Premium Package models feature a new steering wheel with silk metal accents. It can actually engage the brakes if the driver fails to respond. Test drivers said the navigation is a bit difficult to use. Additional features include dynamic stability and traction control and a tire pressure monitoring system. A tailgate on the spoiler and bold 18-inch wheels complete the go-fast image.
Materials and overall finish are high-grade. Hill Descent Control also helps with slick, steep downhill slopes. The list includes anti-lock disc brakes, stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and anti-whiplash front head restraints. No additional equipment is required. The layout of the various controls is smart and immediately accessible, and the ease with which the driver interacts with the car trumps most of the European competition.
The value of the fold-flat front-passenger seat should not be underestimated as it allows hauling of long items, such as a ladder or a nine-foot fly rod rigged and ready to move to the next spot upstream. They just seem to power-up faster than the more common V6, spinning more freely and smoothly as they go. The package is silky smooth. Silver 2010 Volvo V70 3. It features an electronically controlled Haldex wet-clutch all-wheel-drive system that apportions 95 percent of the power to the front until wheel slip is detected, at which point up to 65 percent of the power may be sent rearward to resume forward progress. Volvo's Geartronic transmission is probably its most effective automatic so far. Drive Away: The service provider will drive your vehicle to the destination.
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. A six-speed Geartronic automatic transmission is standard. The styling pays tribute to Volvo wagons of the past, while at the same time expressing a more fluid, less gangly and visually tighter esthetic. The V70 uses a 3. Units Affected 416 Take a look at the photo above, and guess what happens next. One nifty feature is the optional navigation system, which neatly tucks inside the dash when not in use.
It's understated, elegant and nicely polished. Both versions come in front-wheel drive, with a 235-horsepower, 3. The rear glass angles forward slightly toward the front of the car, emphasizing that the V70 is in fact an automobile and not a cargo van. Volvo's latest six-cylinder reminds us why we like inline six-cylinder engines, or straight sixes as they're known. The R-Design gives a sportier and more luxurious look to the V70. On the inside, the cabin is treated to a Watch Dial instrument cluster; unique Deco inlays; leather seats; and unique pedals, gearshift knob and floor mats. Off-the-line acceleration is brisk, but passing power could be better.
Enclosed Transport: Highest level of care. The standard engine makes 235 horsepower, while an optional 225-horsepower model produces fewer emissions and is classified as a Partial-credit Zero Emissions Vehicle. This device also allows you to tell if the car has been tampered with as you approach it in a dark parking lot, and includes a heartbeat sensor to determine if there is a villain lurking inside. With a total of 71 cubic feet of cargo space, the V70 also offers a lockable storage area under the floor, and for added convenience in loading and unloading cargo, the V70 offers a power tailgate. Last year Volvo introduced a new Technology Package that featured active bi-xenon headlamps, a premium Dynaudio sound system, and Sirius Satellite Radio.
The R-Design gives a sportier and more luxurious look to the V70. Steering wheel, shift knob, pedals, and floor mats are also specific to this model and add to its sporty appeal. Its turbocharged six-cylinder engine displaces 3. The overall effect is very Scandinavian. Like the engine it is mounted transversely, or sideways.
. Exterior dimensions come in at 189. For 2010, a new R-Design model brings a premium look to the latest-generation Volvo V70 wagon, which debuted two years ago. Yet actual cargo space is compromised little, if at all. The rear seats are not the roomiest, given the apparent size of the vehicle. The cargo floor has aluminum rails with movable anchorage points for securing loads. Copyright Experian Information Solutions, Inc.
In short, the system issues a warning if the V70 is closing quickly on an object and pre-loads the brake system. The front passenger seat folds down for additional cargo capacity. Interior Features The Volvo V70 cabin is the company's best interior yet. The pockets behind the front seatbacks are handy and the cupholders work well. The smooth transmission is quick to respond to throttle inputs.