The Volvo C70 is a mid-size, four-passenger convertible that features the convenience of a retractable hardtop. This feature is a natural for the Swedish automaker, which is quite familiar with the need for a vehicle to be comfortable in all four seasons - a task that the hardtop Volvo C70 accomplishes quite well. The C70 is also notable for its smooth and comfortable ride, as well as for the availability of a blind spot warning system and the inclusion of a full complement of airbags to keep occupants safe should an accident occur.

The base Volvo C70 benefits from the installation of a 227 horsepower, turbocharged five-cylinder engine. Also offering 236 lb-ft of torque, this mill returns fuel economy figures of 18-mpg city and 28-mpg highway. The Inscription trim uses the same motor but receives a power boost in the form of 23 additional horses and 37 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic transmission handles the gear shifting duties for either edition of the convertible.

The Volvo C70 is initially offered in T5 trim (MSRP $40,450), which features dual automatic climate control, keyless entry, power leather seats with a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity and a CD player with HD radio. The Inscription trim (MSRP $44,350) adds LED running lights, aluminum trim throughout the cabin, unique 18-inch alloy rims, special sport pedals and different leather stitching for the vehicle's seats. A leather dash panel and instrument panel are also included with the C70 Inscription.

The Premier Plus 'trim' (Volvo's term for options packages) installs parking assistance and keyless entry, while the Platinum trim offers a surround sound audio system and navigation. The Climate package provides heated seats, headlight washers and a different climate control system, while the Dynamic package adds to the vehicle's handing and looks thanks to the inclusion of HID headlights and 18-inch wheels.

A list of cars similar to the C70 include the 2012 Audi A5 Cabrio, 2012 Chrysler 200 Convertible and 2012 Lexus IS-C.

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