Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 28 - 47 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

List prices for the C70 are not cheap, but it should depreciate slowly and is better equipped than equivalent models like the BMW 3-Series Convertible. The petrol engines should return 30mpg and insurance groups range from 15 to 17. Volvo dealers tend to be friendly and look after their customers well, so servicing, although not especially cheap, should at least be a pain-free experience.

The C70 is only average when it comes to emissions and economy. Unlike other Volvo models there are no low-emissions DRIVe models, leaving the 2.0D as the greenest version. It emits 158g/km of CO2 and returns 47mpg. The T5 is, as you’d expect, worse with a CO2 output of 209g/km, but that’s reasonable considering the power it offers.

Good news when it comes to Volvo’s. The brand, according to the most recent JD Power survey is joint ninth for satisfaction, with the Volvo S40 (heavily related to the C70) ranking as the seventh most satisfying car money can buy. We’ve heard some early C70s developed roof-related niggles but these should have been ironed out by now.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £220 - £615
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Insurance group 28 - 38
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