Monday, October 1, 2007

2008 Volvo V70 Review

The best way to carry family and cargo is in the full-size 2008 Volvo V70 wagon. With configurable cargo and seating, it is possible to fit your busy life, work, play, and travel into the V70 with room to spare. The V70 comes in 3 stylish models, the V70 2.4, 2.5T, or the V70 R, to mesh with just about any lifestyle. Amazingly powerful yet compact, the 5-cylinder engines for the V70 pump out 168 hp, 208, hp, and 300 hp.

The spacious interior at first glance looks larger than the outside of the vehicle, at 71.4 cubic feet. The driver cockpit is well organized ergonomically, with convenient controls on the steering wheel. The front seats are specially designed to reduce whiplash. Instrumentation on the V70 is fresh and easily read. Luxury details include leather steering wheel, thick floor carpeting, lit makeup mirrors, compass, and front armrest.

Volvo is best known for its attention to safety, and the 2008 V70 is right in step with a full armamentarium of airbags, child seat attachments, steel passenger cage, engine compartment crumple zone, and steel side impact door beams. Driving the 2008 Volvo V70 is a pleasant experience with easy handling, able acceleration, and capable handling. The big wagon was surprisingly nimble, quiet and stable. The V70 is ideally suited for long treks out of state or around town.

Especially rewarding is the attention to detail on the exterior of the V70. All seams were tight and smooth. There were no gaps or surfaces out of line. Fuel consumption specs for the 2008 V70 were 18 mpg in the city for the 300 hp models to 29 on the highway for the 168 and 208 hp engines. The 2008 Volvo V70 is the quintessential wagon to drive if you seek luxury, economy, and safety. Volvo has set the mark for quality in the full-size wagon segment.

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