The 2011 Volvo C70 boasts a retractable hardtop, a luxurious interior and a smooth ride, though its middling performance means some competitors will leave it behind. The 2011 Volvo C70 available at your NJ Volvo dealer, Prestige Volvo, comes with convenient retractable hardtop, cosseting cabin, quiet and comfortable ride, surprisingly practical.
The 2011 Volvo C70 in New Jersey, is a four-passenger luxury convertible with a retractable hardtop, and it’s available in only one trim level, the T5. It comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, a power-retractable hardtop, front and rear foglights and heated outside mirrors. Standard interior features include leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, full power accessories, cruise control, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker CD/MP3 audio system with auxiliary audio/USB jacks and satellite and HD radio.
The front-wheel-drive 2011 Volvo C70 is powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine rated at 227 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed automatic with manual-shift control is mandatory. This powertrain is EPA-rated at 19 mpg city/28 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined.
The C70 comes standard with antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags for front passengers, roll bars that deploy in the case of a roll-over accident and whiplash-reducing front head restraints. In crash tests, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the C70 its highest rating of “Good” for frontal-offset and side impact protection.
The C70′s cabin is anchored by Volvo’s signature “floating” center stack, a slim panel that spans the gap between the dashboard and the center console. The stereo, Bluetooth and navigation functions are intuitive, and the now-familiar “mode man” climate controls are easy to handle also.
The optional Dynaudio sound system is one of the best-sounding open-air audio experiences available from any automaker.