The Volvo XC70 represents a dwindling breed of utilitarian wagons. In a market saturated with SUVs, the size and versatility of this wagon are appealing and refreshing. A quieter, better-finished interior, a ride that's less stiff and more responsive handling than the previous model are welcome attributes of this edition, although its performance, ride and handling don't inspire enthusiasm.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"I want, and have, a car that can accelerate instantaneously for blended into traffic and accelerate away from questionable situation. In all Volvos I've had the turning radius is excellent."

Anonymous, AL (2013 Volvo XC70)

"always feel safe when driving. very responsive handling"

Anonymous, NJ (2013 Volvo XC70)

"vehicle handles very securely whether at interstate speeds or around town. a pleasure to drive."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Volvo XC70)

"it is very confortable"

Anonymous, WV (2013 Volvo XC70)

"Very responsive to quick move."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Volvo XC70)

"Best handling and driving volvo I have ever owned"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Volvo XC70)

"Our first turbo charged Volvo was in 1983 and all since then have been turbo charged because of the power available at highway speeds. All our Volvo's have had tight turning circles and excellent seating, plus lots of cargo storage, mostly station wagons."

James B., SK (2013 Volvo XC70)

"The only complaint we have is that there is a clunking noise when the transmission engages. We have taken it to the dealer and they say it is normal. It does not seem normal, but we have not had any related problems with it yet."

Anonymous, CA (2013 Volvo XC70)

"Excellent acceleration. Twin turbo very responsive from start to highway speed passing."

Kevin W., AB (2013 Volvo XC70)

"Turbo acceleration is very good and smooth. Overall handling is also very good."

Anonymous, NY (2013 Volvo XC70)

"best driving and handling car I have owned"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Volvo XC70)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Generally we like everything about it. We have had no bad experiences."

Anonymous, MD (2013 Volvo XC70)

"Like the firm ride. Seats have good back support and adjust easily. Never feel fatigued after driving; even after road trips of up to 8 hours. When I'm a passenger in another car, I will experience stiffness, etc. In some other vehicles, I've even had back discomfort/pain after riding a few hours."

Anonymous, AZ (2013 Volvo XC70)

"It's a nearly perfect car in terms of comfort & ride"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Volvo XC70)

"The driver's seat is designed for me; it's how I choose a car. I often do long distance driving and have put in 12-hour days behind the wheel. If the seat's not good, nothing else matters."

Anonymous, AL (2013 Volvo XC70)

"It’s quick and fast.Geat acceleration."

Anonymous, CO (2013 Volvo XC70)

"Seats are extremely comfortable even for tall driver and longer time behind the wheel or as passenger."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Volvo XC70)

"Exceptional comfort - seats, ride, road noise. We use this car for extended road trips and experience little driver fatigue. Climate system works very well Overall, a pleasure to drive."

Richard M., NH (2013 Volvo XC70)

"Very comfortable seats, smooth highway driving, mooted road noise"

Anonymous, NY (2013 Volvo XC70)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"It was superb storage space for stuff that needs to accompany a family with dogs"

Anonymous, MI (2013 Volvo XC70)
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