2017 Volvo XC70 Release Date, Specs and Info

With its cuff protection and raised suspension, the 2017 Volvo XC70 can be an appealing choice if you want to do a lot of driving on gravel and dirt roads whilst still enjoying some bit of comfort and luxury. However, many crossovers in the segment can do the same and come in newer designs. Some of its upsides include a light-duty off-rad ability, ample cargo capacity, numerous safety features, a fuel-sipping four-cylinder engine, and supportive front seats. Its date of release is expected in the latter half of 2017.

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New add-ons for 2017 include a more fuel-efficient turbocharged engine, an updated infotainment system, and addition of a few standard features. When people consider purchasing a luxury crossover to bounce up o that vacation cabin or handle the latest snowstorm without looking worse for the wear, the first thing that hits their minds is a crossover Sports Utility Vehicle.

But have you ever thought of a luxury wagon like the 2017 Volvo XC70 that is constructed with the sole purpose of handling such duties? Well, now you know. The XC70 comes with some features that can enable it do those things: a raised suspension for additional ground clearance, an available all-wheel-drive system, lowered body panels with a material that resist scratches and hacks, and a front and rear underbody skid plates. This vehicle is meant particularly for those buyers who don’t have the in-thing about crossovers.

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The vehicle is still practical despite sporting the upgrades. It offers a spacious cargo volume than most of its competitors. Also, a reputation so dear to Volvo is well-preserved – a slew of modern safety features.

Things only get better under its hood. The XC70 comes with a new 2.5L turbocharged inline-5 engine that replaces the previous 3.0L inline-6 and 3.2L inline-6 base engines. Another engine that we believe will be still suitable is the old 3.0L engine that, despite offering unimpressive fuel-efficient values, offers a powerful output.

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It is always a good idea to window-shop around before making an ultimate decision. Some alternatives which you should consider sampling include the 2017 Audi Allroad, and the 2017 Subaru Outback.

Available Trims – Volvo XC70

The five-passenger 2017 Volvo XC70 wagon is offered in a walloping four trims: base T5 Drive-E, T5 Platinum, T5 all-wheel-drive, and the top-of-the-line T5 AWD Platinum. The T5 Premiere is reviewed separately.

Interior Redesign & Exterior Colors – 2017 Volvo XC70

The base T5 Drive-E and T5 all-wheel-drive come equipped with driver memory settings, heated side mirrors, 18” alloy wheels, heated power front passenger seat, a 7” central display, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, underbody skid plates, foglights, an eight-way power driver seat, roof rails, and a 40/20/40-split rear seat.

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Standard technology features include Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, USB audio interface, smartphone app integration, an eight-speaker premium sound system, a CD player, Volvo’s Sensus Connect system, low speed forward collision mitigation and notification, and satellite and HD radio.

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The T5 Premiere package adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a sunroof, rear privacy glass, a configurable instrument cluster, a navigation system, and leather upholstery.

Next up is the Platinum trim that tacks in all the contents of the above package plus Harman Kardon premium sound system, a blind spot monitoring system, adaptive xenon headlights, interior accent lighting.

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The Technology package adds a driver alertness monitor, an upgraded collision mitigation system, automatic high-beam headlight control, adaptive cruise control, road sign information display, and lane departure warning system.

Stand-alone options available include dual displays, rear parking sensors, a rear entertainment system, and integrated rear child bolsters.

Engine Specs – 2017 Volvo XC70

A turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 240 hp and 258 lbs. of torque comes equipped under the hood of the 2017 Volvo XC70. Transmitting the power to the front wheels is an eight-speed automatic transmission system.

The fuel economy estimates as per EPA are 23/31/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined. The fuel consumption ratings are impressive due to the available stop-start system which is popular for its ability to automatically shut off the engine when the vehicle has stopped thereby saving a lot of gas.

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The performance-themed T5 AWD trim gets a 2.5L inline-5 turbocharged engine rated at 250 horsepower and 266 lbs. of torque. The power is transferred to all the wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Volvo XC70

Expect the 2017 Volvo XC70 to cost you an MSRP of $37,100. Its date of release is expected sometime late next year. Also, you will get an owners-manual which details everything you need to know about the vehicle upon purchasing it.

