2008 Volvo C70 Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front, front with head protection chambers
Audio System Auxiliary audio input: jack · 6 disc in-dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · 8 Total Speakers · 160 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with pass-thru · Center console trim: wood · Dash trim: wood · Door trim: leather, alloy · Floor Mats: front · Interior accents: wood · Parking brake trim: leather · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: side mirrors, driver seat, 3 driver · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: door pockets, seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 8
Headrests Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 2
Instrumentation External temperature display · Warnings and reminders: tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: auto delay off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated, heated driver mirror
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 8
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Convertible rear window: glass
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Seatbelt pretensioners: front and rear, front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: height · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Telematics Satellite communications: On-Call (Volvo)
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Tires and Rims Tire type
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs
Windows Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $39,240 MSRP
Body Style Convertible
Engine 2.5L 218 hp I5
Seating 4
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD



Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
26MPG highway


Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional


Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--


2.5L 218 hp I5
Power 218 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 236 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM


Maximum Seating4 seats
Fuel Tank Volume16.4 gal
Front Legroom42.3 in
Back Legroom33.9 in
Wheelbase103.9 in
Length180.4 in
Width72.3 in
Height55.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume12.8 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Introduced in 2006, the C70 wanted to be a "one for two" replacement, combining coupe and softtop into one car as a retractable hardtop convertible. For 2008, Volvo increases the horsep... Read More
Introduced in 2006, the C70 wanted to be a "one for two" replacement, combining coupe and softtop into one car as a retractable hardtop convertible. For 2008, Volvo increases the horsepower and adds a few interior upgrades.
A turbocharged, 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine rated at 227 hp powers this front-wheel driver across the 0-60 leap in the mid-7-second range when coupled to the six-speed manual transmission; a five-speed automatic is optional. Reviewers find the engine underwhelming and suggest looking to the Germans for a more performance oriented hardtop convertible. Gas mileage for the manual transmission is 18/27 mpg and the automatic gets 18/26 mpg.
Handling is competent, but the C70 is no sports coupe, as the suspension is tuned for easy highway driving. Pushing it harder will only call attention to its lack of handling precision, with lean in the corners and numb steering. Lush cruising and weekend getaways are the C70's forte.
Volvo has combined a rigid chassis, which banishes traditional convertible cowl shake and chassis flex, with a luxurious interior. The front seats are extremely comfortable, with well-padded cushions, good lumbar support, 8-way power adjustments, and an adjustable steering wheel. The C70 borrows the S40's slickly designed brushed-aluminum floating dash. Reviewers, however, are somewhat divided about the backseats. Some find 33.9 inches of legroom livable for adults, but not for more than a cross-town trip, yet adequate for children and small adults. On the other hand, out of necessity, the trunk space on all retractable hardtops is limited. The C70 boasts 12.8 cubic feet with the top up, but only 6 cubic feet with the roof lowered.
The retractable hardtop is an engineering work of art. The premier Italian design firm, Pininfarina (yes, the same firm that designs Ferraris, among others), designed the three-piece steel top mechanism. The push of a console button, with the foot safely on the brake, sends the top soaring above the occupants in a magically innovative aerobatic display, folding into three pieces to stack itself securely in the trunk.
Safety is VolvoĆ¢??s primary claim to fame, and the C70 lives up to that tradition. Standard safety features include ABS, traction and stability control, and anti-whiplash seats. The cabin is protected by six airbags, the most innovative being the inflatable curtain airbags packed into the doors that protect even in the event of a top-down crash. And to literally top all that off, rollover bars mounted behind the seats automatically deploy in the event of a rollover accident.