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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0


More practical V70


Less pleasant to drive V70


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

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