The 2008 Volvo XC70 is very similar in size to Subaru’s Outback, another wagon that adds ground clearance and enough off-road ability for deep snow or rutted trails.
Compared to the XC70, the Outback starts at a much more affordable price, and while its base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine provides only modest performance, the Outback feels sportier than the XC70 with either the turbocharged or six-cylinder engine.
The RX 350 and MDX are both very refined with a smooth ride and good handling; the MDX feels a little sportier behind the wheel, while the RX 350 is the choice for those looking for high-tech features.
All of the vehicles mentioned have very good results in crash tests, with the MDX designated an IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2008.
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|2008 Volvo XC70Browse Used Listings||2009 Subaru OutbackBrowse Used Listings||2008 Acura MDXBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I6||Gas 4-Cyl||Gas V6|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Mid-Size Station Wagon||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|4-Door Wagon||4-Door H4 Manual||4WD 4-Door|
|All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||4 Wheel Drive|
|5dr Wagon||4 Door Wagon||4 Door|
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|2008 Volvo XC70 vs. 2009 Subaru Outback||2008 Volvo XC70 vs. 2008 Acura MDX|