The V70's standard single disc in-dash CD player can handle WMA and MP3-encoded discs, showing full ID3 tag information, although the system provides no means of navigating digital audio libraries other than skipping through tracks one at a time.
The only other as-standard audio feature on the V70 is a generic auxiliary-input jack in the central console, which can be used for playing iPods and other music players through the stereo via a patch cord.
Beneath the monochrome display, the V70's full numerical keypad is a legacy of the available Bluetooth hands-free calling option on the European model, which, alas, did not make it to the U.S. version of the V70.
Most electronic cabin systems on the V70 make use of a monochrome black-on-white LCD display, which inverts to become white-on-black in darkness. For radio tuning, the screen shows a clever digital version of an analog dial.
The V70 comes with a six-speed automatic transmission with "Adaptive Shift Logic," which is designed to respond to the individual driving styles of different drivers. By pushing the shifter to the right, drivers can also shift for themselves.
The V70 combines dynamic styling with practical cargo room and a well-thought-out cabin with a decent standard audio system. Its list of available entertainment and safety tech options, which include adaptive cruise control and a coffee-break reminder system, is impressive.