Volvo C70

Price $52,500 – $57,400
Fuel consumption 7.0 – 11.8 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 75%(view ratings)
Sweden’s C70 convertible is still very similar to what it was when it launched in 2006, so a major overhaul is expected by the end of the year. In the meantime, a 2.5L 5-cylinder engine generating 227 horsepower and 236 lbs.-ft. of torque powers the vehicle. Only one transmission, a 5-speed automatic, is available. The C70’s competition includes the Audi A5 and the BMW 3 Series.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 75%
Driving 7/10
Safety 8/10
Interior 7/10
Reliability 8/10
Winter driving 7/10
Comfort 8/10

What's new in 2013



  • Serious finishing
  • Elegant shape
  • Excellent safety rating
  • Comfortable seats
  • Good reliability


  • Average performance
  • Five-speed automatic transmission
  • Sluggish steering
  • Underwhelming to drive
  • Limited trunk size