2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design Competitors

$38k car, designed & built in Sweden 18 city / 27 hwy 333-499 mile range, gas engine
235 hp 195 cu. in. 6-cylinder

As well as being compared against other cars, the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design is also often compared to mid-size SUVs, minivan and SUVs and luxury cars. The 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design's top rivals come from Volkswagen (such as the CC Sport and the Jetta TDI) and Subaru (such as the Legacy 2.5i and the Forester 2.5X)

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the V70 3.2 R-Design compared to other car competitors include: it is slightly sportier (15.0 lb/hp vs 19.2 lb/hp), has much more cargo space (72.1 ft3 vs 14.7 ft3), has a significantly longer-lasting basic warranty (4 year vs 3 year), has a significantly longer basic warranty (50,000 mile vs 36,000 mile) and has standard moon roof (standard vs not available).

However, on average it is slightly less fuel efficient in the city (18 mpg vs 23 mpg), is slightly less fuel efficient on the highway (27 mpg vs 34 mpg), has slightly fewer airbags (4 vs 5), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (333 miles vs 407 miles) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (500 miles vs 574 miles).

2012 Volkswagen CC Sport

2012 Volkswagen CC Sport
$29,335

Significant advantages of the CC Sport (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • CC Sport's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • More airbags: 5 vs 4
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 574 miles vs 500 miles

Significant disadvantages of the CC Sport (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Much less cargo room: 13.0 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile

common strengths of the CC Sport and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Both have power seats for the passenger
  • Both have power seats
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2012 Volkswagen CC Sport vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i

2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i
$20,720

Significant advantages of the Legacy 2.5i (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • Significantly roomier front seats: 56.5 ft3 vs 52.6 ft3
  • More airbags: 5 vs 4

Significant disadvantages of the Legacy 2.5i (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Much less cargo room: 14.7 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile

common strengths of the Legacy 2.5i and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Legacy 2.5i vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
$24,865

Significant advantages of the Jetta TDI (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Much better highway mileage: 42 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Significantly better city mileage: 30 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • Jetta TDI's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None

Significant disadvantages of the Jetta TDI (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Much less cargo room: 15.5 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • Rougher suspension: Semi-independent vs Independent

common strengths of the Jetta TDI and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2012 Volkswagen Passat V6 SE

2012 Volkswagen Passat V6 SE
$29,765

Significant advantages of the Passat V6 SE (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • More airbags: 5 vs 4
  • CD changer comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Passat V6 SE (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Much less cargo room: 15.9 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile

common strengths of the Passat V6 SE and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both have power seats
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2012 Volkswagen Passat V6 SE vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Honda Accord EX-L
$30,525

Significant advantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 629 miles vs 500 miles
  • Better highway mileage: 34 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 426 miles vs 333 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Much less cargo room: 14.7 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile

common strengths of the Accord EX-L and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2011 Mazda 6 i Touring

2011 Mazda 6 i Touring
$23,430

Significant advantages of the 6 i Touring (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 407 miles vs 333 miles
  • More airbags: 5 vs 4
  • Fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 574 miles vs 500 miles

Significant disadvantages of the 6 i Touring (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Much less cargo room: 16.6 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile

common strengths of the 6 i Touring and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Both have power seats
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda 6 i Touring vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the V70 3.2 R-Design compared to mid-size SUV competitors include: it is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway (27 mpg vs 23 mpg), is slightly sportier (15.0 lb/hp vs 19.1 lb/hp), gets slightly more from a tank of gas on the highway (500 miles vs 464 miles), slightly tighter turning radius (36.7 ft vs 38.1 ft) and has standard moon roof (standard vs not available).

However, on average it slightly less towing weight (950 lb vs 1,290 lb), has slightly fewer seats (5 vs 7), has significantly fewer airbags (4 vs 5), has slightly less spacious front seats (52.6 ft3 vs 54.9 ft3) and has worse traction (front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive).

