Volvo’s residual values tend to be solid, and the XC is in line with this, retaining around half of its list price after three years. That makes the petrol version competitive with its key rival, the Audi Allroad, though diesel models lag behind the equivalent Audi. Insurance and servicing bills will be higher than for a standard V70; so will your tax if you run one as a company car.
Volvo XC70 quality & reliability
The Volvo’s construction quality is generally high, if not up to the German executives’. The car is protected by a three-year 60,000-mile warranty. The materials in the cabin are both solid and well assembled.
Volvo XC70 safety & security
The XC lives up to Volvo’s reputation for safety. The company’s anti-whiplash, side-impact protection system and inflatable side curtains are standard. Our security team hasn’t tested the XC70 yet, but when we last tested the V70 on which it is based, its effective anti-theft measures scored 90%.