Volvo V70

4/5
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Verdict

The Volvo V70 is among the best known family tourers. This car is long and offers a vast amount of space. The V70 was first introduced by Volvo in 1996 and it is currently in its third generation. The V70 is seen by many as a modern day take of the old 850. The current model has been on offer since 2007 and in that year it was made to match the S80 saloon. The V70 receives big competition from the BMW 5 Series Tourer and at the moment many people are considering the very spacious and more affordable Skoda Superb.

Performance

There is only one engine available to the Irish market and that is a 2.0 litre D4 engine that offers 181 bhp. This four-cylinder engine offers a maximum torque of 400Nm at between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm.

Ride & Handling

The V70 is a large vehicle and on account of that there is a fair bit of body lean as the vehicle takes corners. The steering can also feel vague and the car is not the easiest to turn in small areas. The V70 grips the road well though and it should leave drivers feeling confident.

Refinement

The V70 is among the more-refined family estates. This car soaks up road and wind noise and is insulated very well. The engines are quiet too and there is no major interruptions that come through to the cabin.

Quality & Reliability

The V70 is a very solidly built vehicle and the interior is extremely comfortable. The driver’s seat is like an armchair and it is adjustable to many various positions. The dashboard does not house what we’d describe as cheap plastics and the whole set-up is presented excellently – except for the infotainment system. The system is dated and is reminiscent of the Ford SYNC infotainment systems which are currently leaving the Ford range and being replaced by SYNC 2. The system is buried into the centre of the dash and it can be complicated to use too. The steering wheel feels great though and the instrument cluster is nicely presented too.

Safety & Security

Volvo has long been known as a brand with a massive vision for safety and their plan for 2020 is that no death or major injury will occur in their cars by that year. Of course they’ve always been directed towards safety and in 1959 it was them that shared their three-point safety belt with other manufacturers for free for the greater good. The V70 scored a full five stars in the Euro NCAP in 2009. They scored 88% for adult safety, 84% for child occupancy, 71% for their safety assistance systems, and their lowest score was 43% for pedestrian safety. The vehicle comes jam-packed with airbags and other safety systems.

Space & Practicality

The Space on offer within the V70 is massive and Volvo has made sure that there are no head or leg room issues throughout. To the rear there is 880mm of leg room on offer while the front offers a massive 1064mm. This car would easily fit five adults. The boot is easy to get bags in and out of and the capacity of the area is 575 litres – which is less than the new Skoda Superb Combi – however, 575 litres is ample. This Volvo is versatile too and it has a maximum towing capacity of 1,800 kg.

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Key Facts

Make

Volvo

Model
V70
Variant
2.4 163
Car Category
Estates
First Launched
2007
Engine (L)
2.4
Gearbox Type
Manual
Gears
6 Speed Manual
Fuel type
Diesel
Body Type
Estate
Price New
€35,100

Running Costs

Tax
€1200
Tax Band
F
L/100km Combined
5.6
Average km/L
17.9
Fuel Tank Capacity (L)
70
Fuel Tank Range
1252 km
Cost of filling a tank
€85.33
Average Cost Per 200 km
€13.65
CO2 emmissions
197 g/km
CO2 emmissions standard
EU6

Performance

Brake Horsepower
163 bhp
Max Power kW
122
Displacement - CC (Engine)
2400
Engine Cylinders
5
Driven Wheels
Front
Top speed
210 (km/h)
Acceleration(0-100 km/h)
9.9 s

Space & Practicality

Body Type
Estate
Doors
5
Seats
5

Warranty

All Components
3 Years comprehensive protection
Engine, Gearbox and Drivetrain
3 Years comprehensive protection
Car Body
12 Years against rust perforation
Paintwork
3 Years on paintwork
Mileage
100000
Roadside Assistance
2 Year Roadside Assistance

Dimensions

Kerb weight
1574 KG

Technical Information

Power
163 bhp
14 Variants
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Estate
€35,100
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed Manual
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.4 L
  • Power 163 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.9 s
  • New Price €35,100
Estate
€35,100
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.4 L
  • Power 163 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 10.5 s
  • New Price €35,100
Estate
€37,068
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed Manual
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €270
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 1.6 L
  • Power 109 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 12.8 s
  • New Price €37,068
Estate
€43,800
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed Manual
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 145 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 11.3 s
  • New Price €43,800
Estate
€48,995
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed Manual
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 203 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.3 s
  • New Price €48,995
Estate
€52,492
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed Automatic
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.0 L
  • Power 203 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.9 s
  • New Price €52,492
Estate
€54,500
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.4 L
  • Power 185 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.7 s
  • New Price €54,500
Estate
€54,550
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed Manual
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.5 L
  • Power 200 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.1 s
  • New Price €54,550
Estate
€56,000
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.4 L
  • Power 185 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.4 s
  • New Price €56,000
Estate
€56,200
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed Manual
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.4 L
  • Power 185 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.9 s
  • New Price €56,200
Estate
€57,300
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed Automatic
  • Fuel Type Diesel
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.4 L
  • Power 185 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 9.1 s
  • New Price €57,300
Estate
€59,050
i
  • Gearbox Manual
  • Gears 6 Speed Manual
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.5 L
  • Power 231 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.7 s
  • New Price €59,050
Estate
€60,100
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed Automatic
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.5 L
  • Power 200 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 8.5 s
  • New Price €60,100
Estate
€64,900
i
  • Gearbox Automatic
  • Gears 6 Speed Automatic
  • Fuel Type Petrol
  • Tax €1200
  • Boot Capacity L
  • Engine Size 2.5 L
  • Power 231 bhp
  • 0 - 100 km/h 7.9 s
  • New Price €64,900