2012 Volvo XC70 Review

2012 Volvo XC70 Review  - Reviews - Volvo XC70

The Volvo XC70 is the quintessential station wagon, the most "Volvo-like" Volvo on the road today. Having one parked in my driveway takes me back to my childhood — riding to and from school in a wood-paneled station wagon, dressed in my finest monogrammed velour jumpsuit, John Denver (on eight-track) filling the voluminous interior.

With the exception of its exterior design, which hasn't evovled enough from the old-school station wagon of the '70s, the 2013 Volvo XC70 is every bit as comfortable and practical a family hauler as its ancestor.

The 2012 XC70 comes in a variety of configurations. I drove the mid-level T6 AWD with a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive. The entry-level 3.2 has front-wheel drive. See these trims compared side-by-side with the top-level T6 Platinum AWD here. This year's XC70 hasn't changed much since the previous model year. See the 2012 and 2011 compared here.

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Switching HD on or off
The factory setting for HD radio is off. However, when driving through areas with weak HD signals (fringe areas), you may experience that the radio repeatedly switches between analogue/ digital an ...

Tailgate wiper/washer
A section of the switch O Neutral position: The wiper is switched off B Normal (continuous) wiping: Press the lower section of the switch Move the lever forward to start the tailgate washer. A ...

Bluetooth® functions in the center console control panel
1 Character keys containing letters and numbers for dialing numbers, adding phone book entries, etc. 2 TEL: Press this button to activate/deactivate the Bluetooth® function. 3 TUNE: Turn to ...