2012 Volvo C70  -  $41,325


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $41,325
Base Invoice: $38,898
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Conv T5
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 18 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 2dr Conv T5
Transmission: 5-speed Geartronic automatic transmission
Engine: 2.5L turbocharged I5 engine w/dual intercoolers

Pros

Snug-fitting retractable hardtop; quick, smooth convertible operation; practicality relative to other convertibles; comfortable ride; sharpened appearance inside and out


Model Highlights

The C70 has been simplified down to a single trim with only one engine and transmission combination, though there are still plenty of option choices.

All C70s come with a 227-horsepower, 2.5L turbocharged 5-cylinder engine and a 5-speed automatic transmission. The C70 can accelerate plenty quick--to 60 mph around eight seconds--and the turbocharged engine works well with the transmission. EPA ratings stand at 19 mpg city, 29 highway.

The C70 doesn't have the super-firm ride of a sports car--rather it's quite absorbent and comfortable--with a typical front MacPherson strut, rear independent suspension layout--yet the electric power steering gives the C70 a responsive, maneuverable feel.

The C70 has a 3-section, retractable hardtop roof that includes a glass rear window and permits open-air convertible thrills in fair weather while also allowing comfortable all-season driving the rest of the year. The steel roof can be opened or closed with a smooth, well-coordinated electro-hydraulic mechanism in around 30 seconds, and it's unique among retractable hardtop designs in that it doesn't need extra space behind the vehicle and a mere six feet of free space above when the top is raised or lowered.

For safety, there are roll bars that will deploy in an accident to help support the vehicle in case of a rollover; inflatable curtain-type airbags along with chest-and-hip-protecting side airbags are standard on the C70, along with all the safety features you'd expect, such as electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes.

Standard features are plentiful on the C70, and also it comes equipped more as a luxury coupe than a sporty car. Front seats are excellent and there's just enough space to wedge two occupants in back, if they're small, but the trunk is quite spacious compared to other convertibles. A new Sovereign Hide upholstery is softer and standard; other features included on all C70 are keyless entry, power heated mirrors, fog lamps, dual-zone climate control, 8-way-adjustable power front seats, a Bluetooth hands-free interface and a 160-watt, 8-speaker sound system that includes HD Radio, Sirius satellite radio and auxiliary and USB inputs.

The options list is where it gets really interesting. There are four major packages available: Premier Plus, Platinum, Dynamic Trim and Climate. The Premier Plus package adds rear park assist, keyless drive and a HomeLink garage-door opener. The Platinum Package adds a navigation system with live traffic updates and a 520-watt Dynaudio surround-sound system with 12 speakers. The Climate Package includes heated front seats, headlamp washers, a rain sensor and headlamp washers. For a sportier character there's the Dynamic Trim Package which brings special diamond-cut alloy wheels with Pirelli V-rated tires, plus bi-xenon headlamps and a specially trimmed steering wheel. Volvo's Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) is the only standalone option on the C70.


Model News

For 2012, Volvo's C70 convertible gets Bluetooth standard across the line, and two new trim levels have been added: Premier Plus and Platinum. Premier Plus consists of a passive entry system, HomeLink connectivity, rear parking assist and an integrated compass. Platinum includes all those features, as well as an upgraded stereo with satellite radio and navigation.


Value Writeup

Simply put, a lot of the C70's value lies in its excellent retractable hardtop roof which allows quiet highway cruising for long-distance trips as well as tight, 4-season insulation. The C70 has just enough of a luxury-car personality to be enjoyable year round, no matter the task, yet with the top down, it feels just sporty enough to make the most of fair-weather cruising. With all the C70's protective measures and on-board technology which includes a blind-spot detection system, safety isn't at all the worry that it might be in some convertible designs.

Those who want to load their vehicle with the latest features and gadgets will love the C70's lengthy options list. On the other hand, the C70's moderate price can be rapidly driven up by opting for even a few pricy upgrades.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7

EPA Classification
Subcompact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
295.20 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
459.20 mi

Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I5

Displacement
2.5L/154

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 2300

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.66

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.03

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.98

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02

Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.11

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.27

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
84 ft³

Front Head Room
38.2 in

Front Leg Room
42.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
53.6 in

Front Hip Room
53.1 in

Second Head Room
36.4 in

Second Leg Room
33.9 in

Second Shoulder Room
47.0 in

Second Hip Room
41.5 in

Wheelbase
103.9 in

Length, Overall
181.7 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.3 in

Height, Overall
55.1 in

Track Width, Front
61.0 in

Track Width, Rear
61.4 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in

Liftover Height
26.8 in

Trunk Volume
12.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3858 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.91 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.87 in

