2015 Volvo XC70 Wagon Crossover
Benefits of Driving a 2015 Volvo XC70 Wagon Crossover
Volvo has always set the bar high when it comes to safety, and the XC70 exemplifies that. With either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive available, buyers are able to choose the wagon that best suits their needs. Healthy output from both available engines adds performance appeal to the XC70, and with a smooth ride, plenty of cargo capacity, and competitive pricing, the Volvo XC70 makes a strong case for itself against rival wagons from BMW, Audi and Mercedes.
What's new for 2015?
For 2014, Volvo has made a host of small but important changes to the XC70. For starters, the front end is updated with a new grille and headlight designs and a restyled lower intake, while both front and rear bumpers are also redesigned. LED daytime running lights debut as well. In the XC70 3.2, a new analog instrument cluster is standard, while the T6 AWD receives a new adaptive digital cluster. A quick-fold front passenger seat and rear park assist camera are available in the 3.2, and the T6 features revised shift management software in its 6-speed 'Geartronic' automatic for quicker changes and improved acceleration.
- Smooth ride and handling
- all-wheel-drive versatility
- cargo room
- excellent turbocharged power in T6
- ample standard safety features
Volvo discontinued the V70 wagon in 2011, leaving the XC70 as the remaining full-size wagon from the automaker. Two distinct XC70 models are offered: The 3.2 comes powered by a 3.2L inline-6, which produces 240 horsepower, while the top-of-the-line T6 utilizes a 3.0L turbocharged inline-6 that delivers 300 horsepower and 325 ft-lb of torque. Available from dealers on the T6 is Polestar Performance tuning, a $1,495 package that increases output to 325 horsepower and torque to 354 ft-lb, without impacting EPA fuel economy ratings of 17/24 mpg.