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2009 Volvo V70 vs. Its Competition

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Almost all of the V70’s rivals come from Europe, and nearly all offer performance that’s livelier than that of the 2009 Volvo V70.

The V70’s interior is the real differentiator versus its rivals; its look and feel is refreshingly different, and the backseat design is easier to fold down than in most other wagons.

At the far end of the comparison is the larger Mercedes E-Class, which as a wagon only comes in all-wheel-drive E350 4Matic form or as the high-performance E63 AMG.

Both models are considerably more expensive than the V70 without being much roomier inside.

The Passat is substantially more affordable than the V70, and very fuel efficient when equipped with the standard 2.0T engine, while the A6 Avant and 9-5 SportCombi both have a sportier feel behind the wheel than the V70 without being much worse in ride comfort.

2009 Volvo V70 2009 Volvo V702009 Saab 9-5 2009 Saab 9-52008 Audi A6 4-door Sedan 4.2L quattro *Ltd Avail* Side Exterior View2008 Audi A62008 Mercedes-Benz E Class 4-door Wagon 6.3L AMG RWD Angular Front Exterior View2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 4-door Auto VR6 4Motion Front Exterior View2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
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The 2009 Volvo V70 looks a lot more with the times than the Volvo wagons of the past, but there’s just as much of an emphasis on utility and safety.
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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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The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron.
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If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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With its especially roomy, versatile, and quiet interior and especially powerful and refined powertrains, the 2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon is a great family alternative to an SUV.
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Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Gas I6Turbocharged 4-CylGas V6Gas V6Turbocharged gas I4
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Style Name    
4-Door Wagon w/Sunroof4-Door Sedan *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD4-Door Manual Turbo FWD
Front wheel driveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
5dr Wagon4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Wgn
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic CVTAutomatic w/ODManual w/OD
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