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Volvo V70 (2007–2016)

Last updated 4 March 2018

Big and practical estate. Perfect for families. Good cabin quality. Plenty of safety kit as standard.
Lacks the refinement of its German rivals. Steering feels overpowered. Ride tends to be bumpy at low speeds.
Updated 4 March 2018

Report of 2014 Volvo V70 suffering complete failure of its primary IHU (sat nav & information system) at under 60k. Owner contacted Volvo UK to ask and understand about component reliability. Volvo...

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Introduction

Have a crash in a new Volvo V70 and your chances of stepping out intact are better than in any other station wagon.

There are now extra airbags in the seat squabs to protect your lower body in impacts from the side, while the front crumple zone is built from four different types of steel to absorb head-on impacts progressively, leaving the cabin intact. Even the rear bumper is of a new, buttressed design.

There's no safer estate to be in.

It's a bigger, heavier, stronger car than the previous V70, based on the new S80 floorpan rather than the narrower S60 floorpan of the previous V70.

It isn't as pretty, though. The old V70 was one of the best-looking estates you could by. The new one is handsome enough and doesn't offend the eye, but doesn't catch it either. It actually looks better in XC70 four-wheel-drive guise with matt black bumpers and side protectors to ward off damage, and, thankfully, no matt black nose like the old XC70.

Volvo V70 and XC70 2007 Road Test

Owners' reviews

3
Good car, average engine, poor dealer experience
5
Comfortable big estate.
4
Living room on wheels
4
A great all rounder, comfortable, reliable, economical and practical
4
Comfortable, quet, refined and a pleasure to drive
4
Very comfortable load lugger but not up to Quality of previous V70.
 

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