Volvo V70 3rd gen. 2007 - 2016 - Used car, experiences

Volvo V70 3rd gen.

Volvo V70 3rd gen.


  • Driving comfort
  • Standard safety equipment
  • Reliability
  • Quality of workmanship


  • Gasoline Engine Consumption
  • Steering wheel idle
  • They lose value relatively quickly
  • Sluggish driving
  • Not the biggest in the class
  • The old version has a better exterior

Volvo V70 3rd gen. experiences

During the summer of 2007, the Volvo V70 3rd gen was unveiled. It is based on the same chassis as the previous model, but differs in that it has been redesigned. With Ford Mondeo shares some engines, and with the Mazda 6 and Volvo V60 some of the technical specifications. New Volvo V70 3rd gen. it is available as a 5-door station wagon and is identical on the interior to the previous version of the V70.

Competitors such as the BMW 5 Series, the Mercedes E Class are a bit more roomy than the new Volvo. Luggage space has been reduced to 575 liters, while overlapping rear seats get 1600 liters, which is less than the previous model. Regarding standard safety equipment, it has increased and now with 6 airbags, ABS and ESP also offer a blind spot monitoring system and a radar system for detecting vehicles in front.

In addition to the five-cylinder models, Volvo has added four and six-cylinder engines to the engine range. Gasoline engines develop from 145 to 304 hp while diesel engines from 109 to 205 hp. In addition to standard front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive is also available.

The first two versions of the V70 were not very reliable, but in the third version it was improved. The only problems encountered were problems with the lights and idle of the steering wheel, which also results in high mileage of individual cars. Consumption varies depending on the power of the engine. Gasoline engines consume more than 10 liters per 100 km while diesel engines are slightly more economical with 6 liters per 100 km for the weakest diesel engine.

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