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2017 Volvo XC90 Release Date, News & Specs

With a new improved interior space, new style, and a safety feature galore, the new Volvo XC90 2017 has undoubtedly been reborn into a fresh and desirable SUV. Some of its strengths include an available hybrid model, plenty of standard safety features, confident handling, sharp new style and look, and a spacious second- and third row seating configuration, its release date comes this fall.

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The 2017 XC90 redesign marks the first ever comprehensive makeover since its debut twelve years ago. And naturally, that has made the first model ancient by conventional standards. Most brands redesign their models every five years on average. Volvo has long been noted for its understated style and advanced safety features, however, the industry has evolved and the previously–acknowledged strengths have been overshadowed by other brands who have perfected their technologies.

Nonetheless, the new 2017 Volvo XC90 has brought back its charm. The larger grille, assertive styling, slimmer headlights, and aggressive lower air intakes have all managed to give the XC90 a refreshing appeal without necessarily losing its identity.

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Interior wise, Volvo has infused several upscale materials, for instance, it combines wood, leather and even Swedish crystal glass. The result is a high-luxury feel cabin that makes any driving experience a memorable one.

A new four-cylinder turbocharged and supercharged engine does the magic under its hood. You can expect an output of 316 horsepower, which is impressive in comparison to what its traditional rivals offer. Also, Volvo has been making news lately about its plug-in hybrid model that Volvo says will make upwards of 394 hp. And despite the fuel economy ratings lacking, it is expected to offer the best ratings better than any other seven-passenger SUV.

Anyone shopping in the seven-passenger segment will most probably come across several of its rivals, which include 2017 Buick Enclave, 2017 Acura MDX, 2017 BMW X5, and 2017 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class. Although the above vehicles boasts of several upscale features over the XC90, the new 2017 Volvo XC90 reinvention and revitalization gives it a refreshing appeal.

Available Trims – 2017 Volvo XC90

The new 2017 Volvo XC90 is available in three trims: Momentum, Sport R-Design and Inscription. The 2017 Volvo XC90 Polestar is reviewed separately.

Exterior Review & Interior Review – 2017 Volvo XC90

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The seven-passenger XC90 is available in both regular and hybrid configurations. The former is referred to as T6 first edition, while the latter is connoted as T8.

Standard equipment available on the Momentum include a hands-free power tailgate, adjustable drive modes, driver memory settings, foglights, 19” alloy wheels, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, automatic climate control (dual-zone), a 40/20/40-split third row seat, eight-way power front seats, a panoramic sunroof, heated mirrors, a 50/50-split third row seats, keyless ignition and entry, a rearview camera, roof rails, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and automatic wipers.

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Technology features to expect include a 10-speaker sound system, a navigation system, an auxiliary audio input jack, satellite radio, a USB port, a configurable digital gauge cluster display, voice controls, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a 9” touchscreen display, and smartphone application integration.

The 2017 Volvo XC90 R-Design trim adds unique grille and exterior accents, 20” alloy wheels, illuminated step plates, automatic high-beam control, LED adaptive headlights, added interior illumination, a digital gauge cluster display, aluminum mesh cabin accents, leather sport seats, and LED running lights.

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The upscale Inscription trim gets similar equipment as the above trim plus LED running lights, a surround-view parking camera system, illuminated step plates, extended leather upholstery, rear side window sunshades, and own exterior and interior trim.

Price & Release Date – 2017 Volvo XC90

The T6 Momentum will go for sale for an MSRP starting from $48,900, the T6 R-Design – $52,900, and $54,500 for the T6 Inscription. We expect the 2017 Volvo XC90 to go on sale this fall.

Engine Specs – 2017 Volvo XC90

An innovative 2.0L turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine rated at 316 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque powers the 2017 Volvo XC90 T6. Both the all-wheel-drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission system are standard.

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EPA fuel economy ratings for the T6 stands at 20/25/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

The 2017 Volvo XC90 T8 combines both the 87-hp motor and the T6 engine to produce an impressive 394 horsepower. It accelerates to 60 mph in just 6 seconds and can go on an electric-only range of 17 miles. Unfortunately, we haven’t gotten the fuel economy ratings yet but we are working towards that.

