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Against its rivals in the crossover and SUV segment, the 2010 Volvo V70 and XC70 offer a lot of kit in base trim, but adding options can quickly inflate their prices.
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With the seats folded flat, the XC70 can hold 72 cubic feet of cargo”
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“long list of standard and optional features”
Kelley Blue Book

“Be careful with options list however, as a few quick checks can swell the XC70's sticker to more than $50,000.”
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Both the 2010 Volvo V70 and XC70 come packed with a bevy of standard features but adding just a few of the options can quickly inflate the price tag. Last year Volvo introduced a new Technology Package that featured active bi-xenon headlamps, a premium Dynaudio sound system, and Sirius Satellite Radio.

While the V70 may lack the driving verve of competitors such as the Subaru Outback 2.5XT, it dramatically trumps them in price, as well as in luxury and amenities.

As for the XC70, think of it as a luxury wagon wearing hiking garb and riding on 8.3-inch stilts. Even in base form, the all-wheel-drive XC70 is well-equipped, with features such as Dynamic Stability and Traction Control, Hill Descent Control (“keeps the vehicle at approximately six miles per hour when descending steep grades,” points out Kelley Blue Book), front and rear skid plates, heated side mirrors, dual-zone electronic climate control, and eight-way power driver’s seat.

Cars.com points out that in order to get the leather seats and real wood inlays so well loved by reviewers, one “must add a $2,995 Premium Package.” Additionally, audiophiles can spend $1,650 for a Dynaudio/Sirius Premium Sound System. Motor Trend suggests the “costly rear-seat DVD system” might help “quell rear-seat whining.” Kelley Blue Book remarks that some options, “including the Blind Spot Information System and Adaptive Cruise Control, [makes] driving easier.” They also praise the fact that “stowing groceries has never been easier thanks to the power tailgate, which opens and closes via a push-button key fob.” One safety measure that isn’t universally praised is the parking assist system, which Autoblog describes as driving them “bonkers,” explaining that the system would switch on automatically each time the car is started, and then proceed to “beep loudly whenever we were within about four feet of a surrounding vehicle.”

Conclusion

Against its rivals in the crossover and SUV segment, the 2010 Volvo V70 and XC70 offer a lot of kit in base trim, but adding options can quickly inflate their prices.

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