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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Volvo XC70 (07-16) review.

Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Volvo XC70 (00-07) - rated 3 out of 5
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PROS

More practical V70

CONS

Less pleasant to drive V70

At a glance

New price £27,398 - £34,820
Used price £525 - £4,825
Fuel economy 24 - 37 mpg
Road tax cost £265 - £570
Insurance group 32 - 40 How much is it to insure?

PROS

More practical V70

CONS

Less pleasant to drive V70

Volvo XC70 rivals

Closely related to the V70, but with fewer engine and trim options, the XC70 features an elevated ride height and permanent all-wheel drive system. It is given some further visual distinction by the addition of black bumpers, nose and wheel arches, although it certainly doesn't look as chunky as a proper off-roader. Lacking serious all-terrain hardware the XC70's off-road capability is relatively lacking, however it will certainly deal with muddy tracks and gymkhana car parks.

The downside is that it feels almost as uninspiring to drive as a full blown off-roader. It is more practical than a regular V70 though.

Volvo XC70 rivals