We previously tested the XC70 with an engine that is no longer offered. For 2016 a four-cylinder turbo and eight-speed automatic are standard on front-wheel-drive versions. It worked well in the S60 we tested and returned 25 mpg overall. But all-wheel-drive versions get a 2.5-liter, turbocharged five-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed automatic. The ride is fairly stiff, but handling is secure. Inside, the cabin is quiet and luxuriously trimmed, and the seats are comfortable. The XC70 has many of Volvo's safety features, including collision-avoidance systems and a blind-spot warning system that works well. Other updates for 2016 include standard heated front seats.