2008 Volvo V70  -  $33,210


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $33,210
Base Invoice: $31,262
Destination Charge: $745
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Wgn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: 4dr Wgn
Transmission: 6-speed Geartronic automatic transmission w/OD
Engine: 3.2L DOHC MPFI 24-valve I6 engine

Pros

Safety features; roomy interior and cargo space; terrific ride.


Model Highlights

Both the Volvo V70 and XC70 come only with a 3.2L in-line six-cylinder engine for 2008, making 235 horsepower and hooked up to a six-speed automatic transmission with Geartronic manual selection.

On the outside the new wagons get a softer, more aerodynamic look in front, with the distinctive Volvo "eggcrate" grille, yet they maintain a roofline that doesn't significantly compromise cargo space.

The interior in these wagons has been thoroughly redesigned, with the instrument panel gaining the more contemporary look of most other Volvos, while front seats remain among the most ample and well bolstered. Both wagons come with seating for five, but the back seat is split 40/20/40 and sections fold forward for expanded cargo space. The cargo area has a sliding load floor and under-floor storage compartment. A power tailgate is now optional, and LEDs function as supplementary brake lights if the tailgate is open, for instance.

The XC70 comes with standard all-wheel drive, protective lower body cladding, and an improved ground clearance, revised trim, and a more generous list of standard interior appointments such as automatic climate control, illuminated keyless entry, and a sound system with six-disc changer.

A full roster of air bags and a whiplash protection system are standard, as might be expected for customers of the Swedish automaker. To aid with child safety, there's a new adjustable, built-in child booster-seat system.

Even more notable are several active safety systems introduced into the V70 and XC70. Driver alert control chimes and shows a coffee cup symbol when it senses that the driver might be falling asleep or be distracted, the lane departure warning system uses a camera to detect when the driver is swerving or losing concentration, and a new collision warning system uses radar sensors to signal the driver if a collision is imminent, pre-charging the brakes and actually applying them at the point where it judges that a collision is unavoidable. The system is in addition to the available adaptive cruise control system, which follows a set distance behind traffic.

Other major options include leather upholstery, a Dynaudio audio system, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, automatic climate control, and a xenon high-intensity-discharge adaptive headlamp system that helps aim into corners.


Model News

The Volvo V70 wagon and its more rugged counterpart, the XC70, have been completely redesigned for 2008. Both feature a new shape and a more contemporary appearance similar to that of the S80, and both are built on the same platform as the S80. The V70 and XC70 also get a smooth new six-cylinder engine in place of the former five-cylinder. For now, the sporty "R" version is discontinued.


Value Writeup

The new 2008 Volvo V70 and XC70 stand out for their roomy interior, ride comfort, and innovative child booster-seat system, with integrated, adjustable cushions. The XC70, additionally, is for many families an ideal alternative to a large sport utility vehicle. The new incorporation of several active safety systems also reinforces Volvo's reputation for producing some of the safest vehicles on the road.


Drivetrain
Front wheel drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
296.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
444.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I6

Displacement
3.2L/195

Fuel System
MPFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

Trans Description Cont. Again
Geartronic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32

EPA Classification
Midsize

Passenger Capacity
5

Front Head Room
38.8 in

Front Leg Room
41.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.4 in

Front Hip Room
54.8 in

Second Head Room
38.6 in

Second Leg Room
34.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.5 in

Second Hip Room
55.1 in

Wheelbase
110.9 in

Length, Overall
189.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.3 in

Height, Overall
60.9 in

Track Width, Front
62.5 in

Track Width, Rear
62.4 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
72.1 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
37.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3527 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3307 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
330 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
3307 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
330 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Front Tire Size
P225/55R16

Rear Tire Size
P225/55R16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 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

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V566000

Mfg's Report Date
NOV 05, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

Potential Number of Units Affected
416

Summary
VOLVO IS RECALLING CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH GARMIN 760 PORTABLE GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) UNITS BECAUSE THE BATTERIES ON THOSE UNITS MAY OVERHEAT.

Consequence
AN OVERHEATED BATTERY COULD LEAD TO A FIRE.

VOLVO ADVISES OWNERS TO PLEASE STOP USING THE GARMIN PORTABLE GPS DEVICE IMMEDIATELY, AND VISIT THE GARMIN WEBSITE TO DETERMINE IF THEIR UNIT IS AFFECTED. THE UNITS BATTERY WILL BE REPLACED WITH A NEW BATTERY AND A SPACER WILL BE INSERTED ON TOP OF THE BATTERY NEXT TO THE PCB. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING NOVEMBER 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GARMIN AT 866-957-1981 OR VISIT GARMINS WEBSITE AT WWW.GARMIN.COM/NUVIBATTERYPCBRECALL.

