2010 Volvo V70 Interior
Overall, reviewers like the V70's comfortable seats, functional features, and large cargo hold. With the exception of drab gray materials, its fit and finish also leaves reviewers satisfied.
- "Cabin materials are padded and/or nicely grained where it matters most. Assembly quality is first rate. Standard vinyl and cloth seating surfaces feel durable and expensive, but in the gray of our test car appeared solemnly bland." -- Consumer Guide
- "The wood and leather trim in the optional Premium package really dresses up the V70's otherwise austere cabin. In any form, though, the V70 is a showcase of modern Swedish style, with Volvo's trademark 'floating' center stack panel and artfully designed controls." -- Edmunds
- "Sleeker exterior styling is echoed inside, where the trademark slim "floating" center console can be faced in burled walnut or an aluminum trim decorated with random lines." -- Motor Trend
Critics agree that the V70's seats are comfortable; though it accommodates four passengers better than five.
- "The V70's front seats are among the best in the business, achieving a rare combination of chiropractor-approved comfort and body-hugging support. The backseat is also comfortable, though perhaps a bit short on legroom." -- Edmunds
- "Decent space for two adults [in the rear], but three across seating is acceptable only for short hops. Under-seat foot space is limited, compromising comfort when the front seats are too far back." -- Consumer Guide
Auto writers, on balance, appreciate the V70's simple, yet functional, controls. However, its optional navigation system earns poor reviews.
- "Measured by function and simplicity of operation, the 70s' various controls are better than those in most other luxury brands." -- AutoWeek
- "The optional navigation system is cumbersome to use...because of a hard-to-use interface that utilizes steering-wheel-mounted buttons and a handheld remote that duplicates those controls for the passenger." -- Edmunds
- "Several testers find the digital bar graph a poor substitute for a conventional fuel gauge." -- Consumer Guide
Reviewers are satisfied with the V70's 71.4 cubic feet of cargo space.
- "With the rear seats folded flat, the V70 can hold 71 cubic feet of cargo, which is big for a modern wagon." -- Edmunds
- "Large, boxy, nicely finished cargo area features flat-folding second-row seats and handy under-floor storage. A storage-lid prop and cargo tie-down points are nice touches. In-cabin storage is limited to an average size glovebox and center console, as well as a few tiny cubbies." -- Consumer Guide
- "The rear seats are split 40/20/40 to accommodate various cargo-carrying needs, and a movable cargo floor is available. The front passenger seat folds down for additional cargo capacity." -- Cars.com
- "A grocery bag holder is offered for the cargo area, and a ready trash bag holder not only is built in at the back of the front center console, it's designed to hold the trash bag open for easy use." -- MSN