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Volvo C70 (2010–2013)

Last updated 1 December 2018

Length 4582–4615 mm
Width 1820–1847 mm
Height 1400 mm
Wheelbase 2640 mm
Boot Space 200–404 L

Full specifications


The interior of the C70 is similar to other Volvo models with a clean and stylish look that's become somewhat of a trademark for the brand. It has a very Swedish feel to it too, with some neat details and a very simple, yet functional design.

The main instrument panel has been redesigned to give it a wider, sleeker look with an improved finish. The surface has a new texture too that adds to the quality feel plus there's the thin 'floating' centre stack, another unique Volvo design. There's plenty of scope to personalise the interior of the C70 too with a range of different seat materials and colours, while the centre console comes in aluminium, a lovely Nordic light oak or a new Oyster Burst finish.

The quality is very good and everything has a high-quality feel to it, especially the incredibly cossetting seats. The Volvo C70 is a decent four-seater too with enough room in the back for adults (for shorter journeys anyway), although if you have a taller driver or front passenger, you'll find it a squeeze as the with the seats slid all the way back, there's virtually zero legroom in the back.

The boot could be better too. It's very spacious with the roof up with 404 litres of carrying capacity roof-up, but drop the top and this is cut to 200 litres. That in itself isn't bad, but getting to the space is made very tricky as the roof sits right in the way. However, to help, the folded roof can be electrically lifted slightly plus there's a ski hatch to transport longer objects. Like skis.

If you have the optional sat nav, it uses a neat screen which flips up from the dash top, although to work the system, you have to use a remote control and it's not a very intuitive system compared to those form Audi or BMW for instance. Setting the sat nav with the remote control is a pain too - it would be much easier with a dash mounted control or buttons.

Equipment from launch (January 2010):

S gets ECC (Electronic Climate Control), 16-inch alloy wheels, DSTC, front fog lights, electric windows, a trip computer, cruise control, a performance sound system with a CD stereo, floor mats, Bauxite trim and Borgholm upholstery. Safety is a key element too and all C70 models get dual stage driver and passenger airbags, Volvo's SIPS (side impact protection system), plus ROPS (rollover protection system) and door-mounted inflatable curtain airbags.

SE adds Bluetooth, rear parking sensors, 17-inch alloy wheels, Haverdal leather upholstery, aluminium trim, rain sensing wipers and a high-performance CD stereo with eight speakers and 4x40 W amplifier.

SE Lux includes power folding door mirrors including ground lights, a power drivers seat, leather upholstery and active bending lights with a headlamp cleaning system.

There is also an additional Premium specification on any engine in SE and SE Lux trim levels which includes the addition of leather upholstery and satellite navigation.

ES (from May 2010) is the entry-level trim and replaces the S specification. It includes all the same features and safety systems.


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