The Volvo XC 70 has a 235hp engine that produces 236 lb-ft of torque, reasonably powered, but with a price tag of $37,950, we found ourselves wondering where the value lies. Fuel economy is average: 22mpg highway/16 city. In the end, the value comes from the brand. Volvo has a history of making great cars that stress safety and comfort. In the XC 70, they take safety a step further, offering auto brake, dual chamber side airbags, a reinforced passenger compartment, side impact protection system, whiplash protection system, collapsible steering column, you get the picture. Plush leather, comfortable seating in both the front and back seats, and good legroom make this one of the most comfortable cars on our list, and with 8.2 inches of ground clearance, she rides high enough to get the job done.
Fuel efficiency: 3