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2017 Volvo S60 Release Date and Review

To be frank, the fresh Volvo S60 2017 won’t bowl you over with excitement, but with its impressive safety technologies and a diverse selection of engines, it might be the car you have been looking for. Its pros include a well-balanced handling and ride quality, fuel-efficient and muscular engine lineup, and excellent safety scores. Its release date should be expected in the middle of 2017.

Long noted for its unique styling and safety, Volvo has emerged as a strong contender in the entry-level luxury sedan market with its new 2017 Volvo S60 and prior S60 models for some time now. Volvo made headlines last year with its agile and fuel-sipping turbocharged engine lineup, and for 2017, the vehicle is well-placed to put up a strong battle front against its German arch rivals.

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To start off, the vehicle comes with a refreshed body style. For instance, the Inscription comes with 3” longer wheelbase and 3” more for the rear-seat legroom. Apparently, the model was developed in part for the business professionals in China who have a liking for well-appointed backseat and spacious backseat.

Additionally, with a comfortable cabin, impressive safety technologies, luxury feature galore, handsome styling and the spruced up engines, the new 2017 Volvo S60 will also be an endearment to many U.S shoppers looking for such qualities within the price range.

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Still, the new 2017 Volvo S60 will still have to fight it out with seasoned and popular entry-level sedans. They include 2017 BMW 3 Series, 2017 Lexus ES 350, and 2017 Acura TLX.

Volvo S60 – Available Trims

The vehicle is available in two distinct body styles: standard and Inscription versions. The standard wheelbase comes in a walloping six trim levels, while the long-wheelbase version comes in four trims. The former is available in T5 Drive-E, T5 AWD, T6 Drive-E, T6 Drive-E Platinum, T6 R-Design AWD and T6 R-Design AWD Platinum, and the latter in T5 Inscription, T5 Inscription Platinum, T5 all-wheel-drive Inscription Platinum, and T5 all-wheel-drive Inscription.

Exterior Review & Interior Changes – 2017 Volvo S60

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Except for the differing powertrain’s specs, both the T5 Drive-E and T5 AWD are available with a 7” touchscreen display, adaptive cruise control, 17” wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, automatic wipers, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, voice commands, HD radio, satellite radio, driver memory settings, LED running lights, heated mirrors, headlight washers, 7” infotainment display, an 8-speaker sound system, smartphone app integration, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and automatic climate control (dual-zone).

Next up, both the T5 Inscription and Inscription all-wheel-drive models comes equipped with an air filtering system, rear parking system, rear window sunshade, 18” steel wheels, increased sound-deafening materials, accent interior lighting, a sunroof, auto-diming rearview mirror, a configurable instrument cluster, bright window trim a navigation system, additional bolstering, and upgraded front seats.

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The 2017 Volvo S60 Platinum model adds xenon adaptive headlights, premium sound system, and automated parallel parking system.

The T6 Drive-E comes with keyless ignition, keyless entry, steering adjustable effort, a powerful engine, a suspension sport-tuned system, 18” alloy wheels, power lumbar front seats, and paddle shifters.

Opting for the T6 R-Design AWD gets you 19” wheels, a sport steering wheel, an all-wheel drive system, a more powerful engine, a special R-Design sport seat, and a special cabin trim.

The AWD T6 R-Design Polestar comes with an exclusive exterior color, 20” alloy wheels, powerful engine, beefier front brakes, and a special aerodynamic kit.

Engine Specs – 2017 Volvo S60

A turbocharged inline four-cylinder 2.0L engine comes fitted under the hood of the 2017 Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E and T5 Inscription models. EPA ratings stand at 26/38/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the T5 Drive-E and 25/37/29 mpg for the Inscription.

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Both the T5 all-wheel-drive and T5 AWD Inscription come fitted with a turbocharged 2.5L inline five-cylinder engine rated at 270 pounds of torque and 260 horsepower. EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 20/29/23 mpg.
Also, a supercharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 300 pounds of torque and 310 hp is available for the T6 Drive-E model.

Finally, a 3.0L turbocharged engine good for 354 pounds of torque and 325 horsepower comes under the hood of the T6 R-Design all-wheel-drive.

Release Date & Price – 2017 Volvo S60

The 2017 Volvo S60 release date should be expected in the middle of 2017. As for its price, expect the base Drive-E to go for sale for 33,400 USD.

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