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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

As you might expect, much has gone into developing the safety of the XC70. Six airbags are fitted, with the inflatable side window curtain extending to protect front and rear occupants. The front seats feature whiplash reducing design. The rear seats incorporate Isofix child seat mounting points. Wing mirrors feature water repellent glass, which is also an option for the side windows, and the wing mirrors can be further specified with a blind spot warning system that tells the driver of out-of-sight objects.

Security is taken care of by alarm and immobiliser, with laminated and tinted side glass optional.

It certainly excels in terms of practicality. That all-wheel drive system will get you most places you want to go and it comes ready fitted with roof bars and towbar preparation. The rear seats split fold to create a sizeable load area which doesn't suffer much from wheel arch intrusion. There are bag holders in the boot and passenger footwell to stop bag contents from spilling.

A pair of additional seats can be installed in the boot as an option for carrying kids.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volvo XC70 (00-07).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • 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
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • TV

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Folding rear seats
S optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Passenger`s airbag

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Passenger`s airbag
SE optional equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • TV

SE Lux equipment

SE Lux standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
SE Lux optional equipment
  • Folding rear seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • TV

SE Lux Ocean Race equipment

SE Lux Ocean Race standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
SE Lux Ocean Race optional equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • TV

SE Ocean Race equipment

SE Ocean Race standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
SE Ocean Race optional equipment
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Sat Nav
  • TV

SE Sport equipment

SE Sport standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
SE Sport optional equipment
None available