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MPG: 18 City / 28 Hwy
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Used Car: 2013 Volvo C70 Review

Review Last Updated: 10/29/14

Though reviewers said the 2013 Volvo C70 has a comfortable cabin, test drivers disliked its bland handling and numb steering, and it has a poor reliability rating.

Most automotive journalists wrote that the turbocharged five-cylinder engine in the 2013 Volvo C70 provides adequate acceleration, though many also noted that the C70 feels less powerful than rivals like the 2013 BMW 3-Series and Infiniti G37 convertibles. The Volvo C70 comes with front-wheel drive and a five-speed automatic transmission. According to the EPA, the 2013 C70 gets 19/28 mpg city/highway, which is normal for the class. Critics said that the C70 isn’t as fun to drive as rival convertibles like the 3-Series or G37, but they wrote that the C70 delivers a composed ride.

Though some reviewers wrote that the 2013 Volvo C70's interior lacks the luxurious ambiance of its rivals, most commented that it is well-built with high-quality materials and is attractive. They said the C70’s front seats are comfortable and supportive. Several auto writers remarked that the C70 has more rear-seat space than you’ll find in its luxury competitors. The Volvo C70 also has a bit more trunk space with the top up than most convertibles. Standard features include a power-folding convertible hardtop, leather upholstery, Bluetooth, a USB port and satellite radio. Available features include heated front seats, rear parking sensors, navigation, a 14-speaker Dolby audio system and blind spot monitoring. Test drivers said the C70’s climate controls are instinctive, but complained that the available navigation system is confusing.

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Automotive journalists praised the 2013 Audi A5 convertible’s gorgeous interior and first-rate materials. The A5 also gets much better fuel economy than the C70, and it has more trunk space when its roof is lowered.

Test drivers were pleased with the 2013 Infiniti G37 convertible’s sharp handling, powerful standard V6 and easy-to-use navigation system. The G37 also has a higher reliability rating than the C70.

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