Description: Mid-Size Estate Wagon
Base MSRP Range: $29,445 - $39,545
Invoice Price Range: $27,713 - $37,207
Where built: Sweden
Volvo's mid-size estate wagons for 2006 include the V70 2.4 FWD and 2.5T FWD plus V70 R AWD the performance version. A flexible cabin design makes room for up to seven riders plus cargo. Posh appointments mark the cabin, with power-operated controls and a high caliber of equipment in the mode of European touring sedans.
Entry issue V70 2.4 FWD draws from Volvo's 2.4-liter in-line-five rated at 165 hp and tied to a manual five-speed or optional five-speed electronic automatic transmission. V70 2.5T FWD brings a more powerful 2.5-liter light-pressure turbo five for 208 hp through a five-speed automatic with Geartronic sequential shifting. Quick V70 R AWD carries the 2.5-liter engine primed with turbo-charger and twin inter-coolers to turn out 300 hp. A six-speed close-ratio manual or new six-speed Geartronic automatic go to the R wagon, which also stocks Volvo's FOUR-C suspension controller and huge Brembo disc brakes.