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Why buy a used Volvo CX70?

If you're in the market for a car that's comfortable, refined and capable, then a used Volvo XC70 is a great choice. The XC70 is a jacked up version of the popular V70 estate - it is extremely practical and yet still functional off-road, with decent ground clearance that allows it to tackle muddy and slippery terrain. With efficient powertrains, it's also relatively economical to own, making it a reasonably affordable premium used car.

Latest used Volvo XC70

Volvo, XC70

2007 (07) - Volvo XC70

2007 (07) - Volvo XC7018

Low Mileage

£6,995

Finance available £133 pm

*Representative example

  • 2.4L
  • 82.0K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Semi Auto
  • SUV

Motor Mania

01615167159 *

2.5/5 Stars

Volvo, XC70

2008 (08) - Volvo XC70

2008 (08) - Volvo XC7016

£4,749

Finance available £83 pm

*Representative example

  • 2.4L
  • 152.9K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Semi Auto
  • Estate

DandLMotors

01623306487 *

4.3/5 Stars

Volvo, XC70

2007 (57) - Volvo XC70

2007 (57) - Volvo XC7050

Reduced

£6,425

Finance available £121 pm

*Representative example

  • 2.4L
  • 124.7K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Automatic
  • Estate

HKM Cars Devon

01392337548 *

Volvo, XC70

2010 (10) - Volvo XC70

2010 (10) - Volvo XC7048

Low Mileage

£6,291

Finance available £118 pm

*Representative example

  • 2.4L
  • 108.0K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Automatic
  • Estate

Auto Investments UK Ltd

08437839735 *

Volvo, XC70

2012 (12) - Volvo XC70

2012 (12) - Volvo XC7028

£8,995

Finance available £178 pm

*Representative example

  • 2.4L
  • 113.0K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Semi Auto
  • Estate

Llandudno Junction Car Centre

01492884157 *

Volvo, XC70

2003 (53) - Volvo XC70

2003 (53) - Volvo XC7023

Low Mileage

£2,475

Finance available £32 pm

*Representative example

  • 2.4L
  • 114.0K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Automatic
  • SUV

GMC MOTORS B'HAM LIMITED

01213143402 *

Volvo, XC70

2010 - Volvo XC70

2010 - Volvo XC7020

Low Mileage

£4,995

Finance available £89 pm

*Representative example

  • 2.4L
  • 113.0K

    Miles
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Estate

Kevin OHara Cars

01555442097 *

Volvo, XC70

2015 - Volvo XC70

2015 - Volvo XC7051

Low Mileage

£16,995

Finance available £357 pm

*Representative example

  • 2.5L
  • 62.0K

    Miles
  • Petrol
  • Automatic
  • Estate

Prestige Automotives

01217564813 *

Volvo XC70 by type

Automatic
Manual
Diesel
Petrol
5 Door

Used Volvo XC70 information

Engines and transmissions

You can find a used XC70 with both surprisingly powerful petrol and diesel engines, along with a manual or automatic gearbox and front- or four-wheel drive.

Petrol
  • 3.2-litre six-cylinder creates 238bhp, giving it a 0-60mph time of 8.1 seconds, averaging 25mpg.
  • Older 3.2-litre V6 produces 234bhp with a 0-60mph time of 8.3 seconds and a similar mpg rating.
  • 3.0-litre T6 later replaced the 3.2-litre option with 300bhp, cutting down the 0-60 mph time to 6.5 seconds with an average rating of 26.7mpg.
Diesel
  • Original D5 turbodiesel generates 185bhp, providing a good balance between power and efficiency.
  • Later D5 upgrade offers 215bhp with a manual gearbox and four-wheel drive, as well as up to 48mpg on average.
  • D4 produces 163bhp with a 0-60 mph time of 10.1 seconds and 51.4mpg rating.

Practicality

Just like its V70 estate counterpart, the XC70 is a practical family car with plenty of headroom and leg room, even in the backseat.

