Don’t expect the 2018 Volvo XC70, consider brand’s alternatives

The Volvo XC70 is the vehicle with the all-weather capability, slightly lifted suspension and additional body cladding which can drive you over the dirt roads and bad weather conditions. This luxury wagon-based crossover also provides the great ride comfort and decent cargo capacity. Volvo also delivers this all-weather model with modern entertainment systems and range of active safety equipment. However, those who were expecting the new and possibly redesigned 2018 Volvo XC70 will have to satisfy with model’s current version or go with another similar model in brand’s lineup.

Volvo discontinued the XC70 wagon after the 2016 model year when the brand introduced the full-size V90 wagon. So, if you are seeking for the vehicle with more versatile interior and improved off-road prowess but don’t need the SUV capability, you can choose between the mid-size V60 or full-size V90 wagons both available in more rugged Cross Country versions or even stay loyal to the latest 2016 XC70 version.

2018 Volvo XC70

The current XC70 can still be relevant for you

After the launch of the all-new XC90, recently redesigned XC60, and brand’s reworked sedans and wagons, the XC70 may look a bit outdated but this model can still be relevant thanks to its flexible interior, modern equipment and efficient, and turbocharged engines.

The look of the XC70 lacks the level of modernism we can see on the newest Volvos. But the interior comfort and available features will satisfy the needs of most modern buyers.

All XC70 are well-equipped and the base versions include plenty of modern and luxury features. The entry-level XC70 comes with the fog lights, underbody protection, roof rails, heated and 8-way power front seats, leatherette upholstery, dual zone climate control, alloy wheels, etc. The base XC70 also includes a 7-inch display infotainment system with smartphone support features, satellite radio, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, etc.

The upgrades include the leather upholstery, configurable instrument cluster, a sunroof navigation system, premium Harman Kardon sound system, etc.

The safety has always been Volvo’s priority and this model also offers an array of modern safety systems. Available are City Safety system with low-speed braking capability, blind-spot warning, frontal collision warning and intervention, adaptive cruise control, front and rear parking sensors.

2018 Volvo XC70

Powertrain

The current XC70 version comes with two engine options. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine provides 240 hp and torque of 258 pound-feet. This engine is available in combination with the front-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic. The fuel economy is good for this kind of vehicle, 26 mpg combined.

The second engine option in the XC70 is a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-5 unit. This engine combines the all-wheel-drive capability and six-speed automatic gearbox. The output is 250 hp and torque 266 lb-ft. The fuel ratings are lower than on the four-cylinder XC70, 22 mpg combined.

Volvo’s Alternatives for the XC70

If you need a good, more modern alternative for the XC70, consider the V60 and V90 Cross Country versions. These models  will deliver an improved level of the all-weather and off-road capability combined with Volvo’s modern styling and equipment.

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