Hot Car Deal - Volvo XC70Big savings on practical off-road capable estate

17 October 2013

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A big interior, a bountiful boot and the ability to go off the beaten track: the Volvo XC70 offers all these things and more. We've found a range of deals on this off-roading estate car.

The XC70 is by no means a new model. On sale in its current form since 2007, it follows the long lifespan attitude Volvo takes with most of its model line-up.

But while it might be a little dated, it is no less functional than up-to-date rivals like the Audi A6 Allroad and Vauxhall Insignia Country Tourer.

The XC70 shares the superb estate car practicality of the V70 on which it's based, with a mammoth Which?-measured boot capacity of 460 litres. And while the butch off-road styling may seem more for show than go, the car's ground clearance is improved, so even rough roads are dispatched with ease.

But which model should you go for, and what sort of savings could you make?

Try Which? for £1 to read the full tested review of the Volvo XC70.

If you're not going off-road...

While one of the big reasons to buy an XC70 over a standard V70 is its improved ability to go off-road, many buyers will only be using the car for school runs and shopping trips.

Luckily, Volvo offers the XC70 in front- and four-wheel-drive formats, so you can choose between better fuel efficiency or rough-terrain ability.

The 2.0-litre diesel D3 model with 163bhp is our pick if you're a buyer who won't be veering away from tarmac anytime soon.

Justclick4cars has this 2WD model available in SE spec with a £3,920 saving, dropping the total price from £30,915 to £26,995.

If you're heading for the fields or ski slopes...

We expect the majority of buyers considering the XC70 are those who want to benefit from four-wheel drive and lots of ground clearance.

With many motorists looking to keep out of trouble as the winter months approach, the benefits of all-wheel drive become more tempting, especially when in such a practical package as the XC70. has D4 models with the same 163bhp engine and 4WD available with a £6,106 discount over the list price, bringing this model just under the £30,000 mark.

If you want to tackle steeper inclines and fancy a little more power, the 2.4-litre diesel with 215bhp could be an option. Carfile has D5 AWD models available with a massive £9,085 discount - that means you can drive one away for just £28,499.50.

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    Beware of unscrupulous brokers who tell you they will have to retain the V5 registration document for a period of time after your purchase of the car. Vehicles sold this way may be cheap, but there are legal implications, including the risk that you the buyer could be committing a criminal offence when you drive the car, so they should be avoided.