2008 Volvo XC70 cross-country station wagon

2008 Volvo XC70 will start at $37,520
2008 Volvo XC70

The 2008 Volvo XC70 station wagon with some cross-country skills will cost you as low as $37,520.

That’s if you take a very basic model, which is still a lot more luxurious than an average German estate from BMW or Mercedes-Benz of a similar size and within the same price range. Besides a set of 16-inch alloy wheels, for the money you will also get an eight-way power driver’s seat, dual zone climate control system and lots of other amenities.

Of course, that’s in the United States, with $745 destination charge included and valid from October 1, 2007.

2008 Volvo XC70 station wagon

The last model year’s Volvo XC70 2.5 T was available at price of $37,115, including a $695 destination charge, so the refreshed model will cost 1.09% more than the outgoing model.

For the extra money (well, technically speaking, the new car will be even less expensive than the older one because of inflation) you’ll get a 3.2-liter inline-V6 engine borrowed from much pricier Volvo S80 and capable of developing 235hp @ 6,200 rpm and 236 lb-ft @ 3,200 of torque.

The engine also features lightweight aluminum block and head with twin overhead camshafts and 24-valves as well as Volvo’s patented CPS system. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

2008 Volvo XC70
2008 Volvo XC70 (rear view)
2008 Volvo XC70 (interior)
2008 Volvo XC70 (interior, head rests with integrated LCD TV monitors)
2008 Volvo XC70 (interior, cargo area)
2008 Volvo XC70 (interior, rear seats folded)
2008 Volvo XC70 (engine)

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