2013 Volvo C70 – Review

2013 Volvo C70 – Review
18 Jul 2013

Volvo C70 300When it comes to enjoying an open air ride in the summer season, the perfect choice for lots of wise drivers is a convertible car. Every year they have lots of choices to choose from however in some particular years they don’t have to spend hours in finding best convertibles as there are some top of the segment models also offered by a certain brand. For the 2013, one such model is the Volvo C70 that is affordable, safe, practical and of course engaging. The Volvo C70 is an all new model but obviously it shares some architecture features with its other counterparts manufactured under the same flagship.

Exterior

An old saying is “the first impression is the last impression” and so the most important thing in the style and appeal of a vehicle is its exterior as it is the first thing we look at. The exterior of the 2013 Volvo C70 is very decent, modern and sleek and the credit of creating such an eye watering exterior goes to the celebrated Pininfarina design studio in Italy. The front fascia is complemented with a wedge shaped nose that is decorated with the Volvo’s trademark grille, optional Xenon headlamps, LED taillights, power retractable hardtop, automatic wipers, foglights and the car sit on standard 17 inch alloy wheels.

Interior

The interior of a car has a vital role in the engagement of the driver only if it is designed accurately with high quality materials and user friendly equipments. The Volvo C70 2013’s cabin is built on the same outlines. The interior is designed for 4 and is equipped with user friendly controls and electronics and soft touch high quality materials. Standard interior features are leather upholstery, dual zone automatic climate control, auto dimming rearview mirror, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, eight way power front seats with driver’s seat memory function, trip computer, satellite radio, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, eight speaker audio system with CD player, iPod/USB interface and auxiliary audio jack.
The Volvo C70 2013 model year is offered in a single T5 trim with three optional packages, Premier Plus Package, Inscription Package and Climate Package that adds lots of high end features to the car.

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Powertrain and Performance

The 2013 Volvo C70 is equipped with a 2.5 liter Turbocharged in-line 5 cylinder engine that is good for 227 horsepower and 236 lb ft of torque. The same engine cranks out 250 horsepower and 273 lb ft of torque with Inscription Package. Five speed automatic transmission nd front wheel drives are standard. The acceleration time from 0-60 mph is 7.8 seconds that is acceptable for lots of people but slow for the segment. The EPA rated fuel economy of the 2013 C70 is 19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.

Occupant Safety

The Volvo C70 is equipped with some class leading standard safety features that include front seat side mounted airbags, full length side curtain airbags, active front head restraints, antilock disc brake, automatically deploying rollover bar, stability control and traction control systems.

Pricing and Availability

The 2013 C70 by Volvo comes with a base price of $41,200 and is available for sale in the market now.

Competition

The 2013 Volvo C70 has to compete against Audi A5 Convertible, Infiniti G Convertible, BMW 3 Series and Mercedez Benz SLK.

Pros

  • Class leading interior
  • Impressive cargo area,
  • Quiet, comfortable and smooth ride

Cons

  • Rivals have sharp and impressive acceleration and braking
  • Confusing navigation system

The Verdicts

The 2013 Volvo C70 is an affordable cabriolet that is offering a number of features like appealing look, comfortable and sophisticated cabin, smooth and engaging ride and decent fuel  economy.

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Bilal Amjad

Bilal Amjad is a professional content writer and learning latest web trends. I love to drive cars and happy to write on cars related topics.