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Volvo V70 Estate review

1996 - 2001 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 53.0

At a glance

Price new £19,345 - £36,660
Road tax cost £325 - £395
Insurance group 23 - 40
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 348 - 658 miles
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Available fuel types



Alternative fuel

Pros & cons


Stylish; durable; few cars of this age are safer


Expensive; bewildering chioce of equipment packages

Written by Parkers Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


The V70 estate is effectively the second generation 850 model, restyled and rebadged in keeping with the softer lines and new model designations that Volvo adopted for the late ’90s. Beneath the smoothly sculpted bodies there were hundreds of minor revisions, but the chassis and engines from the 850 were not changed much, so the driving characteristics remain pleasing.