2012 Kia Sorento LX

2012 Kia Sorento LX
$26,150

Significant advantages of the Sorento LX (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Many more airbags: 6 vs 4
  • More seats: 7 vs 5
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the Sorento LX (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Keyless entry not available
  • Sluggish performance: 20.6 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp
  • Leather not available

common strengths of the Sorento LX and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 27 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Good highway range: 486 miles vs 500 miles
arrow Compare the 2012 Kia Sorento LX vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2011 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

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$43,375

Significant advantages of the Q5 Premium Plus (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Many more airbags: 6 vs 4
  • Rear air conditioning comes standard
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the Q5 Premium Plus (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Less cargo room: 57.3 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3
  • Keyless entry not available
  • Worse highway mileage: 23 mpg vs 27 mpg

common strengths of the Q5 Premium Plus and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Both provide sporty handling: 15.9 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Both have power seats for the passenger
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi Q5 Premium Plus vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2012 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design

2012 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design
$44,025

Significant advantages of the XC60 T6 R-Design (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • XC60 T6 R-Design's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Significantly more airbags: 5 vs 4
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the XC60 T6 R-Design (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 22 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 407 miles vs 500 miles

common strengths of the XC60 T6 R-Design and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Both provide sporty handling: 14.2 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Both have power seats for the passenger
arrow Compare the XC60 T6 R-Design vs the V70 3.2 R-Design

2012 Volvo XC90 3.2

2012 Volvo XC90 3.2
$39,275

Significant advantages of the XC90 3.2 (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • More seats: 7 vs 5
  • Rear air conditioning comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the XC90 3.2 (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Significantly worse highway mileage: 22 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 33.5 ft3 vs 43.6 ft3
  • Significantly wider turning radius: 40.0 ft vs 36.7 ft

common strengths of the XC90 3.2 and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Both have power seats for the passenger
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
arrow Compare the XC90 3.2 vs the V70 3.2 R-Design

2012 BMW X5 Premium

2012 BMW X5 Premium
$55,675

Significant advantages of the X5 Premium (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Significantly higher towing capacity: 1,290 lb vs 950 lb
  • X5 Premium's Twin turbocharger increases power output: Twin turbocharger vs None
  • More seats: 7 vs 5

Significant disadvantages of the X5 Premium (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Much wider turning radius: 42.0 ft vs 36.7 ft
  • Worse highway mileage: 23 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Significantly more expensive: $55,675 vs $38,850

common strengths of the X5 Premium and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Good highway range: 518 miles vs 500 miles
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Both have power seats for the passenger
arrow Compare the 2012 BMW X5 Premium vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X

2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X
$21,220

Significant advantages of the Forester 2.5X (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Much roomier front seats: 58.2 ft3 vs 52.6 ft3
  • Significantly cheaper: $21,220 vs $38,850
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive

Significant disadvantages of the Forester 2.5X (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Much less cargo room: 33.5 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3
  • Sluggish performance: 19.1 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp
  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile

common strengths of the Forester 2.5X and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 27 mpg vs 27 mpg
arrow Compare the 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

compared to minivan and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the V70 3.2 R-Design compared to minivan and SUV competitors include: it is slightly sportier (15.0 lb/hp vs 24.7 lb/hp), has standard moon roof (standard vs not available), has standard roof rails (standard vs not available), has standard power seats (standard vs not available) and has standard passenger power seats (standard vs not available).

However, on average it has slightly fewer airbags (4 vs 5), has 2 rows of seats (2 vs 3), has slightly fewer seats (5 vs 7), gets slightly less from a tank of gas in the city (333 miles vs 380 miles) and gets slightly less from a tank of gas on the highway (500 miles vs 660 miles).

2011 Acura ZDX

2011 Acura ZDX
$46,905

Significant advantages of the ZDX (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • CD changer comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the ZDX (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Roof rails not available
  • Entertainment system not available
  • Navigation system not available

common strengths of the ZDX and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 4 year
  • Both provide sporty handling: 14.7 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2011 Acura ZDX vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2011 Audi Q7 Premium

2011 Audi Q7 Premium
$52,325

Significant advantages of the Q7 Premium (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Q7 Premium's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 660 miles vs 500 miles

Significant disadvantages of the Q7 Premium (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Sluggish performance: 24.7 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 29.2 ft3 vs 43.6 ft3
  • Moon roof not available

common strengths of the Q7 Premium and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 4 year
  • Both have power seats for the passenger
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi Q7 Premium vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX

2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX
$30,800

Significant advantages of the Accord Crosstour EX (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • CD changer comes standard
  • Has a subwoofer
  • Speed sensitive volume

Significant disadvantages of the Accord Crosstour EX (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Significantly shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Significantly shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 4 year
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the Accord Crosstour EX and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 27 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Both provide sporty handling: 14.2 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2012 Kia Sedona LX

