What alternatives should I consider to a used Volvo XC70 estate?
The XC70 is considered to be a premium off-road estate car, and there aren’t many rivals to match it. However, there is the Audi A6 Allroad to contend with. Thanks to larger engines, a more sophisticated air suspension setup and an impeccably finished interior, the A6 Allroad is more expensive to buy than the Volvo, but it might be worth it for its superior driving manners, both on and off the road.
If you’re prepared to look a bit further afield, the Skoda Octavia Scout is worth a look. Its boot is just as practical, its rear leg room is much more generous and Skoda's 2.0-litre diesel engine is much more efficient and cheaper to tax.
The Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer isn’t quite as good off road as the XC70 and can’t match it for luggage capacity, but it is well equipped and cheaper to buy.
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