Volvo XC70 Review

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Volvo XC70


has dropped the petrol engine the XC70 range for 2009, so the XC70 is only available a turbocharged 2.4 litre diesel

20 January 2009 MAC

Volvo the crossover estate concept the XC70 Cross Country was in the UK in 1996. The Volvo XC70 is an of the V70 estate and the idea is to take the V70 estate car and enable it to go off road by the ground clearance, adding wheel drive or as Volvo to call it all wheel drive, the suspension and protecting the body whilst retaining the comfort and of the original estate car.

Externally, the Volvo XC70 is than the V70 (by 57mm), longer (by and has a different grille, special fog and comprehensive protective cladding. The body panels, however, are the except for the front wings and the is also shared.

Despite having a 4×4 SUV in the of the Volvo XC90, most owners do not venture very far off where according to Volvo the XC70 buyer has bought the car for very reason. They an estate car that can take the with the smooth.

The Volvo comes in three luxury levels: SE, SE Sport and SE Lux. The starts at ВЈ29,675 for the XC70 SE and up to ВЈ34,625 for the car we tested – the XC70 SE Lux Premium.

How It Drove – Performance

has dropped the petrol engine the XC70 range for 2009, so the XC70 is only available a turbocharged 2.4 litre diesel

This is Volvo’s second-generation, five-cylinder, common-rail D5 diesel which was first used in the S80 and it is considered to be one of the cleanest and most diesel engines in the world. The exceeds Euro 4 emissions and particulates are only 0.001g/km with the Euro 4 standard of A particle filter requiring no is fitted as standard.

The D5 engine in the Volvo XC70 185ps and delivers 295 lb/ft of between 2000 – rpm which is enough to propel the from 0-62 mph in 9.9 seconds and onto a top speed of 127 mph when to the automatic gearbox.

Off the mark there is some lag, but once on the move it is not too bad and it press on. Until warmed up, the is quite noisy and it does into the cabin but this down and it is far better at speed.

is a choice of transmission a six-speed gearbox or a six-speed Geartronic which has a manual function. Our car was fitted with the six-speed automatic gearbox which was to use. It has a winter setting and can be as a sequential manual should you to have finer control the car, perhaps downhill or towing.

Average fuel economy on the combined cycle is 37.7mpg for the version and we achieved circa from the automatic version our mixed test route.

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