The 2006 XC70 is a solidly built SUV. Just getting inside and closing the door seems to quiet the outside world immediately. It's quiet on the highways and handles quickly in turns -- better than I expected for a wagon and an SUV. It's exceptionally comfortable for long rides and the HU850 radio with DolbyII truly make an audible difference. I'm getting 15 MPG about town and 25 MPG on the highway according to the built-in computer. I'm happy to have purchase it.
I appreciate the rain sensor. It turns itself on exactly when I want. And, if you're backing up while the wipers are on, the rear wiper automatically swipes. I bought the Navigation system, also, because my wife if tired of me driving miles out of the way when forging new ground; she appreciates it