Used Volvo XC70
The demand for 4x4 estate/SUV crossover cars has skyrocketed in recent years, and leading the charge is the Volvo XC70. It’s a larger, more rugged version of the V70 estate that combines the best characteristics of an off-roader and a practical everyday auto. With an undeniably imposing presence, it’s a fantastic option for the adventurous.
While it has been around in one form or another since 1997, the XC70 proper didn’t officially come into being until 2000. From the start is has been distinguishable from the regular estate due to a higher ride height, more aggressive appearance and the addition of black sills that run the length of the car. It’s authoritative from the outside but remains stylish and quite comfortable on the inside, with a plethora of solid plastics and metals.
In terms of practicality, there’s a lot of space inside as you’d expect since the original V70 was roomy to start with. 5 people can sit in comfort and there’s an almighty amount of boot space, especially when you put all the seats down. Shopping, golf clubs, tents and even fishing rods could fit in there with no problem, so people who want to load up and head for the hills aren’t left wanting.
The XC70 does give you a lot of confidence to drive as it’s firmly planted to the road and has enough clearance to go over rocks and other lumps and bumps assertively. Off roading isn’t a problem thanks to a solid 4x4 system, and overall the ride quality is very good all round. There are several different engines to choose from, but be prepared to take a hit in the economy front as the XC70 is a bigger car after all; although compared to a regular SUV there’s no contest.
While the XC70 isn’t cheap, there’s still scope to save a lot of money if you buy second hand. Pre owned cars for sale deliver the same excellent quality but cost significantly less. With a used Volvo XC70, you’ll certainly get astonishing value for money and here at Motors.co.uk there’s a sublime selection to choose from. If you’re going to venture into the great outdoors, why not do so with money in your pocket?
So what you get with the Volvo XC70 is a car that combines the practicality, toughness and off road capability of an SUV with the everyday drivability and ease of use derived from an estate. It’s the best of both worlds and a fantastic package for people who live in areas with tough terrain or urbanites who want to escape to the country at weekends.