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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon w/Snrf
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon 16 24 $30,517 $32,465
4-Door Wagon w/Snrf 16 24 $30,517 $32,465
4-Door Sedan *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 27 $38,182 $40,405
4-Door Sedan Aero 17 27 $39,146 $41,425
4-Door Wagon SportCombi 17 27 $39,382 $41,675
4-Door Wagon SportCombi Aero 17 27 $40,436 $42,790
4-Door Sedan Griffin 17 27 $39,690 $42,000
4-Door Wagon SportCombi Griffin 17 27 $40,890 $43,270
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,517
$38,182
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,465
$40,405
Monthly Payment Estimate
$541 / month
$673 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Volvo V70 is the modern interpretation of the legendary Volvo wagons, with just as much utility but a lot more style and comfort. If you don’t mind buying a 2009 Saab 9-5 that looks almost exactly like the 1999 model, there’s still a lot of quirky appeal.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 36.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 96.2
Second Hip Room (in) 55.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 56.9
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 37.0
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 60.9 57.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 59.9
Wheelbase (in) 110.9 106.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 70.5
Track Width, Front (in) 62.5 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 189.9 190.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 37.3 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 72.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x - TBD - 11.26 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x - TBD - 12.05 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 15.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA QYR
Spare Tire Order Code NA N65
Rear Tire Size P225/55R16 P235/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QYR
Front Tire Size P225/55R16 P235/45VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3307 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3307 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3527 3530
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 3200 258 @ 1900-4000
Engine Order Code NA LJ3
Displacement 3.2L/195 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 235 @ 6200 260 @ 5300
Engine Type Gas I6 Turbocharged 4-Cyl
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.30
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 4.68
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.92
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic Sentronic
Drivetrain Front wheel drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.18
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.94
Trans Order Code NA MM1
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.32 2.44
Summary
Body Style 5dr Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo V70 Saab 9-5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multilink
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 5
 
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