Pros & Cons

  • Available integrated booster seats
  • Large cargo space for the class
  • Hard-to-use navigation system
  • Poor fuel economy for the class

Rankings & Research

The 2010 Volvo XC70's #14 ranking is based on its score within the 2010 Wagons category. Currently the Volvo XC70 has a score of 7.7 out of 10, which is based on our evaluation of 57 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.




Critics' Rating: 7.8
Performance: 7.5
Interior: 8.6
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.9
This model has never been fully tested for safety. Its overall score is being calculated without safety.
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2010 Volvo XC70 Overview

A six-cylinder engine and automatic transmission are standard on the 2010 Volvo XC70. A more-powerful turbocharged six-cylinder engine is available. Reviewers were impressed with the strong, turbocharged six-cylinder engine and smooth transmission. The 2010 Volvo XC70 gets 16/22 mpg city/highway, which is low for the class. Test drivers said the XC70 handles unpaved roads well due to its standard all-wheel drive system and high ground clearance.

Automotive reviewers liked the interior quality of the Volvo XC70, but they said the back seat needs more legroom. The Volvo XC70 has 33.3 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats in use and 72.1 cubic feet with the back seat folded; both cargo space figures are high for the class. Standard features include an outside temperature gauge, roof rails, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, an eight-speaker sound system with USB and auxiliary ports, Bluetooth and satellite radio. Available equipment includes integrated boosters seats in the back seat, adaptive cruise control, navigation, lane departure warning, a power tailgate, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated front and rear seats and a 12-speaker premium sound system. Reviewers did not like the interface of the available navigation system.

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Other Cars to Consider

The all-wheel drive 2010 Audi A4 Avant has a high safety score and large cargo area for the class. Plus, its fuel economy rating is one of the highest in the class.

A 2010 BMW 5-Series Sports Wagon has better fuel economy than the XC70. Reviewers liked the powerful, turbocharged six-cylinder engine and the smooth ride of the 5-Series Wagon.    

Compare the XC70 to the A4 Wagon and 5-Series Wagon »

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