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Volvo V70 Overview

The Volvo V70 is classed as a mid-sized estate, which is produced by the Swedish car manufacturer Volvo. This car replaced the Volvo 850 in 1997 and was also available in a 4x4 version called the V70 Cross Country (XC). The V stands for Versatility and the 70 is for the size of platform it was built on. This is one of the most popular large estate cars, which is known for its reliability and comfort. It is expensive to buy but is surprisingly not the safest or biggest in this class, as many of its competitors have surpassed this vehicle.

Volvo V70 History

The first generation (1997-2000) was a direct replacement of the 850, and the familiar 850square edges were more rounded on the V70. There were many different variations and trim levels available for this vehicle and it was a very popular estate car amongst the public. This vehicle didn’t score as highly as expected in safety tests, yet still managed 4 out of 5 stars. There were three different phases of design for the 4x4 versions. The second generation (2000-07) was seen as a much sturdier version and was based on the P2 design platform. It had changes to the suspension and better safety features than the previous version, but still only managed to score 4 out 5 stars in safety tests. This vehicle had a slight makeover in 2005. The third generation (2007-12) was based on the Ford EUCD platform, and was the first Ford platform to be used on this vehicle since Fords takeover of Volvo in 1999. Again there was many more safety features added to this version which took the safety rating up to 5 stars in the safety tests. This car is no longer produced for the American market but is available in all other markets.


Standard trim Torslanda Special Edition Sport Sport S ES SE R-Design premium Ocean Race R-Design SE Sport SE Lux

Fuel Economy

Over this vehicles life time there were many different engines available. The petrol engines were available in 2.0, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 3.0 and 3.2, with the diesel engines available in 1.6, 2.0 and 2.4L. The 1.6 diesel offers 62mpg and seems to be the best of the range. There are three main areas to be taken into consideration when thinking fuel economy: age, engine size and fuel type.


There are 5and 6 speed manual and 5 and 6 speed automatic gearboxes available for this car. There was a 4-speed automatic version on the first generation model. Have a look at the Volvo gearbox section of our website to locate your Volvo gearbox parts.


You can find Volvo V70 parts on our website when you enter your vehicle details in our part finder. There is also a V70 parts page which you can visit for these car parts. Our vast network of Breakers will help meet your required needs.