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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Main instrument panel
Information display and menu controls 1 - READ Ц access to the list of messages and message confirmation. 2 - Thumbwheel Ц browse among menus and options in the list of functions. 3 - RESET Ц res ...

Glove compartment
Glove compartment The glove compartment can only be locked and unlocked using the detachable key blade in the remote key. See page 61 for information on removing the key blade from the remote ...

Storage compartment in the centerconsole
To open the lid on the storage compartment, press the lower edge of the opening latch (see illustration above). This lid can be folded back to form a small table area for rear seat passengers. ...