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2012 Volvo XC70
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AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 25 $30,973 $32,950
AWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L 19 25 $30,973 $32,950
FWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L 19 25 $30,973 $32,950
FWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L 19 25 $30,973 $32,950
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,746 $35,900
AWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,746 $35,900
FWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,746 $35,900
FWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Premier 19 25 $33,746 $35,900
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,485 $37,750
AWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,485 $37,750
FWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,485 $37,750
FWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Premier Plus 19 25 $35,485 $37,750
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.0L T6 17 23 $36,754 $39,100
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $38,023 $40,450
AWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $38,023 $40,450
FWD 4-Door Wagon 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $38,023 $40,450
FWD 4-Door Wagon PZEV 3.2L Platinum 19 25 $38,023 $40,450
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.0L T6 Premier Plus 17 23 $38,493 $40,950
AWD 4-Door Wagon 3.0L T6 Platinum 17 23 $41,031 $43,650
FWD 4-Door
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,973
$36,537
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,950
$39,075
Monthly Payment Estimate
$549 / month
$651 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Volvo XC70 crossover offers safety and wagon-based practicality; it's a useful alternative to taller, blockier crossovers and sport-utility vehicles. A safe luxury-crossover choice for many good reasons, the 2012 Lexus RX 350 offers a serene driving experience and lots of cool tech features.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
34.6 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 58.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 100.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.8 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63.5 64.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.3 7.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.5 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
48.1 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
63.1 67.7
Liftover Height (in)
27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.0 107.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
31.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
73.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.1 80.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
42.9 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.3 40.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 1.10 12.9 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 0.87 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.4 40.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 38.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P235/60VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P235/60VR18
Spare Tire Size
T125/80R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
330 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
495 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3300 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4147 4178
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
236 @ 3200 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
240 @ 6200 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 1.90
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.75 4.40
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volvo XC70 Lexus RX 350
Body Style
5 Door Wagon Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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