An estate wagon of mid-size dimensions from Volvo has a flexible seat design for up to seven riders and an expandable cargo compartment. Posh appointments dot the cabin, with power-operated controls and a high caliber of equipment in the mode of European touring sedans.
Entry comes with the V70 2.4 packing a naturally-aspirated 2.4-liter in-line-five rated at 168-hp and tied to a five-speed electronic automatic.
This wagon gains a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob for 2003, plus a new radio with CD and cassette decks.
V70 2.4T with FWD pulls from a 197-hp, 2.4-liter, five-in-line light-pressure turbo linked to a five-speed automatic transmission, while V70 2.5T for AWD gets a power boost this year with the engine expanded to 2.5 liters and pumped for nine more power points to max at 208 hp. Yet the kicker comes from a FWD V70 T5, which stocks a 2.3-liter five high-pressure turbo worth 247-hp through the five-speed Geartronic automatic or manual five-speed.