2011 Volvo V70

2011 Volvo V70 wagons range from comfortable sophistication to off-highway capability to high-performance barnstormer. Upon introduction, the 2.4 is equipped with a standard 2.4-liter, I5, 168-horsepower engine that achieves 22-mpg in the city and 30-mpg on the highway. A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 5-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is optional.

 

The R is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter, I5, 300-horsepower, turbo engine that achieves 18-mpg in the city and 25-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard, and a 5-speed automatic transmission is optional. The 2011 2011 Volvo V70 is a carryover from 2003.

 

2011 Volvo V70’s transversely-mounted, 2.4-liter, 5-cylinder, double overhead cam, turbo with intercooler Compression ratio 8.5:1Horsepower (SAE net) 247 @ 5200 rpm Torque (ft./lbs. SAE net) 243 @ 2400-5200 rpm. The manual transmission is five-speed with synchromesh on all speeds and reverse. The gear lever movements are transmitted to the manual transmission by cables, eliminating the transfer of vibrations from driveline to lever. The front seating positions in the car have three-point seat belts with pyrotechnical pretensioners. These pretensioners automatically tighten the seat belts or remove all the slack from the belt in a split second in the event of a collision. The front belts have also been supplemented with load-limiters, which help limit the load imposed on the occupant, thereby slowing the occupant more gently. volvo v701  2011 Volvo V70The Volvo 70 series offers a choice of engines, suspensions, and packaging. The overall shape of the Volvo V70 looks boxy at first, but closer scrutiny reveals styling innovation for such a large package, and an aggressive stance due to a relatively wide track. The stylish interior of the Volvo 70-series models features rich appointments with an understated air of elegance. The driving experience of the Volvo V70 wagons varies by model. The V70 2.4 is soft and smooth. The V70 T5 is firmer and sportier. The Cross Country is firm, but doesn’t have the sporty crispness of the T5. Engine response varies by model as well. 2011 Volvo 70-series wagons are luxurious and enjoyable to drive. The base model offers a smooth, soft ride, but the engine lacks the sporty response of the other models, which come with turbocharged engines.


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