Overview & Reviews
The 2014 Volvo XC70 receives a variety of updates this year. In addition to mildly updated exterior styling, there are some new features such as a heated windshield and steering wheel, a folding front passenger seat, a digital gauge cluster display and a new cyclist detection feature for the frontal collision mitigation system. T5 models also have a revised transmission that provides quicker shifts while in Sport mode.
- Potent turbocharged engine.
- Ample cargo capacity
- Numerous safety features
- Exceptional seat and ride comfort
- Available integrated rear booster seats
- Disappointing braking distances
- Some dated controls.
- So-so fuel economy
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One year later - 2014 Volvo XC70
By xira1 - May 27 - 9:38 pm
I now have been driving my XC70 for one year and 15,000 miles. My impression, after looking at some other comparable cars, is that it remains a wonderful value in terms of interior quality. Even the $50,000 Acura MDX doesn't have as nice an interior. Every component is top-notch. It's great for a long trip because of the comfort and the FABULOUS sound system. Where it disappoints is in driving dynamics; it's not really fun to drive; it's safe and predictable and road-holding but not exciting.
Nice car, very good quality, great on long freeway trips - 2014 Volvo XC70
By xira1 - March 9 - 11:06 pm
I just turned in a 2011 Subaru Forester at lease-end, which I liked, for the 2014 Volvo XC70 (T6 turbo, AWD), which I now have driven 2,000 miles. There are pros and cons to both--the Subaru was a simpler car with less gizmos to go wrong, and in 3 years, nothing broke. It was also very fun to drive-- very responsive steering. But for long trips, I like the Volvo better-- in fact I am less tired after a long freeway trip because of the excellent driving position, superior visibility, great road-holding feel (it feels like it drives itself when going 75 MPH), great seats, blind-spot monitoring system, and a superior audio sound system. The cabin is also very quiet, and AC is powerful.
I can't believe I bought a Volvo - 2014 Volvo XC70
By jim6090 - October 13 - 12:59 pm
My wife drives an 2010 XC60. I have always enjoyed it. Shopping for a car for me took me down a wide variety of paths. BMW and MBs Audi, Lexus and more. I wanted a fun, economical and safe car being a grandfather of 4. My old wagon was a 2010 chipped Passat. Enjoyed it, but just didn't feel safe and secure. After much research I ordered a 2014 T6 with the platinum package. Again more research. Had the Polestar installed. Can you say WOW. If you want a fun car that gets low 20s on the highway. You just won't believe how well this car drives. It will surprise you. Seats are most comfortable of any car period. Any price and brand. I tried them all! I am 6 ft 2. 250