Used Volvo XC70 2007-2016 review

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(2007 - 2016)
Used Volvo XC70 2007-2016
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What used Volvo XC70 estate will I get for my budget?

Early versions of the XC70 with a high mileage can be bought for less than £4000, but you would be better off spending £8500-£9000, because this will provide you with a good selection of examples manufactured from 2010 onwards with the more efficient range of engines, fewer than 60,000 miles and a full service history.

If you'd prefer a facelifted (post-2011) car with the City Safe technology and a more intuitive infotainment system, a 2012 example with fewer than 60,000 miles could be yours for around £12,000.

Fancy something a bit newer? A 2016 Volvo XC70 with below-average mileage will cost you around £24,000.

You can check the value of any used Volvo XC70 with What Car? Valuations.

Used Volvo XC70 2007-2016

How much does it cost to run a Volvo XC70 estate?

There's a choice of two six-cylinder petrol engines, a 3.0-litre and a 3.2-litre, both badged T6. Neither is particularly efficient; the 3.2-litre has an official average of 24.8mpg and a CO2 output of 272g/km, while the 3.0-litre claims 26.7mpg and 248g/km.

Sensibly, most XC70 buyers went for a diesel. The most efficient version was a front-wheel-drive 2.0-litre (D4) manual, with 62.8mpg and 117g/km. Most aren’t quite so efficient, especially when paired with an automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive. An early 183bhp 2.4-litre automatic D5 claims an average of 34mpg and 219g/km. However, this engine was steadily improved over the years; a late 217bhp model will manage 48.7mpg and 153g/km.

The D3 DRIVe, another 2.4-litre diesel, comes with either a manual or automatic gearbox and has an average of 51.4mpg and 144g/km or 41.5mpg and 179g/km. Click here for further information about the current road tax rates.

Servicing costs for a Volvo will be on par with premium brands such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. You can get a fairly accurate indication by using the calculator tool on Volvo's website.

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