Buyers considering the 2010 Volvo XC70 should be looking at other mid-size crossover vehicles: those that pair the tall body of an SUV with the underpinnings of a car, such as the Lexus RX 350 and Acura MDX.
Both upmarket Japanese SUVs offer comparatively good refinement and ride quality, as well as carlike handling.
The MDX is the sportier of the two, while the RX 350 is good for buyers putting the greatest weight on comfort and technology.
Subaru’s Outback offer a cheaper option to the V70 and XC70.
The base Outback comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, but they feel sportier than the Volvos.
The Passat Wagon is substantially more affordable than the V70, and its standard 2.0T engine is very fuel efficient.
One other interesting new alternative is the 2010 Cadillac CTS Wagon, which offers more elegance, Cadillac's uniquely American styling cues, and a wagon's versatility.
All models in this segment offer high levels of safety.
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|2010 Volvo XC70Browse Used Listings||2010 Acura MDXBrowse Used Listings||2010 Subaru OutbackBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 21 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I6||Gas V6||Gas 4-Cyl|
|4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Mid-Size Station Wagon|
|4-Door Wagon 3.2L||AWD 4-Door||4-Door Wagon H4 Manual 2.5i|
|All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|5 Door Wagon||4 Door||4 Door Wagon|
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|2010 Volvo XC70 vs. 2010 Acura MDX||2010 Volvo XC70 vs. 2010 Subaru Outback|