The Philadelphia Inquirer
Unlike sports car lovers, Volvo buyers see automobiles as appliances, “not motorized mistresses.” This rugged crossover SUV delivers the company’s signature safety and solidity but also a handsome, roomy interior. Its turbo-charged, 3.0-liter V6 generates 281 hp, and goes from 0 to 60 in a reasonable 8.4 seconds. The six-gear automatic, Hill Descent Control, and all-wheel drive are standard.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
This totally redesigned XC70 is brawnier, and its mileage—15 city/22 hwy—is nothing to write home about. Its laundry list of safety features includes electronic stability control, front side air bags, and a Whiplash Protection System that brings head restraints forward to cradle passengers’ heads in the event of a rear-end impact.
Extras can easily drive the price of an XC70 to $46,985. The collision-avoidance package features an automatic breaking system, lane-departure warning, and a blind-spot information system. A “personal car communicator,” or PCC, can automatically unlock the car upon the driver’s arrival and, “thanks to a heartbeat sensor,” warn if an intruder is hiding in the vehicle.