2012 Kia Sedona LX
$25,700

Significant advantages of the Sedona LX (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Number of rows of seating: 3 vs 2
  • Significantly more cargo room: 141.5 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3
  • Significantly roomier front seats: 62.4 ft3 vs 52.6 ft3

Significant disadvantages of the Sedona LX (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Moon roof not available
  • Leather not available
  • Passenger power seats not available

common strengths of the Sedona LX and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Longer-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 4 year
  • Longer basic warranty: 60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile
  • Both come standard with roof rails
arrow Compare the 2012 Kia Sedona LX vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the V70 3.2 R-Design compared to luxury car competitors include: it has much more cargo space (72.1 ft3 vs 15.9 ft3), has slightly more spacious back seats (43.6 ft3 vs 39.2 ft3), has significantly more gears (6 vs continuously variable), has an auxiliary audio input jack and slightly more towing weight (950 lb vs 825 lb).

However, on average it doesn't have rear air conditioning (not available vs optional), lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), has slightly fewer airbags (4 vs 5), has worse traction (front-wheel drive vs rear-wheel drive) and doesn't have CD changer (not available vs optional).

2012 Audi A3 Premium

2012 Audi A3 Premium
$31,125

Significant advantages of the A3 Premium (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Much better highway mileage: 42 mpg vs 27 mpg
  • Significantly better city mileage: 30 mpg vs 18 mpg
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 438 miles vs 333 miles

Significant disadvantages of the A3 Premium (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Much less cargo room: 39.0 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3
  • Sluggish performance: 23.7 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp
  • Passenger power seats not available

common strengths of the A3 Premium and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Lots of cargo room: 39.0 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3
  • Good highway range: 613 miles vs 500 miles
  • Inexpensive: $31,125 vs $38,850
arrow Compare the 2012 Audi A3 Premium vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2011 Lexus IS 250

2011 Lexus IS 250
$34,170

Significant advantages of the IS 250 (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Many more airbags: 6 vs 4
  • Better road traction: rear-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • CD changer comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the IS 250 (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Much less cargo room: 13.0 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • Significantly more cramped back seats: 34.4 ft3 vs 43.6 ft3

common strengths of the IS 250 and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Inexpensive: $34,170 vs $38,850
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus IS 250 vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2011 Audi A6 Premium

2011 Audi A6 Premium
$46,075

Significant advantages of the A6 Premium (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 633 miles vs 500 miles
  • Significantly fewer trips to fill-up when driving in the city: 443 miles vs 333 miles

Significant disadvantages of the A6 Premium (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Much less cargo room: 15.9 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3
  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the A6 Premium and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Good highway range: 633 miles vs 500 miles
  • Inexpensive: $46,075 vs $38,850
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi A6 Premium vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2010 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

2010 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
$96,050

Significant advantages of the 911 Carrera 4S (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Better road traction: all-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive
  • Sportier performance: 8.5 lb/hp vs 15.0 lb/hp
  • Significantly more powerful: 385 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 235 HP @ 6,400 RPM

Significant disadvantages of the 911 Carrera 4S (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Much less cargo room: 3.7 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3
  • Lacks auxiliary audio input jack
  • Much more expensive: $96,050 vs $38,850

common strengths of the 911 Carrera 4S and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Active lifestyle? The {better}'s standard roof rails for extra storage are a nice perk.
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
  • Both have rear spoilers
arrow Compare the 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2011 BMW 550i

2011 BMW 550i
$61,075

Significant advantages of the 550i (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Significantly more powerful: 400 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 235 HP @ 6,400 RPM
  • More airbags: 5 vs 4

Significant disadvantages of the 550i (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Roof rails not available
  • Significantly more trips to the pumps when driving on the highway: 407 miles vs 500 miles
  • : Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission

common strengths of the 550i and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
  • Both come standard with sun roofs
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 550i vs the 2010 Volvo V70 3.2 R-Design

2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Audi A4 Premium
$33,175

Significant advantages of the A4 Premium (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • More airbags: 5 vs 4

Significant disadvantages of the A4 Premium (vs the V70 3.2 R-Design)

  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6
  • Much less cargo room: 34.0 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the A4 Premium and V70 3.2 R-Design

  • Both have lots of cargo room: 34.0 ft3 vs 72.1 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $33,175 vs $38,850
  • Good highway range: 516 miles vs 500 miles
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