Used Volvo V70 Estate 2007 - 2016 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Alternatives

Volvo V70 Estate (07 - 13)
  • Volvo V70 Estate (07 - 13)
  • Volvo V70 Estate (07 - 13)


What alternatives should I consider to a used Volvo V70 estate?

If sporty handling isn't your primary concern, but a classy image and a nice interior is, the Audi A6 Avant could be an ideal alternative to a Volvo. There is a wider range of diesel engines on offer from frugal four-cylinders with huge fuel range, to multi-turbocharged six-cylinder offerings with 316bhp. 

Then there is the BMW 5 Series which has a much more desirable image than the v70, and it has a far better infotainment system. Post-2013 cars are better because they come with a more reliable diesel engine.


The Volvo V70 offers all the practicality you'd expect from one of the company's estates, but rivals are better to drive.

  • Solid construction
  • Stylish interior
  • Superb seats
  • Dull to drive
  • Dated petrol engines
  • Choppy ride