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2009 Volvo C70 Review

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Reviewed by Automotive on 6/26/2009

The 2009 Volvo C70 is a luxury that eschews style, still focusing on safety. are nods to performance and handling as as overall driving enjoyment. didn’t dive head into the luxury convertible with the hopes of upstaging stalwarts like Audi and

The 2009 Volvo C70 is more of a machine than this typically produces.

The Range

Styles: Luxury convertible

What’s New

For 2009, the Volvo C70 has a of small upgrades, including interior trim, improved operation, and one-button top operation automatic window lowering. connectivity is now standard.


The Volvo C70 is offered in just one level, the T5, which includes alloy wheels and a power-retractable This four-seat luxury offers buyers a number of plus additional stand-alone Rear park assist, outside mirrors, rain-sensing headlamp washers, plus ignition and entry are the exterior included in the option packages.

blind-spot monitor, xenon and 18-inch alloy wheels out the stand alone exterior

It is worth mentioning that the exterior is far more stylized one would expect from a So much so that many who see it for the time need to do a double and make sure of the Volvo on this sporty and sleek


On the inside, the 2009 C70 has eight-way power front with driver memory, power accessories, automatic climate control, Bluetooth, and an audio system with a player and auxiliary audio The Premium package upgrades to seats and a six-CD changer. The package adds heated seats while the Convenience features a cabin air filtration The Dynaudio package has a 14-speaker audio system.

Stand-alone options for the cabin a hard-drive-based navigation system real-time traffic, satellite and interior wood inlays.

of the materials feel cheap and out of in a car of this class, but the interior is and nice, though not necessarily The back seat lacks for adults. The hardtop is easy to making wind-in-your hair easy to attain.

Performance Handling

The 2009 C70 power from a turbocharged, inline five-cylinder engine produces 227 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of The front-wheel drive hooks a six-speed manual transmission or an five-speed automatic with shift control. This provides enough performance-based for the average car owner, but drivers for the real deal will to look at the competition.

The look and of the 2009 Volvo C70 are that of a machine, yet Volvo is not as practiced at cars tilted towards excitement and it shows. That is not to say the C70 is completely average; quite the it is a fun car to drive. The luxury convertible is long on serious performance and the 2009 Volvo C70 ends up more like a comfortable commuter than a real sport machine.

A 16.4-gallon fuel tank the 2009 Volvo C70 to travel 295 miles and 426 highway miles a fill-up. Models with a transmission may see a slight increase in


Even though broke ranks with the Volvo C70 and decided to make a fun car interesting styling, the Swedish did not forgo its trademark high for safety. The 2009 Volvo C70 top marks in crash tests. The list of safety equipment with standard gear stability control, anti-lock brakes with brake front-seat side airbags, and side curtain airbags offer protection even the top is down.

Even automatically deployed bars mounted behind the and anti-whiplash seats are also as standard equipment. Volvo’s monitor (BLIS) is another option.

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