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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Volvo has long held a reputation for producing safe cars and spends time and money researching real-life accidents in Sweden. The V70, on which this is based, was awarded the maximum five stars for adult occupant protection in official Euro NCAP tests. New features on the 2007 XC70 include optional integrated booster cushions in the rear, which can be set at two heights.

Other Volvo XC70 safety technology includes head restraints better able to reduce the risk of 'whiplash' injury in rear impacts, pre-tensioners on all five seatbelts and the use of ultra-high-strength steel in the door beams. Buyers 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 XC70 is as practical as you'd expect a Volvo to be. The maximum boot capacity of 1,600 litres is not quite as large as an Audi A6 Allroad or a Subaru Outback, but the square shape of the body and the near-vertical tailgate make it useful for carrying boxy items. The boot floor is also fitted with aluminium rails and movable anchor points while the side panels also have anchors and can be supplemented with hooks, nets, dividers to keep luggage secure.

A sliding load floor is available as an accessory which is slotted into the existing rails and can slide out over the rear bumper for more convenient loading. An electric tailgate can also be chosen as an option.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volvo XC70 (07-16).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • 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
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • 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
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • 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
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel

ES equipment

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

Ocean Race equipment

Ocean Race standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Side airbags
Ocean Race optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
SE optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel

SE Lux equipment

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

SE Nav equipment

SE Nav standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • DVD
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
SE Nav optional equipment
None available

SE Premium equipment

SE Premium standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
SE Premium optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger

SE Sport equipment

SE Sport standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
SE Sport optional equipment
  • CD Multichanger

SE Sport Premium equipment

SE Sport Premium standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
SE Sport Premium optional equipment
None available