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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

As you would expect from Volvo, safety credentials are reassuring, but they're not class leading. It scores four stars out of five in Euro NCAP crash tests where the best manage five stars. Driver and passenger airbags are complemented by a side impact protection system that includes side and curtain airbags. Options include a blind spot warning system that flashes a warning light in the wing mirror if you indicate or appear to be moving into the path of a vehicle to the side.

Security comprises alarm, immobiliser and deadlocks.

Reputation and a square tail hint at a sizeable load space, but in reality it's only average when compared to rival estates (Mercedes' E-Class and Vauxhall's Vectra will both take the extra suitcase you'd have to leave behind in a V70). A shopping bag holder helps prevent groceries from spilling around the boot and there's a 12-volt power socket in the boot too.

The rear seat backs have an adjustable angle to improve comfort or carrying capacity, and split fold 60/40 without the need to remove the headrests. The front passenger seat folds flat for carrying longer items. Roof bars are standard and rear facing additional seats are optional, but if you regularly carry seven then there are better options available (like Volvo's own XC-90).

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volvo V70 (00-07).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control
  • TV

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Traction control

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Roof rails
S optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Climate control
  • Front fog lights
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
SE optional equipment
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

SE Lux equipment

SE Lux standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control
SE Lux optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • TV

SE Ocean Race equipment

SE Ocean Race standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control
SE Ocean Race optional equipment
  • CD
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows

SE Sport equipment

SE Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control
SE Sport optional equipment
  • Front fog lights

Special Edition Sport equipment

Special Edition Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control
Special Edition Sport optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Space saver spare wheel
Sport optional equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
  • Traction control

Torslanda equipment

Torslanda standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
Torslanda optional equipment
None available