2012 Volvo XC70 Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,219 - $43,650
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
240-300
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$14,219 - $43,650
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
240-300
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 3.4 Comfort 3.7 Styling 3.5 Value 3.4

Editor's Overview

The 2012 Volvo XC70 bucks the trend of big SUVs yet provides many of their benefits in what is basically a raised station wagon. The XC70 offers a substantial cargo hull, plush interior, available all-wheel-drive and surprisingly strong acceleration when equipped with the optional turbocharged 6-cylinder engine.

Volvo XC70 Models & Trims

3.2L $14,219 - $18,078*
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0, 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
3.0L T6 $14,700 - $18,563*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
3.2L Premier $35,900*
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0, 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
3.2L Platinum $40,450*
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0, 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
3.2L Premier Plus $37,750*
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0, 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
3.0L T6 Premier Plus $40,950*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
3.0L T6 Platinum $43,650*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Turbocharged Gas I6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 x 7.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.67

3 Reviews

67% 33% 3 star 0% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

2 Pop up booster seats in the backseat, with room for a car seat in between

My car has 2 pop up booster seats in the back seat, with enough space for a car seat between them. This is great for parents with 3 young children. There is plenty of cargo room in the back to transport kid stuff. The car has all wheel drive and is low to the ground, which makes me feel safer commuting to work in cold weather. I don't like that I can't fit more than 4 passengers. I wish the cargo area also had pop up seats.

- Stacey D

Volvo xc70 finally a car I love!

Excellent smooth ride. Loaded features. Comfortable, high safety rating. All wheel drive performs great in bad weather. The xc70 has a lot of cargo room too. Rain sensitive windshield allows the wipers to adjust automatically. Heated seats are great in the winter.

- Lisa S

It is a safe, reliable vehicle.

Volvos are good reliable vehicles. The dealerships I've dealt with are always topnotch, supportive and reliable. My Volvo has always gotten me where I need to go.

- Robert S

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$14,219 - $18,078
$14,700 - $18,563

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 hp
300 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.2L DOHC 24
3.0L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 in.
38.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.6 in.
34.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.6 in.
38.6 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
235/50R18
235/50R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110 in.
110 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.7 ft.
37.7 ft.

Length

Length
190.5 in.
190.5 in.

Width

Width
73.3 in.
73.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
4147 .lbs
4152 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 hp
300 hp

Torque

Torque
236 ft. lbs.
325 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
330 .lbs
330 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Not Available
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 mpg
20 mpg

City

City
19 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 mpg
23 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Available

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Available

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings