make you actually want to shift the six-speed automatic manually as you go about your business. But try one before you buy, as we've found a hard ride in other Volvo models with 18-inch wheels. The sprint from 0 to 60 mph is made in 5. A tailgate on the spoiler and bold 18-inch wheels complete the go-fast image.
On the new 2010 V70 R-Design model, the bright metal around and within the grille has a subtle silk finish. The front passenger seat folds down for additional cargo capacity. Like the S80, the five-seat V70 has a simple, clutter-free dashboard and a thin center control panel. When we are ready to replace my wife's car, I know where we will start our search. Passenger volume comes in at 97.
EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. Volvo currently sells two wagons here in the U. The interior of the car is beautiful. All V70s get some different interior trim and a new grille with a larger logo. Very comfortable and quiet with a solid build quality.
Overall, the V70 cabin is elegant and pleasing. The pockets behind the front seatbacks are handy and the cupholders work well. In the new R-Design model, the Scandinavian-Modern feel is further enhanced by unique instrument styling that Volvo calls Watch Dial, and by trim inlays the company calls Deco. Based on Volvo's flagship S80 sedan, the V70 has a whole lot more style than those boxy wagons of old. This variant is delivered with a tight 6-speed manual transmission only, which suits the engine very well. While the six-cylinder naturally-aspirated engine has sufficient muscle to let the V70 3. In short, the system issues a warning if the V70 is closing quickly on an object and pre-loads the brake system.
The exclusive interior fittings include, among , sport leather upholstery in anthracite with inlaid quartz-beige contours, R-Design aluminum inlays, the multifunctional leather sport steering wheel with silk matt intarsia, sport pedals and blue-background instruments. In the new R-Design model, the Scandinavian-Modern feel is further enhanced by unique instrument styling that Volvo calls Watch Dial, and by trim inlays the company calls Deco. And with 71 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, there's still plenty of space to transport things. I wanted a new car for our retirement years and the choices are very few for a wagon low enough to easily load canoes and kayaks on the roof, and hold a recumbent trike in the cargo area. Interior Design and Special Features The wood and leather trim in the optional Premium package really dresses up the V70's otherwise austere cabin.