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Volvo V70 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Inline 5-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 208 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/23 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Volvo V70

  • An enjoyable wagon with a strong reputation for safety.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Superb comfort, plenty of safety equipment, solid construction, available all-wheel drive.

  • Cons

    Gets expensive when you start adding options, tight rear legroom.

  • What's New for 2003

    A new high-performance model, the V70R, making 300 horsepower, will be available later in the year. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and an audio unit with a CD and cassette player grace the interior of the 2.4 and 2.4T. The latter also gets real wood trim. For the all-wheel-drive version, the 2.4 turbocharged engine receives a small bump in displacement and horsepower. Rain-sensing wipers and OnCall Plus (the telematics system) are available, and two new colors, Titanium Grey and Ruby Red, brighten the exterior.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
/
  • 23
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Fantastic car

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo V70 2.4 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

With 110,000 miles on the odometer, the car feels solid and remains extremely reliable. It has handled many Maine winters well. Seats are very comfortable, and the standard sound system is superb. Paint still shines! Love this carn and highly recommend.




Luxary at an affordable price

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo V70 2.4 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

We have been pretty happy with this car. It drives well, and great fuel economy for the size. We took this car up the mountain 5 time a year, on camping trips. Last couple of years we have been towing a 2500lb pop-up camper and I sometimes when the traffic is clear, drive at 80-mph with no problem. I wished I would have bought a XC70, but this is good enough for us. The only qualm we have is the volvo maintenance cost...it is very expensive!




Fun while it lasted

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo V70 2.4 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5M)

I have absolutely loved driving this car. Very comfortable and so solid on the road. However at 101,000 miles the transmission must be completely replaced at a cost almost equal to the entire trade in value. At 7 years old, with this mileage, I no longer have a warranty, and will probably donate the car to charity. I love the car but think that maintenance costs have been excessive over the four years I have owned it. I probably won't buy another Volvo, but if I do I will get rid of it before the warranty runs out.




The most reliable car i've

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo V70 T5 Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.3L 5cyl Turbo 5M)

What an auto! Have regular maintenance performed, put in gas, and away you go. Replacing the sport type tires was expensive but other than that, there has not been one equipment failure or maintenance problem in almost 7 years. People who don't know Volvos think the wagon is new and are careful not to slam car doors into it. It gets 25 mpg in town and 31 on the highway - better than my 2009 S80.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Station wagon fever

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo V70 2.5T AWD 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

Great car! I wanted a car that would provide me comfort, safety, space, and so much more. This car does everything! When I go shop, I actually have a place to put my items. The leather seats are A+ I couldn't ask for a better made car. The craftsmanship is excellent for the price. We bought our V70 used, so we didn't lose a lot of money. We also paid like 11k in the end and had equity in the car. Just shop around!




2003 v70 2.4 turbo

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Vehicle: 2003 Volvo V70 2.4T Fwd 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl Turbo 5A)

Oh my. This is my third Volvo. For a 50 ton wagon it is tight. 207HP stock, in dash phone plus all the goodies. Top speed reported at 125 plus easy. Comfort 10+ Highway zip 10+ Love it.



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Full 2003 Volvo V70 Review

What's New for 2003

A new high-performance model, the V70R, making 300 horsepower, will be available later in the year. A leather-wrapped steering wheel and an audio unit with a CD and cassette player grace the interior of the 2.4 and 2.4T. The latter also gets real wood trim. For the all-wheel-drive version, the 2.4 turbocharged engine receives a small bump in displacement and horsepower. Rain-sensing wipers and OnCall Plus (the telematics system) are available, and two new colors, Titanium Grey and Ruby Red, brighten the exterior.

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Talk About The 2003 V70

2003 Volvo V70 Discussions See all Started By

pramodg
pramodg
05-01-2007
I am debating between a 2002/2003 volvo v70 or xc70, it there a difference between the seats for these models. From the test drives, I found seats of xc70 to be more comfortable than v70, is there rea...


tunguyen99
tunguyen99
06-13-2004
I am looking for a reliable and affordable wagon and am torn between Subaru Outback 05 2.5i and Volvo V70 2003. Fitzmall quoted me $23963 including freight (plus tax, title and processing fee). Is i...


jim314
jim314
08-17-2007
I agree that the XC70 is a much better all-purpose vehicle than the V70. There is enough ground clearance for most rough roads, and a floor low enough for dog ingress and egress without needing a ram...



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