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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
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PROS

More practical V70

CONS

Less pleasant to drive V70

Verdict

Closely related to the V70, but with fewer engine and trim options, the XC70 features an elevated ride height and permanent all-wheel drive system. It is given some further visual distinction by the addition of black bumpers, nose and wheel arches, although it certainly doesn't look as chunky as a proper off-roader. Lacking serious all-terrain hardware the XC70's off-road capability is relatively lacking, however it will certainly deal with muddy tracks and gymkhana car parks.

The downside is that it feels almost as uninspiring to drive as a full blown off-roader. It is more practical than a regular V70 though.

What owners say about this car

The load space is vast. It is easy to drop the seats and it also has tie-downs that secure unstable... Read owner review

Boot, comfortable driving (sports or comfort does not seem to be differ much when I adjust that) and... Read owner review

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