2013 Volvo C70

T5 FWD 2-Dr Convertible I5 auto trans

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2013 Volvo C70
2013 Volvo C70

New For 2013

New are standard automatic windshield wipers and headlight washers. The $3900 Inscription Package—with 23 extra horsepower and 37 more lb-ft of torque—gains a rear spoiler. Full synthetic motor oil increases service intervals to 10,000 miles or 12 months.


The Volvo C70 was one of the first convertibles with a folding hard top when it hit the market in 2006. The C70 hasn’t seen many upgrades or innovations since then, but its clean lines and minimalist interior ensure that it will continue to age gracefully. Mechanically, the C70 uses the same 227-hp turbocharged five-cylinder found in the C30 hatchback, and here it is paired only with a five-speed automatic transmission (the six-speed manual was dropped a couple of years). Since the C70 is really more a cruiser than a hard charger, we recommend the standard seventeen-inch wheels over upgrading to the optional eighteens and their more aggressive 40-series tires, because the larger wheel and tire package diminishes ride comfort while doing little to increase handling prowess. That said, the C70 is a convertible that can be used year-round. The hard top cuts trunk space drastically when it’s lowered, but when it’s in place, it offers the advantages of better sound and weather insulation along with greater security. Although it doesn’t have the City Safety auto-braking system, the C70 still comes standard with a raft of features that help uphold Volvo’s reputation for building some of the safest cars on the road.


Front, side, and side curtain air bags; ABS; traction and stability control; rollover protection; and a tire-pressure monitoring system are standard. Blind-spot monitoring is optional.

You'll like:

  • Attractive design
  • Inexpensive compared with competition

You won't like:

  • Complicated center stack
  • Outdate technology

Key Competitors For The 2013 Volvo C70

  • Audi A5
  • Infiniti G37
  • Lexus IS C
  • Volkswagen Eos
2013 Volvo C70 Profile Top Down 2
Model-year 2013 will be the last year for the Volvo C70 convertible, according to the brand’s consumer website which states that production will stop after this year. This isn’t too surprising, as we heard a few years ago that the Swedish plant that produces the C70 would close in 2013, and Volvo did not include information on the C70 in its 2014 pricing update

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2013 Volvo C70 Specifications

Quick Glance:
2.5L I5Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
28 MPG
227 hp @ 5000rpm
236 ft lb of torque @ 1500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
50,000 miles / 60 months
50,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
50,000 miles / 60 months
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength
IIHS Front Small Overlap

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