Driving Impressions

Driving Impressions  - 2005 Volvo XC70 Review - Reviews - Volvo XC70

Serving as a thoroughly civilized, tightly constructed road machine, the XC70 cruises effortlessly. A touch on the gas pedal can make the car leap ahead, whether the driver is starting off from a standstill or is passing or merging.

Steering is on the heavy side, but it's not ponderous. Volvo's wagons are stable on the highway and corner well, but they can't be called snappy in urban driving. The XC70's firm suspension copes adeptly with bumps. Ride comfort is excellent on smooth roads. Even though you feel commotion on rough surfaces, not much is transmitted to the occupants.

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    PARK BRAKE Parking brake applied
    This light will be on when the parking brake (hand brake) is applied. The parking brake pedal is located on the left side of the driver's footwell, see page 79 for more information. Canadian mode ...

    From outside the vehicle
    The remote key locks and unlocks all of the doors and the tailgate. Before the vehicle can be locked from the outside with the remote key, the driver's door must be closed. Any other door/tailg ...

    Audio/video playback through the A/VAUX socket
    1. Switch on one of the rear screens by pressing its On/Off button. 2. Use the remote control's button to select a screen (L: left rear screen, F: front screen, or R: right rear screen). Poi ...