For The Volvo V70's boot is well shaped, while the cabin is comfortable and well assembled. Standard equipment is generous, too.
Against In town, the ride is choppy, and the steering is vague. Some engines feel dated, and the interior isn't as classy as some rivals'.
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As practical, safe and sensible as you'd expect from Volvo. Shame the Volvo V70 isn't more refined or better to drive.
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There are 16 Volvo V70 versions available
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The Volvo V70 estate is based on the S80 saloon’s platform and shares its interior with the luxury barge, too.
That means it’s got cave-like space for passengers and luggage, and the dash is well appointed, easy to use and pleasant to touch.
There’s a big range of engines to get your head around, but the diesels all suit the V70’s load-carrying remit just fine.
The range kicks off with ES spec, which should be all you need, because it comes with alloy wheels, climate control and loads of safety features as standard.
The V70 isn’t the cheapest estate around, but it feels every inch a premium car, and it undercuts German rivals like-for-like. A great load-lugger.
Reader test team says:
I have owned my V70 from new and it is now 3 years old with 75,000 miles on the clock. Minus points: Tyres need changing after 20,000 miles and are…
I too had the challenge of finding a car that would take 3 car seats across the back but wasn't an MPV. Looked at Audi; VW etc but none would fit the…
I have recently purchased a June 2008 registered V70 2.0D SE Manual. It is an ex-demo with the following extras; Leather seats, rear parking sensors,…
Considering a V70 as a company car but have 3 kids with the youngest being 1 and am concerned that I can't get all 3 car seats in the back. Have tried…