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1999 Volvo S70 Review

A in features and affordability.

Reviewed by on 8/2/1999


The 1999 S70 classifies as a midsize luxury manufactured by the Swedish automaker It replaces the Volvo 850, saw production from 1993 to

The Range

Body Styles:

Engines: 2.4-liter I-5, turbocharged I-5, 2.3-liter I-5

four-speed automatic, five-speed

Models: Volvo S70, Volvo S70 Volvo S70 T5

What’s New

The 1999 Volvo S70 an all-wheel drive option with a number of safety, and styling changes. In terms of the car has a new engine management system and an braking system that electronic brake force and four-channel ABS.

In terms of the 1999 Volvo S70 gets deployment airbags for the front and head-protecting side airbags for the and rear. In terms of styling, the features a new grille emblem with body-colored door bumpers, mirrors, and side


The 1999 Volvo S70 very different from its the Volvo 850, and from Volvo models. The sedan has rounded edges, clear lenses, color-coded bumpers, and the “family face? up front.

The sits on a wheelbase of 104.9 and 104.5 inches for the all-wheel-drive The length of the car measures 185.9 while the width reaches inches, and it stands 55.2 tall.


One of the biggest problems with and other Swedish cars the power buttons that sit on the center console, which people cannot tolerate. the 1999 Volvo S70 has its power and power door lock conveniently on the door armrests.

The for the radio and climate control seems very well and easier to use than the 850, as However, many controls sit behind the steering wheel, them a little difficult to

The front seats of the 1999 S70 offer lots of space, but the seats lack enough and shoulder width. Nevertheless, seat two adults with Cargo space seems in the 1999 Volvo S70, 15.1 cubic feet to

Performance Handling

The 1999 S70 base model contains a five-cylinder engine that 162 horsepower and 162 lb-ft of torque. The GLT and the all-wheel-drive models get a turbocharged of the same engine that 190 horsepower and 199 lb-ft of torque. The T5 has a turbocharged 2.3-liter, straight-five that delivers 236 horsepower and 243 of torque.

The base engine provides enough acceleration to the S70 for highway and for most other purposes. For who want more acceleration, the straight-five engine remains too. Both turbo offer outstanding acceleration and power, although it experiences a lag at slower speeds.

These two work best with the transmission.

The 1999 Volvo S70 has handling characteristics and exhibits body lean around It also holds a strong on the road. The overall ride varies from model to

The base and GLT models have a suspension and a smooth ride, the T5 uses a stiffer suspension makes for a bumpier ride.

The 1999 Volvo S70 comes a number of safety features, dual-stage airbags, side-impact and four-channel anti-lock brakes. from collision tests unavailable for the sedan.

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