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Summer is a great time to buy a 4×4 as demand for hardy off-roaders is low. We’ve found enormous discounts of up to £9,434 on the practical Volvo XC70.
The Volvo XC70 may not be the most obvious off-roader to buy, but if you’re looking for a high driving position, a comfortable interior and the security of four-wheel drive, it fits the bill. The XC70 is essentially a Volvo V70 on stilts, and it gives you a luxurious cabin, potent but economical diesel engines and a vast boot.
Buyers can choose between the all-weather traction of four-wheel-drive models or go for two-wheel drive and benefit from impressive fuel economy of up to 62.8mpg (claimed) – all without sacrificing the car’s chunky 4×4 style. Thanks to online discounts of almost £10,000, you can now put a top-of-the-range XC70 on your drive for the same price as an entry-level model from your local Volvo dealer.
Top choice two-wheel-drive diesel XC70 for just £25,630
The list price for the XC70 D4 (181) SE Nav is well over £34,000, but we’ve found it online for £25,630 – a saving of 26%. This two-wheel-drive model can accelerate to 62mph in a swift 8.8 seconds, but still returns strong claimed economy of 62.8mpg.
This may be the entry-level model, but it comes packed with equipment. This list comprises leather upholstery, sat nav, a digital radio, Bluetooth for connecting your phone to the car, automatic windscreen wipers and an electric tailgate that makes loading and unloading easier.
£9,434 discount on automatic four-wheel-drive Volvo XC70
If you’d rather pay a little more for an automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive, the XC70 D5 (215) SE Lux AWD Geartronic could be yours for £31,751 – a huge discount of £9,434. This model has an even longer list of standard equipment, including an electric driver’s seat and powerful xenon headlights that swivel as you turn the wheel.
With a strong engine and four-wheel drive, claimed economy drops to an unimpressive 44.1mpg, although the car can accelerate to 62mph in 8.3 seconds. Fit a set of winter tyres and you’ll be able to keep going through the worst of winter snow, too.
Save £9,090 on frugal four-wheel-drive Volvo XC70
This four-wheel-drive model shares the same engine as the car above, but in manual form you get much better claimed fuel economy, at 53.3mpg. This XC70 is cheaper to buy, too; you’ll pay £28,500 after a 24% discount. ynd You won’t feel short changed when it comes to equipment. The car has all the same kit as the D4 SE Nav above.
Hot Car Deals:
- Volvo XC70 D4 (181) SE Nav – £25,630 at Carfile
- Volvo XC70 D5 (215) SE Lux AWD Geartronic – £31,751 at Carfile
- Volvo XC70 D5 (215) SE Nav AWD – £28,500 at Carfile
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.