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2006 Volvo XC70 (Cross Country) Mid-Size Estate Wagon

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Description: Mid-Size Estate Wagon
Base MSRP Range: $35,700
Invoice Price Range: $33,593
Where built: Sweden

Also called the Cross Country, this estate wagon variation off the V70 ties with the XC90 as a Volvo outdoor versatility vehicle. It's hiked in suspension so it can travel over non-paved terrain, then outfitted with AWD and the new quick-traction feature. Structural elements and mechanical hardware come from the V70, although the XC70 stretches an inch longer and is wider because the front wheel track increases by several inches. It's also almost three inches taller due to the elevated chassis.

Safety gear includes Volvo's side impact protection system (SIPS) with side air bags plus curtain-style air bags positioned above side windows.

Muscle to propel XC70 2.5T AWD flows from Volvo's 2.5-liter light-pressure turbo for 208 hp. The DSTC vehicle stability system plus FOUR-C shock damping are new stand-alone options for XC70, and a new premium package brings a power glass moonroof, leather seats and wood inlays.