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2008 Volvo V70 Review

Good Space Wagon

A three-quarter front view of a silver 2008 Volvo v70

In short: A luxurious and safe station wagon.

leek, reliable and safe, this roomy five-passenger station wagon boasts a unibody construction with an integral high-strength steel passenger safety cage. Other features include independent suspension, all-wheel power-assisted disc brakes and a versatile three-seat rear bench.

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Warranty/Service: four-year/50,000-mile new car warranty; complimentary factory scheduled maintenance at 7,500 miles; twelve-year/unlimited-mile corrosion protection; four-year/unlimited-mile 24/7 roadside assistance.

Base Price: $32,465 /As tested: $34,410

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 5-door station wagon

Engine: 3.2-liter DOHC 6-cylinder with continuous variable valve timing and variable intake system
Horsepower: 235 hp @ 6,200 rpm
Torque: 236 lb/ft @ 3,200 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Curb weight: 3527 lbs
Wheelbase: 110.9 in
Length/Width/Height: 189.9/73.3/60.9 in
Turning circle: 36.7 ft

Brakes: all-wheel power assisted disc with ABS, electronic brake assistance and electronic brake distribution
independent strut with anti-roll bar in front, fully independent multi-link in rear
traction control

0-60 mph: 8.4 seconds
Top Speed: 146 mph

EPA City: 16 mpg
EPA Highway: 24 mpg

Safety: unibody construction with integral high strength steel passenger safety cage, curtain airbags front and rear, dual-chamber side-impact airbags in front seats, padded head restraints, tire pressure monitoring system

Smog: .39

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PSV052808 (Updated 07/06/10 NW)