Volvo XC70

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How much does the Volvo XC70 cost to run?

The 2.0L diesel is the most economical Volvo XC70 to run, taking into account insurance, tax and fuel efficiency.

The Volvo XC70 2.0L diesel costs £30.00 a year to tax, as it sits in tax band C.

It does almost 63 MPG on average, which means it will cost £10.00* in diesel every 100 miles driven.

In terms of fuel efficiency, it sits between the Suzuki Vitara 1.6L diesel and the more thirsty Audi Q3 2.0L diesel.

The lower the insurance group, the cheaper a car should be to insure. This model is rated insurance group 28, which is lower than the Audi Q5 2.0L diesel, but higher than the Ford Kuga 2.0L diesel. (If insurance cost is important to you then the Suzuki Vitara has the lowest insurance group.)

Engine options

model2.0L diesel2.4L diesel
mpg41.4 - 64.234 - 53.3
emissions115 - 179139 - 219
tax£260.00 - £30.00£145.00 - £325.00
insuranceGroup 28 - 32Group 29 - 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 XC70: How big is the boot?

The Volvo XC70 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.

Worth knowing, the Land Rover Discovery Sport SUV is the best in class, allowing for one pushchair and 7 large bags with its 981 litres.

Is the Volvo XC70 easy to park?

The Volvo XC70 is very middle of the road - it fills just over three quarters of a space. There are lots of wider cars, but just as many that are narrower and feel easier to park. For example, the Suzuki Jimny.

This car is actually 38mm longer than the average street space, so parallel parking will never be easy.

Which Volvo XC70 has the best performance?

The fastest Volvo XC70 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 8 seconds.

The closest rival in its class is the Audi Q3 2.0L diesel, which will beat your Volvo XC70 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

model2.0L diesel2.4L diesel
zeroTo628.8 - 10.28 - 10.8
torque400400 - 440
bhp163 - 181163 - 220

What size caravan or trailer, can the Volvo XC70 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 XC70 2.4L diesel which has 440 lbs/ft torque. It should be able to tow a braked caravan or trailer that weighs up to 2100kg comfortably.

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