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2009 Volvo XC70 Wagon

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Volvo XC70 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 281 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

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This is an excellent automobile

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Vehicle: 2009 Volvo XC70 T6 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

I drive on the parkways & Interstates weekly great Highway car comfortable great ride but one drawback is I only can get about 24mpg on the open road around town milage is poor. This is my 1st volvo and will never own any other car again its strength in incredable. The service is also very good I have brought the car to a dealer in Riverhead longisland didn't even by the car from the and recieved excellent service

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great wagon

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Vehicle: 2009 Volvo XC70 T6 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

As a satisfied owner of a '99 XC70 I purchased the '09 because of all the incentives. What a great wagon! Fast, comfortable, spacious and fun to drive. A big improvement over the "99. The 3.0 Turbo is a blast and the transmission is a seamless partner. Handling is considerably better than any SUV I tested. Considering the weight of this wagon and the horsepower, the gas mileage is fantastic (21mpg).

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Solid choice

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Vehicle: 2009 Volvo XC70 T6 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

We bought the XC70 T6 to replace a Passat wagon that was totalled in a car crash- both kids inside. Not as sporty and fun as the Passat, but all of the practical features surpass it easily. The higher ground clearance is great for our winter climate, the AWD is reassuring and the T6 is great for hwy accelerations. As a family with two small kids, the cargo space is excellent and getting kids in/out is easier than in the lower Passat. Fuel economy could be better, but my kids' safety is worth it, especially after our accident. Great interior space for tall/ leggy people too.

Nice hauler and 21 mpg!

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Vehicle: 2009 Volvo XC70 T6 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

We bought a demo T6 (4600 miles) to replace our well-used '98 XC (145,000 mi). After shopping the Audi A6, BMW 530xi and Passat 4Motion, we came back to the Volvo due to its edge on cargo size (and utility) and our previous experience with the XC in the snow. We drive the Colo. mountains every weekend in the winter and the Volvo (with snows) is impossible to beat: goes where you point it and stops when you want it to -- inspires a great deal of confidence in bad conditions. The reviews I read about the car's mileage gave me pause, but I'm happy to report that we're getting 21 mpg in mixed driving (with a cargo pod always on the roof). (Same mpg more or less as the smaller 98 XC)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Couldn't be better, very solid

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Vehicle: 2009 Volvo XC70 T6 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

We test drove an XC90R and the XC70 T6, the T6 was buttery smooth, faster, and more refined. Completely outclassed the XC90. Initially the auto trans. was jerky at times and sometimes shifted sluggishly, but after 3 months, we didn't notice it at all, completely smooth. Mileage in the beginning averaged close to 13L/100km, but now is close to 10.5, after 17,000 Km's, and getting better. This is a very solidly built car, tough, comfortable, builds confidence.I can stand up after 9 hrs driving and feel no back pain! Great winter car, with full winter tires, confidently passed many lines of tailgaters on snow covered highway. Reliable, not one issue to date! AWD engages effortlessly, Ex. in snow

Solid like always

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Vehicle: 2009 Volvo XC70 T6 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

Very nice car overall - the T6 is a wonderful engine. The car is very solidly built, very comfortable, quite, upscale in interior material. Also I really love the fact that Volvos are a class by themselves - not the common snob badge that is Mercedes and BMW that people buy to satisfy their egos and that every Tom, Dick and Harry has. Good car all around - and this is from someone who actually owes it.

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Gas Mileage


  • 15
  • cty
  • 22
  • highway
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