Front Tire Size
P235/45VR17

Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.58

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.7 ft

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
39.2 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
Four Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.4 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
4

Drivetrain Miles/km
50,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
Unlimited

Maintenance Years
1

Maintenance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V508000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 14, 2011

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected
19,600

Summary
VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2012 C70 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM NOVEMBER 15, 2005, THROUGH JULY 31, 2011, AND MODEL YEAR 2011-2012 S60 VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM JULY 14, 2010, THROUGH APRIL 16, 2011, THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH OPTIONAL ACCESSORY SPARE TIRE KIT. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NUMBER. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES DO NOT CONTAIN THE CORRECT INFORMATION FOR VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH THE OPTIONAL ACCESSORY SPARE TIRE AND WHEEL KIT.

Consequence
A MISPRINTED LABEL COULD LEAD TO IMPROPER TIRE INFLATION WHICH COULD RESULT IN A TIRE FAILURE, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

VOLVO WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLE AND INSTALL THE LABEL AS NECESSARY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO AT 1-201-768-7300.

VOLVO SAFETY RECALL NUMBER IS R247. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

2.5L turbocharged I5 engine w/dual intercoolers

5-speed Geartronic automatic transmission

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension

Multi-link independent rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

Polished exhaust pipes

17" "Sirona" diamond-cut alloy wheels

P235/45VR17 Michelin all-season tires

Pwr retractable hardtop w/glass rear window

Color-keyed bumpers & bodyside moldings

Front fog lights

Rear fog light w/auto-off

Safe Approach & Home Safe security lighting

Color-keyed pwr heated mirrors w/memory, puddle lights, turn signals

Tinted windows

2-speed/intermittent windshield wipers

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: HD Radio, 160-watt amp, (8) speakers, aux input, USB input

SIRIUS satellite radio w/6-month subscription

Bluetooth

Front bucket seats w/adjustable headrests

8-way pwr front seats w/memory, driver lumbar adjust

Rear 2-passenger bucket seats -inc: rear head restraints, trunk pass-through

Sovereign hide leather seating surfaces

Center console storage

Front center armrest

Front/rear textile floor mats

Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/illuminated cruise/audio controls

Tilt/telescopic steering column

Tachometer

Trip computer

Outside temp gauge

Pwr windows w/auto-up/down

Central pwr door locks -inc: trunk release

Remote keyless entry

Valet lockout

Cruise control

Intelligent driver info system (IDIS)

Security alarm system

Ignition immobilizer

Dual-zone electronic climate control (ECC)

Pollen filter

Rear window defroster w/timer

Lockable glove box

Aluminum inlays

Front/rear cup holders w/lids

Front door storage pockets

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front/rear reading lamps

Leather shift knob w/aluminum inlay

Leather hand brake

Lockable rear quarter panel storage

Cargo area 12V pwr outlet

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) -inc: electronic brake distribution (EBD), emergency brake assist (EBA)

Dynamic stability & traction control (DSTC)

Daytime running lights

Driver/front passenger dual stage airbags w/passenger weight sensor

Side impact protection system (SIPS) -inc: driver/front passenger side-impact airbags, front curtain airbags

3-point seat belts -inc: pretensioners for all seating positions

Overhead-mounted seat belt reminder lights

ISOFIX child seat attachments

Emergency trunk release

Tire pressure monitoring system

Driver/front passenger whiplash protection system (WHIPS)

Rollover protection system (ROPS) -inc: automatic rear roll bars

 
BLACK STONE
$0

 
ICE WHITE
$0

 
BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC
$550

 
CELESTIAL BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
ELECTRIC SILVER METALLIC
$550

 
EMBER BLACK METALLIC
$550

 
CASPIAN BLUE METALLIC
$550

 
FLAMENCO RED METALLIC
$550

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
OFF-BLACK, SOVEREIGN HIDE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES/OFF-BLACK INTERIOR
$0

 
CALCITE, SOVEREIGN HIDE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES/OFF-BLACK INTERIOR
$0

 
CACAO, SOVEREIGN HIDE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES/OFF-BLACK INTERIOR
$0

 
CALCITE, SOVEREIGN HIDE LEATHER SEATING SURFACES/UMBRA INTERIOR
$0

 
CRANBERRY, LEATHER SEATING SURFACES/OFF-BLACK INTERIOR
$0

 
DYNAMIC TRIM PKG
$1,000

 
CLIMATE PKG
$1,000

 
INSCRIPTION PKG
$3,900

 
TEMPA 16" SPARE
$0

 
BLACK OAK WOOD INLAYS
$300

 
BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (BLIS)
$700


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