in 2013 Wagons

Avg. Price Paid: $27,734 - $33,935
Original MSRP: $33,600 - $45,000
MPG: 19 City / 25 Hwy
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2013 Volvo XC70 Interior

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Reviewers give the interior design, materials and construction of the 2013 Volvo XC70 positive reviews. They also appreciate its ample cargo space. However, they complain that some controls can be tough to decipher and that the back seat isn't as roomy as they'd like.

  • "Tasteful materials are padded and/or nicely grained throughout the interior. Assembly quality is first rate." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Favorable first impressions come soon after you enter the 2013 Volvo XC70. If you choose the available matte-finish wood and leather trim, the cabin is a showcase of modern Swedish style, with Volvo's trademark ‘floating’ center stack panel and artfully designed controls." -- Edmunds


The 2013 Volvo XC70 can seat up to five people in two rows. Reviewers agree that the front seats are extremely comfortable. Most critics say that the back seat can handle two adults just fine, but sitting three adults in the back would be a tight fit. Some also wish the back seat had more legroom. One seating feature all reviewers appreciate is the optional integrated child booster seats.

  • "The front seats are among the best in the business, achieving a rare combination of chiropractor-approved comfort and body-hugging support. Legroom is a little tight in back, yet the seats seem to swallow up every body type with ease. The rear seat is also versatile, with its 40/20/40 split-folding design and the incredibly useful integrated child booster seats." -- Edmunds
  • "Decent space for two adults [in the back seat], but three abreast seating is best reserved for quick trips. Under-seat foot space is tight, compromising comfort when the front seats are too far back. The available child-booster seats are a welcome convenience rarely found on vehicles of any stripe." -- Consumer Guide

Interior Features

Standard features on the XC70 include an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth, an eight-speaker stereo with HD and satellite radio, as well as auxiliary and USB inputs. Optional features include integrated child booster seats, heated front seats and navigation.

Several reviewers say that the number of buttons on the 2013 Volvo XC70 can make some features tough to use, at least until you get used to the system.

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  • "The central control panel is busier than some buyers might prefer; it's filled with many small buttons that will take time to master and they can be difficult to locate at a glance. A touchscreen would go a long way toward improving usability." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Volvo's infotainment system allows drivers to manage audio, navigation and other functions from a 7-inch high-definition color monitor. Although its unorthodox interface is not quite as good as systems found in competitors, it works well enough once learned." -- Edmunds


The 2013 Volvo XC70 has 72.1 cubic feet of total cargo space. Behind the second row, there’s 33.3 cubic feet of space. Reviewers say the XC70's cargo management system makes it easy to keep cargo from rolling around.

  • "Large, boxy, nicely finished cargo area features flat-folding 2nd-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
  • "Lay down the backseat and the XC70's total cargo room expands to more than 72 cubic feet. With the rear seat up, cargo is limited to 33 cubic feet. This is more than most small crossover SUVs. Due to its comparatively lower overall height, it's also a little easier to load recreational gear, such as kayaks and bikes, atop the XC70." -- Edmunds

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