VOLVO SAFETY RECALL NO. R231. 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 .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09V139000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 22, 2009

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARE

Potential Number of Units Affected
12303

Summary
VOLVO IS RECALLING 12,303 MY 2007-2008 S80, V70, AND XC70 VEHICLES. THE DIAGNOSTIC SOFTWARE IN THE CENTRAL ELECTRONIC MODULE (CEM) MAY CAUSE A MALFUNCTION OF THE WINDSHIELD WIPER FUNCTIONALITY. IF THIS CONDITION OCCURS, THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS MAY NOT OPERATE WHEN ACTIVATED; OR IN CERTAIN CASES THE WINDSHIELD WIPERS MAY ACTIVATE WHEN NOT SWITCHED ON.

Consequence
OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS WITHOUT FUNCTIONING WINDSHIELD WIPERS CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE CEM AND UPGRADE THE SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLVO CUSTOMER CARE CENTER AT 1-800-458-1552, OR CUSTOMERCARE@VOLVOFORLIFE.COM.

VOLVO RECALL NO. R213. 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 .

3.2L DOHC MPFI 24-valve I6 engine

6-speed Geartronic automatic transmission w/OD

Dynamic stability & traction control (DSTC)

Front wheel drive

P225/55R16 all-season tires

16" x 7" "NAOS" alloy wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

Electric parking brake

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/emergency brake assistance (EBA)

Protective bodyside moldings

Halogen headlamps

Front fog lights

Rear fog light w/auto-off

Safe Approach & Home Safe security lighting

Daytime running lights

Pwr heated mirrors w/memory, puddle lights & tilt function

2-speed/intermittent windshield wipers

Rear wiper w/automatic function in reverse when front wipers on

Front reclining bucket seats-inc: head restraints

8-way pwr driver seat w/adjustable lumbar, 3-position memory

40/20/40 split-fold rear seat w/manually folding rear headrests

T-Tec cloth seating surfaces

Front center armrest w/cupholders

Plush front/rear floor mats

Leather-wrapped tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/audio/cruise controls

Intelligent driver information system (IDIS)

Instrumention-inc: tachometer, clock

Trip computer

Outside temp gauge

Tire pressure monitoring system

Pwr windows-inc: front auto-up/down, anti-trap feature

Central pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry

Cruise control

Security alarm system

Ignition immobilizer

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

Electronic climate control w/pollen filter

Rear seat ventilation outlets

Rear window defroster w/timer

Illuminated lockable glove box

"Dark Fineline" black-painted aluminum inlays

Front/rear 12V pwr outlets

Front door storage pockets

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front/rear reading lights

Cabin light delay

Leather shift knob

Front seatback storage pockets

Aluminum rails in cargo area w/sliding & folding load hooks

Lockable underfloor storage in cargo area

City 16/hwy 24 (3.2L engine/6-speed Geartronic auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/emergency brake assistance (EBA)

3-stage front airbags-inc: kneepad, occupant weight sensor

Side impact protection system (SIPS)-inc: driver/front passenger side-impact airbags, front/rear side inflatable curtains (IC)

3-point seat belts w/pretensioners for all seating positions

Dual outboard 2-stage integrated booster seats w/adaptive seatbelts

Pwr rear child locks

Rear window deactivation

ISO-FIX child seat attachments

Dynamic stability & traction control (DSTC)

Driver/front passenger whiplash protection seating system (WHIPS)

Anti-submarine seats

Daytime running lights

 
T-TEC CLOTH SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
METALLIC PAINT
$475

 
CONVENIENCE PKG
$2,220

 
CONVENIENCE PKG SAVINGS
$-825

 
CLIMATE PKG
$1,150

 
CLIMATE PKG SAVINGS
$-425

 
17" X 7" "SPARTES" ALLOY WHEELS
$550

 
ACTIVE BI-XENON HEADLAMPS
$800

 
BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (BLIS)
$695

 
PERSONAL CAR COMMUNICATOR
$495

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$295

 
DUAL-SCREEN REAR SEAT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$1,800

 
VOLVO NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$2,120

 
SILVER ROOF RAILS
$300

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