Up front, the seats in the 2009 Volvo V70 are among the best in any vehicle, for taller occupants especially; the standard units are firm yet comfortable, while the available perforated heated and cooled options are definitely worth the extra money. 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. Included with adaptive cruise control in the Collision Avoidance Package is a collision warning system that applies the brakes when it anticipates a crash. Jul 201353226 km Creaking noise coming from rear hatch when driving over bumps. It can actually engage the brakes if the driver fails to respond. The smooth transmission is quick to respond to throttle inputs.
The standard V70's fuel economy is 18 mpg for city driving and 24 mpg for highway driving. Editor's note: This review was written in February 2008 about the 2008 Volvo V70. During a rear-end impact, the seatbacks move rearward to reduce acceleration forces on the occupant's back and neck, while the headrest pushes forward and upward slightly to meet the neck and head as they are thrust backward. Standard rails are built into the cargo floor, and there are cleats that can be secured at various points along the track to hold larger cargo items. In short, the system issues a warning if the V70 is closing quickly on an object and pre-loads the brake system. Inside the car, luxury options include a moon roof, leather seating, leather and wood steering wheel designs, wood fascia trim, heated seats, and entertainment built into the back seat.
There's no denying that the V70 doesn't have the swagger of a crossover, but when you want to haul around your family and their things — as both wagons and crossovers were designed to do — should styling trump everything else? Creaking in rear cargo area especially when going over speed bumps. The package is silky smooth. Jennifer Misaros, Production Editor I like to think of myself as a loyal American. In short, the V70 excels as a cargo hauler. The 2009 Volvo V50 is a compact premium wagon derived from the same chassis as the sporty S40 sedan. The five-door vehicle has three rows of seating for carrying up to nine passengers. That's an upgrade of 27 horsepower over the five-cylinder 2007 V70 2.
The interior is gorgeous, and the seats are typical Volvo perfect. But the V70 as it's currently available didn't leave us pining for the turbo, nor given the excellent performance of the automatic, for a manual. The V70's powertrain contains a 3. Car will return in a week for 2nd attempt to fix. A new Technology Package is also now available and includes active bi-xenon gas discharge headlamps with washers, Sirius Satellite Radio, a Dynaudio Premium Sound System, and rear seat headphone jacks and audio controls.
It's also much smoother and more refined. These dropped Volvo's earlier boxy design and feature rounded corners to suit 1990s style. For 2009, both models receive a Bluetooth hands-free phone interface as standard equipment. The standard V70's fuel economy is 18 mpg for city driving and 24 mpg for highway driving. My only other complaint about this wagon is from a styling standpoint. Other accessories include a cargo fence that could add safety when hauling the dog around.
Jan 201549148 km Car intermittently cranks without immediate starting. To see what's new for 2009, , or check out a of the two model years. The Inside The V70's new dashboard and center console feature the flowing elements seen on Volvo's flagship S80 sedan. Although the basic driving experience differs little from Volvo's S40 sedan, the V50 feels more serious and solid. The standard V70 houses a 2. It also runs quite happily on regular octane fuel.
The standard trim is etched aluminum, but the optional genuine wood is gorgeous. As a package, the V70 delivers the same comfortable, stress-free and satisfying driving characteristics of a good mid-sized sedan. For the smallest passengers, the second row can be outfitted with integrated two-position booster seats—a world first, Volvo says—that eliminate the need for aftermarket strap-ins. Nimble in urban settings and stable on the road, the V50 T5 reacts quickly to the steering wheel, perhaps more quickly than less-enthusiastic drivers might find comfortable. In-cabin storage tends to be short in modern Volvos, though it's decent in the V70.
The back of the wagon has tall taillights that extend all the way up to the roof of the car. If you don't think so, a wagon may be right for you. In the United States the Volvo V70 is available primarily as a front or all-wheel drive vehicle with automatic transmission. The styling is Volvo evolution, but this latest V70 is smoother, less gangly and visually tighter than the previous, pre-2008 V70. Volvo's latest six-cylinder reminds us why we like inline six-cylinder engines, or straight sixes as they're known. For 2009 there have been a few more standard items added, such as Bluetooth hands-free phone interface and fog lights. Fabric seating surfaces are standard, but leather seats are optional.