Some of these cars have a fold flat front passenger seat which greatly increases the cargo capacity of the car. I can put a 10 ft surfboard in mine without reducing visibility. This used to be a standard feature on many Volvos and then became optional. Unfortunately the newer models no longer have this feature and the car has lost a great practical feature. Very comfortable car for long trips.
This is literally the European truck. It’s used as a truck in Europe, the Russians abuse it & makes YouTube sensations. Family tow stuff with it, Scotland Yard police use it as police car, you name it. It’s just a beast. The ride is a bit like a boat, at low speed, but, at highway, it feels firm & goes over potholes with good isolation. Front & rear sensor helps a lot. Steering is not light but not heavy, it has a smooth, rubbery feel but definitely like like a F250 loose. In other words, long distance driving it’s not tiring. Acceleration is amazing at high way. Comfy seat no issues. Infotainment & voice control are reliable to use once you learn it. Mine has 29000 miles, there’s a bit of rear seat area squeaking but I’m yet to investigate why, could be just natural built quality. Note that my previous 2017 V60 CC feels tighter in built quality. Two gripes about Volvo Bluetooth, when using iPhones to make call, the voice vol of the other person is so low that it’s practically useless. Two, the two round front lower lights are “running lights”, unable to be controlled by any buttons. They don’t project much light & you just can’t tell if they are on or not. I’ve tried different XC70 all the same.
This is my 5th Volvo Wagon. Upgraded from my 20-yr.old/260K V70 after the turbo seized. This car is lovely. Luxurious. Zippy. Beautiful. Comfortable. Plenty of leg room for my 6'2" husband. Seats are awesome (We don't use the back seat, however. No kids. But, the leather is beautiful, and more ports, etc., back there than one can imagine requiring.) Didn't rate maintenance cost/reliability as I've only had it about 6 weeks, thus no experience with those issues. Certainly seems solid and runs like a champ. Bought the extended warranty, as am sure it is expensive to work on, based on past experience, if one wants to use Volvo parts. Hoping it lasts another 20 years. :-) Due to the extensive safety features, full insurance coverage on this car was less than on the V70. My mileage estimate figure isn't accurate, as I don't track that, but the form won't let me leave it blank. Go with the mfg. specs, I guess, or find a review from someone who tracks that. Seems fine to me.
Volvo is amazing value – reliable, comfortable, quiet ride, solid, safe, and a pleasure to drive. I purchased a 2015 XC70 T6 Polestar. It is my third Volvo, currently has 20,000 miles. No problems. Lots of room for hauling. I like the XC70 because the rear seats fold flat, so you have over 5 feet length of flat area. I hauled a Stickley collector bookshelf over 1200 miles, for example. Also great for hauling dogs, and their crates. In my opinion this is the best road trip car -- ever. Super fast and hugs the road. Rain and snow are no problem for this gem. Traded in my 2009 S60 with 55,000 miles. I still miss that car, never a problem. My 2000 S70 sold to mom and dad, has over 120,000 miles, no problems. My experience with Volvo has been outstanding. The service from Volvo dealers has also been more than excellent. Sadly, I traded in my Volvo XC70 for a Porsche Macan S, that I like very much, partly because it is rear wheel drive based. I miss my Volvo, and think about her often. If I had had more money, and a bigger garage, I would not have let her go. Somebody got an amazing car!