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2010 Volvo XC60 vs. 2011 Volvo XC70

To start off, 2011 Volvo XC70 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2010 Volvo XC60. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2010 Volvo XC60 would be higher. Both 2010 Volvo XC60 and 2011 Volvo XC70 are equipped with a 3,000 cc engine. In terms of performance, 2011 Volvo XC70 (300 HP @ 5600 RPM) has 19 more horse power than 2010 Volvo XC60. (281 HP @ 5600 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2011 Volvo XC70 should accelerate faster than 2010 Volvo XC60. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2011 Volvo XC70 weights approximately 48 kg more than 2010 Volvo XC60. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Both vehicles are all wheel drive (AWD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2011 Volvo XC70 (440 Nm @ 2100 RPM) has 40 more torque (in Nm) than 2010 Volvo XC60. (400 Nm @ 1500 RPM). This means 2011 Volvo XC70 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2010 Volvo XC60.

Compare all specifications:

2010 Volvo XC60 2011 Volvo XC70
Make Volvo Volvo
Model XC60 XC70
Year Released 2010 2011
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3000 cc 3000 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 281 HP 300 HP
Engine RPM 5600 RPM 5600 RPM
Torque 400 Nm 440 Nm
Torque RPM 1500 RPM 2100 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type AWD AWD
Transmission Type Automatic Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1893 kg 1941 kg
Vehicle Length 4628 mm 4839 mm
Vehicle Width 1890 mm 1862 mm
Vehicle Height 1712 mm 1603 mm
Wheelbase Size 2774 mm 2814 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 11.2 L/100km 10.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 14.7 L/100km 13.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 70 L


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