Volvo V70

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How much does the Volvo V70 cost to run?

The 1.6L diesel is the most economical Volvo V70 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency. Compared to the competition in the Large Executive segment, it will make the smallest dent in your wallet.

The Volvo V70 1.6L diesel costs £30.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band C.

It does just over 67 MPG on average, which means it will cost £9.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the BMW 5 Series 2.0L diesel and the more thirsty Audi A6 2.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 18, which is the lowest insurance group in this class bar none.

Engine options

model1.6L diesel2.0L diesel2.4L diesel
mpg57.7 - 67.346.3 - 68.936.7 - 58.9
emissions111 - 129108 - 159126 - 203
tax£125.00 - £30.00£20.00 - £200.00£125.00 - £325.00
insuranceGroup 18 - 23Group 23 - 32Group 28 - 35

*UK average price of diesel £1.34 as of 01/06/2019.

*UK average price of petrol £1.29 as of 01/06/2019.

Volvo V70: How big is the boot?

The Volvo V70 has an above average boot space (815 litres of luggage with the seats up).

This would allow one pushchair and 5 large bags. Alternatively you could load up with 6 large bags or 6 cabin bags instead.

The Volvo V70 estate is the best in class, and better than its closest rival Mercedes Benz E Class.

Is the Volvo V70 easy to park?

While not the absolute narrowest car (that is the Mercedes Benz E Class), this is in the top third for ease of parking in car parks. Given a typical supermarket space, it will fill just over three quarters of the space.

This car is actually 21mm longer than the average street space, so parallel parking will never be easy.

Which Volvo V70 has the best performance?

The fastest Volvo V70 from 0-60, is the 2.4L diesel (if you’re a petrol head, it has 420 lbs/ft torque and 215 bhp). It hits 60 mph in 7.8 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Audi A6 2.0L diesel, which will beat your Volvo V70 to 60 by 0.1 seconds. That’s a big gap in Formula 1, but not something you would notice in your commute to work.

Engine options

model1.6L diesel2.0L diesel2.4L diesel
zeroTo6211.5 - 13.28.6 - 11.47.8 - 10.5
torque240 - 270320 - 400340 - 440
bhp109 - 115136 - 181163 - 215

What size caravan or trailer, can the Volvo V70 tow?

If you are towing you want good torque to pull away easily despite the extra weight, and the car needs to be at least 15% heavier than the caravan to keep you stable at speed.

The model that can tow the biggest caravan or heaviest trailer is the Volvo V70 2.4L diesel which has 440 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2000kg comfortably.

You must check your car handbook – maximum towing weights vary considerably with different engine and gearbox combinations.