The 2017 Volvo XC70 can be an appealing choice if you intend to do a lot of driving on dirt and gravel roads or in inclement weather and want a bit of luxury while doing so. But many crossover SUVs pretty much do the same thing, and have fresher designs. The Volvo XC70 comes standard with a backup camera and front/rear parking sensors in most trims. It also includes a power-operated tailgate, power rear headrests and optional power-operated rear child locks.
2017 Volvo XC70 Engine
It comes with an eight-speed automatic and drives the front wheels. Contributing to the front-wheel drive XC70’s efficiency is an automatic engine stop-start system (it shuts off the engine while the vehicle is stopped to save gas) that is standard with this engine. An eightspeed automatic gearbox makes the T5 FWD engine more efficient than ever. Fast and fine graded shifting results in quiet, smooth shifts for optimal strength and maximum efficiency. Plus, exclusive fuel-saving technology like the auto start-stop function reinforces our environmentally friendly approach.
2017 Volvo XC70 Design
The perfect combination of performance and luxury, the XC70 sports the “Classic” Badge insignia. Its distinctive design features include unique high-gloss trims and an elegant leather dashboard complimented by an off-black interior. The XC70’s dashboard runs a broad wood trim across its horizontal surface and twin rectangular central vents. This looks much better than the ugly single center vent that mars the cabin of other Volvos.
Using 12 high-fidelity loudspeakers, state-of-the-art amplification and rich bass performance, premium sound by Harman Kardon brings you a superior audio experience. There is a lovely cream and saddle color option that looks very nice. As ever, Volvo provides an excellent audio system as standard and it is upgradable to high-performance sound in higher trims. Don’t be fooled by the lack of co-branding by a major speaker maker: this stereo has all the clarity, bump and thump of the competition’s high-dollar optional systems.