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 24 - 68 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.

Depreciation is the largest running cost when buying a new car, but this Volvo performs well, with some versions retaining about half their original cost after three years. Diesels offer the best route to lowest running costs for high-mileage drivers, especially the 2.0-litre model which averages 48mpg.

The V70 is quite a poor performer in terms of CO2 output, although it's no worse than other cars of this size. Average emissions are 214g/km, but there are several diesel options for those seeking the cleaner choice. The more powerful D5 diesel posts the same emissions and fuel consumption as the 2.4D, although D5 AWD models produce more CO2 thanks to the extra weight and drag of four-wheel-drive.

The 2.0D is the cleanest, emitting 157g/km.

Volvo cars aren't immune from problems but they tend to perform well overall and Volvo owners tend to keep their vehicles for much longer with few complaints. There have been quite a few recalls since it was launched including potential problems with the engine ECU and the fuel pump.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £580
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Insurance group 16 - 41
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