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Volvo has a reputation for building solid estate cars and the V70 is no different, although it looks much sleeker than Volvos of old. Massive discounts make the current V70 very good value too.
If there’s one company that has a reputation for making sensible, practical estate cars, it’s Volvo. And the Volvo V70 is one of their best, with a very large boot, a good quality dashboard and comfortable seats. Volvo also has a reputation for safety and the V70 has earned itself a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating.
Despite its sensible credentials, the V70 is very enjoyable to drive, with good handling around bends and several strong diesel engines available. The car is an extremely capable motorway cruiser too with a smooth ride and well-padded seats. Prices may be a little high, but discounts of more than £8,000 make the V70 very appealing.
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Save £8,306 on top choice diesel Volvo V70 D3  SE Lux
The Volvo V70 D3  SE Lux normally weighs in at over £33,000, but we’ve found it available online for just £24,859 – saving you a whopping 25% on the list price. In D3 form the V70 returns a very strong claimed fuel economy figure of 62.8mpg and can accelerate to 62mph in a reasonable 10.6 seconds.
SE Lux trim includes integrated sat nav, digital radio, xenon headlights, which swivel as you turn the steering wheel, leather upholstery, an electric driver’s seat, electrically folding door mirrors and a power-operated tailgate. You also get a raft of safety systems and a full complement of airbags.
Well-equipped Volvo V70 D5  SE Lux with £8,581 discount
Those who fancy a more powerful model can get the keys to the D5  SE Lux for £27,334 following a discount of £8,581. This model has all the same equipment as the D3, but gains a stronger engine that can launch the V70 to 62mph in just 7.8 seconds.
With this motor, the V70 should be unfazed by heavy loads. Despite its power, this V70 still returns an impressive official fuel economy figure of 58.9mpg, so fuel bills should be low.
Save 36% on nearly new, 7,000 mile automatic Volvo V70 D2  SE
If you have a little less to spend and want the most economical V70 available, we’ve found a one-year-old V70 with less than 7,000 miles on the clock for just £19,988 – saving you an enormous £11,077 on the list price.
With a small diesel engine under the bonnet, this V70 is officially capable of 67.3mpg, although acceleration is sluggish, taking 13.2 seconds to hit 62mph.
Hot Car Deals:
- Volvo V70 D3  SE Lux – £24,859 at Carfile
- Volvo V70 D5  SE Lux – £27,334 at Carfile
- Volvo V70 D2  Powershift SE – £19,988 at Arnold Clark
Hot Car Deal hunters please note:
- The car brokers and deals featured are not vetted, endorsed or recommended by Which?. Always check the specifics of the deal so you know exactly what you are getting and who is supplying the car. Make sure all aspects of the deal are confirmed in writing before committing to buy.
- Not all brokers deal in UK sourced vehicles, and this may have an impact on standard equipment and warranty levels.
- The term ‘pre-reg’ or ‘pre-registered’ refers to vehicles that are brand new but already registered with the DVLA. This means that you will appear as the second owner on the V5 registration document.
- 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.