Interior space
  • Visibility is great with the large windows and raised seating position.
  • Driver's seat lumbar adds more support.
  • Available Clean Zone Interior Package reduces harmful interior materials.
  • Heated and ventilated front seats, along with heated rear seats, offer more comfort for passengers.
Boot space
  • 575-litre boot is equipped with anchor points and cargo hooks.
  • 1,600 litres of capacity available when the 40:20:40 rear seats are folded down.
  • Aluminium rails help when sliding cargo in place.
  • Power-operated boot lid gives convenient access to the boot area.

Safety

  • While the XC70 doesn't have a specific rating, the V70 on which it is based earned five stars from the Euro NCAP.
  • Advanced head restraints reduce the chance of whiplash for rear passengers.
  • Available adaptive cruise control, brake support and a collision warning add more protection.

Technology

  • Bluetooth connectivity allows for easy operation.
  • Sat-nav is standard on newer models.
  • DAB radio has great sound that designed for an immersive experience.

Volvo XC70 generations

Volvo introduced the XC70 in 2000 as an addition to the already popular V70 lineup. It was released as competition for the Audi A6 Allroad, giving the estate model some off-road potential without losing its comfort and performance features. The XC70 was sold through two generations and a couple of redesigns before it was discontinued by Volvo in 2016.

First Generation

The XC70 was built on the same platform as the V70 estate but was given more ground clearance and off-road-inspired black bumpers. The side mouldings were scratch-resistant, so it could take on rougher travel with ease. Volvo added standard roof rails to the design and a raked back end for a unique look compared to the V70.

A 2004 refresh upgraded the powertrains to ensure they met the European emissions standards. There were also new safety features added, ensuring that Volvo continued to be known as a leader in driver and passenger protection technology. Later versions received optional bi-xenon headlights and an advanced steering system - look out for these on the used market.

Second Generation

The second generation XC70 was designed with SUV styling. It was based on the standard V70 estate but created to be more rugged and adventurous thanks to a raised ride height, black plastic bumpers and front/rear skid plates. Inside the cabin, the features and styling were very similar to the V70, with a premium feel and high-tech equipment.

During a 2013 refresh, Volvo added more advanced features to keep the lineup fresh and new; however, it was discontinued just three years later so the manufacturer could focus on an SUV range.

Third Generation (2007 to 2016)

Third Generation (2007 to 2016)
Fuel type:
Diesel / Petrol
Engine Size:
2 - 3.2
MPG:
24 - 64
Acceleration:
6.9 - 10.8 seconds
Boot space:
815 L capacity
NCAP Safety rating:
stars
  • Greenest

    T6 [304] SE 5dr Geartronic [Lthr]

  • Cheapest

    D3 [163] DRIVe ES 5dr 2WD

  • Fastest

    T6 [304] SE Lux 5dr AWD Geartronic

Used Volvo XC70 information

Used Volvo XC70 FAQ's

Which is the most popular engine in the Volvo XC70?

The diesel engines have been far more popular, likely because they have much better efficiency ratings. It may be difficult to find a used XC70 with a petrol engine as these were offered with only a handful of trims.

What are the most popular trim levels?

SE Nav and SE Lux were the two trim levels available when the XC70 was discontinued. Of these two, the SE Lux seems to be the most popular as it has more upgraded features and equipment.

What optional extras should I look out for?

Heated front seats add more comfort to everyday driving, while the upgraded leather upholstery can help the interior feel more premium. There's also an available power sunroof and a digital TV, too, so look out for those extras on the used market.

Is the Volvo XC70 a good family car?

Yes, the XC70 was designed for families, with a spacious interior and rear seats that offer enough room for tall adults. It is also great for towing with up to 2,100kg capacity, making it good for camping and caravanning trips with the family.

Is there a hybrid version of the Volvo XC70?

Before its discontinuation in 2016, Volvo did not make a hybrid XC70 model. The V60 Cross Country is available with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, however, and is similar in terms of size and capability.

Is the Volvo XC70 available as an automatic?

The Volvo XC70 was produced with both the option of a manual or automatic gearbox. However, the automatic is much more popular among used cars, making it rare to find one with a manual transmission.

Is there a four-wheel drive version available?

Volvo built the XC70 with either a front- or four-wheel drive configuration. Among used cars, it's easier to locate an XC70 with four-wheel drive, which means more capability on slippery road surfaces.

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