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2008 Volvo C70 Interior

This interior review was written when the 2008 Volvo C70 was new.

The C70's interior is attractive and well-designed, with comfortable front seating. Yet, some disagree as to whether the Volvo can seat four comfortably.

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Kelley Blue Book says "the highly praised Scandinavian design ethic gets a thorough workout in the no-nonsense interior of the C70. The super-thin central area of the dashboard is a serious 'wow.'" Many, like AutoWeek, agree: "Volvo made the C70 the class leader in front and rear legroom, front headroom, rear shoulder room and trunk capacity." About.com adds "it's easy to achieve a sense of serenity in the C70 thanks to typical Volvo attention to comfort. It's not a bad place to spend a bit of time."

Seating

According to Kelley Blue Book, "Volvos have long been known for their fantastic seat comfort, and the C70 upholds that reputation." Many echo that sentiment. Cars.com reports on "seats an orthopedist can love, simple functionality and lushness somewhere between premium and luxury." Car and Driver adds that "anyone can appreciate the C70's comfy front seats."

Edmunds mentions that back seat room is "still the most you'll find in an entry-level luxury convertible" and MSN says "there really is room for two adults in the back seat."

Interior Features

Reviews universally find the C70's cabin to be uncluttered, elegant, luxurious, simple and functional. The C70's legroom is nice as well. Cars.com adds that "nothing hints of cheapness in here." About.com adds "it's easy to achieve a sense of serenity in the C70 thanks to typical Volvo attention to comfort. It's not a bad place to spend a bit of time."

Gadget lovers will be happy in the Volvo C70, which is well designed with a clean aluminum dash. Edmunds notes the "row of buttons down the center can be off-putting at first, but anyone with basic TV remote skills will recognize the logic and master them in minutes." But some don't like the steering wheel, which has what Cars.com describes as "an uncomfortable silver metallic plastic trim piece that makes the tiller unpleasant to grip."

Cars.com says if music is your thing, "you definitely should check out the optional premium stereo by Dynaudio." The Premium Sound Audio System, an optional upgrade for the C70, comes with 12 Dynaudio loudspeakers, surround sound, RDS radio, a MP3/WMA compatible CD player, and a steering wheel integrated remote control. Kelley Blue Book adds: "Green Day or Sinatra, music has rarely sounded as pure and clear as through the C70's audiophile-worthy system."

Cargo

The 2007 Volvo C70 has many storage areas throughout the cabin, but the retractable top takes a chunk out of trunk space. The C70 has 12.8 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk when the roof is up. Edmunds calls the trunk space "fairly generous" and notes the C70's cargo capacity is "more than most of its competitors." The Auto Channel says that with the top up, the C70 can "hold skis," adding that there is also a ski pass-through. And although the top is stored in the trunk when down, Edmunds notes there is "plenty of storage throughout the cabin and many of the compartments lock along with the door when you leave the top down."

Review Last Updated: 7/31/08

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