2015 Volvo XC70 vs. Its Competition

2015 Volvo XC70

The 2015 Volvo XC70 starts around $35K, but it can soar beyond $50K if you have a heavy hand on the options list--meaning it competes with everything from mainstream crossovers to luxury SUVs.

It's a notch less pricey than comparable Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz crossovers, but in the same ballpark as the sportier Acura MDX and the Lexus RX that defined the luxury crossover niche in the States.

The hybrid option on the Lexus isn't matched by the Volvo, but the new powertrain in front-wheel-drive XC70 models delivers very good gas-mileage ratings for its size and capacity.

The Audi Allroad was new for 2013, and is by far the most wagon-like of the competitors--offering both tighter roadholding and tighter quarters inside.

Volvo's own XC60 crossover has less room inside, but considerably more stylish lines.

Finally, the Subaru Outback--new for 2015--has steadily eaten into Volvo's traditional market for sturdy, unpretentious wagons, and will likely continue sell well.

And even the most expensive Outback with every option will only take you into the low end of the XC70's price range.

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2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i, test drive, Catskill Mountains, NY, July 20142015 Subaru Outback
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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2015 Volvo XC70 remains a sturdy wagon in crossover clothing, a tough and utilitarian vehicle with a new and fuel-efficient powertrain this year (for front-wheel-drive models only).
8.4
The 2015 Acura MDX continues to offer an attractive blend of content, comfort, and entertainment for the entire family–including the driver.
8.4
The 2015 Subaru Outback is as much of a tough, safe family wagon as ever; but this year, its brawn doesn't come with as much compromise in comfort and quiet.
8.6
The 2015 Volvo XC60 crossover stays stylish--and now it gets much better gas mileage from a new four-cylinder engine.
MSRP From   
$35,400$42,765$24,895$35,750
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded H-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class   
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name   
FWD 4-Door Wagon T5 Drive-EFWD 4-Door4-Door Wagon 2.5iFWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E
Drivetrain   
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5755
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
WagonSport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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