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Volvo’s 2016 XC70 wagon built for diverse terrain

With a raised suspension, the 2016 XC70 minimizes the risk of scuffing

Those searching for a vehicle that is capable of handling potholes on the road as well as avoiding the common obstacles found on off-road terrain often find themselves having to make a compromise to suite the environment in which he or she drives the most. Volvo’s 2016 XC70 allows for the driver to have a wagon that meets the needs of both.

Higher Suspension for less scrubbing

Traditionally, a luxury wagon is not considered the ideal choice for taking on inclement weather. Generally, the full sized SUV or the Crossover takes priority over such a vehicle, primarily due to the height of the chassis from the terrain. However, with the 2016 XC70 the suspension is raised and an AWD system is available for navigation. Additionally, front and rear underbody skid plates further protect the vehicle from scrubbing.  Depending on the model, the wagon rests on 17 or 18 inch wheels. Combined, the framing, suspension, and the wheels provide ample clearance while maintaining easy driving when navigating paved highways or small dirt roads.

Body Styles

The 2016  Volvo XC70 is available in four trim levels. These levels are the T5 Drive-E, T5 Platinum, T5 AWD, and the T5 AWD Platinum. All vehicles have similar sculpting, though the trim does accent certain features of the exterior, primarily the front fascia and side panels. Depending on the trim package, standard features will vary. Base standard models include:

  • ·       Underbody skid plates
  • ·       Roof rails
  • ·       Cruise control
  • ·       A 40/20/40 split rear seat
  • ·       Leatherette Upholstry
  • ·       Low speed forward collision notification system
  • ·       Volvo’s Sensus Connect system

“Even with the upgrades, the XC70 is still a very practical vehicle. Its rear cargo area is roomier than those of many small luxury crossover SUVs, and you've got the wide range of safety features for which Volvo is known. “(Edmunds).The Platinum trims build upon the standard features with updates such as blind spot monitoring and the available interior accent lighting. For a full list of features please contact your dealership.

Power and performance

Engine options for the 2016 Volvo XC70 include the standard 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine on an eight speed automatic FWD and the 2.5L turbocharged AWD engine on a six speed transmission. In EPA testing, estimated fuel economy ranked competitively against other wagons within its class. U.S. News has ranked the Volvo XC70 in the top 10 wagons for 2016 stating that “Reviewers say the 2016 Volvo XC70 has a comfortable, quiet ride, even on bumpy roads. With its high ride height and available all-wheel drive, critics note that the XC70 can handle rough and slippery roads without any trouble” and KBB stated “If you’re looking for a family vehicle that places safety above all other priorities, the 2016 Volvo XC70 will likely hold broad appeal. “

In addition to the driving performance, users were impressed with the safety features of the vehicle, specifically the automatic braking feature which monitors traffic ahead of the vehicle. Additional features such as the lane departure warning, pedestrian frontal alert system, blind spot monitoring, and the camera system were also noted as a quality feature among reviews.

Are you interested in the 2016 Volvo XC70 Wagon? We can help.

The 2016 XC70 wagon from Volvo is capable of seating 5 passengers comfortably while still maintaining a large cargo area. In addition to the infotainment system, Bluetooth, and driving package options available, the high suspension and the smooth driving of the vehicle make the 2016 Volvo XC70 Wagon worth looking into. If you are interested in the XC70, Volvo of Lisle would love to help. We are located in Lisle, serving Naperville, Bolingbrook, Clarendon Hills, Wheaton, and Aurora Illinois. Please use our website to find the location closest to you. While on our site you can also browse the selection of vehicles at that location, see service and maintenance options, explore sales and other events currently taking place, and find information about financing and discounts for qualified buyers/leasers. Should you have any questions about the 2016 Volvo XC70 or any of the vehicles offered by Volvo of Lisle, or if you would like to schedule a test drive, please let one of our team members know. We look forward to seeing you soon.