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New cars: Volvo XC70 T6

What the critics say about the $37,250 Volvo XC70 T6<br />

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.

Chicago Sun-Times
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.

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