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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Volvo has long held a reputation for producing very safe cars and the V70 was awarded the maximum five star rating for adult occupant safety in Euro NCAP crash tests, along with four stars for child safety. New features on this model include optional integrated booster cushions in the rear, which can be set at two heights. Safety technology also includes head restraints better able to reduce the risk of whiplash injury in rear impacts, better energy absorbing properties at the front of the car to reduce the extent of injuries to pedestrians and cyclists, pre-tensioners on all five seatbelts and use of ultra-high-strength steel in the door beams.

Customers can also choose adaptive cruise control with collision warning and brake support (alerting the driver when approach speeds towards obstacles ahead could lead to a crash), laminated glass all round and Volvo's 'Personal Car Communicator' built into the key fob which alerts the driver when approaching the car if the alarm has been triggered and if there is someone still inside the car thanks to a heartbeat sensor.

Adaptive cruise control with a collision warning is also optional.

The V70 isn't the largest estate you can buy, but the luggage area is generous and many practical features are included as standard. Maximum luggage capacity is 1,600 litres with the rear seats folded, which is a few hundred litres shy of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class estate but with its near vertical tailgate and wide opening the V70 is still very useful.

The boot floor is equipped with aluminium rails and movable anchor points while multifunctional rails, dividers and straps are available to keep luggage and loads secure and prevent them from sliding around. There is also a large lockable stowage area under the boot floor which is ideal for keeping valuable items hidden. Elsewhere a sliding load floor is available as an accessory which slots into the existing rails and slides out over the rear bumper for more convenient loading.

An electric tailgate can also be chosen as an option. An electronic parking brake is fitted across the range which disengages automatically when the driver begins to accelerate from rest.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volvo V70 (07-16).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

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
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

Business Edition equipment

Business Edition standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
Business Edition optional equipment
  • Front fog lights

ES equipment

ES standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
ES optional equipment
  • PAS
  • Space saver spare wheel

Ocean Race equipment

Ocean Race standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Space saver spare wheel
Ocean Race optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric sunroof
  • Sat Nav

R Design equipment

R Design standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
R Design optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

R Design Premium equipment

R Design Premium standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Space saver spare wheel
R Design Premium optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Sat Nav

R Design Premium SE equipment

R Design Premium SE standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Space saver spare wheel
R Design Premium SE optional equipment
  • Sat Nav

R Design SE equipment

R Design SE standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Space saver spare wheel
R Design SE optional equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

R Design SE Premium equipment

R Design SE Premium standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
R Design SE Premium optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • PAS
SE optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

SE Lux equipment

SE Lux standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
SE Lux optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

SE Lux Premium equipment

SE Lux Premium standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Space saver spare wheel
SE Lux Premium optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Sat Nav

SE Nav equipment

SE Nav standard equipment
  • DVD
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Sat Nav
SE Nav optional equipment
None available

SE Premium equipment

SE Premium standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • PAS
  • Space saver spare wheel
SE Premium optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

SE Sport equipment

SE Sport standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Space saver spare wheel
SE Sport optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

Euro NCAP Rating

The Volvo V70 (07-16) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2009 and received the following safety ratings:

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.