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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Retractable power door mirrors
The mirrors can be retracted for parking/driving in narrow spaces: 1. Press down the L and R buttons at the same time. 2. Release them after approximately one second. The mirrors automatically stop ...

Faults in the system
If the yellow warning symbol illuminates and PARK ASSIST SERVICE REQUIRED is shown on the information display, this indicates that the system is not functioning properly and has been disengage ...

Function
The driver sees what is behind the vehicle and if a person or animal should suddenly appear from the side. PAC is mounted on the rear of the trunk lid, near the opening handle. The camera has bu ...