2013 Volvo Xc70 T6 Awd Platinum: Quick, Fancy And Capable

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2013 Volvo XC70 T6 AWD quick, fancy and capable

I know a single automotive who doesn’t like wagons. A ride with the cargo of an SUV; it’s the best of worlds.

Michel Deslauriers Published on 2013/09/12

Sure, are reasons that make and crossovers interesting, like the riding position, the rugged and family-friendly level of features. But a can be all that, and the 2013 Volvo certainly is.

On the other hand, the biggest rival isn#39;t a station wagon because can really compare to it in terms of power and mission but Volvo#39;s own crossover which shares floor space. Heck, even priced within of each other. The Audi A4 is similar but smaller, and the Subaru is as big but not as luxurious.

So the XC70 can be considered unique, at here Canada. Here#39;s so special about it.

It can hit the trails

some utility vehicles can be athletic, in general, wagons car-like ride and handling because they#39;re actually The 2013 Volvo XC70 a step further, hoping to typical SUV buyers by boasting ground clearance and a competent drivetrain. No matter the road this Volvo will them.

And although the XC60 is lighter than the XC70, the is a bigger vehicle altogether, and out. Yet despite its size, the is easy to park thanks to its greenhouse and relatively thin pillars.

The current-generation XC70 has been since the 2008 model and has changed very little, so the styling doesn#39;t draw attention. The fact that it very similar to the previous-gen sold from 2002 to doesn#39;t help either. Yet the is instantly recognizable with its plastic trim, its pillar-mounted and its long overhangs.

The 2014 which will soon be will receive only cosmetic revisions to the front the fog lamp surrounds and the taillights.

and brawny T6

The 2013 Volvo T6#39;s engine is a turbocharged inline-six that produces 300 as well as 325 lb-ft of torque peaks from 2,100 to rpm. Acceleration is strong, yet the is smooth and quiet when spinning at a relaxed pace. A automatic with a manual is the only transmission choice, and a one at that.

No paddle shifters, though, isn#39;t a big deal for this of vehicle; however, they be added for the 2014 model

For those who feel that 300 are enough, a Polestar Performance kit can be directly at the dealership. With it, you get 25 horses and 29 lb-ft, just in the speedy 2013 Volvo S60 T6 .

Fuel economy is good but not as we averaged 12.7 L/100km the XC70. That#39;s an area the Volvo would benefit being more efficient SUVs and crossovers, but around at least, it#39;s not the case.

Plush living quarters

always liked Volvo for the quality of their finish and choice of textures and trimmings. The Volvo XC70#39;s stack switchgear is bunched up and unlike what it seems, is certain logic to the layout: on top, phone digit in the middle, climate control on the The leather feels rich, the is thick, and even the scent of the cockpit is in line with the tag.

Obviously, a wagon be a wagon without family-minded

The XC70#39;s rear seatback a 40/20/40 split, which carrying longer objects having to strap the kids to the

Cargo space maxes out at litres with the rear is folded down, which is a more than in the XC60 and more than in costlier SUVs such as the 2014 BMW X5 and the M-Class.

Safety first, to Volvo. Besides the usual site of airbags, the XC70 the latest electronic driving such as a blind-spot monitor, warning, adaptive cruise collision warning with brake as well as the brand#39;s Safety system, which the car under 15 km/h if it senses the driver is not paying attention and a fender-bender is imminent. You can even get integrated child booster

Plenty of room, a nicely interior, a muscular engine and off-road capability, the 2013 XC70 has a bag full of tricks for who feel a big, clumsy SUV is not cup of tea, just like members of the automotive press. with a 240-hp engine, the 3.2 AWD model starts out at $42,400, out loaded T6 Platinum tester for just over $54K.

FAMILY RATING

5/5 . Our child is installed easily in the XC70, integrated child booster are optional. Our baby stroller fit in the Volvo#39;s vast cargo Photos:

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