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2007 Volvo V70

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2007 Volvo V70 Review

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The Volvo V70 wagon makes an excellent transition vehicle for those who no longer need the massive passenger and cargo capacity of a full-size SUV, but still enjoy the convenience and versatility offered by an enclosed cargo bay. Capable of comfortably accommodating four adults and touting one of the best safety records in the industry, the V70 wagon feels as plush and comfortable to drive as an S80 sedan. With its rear seats folded down, the V70 can accommodate a weekend's worth of gear, the family pups or the tools and hardware to tackle your next home improvement job. With models ranging from the comfortable 2.5T to the rugged XC70 and the scorching R, there is a V70 wagon to suit just about every need and desire.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a safe, reliable wagon that can handle year-round road conditions with ease, the Volvo V70 should be at the top of your shopping list. The V70 offers more cargo room behind the second row seat than the Audi A4 or BMW 3 Series, and has more rear-seat legroom than a Subaru Outback.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If you're looking for a powerful performer below $30,000, you can find it in the less expensive Volkswagen Passat 2.0T or Dodge Magnum SXT V6. Although the Dodge Magnum wagon can out-perform and out-haul the V70 line across the board, we doubt too many buyers for the Magnum will consider the V70, and vice-versa.

What's Significant About This Car?

The 2.5T models receive new outside mirrors with integrated turn signals, a tire pressure monitoring system and Dynamic Stability Traction Control, while the XC70 receives new "Xenia" 16-inch alloy wheels. The rear-facing third-row seat option is no more.

Driving the V70

Driving Impressions The 2.4-liter engine of the base V70 is somewhat low on power for the size of this wagon. If power is a priority over economy, then step up to the...

turbocharged 2.5T model. This engine has significantly more horsepower and torque, making it much quicker off the line and providing potent passing power. No manual transmission is offered on the 2.5T, but Volvo does offer the five-speed Geartronic automatic that allows you to shift your own gears without the use of a clutch pedal. The V70 offers a well-balanced suspension that feels taut and stable without delivering a severe ride. The steering tends toward the heavy side, which can make parallel parking a bit more laborious than some might prefer.

Sport Seats
The amazingly comfortable sport seats on the Type R grab hold of you and seem to never let go.

Navigation System
The optional navigation system features a retractable screen positioned atop the dash instead of integrated into the audio.

2007 Volvo V70 Details
2007 Volvo V70 photo Interior

No matter which V70 you choose, all models share two important traits: A roomy, ergonomically sound interior and an exceptional safety record. The V70's front seats feel great on your back and feature an anti-submarine design that keeps you from sliding under the dash in the event of an accident. The rear seat offers good head and legroom for adults and creates 71.4 cubic-feet of cargo space when folded. Functionally, the V70's instrument layout is near-perfect, with every switch, lever and button within easy reach of both the driver and the passenger, but the vast gray tones that run throughout the dash, door panels and seats are rather drab.

Exterior
2007 Volvo V70 photo

The V70 borrows the radical shape of its sister, the Volvo S80, and sharpens the V-shaped hood to form a truly attractive wagon. The near-vertical rear hatch and full-length D-pillar tail lamps create a highly functional look that extends the roof panel, creating more space up top. The XC70 is given additional ground clearance, a firmer suspension and more aggressive tires, while the sporty V70 R receives extra ground effects and a lower front end and rear spoiler.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The V70 has a five-speed manual transmission, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), Dynamic Stability Traction Control, dual-zone manual air conditioning, illuminated remote keyless entry, rear fog light, dual heated power mirrors, AM/FM stereo with CD, front side-impact and front and rear head-curtain airbags, cruise control, tilt/telescopic steering wheel and 16-inch "Echo" alloy wheels. The 2.5T and XC70 add a 208-horsepower turbocharged engine, five-speed automatic, a power driver's seat and 16-inch "Eurus" alloy wheels. The premium R model adds a 300-horsepower engine, six-speed manual transmission, all-wheel drive, Brembo brakes, xenon headlamps, garage door opener, leather seats and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Optional Equipment

Options vary by trim level and include five-speed automatic transmission (six-speed on the R), all-wheel drive, power glass moonroof, heated seats, headlamp washers, rain-sensing wipers, Pro Logic surround sound, navigation, integrated child booster seat, rear park assist, power passenger seat, electronic climate control, leather seats, active bi-xenon headlamps and 17-inch custom alloy wheels.

Under the Hood

Unless you're absolutely strapped for cash, pay the extra $3K for the 2.5T. The 2.4 is just plain underpowered and the five-speed manual-equipped car does not have a strong resale value. If money is no object, get the V70 R. It serves all the functions required of a family wagon but can almost make you feel like a racecar driver.

2.4-liter in-line 5
168 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
166 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 22/29 (manual), 21/29 (automatic)

2.5-liter in-line 5 Light-Pressure Turbo
208 horsepower @ 5000 rpm
236 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/29

2.5-liter in-line 5 Twin Turbo
300 horsepower @ 5500 rpm
295 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 18/24 (manual), 17/25 (automatic)

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2007 Volvo V70 Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.7
Out of 10

Based on 286 Ratings for the 2001 - 2007 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    8.0/10
  • Reliability
    7.9/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

Best most reliable vehicle I have ever owned.

By on Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 188,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Safe car Super reliable Low mainten.cost Utility"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Most comfortable seats ever. Perfect for long trips and for pets. Great Utility space and AWD. Low maintenance costs. Will run forever if one properly maintains the car. Safe car easy car to drive and enjoy. Would not buy any other model XC70. Best choice 10 out of 10"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

I feel safe

By on Saturday, August 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Safety"

Cons: "Premium gas, expensive to fix"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Have enjoyed this car for 10 years. Its major drawback, in my opinion, is the need for premium gas. The small wagon style allows me to carry most items that I want. Starting to need expensive repairs that I had never heard of: breather box, engine mounts, etc., which surprised me due to low mileage."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Best utility vehicle ever!

By on Monday, August 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 141,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Quality and fun to drive."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've driven this car for 14 years and still love it. But sadly all good things must come to an end...."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

24TOnly Make Model I would own-my 3rd Volvo Wagon

By on Thursday, July 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 143,087

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Smooth drive -safe- comfort- and classic appear"

Cons: "Turning radius"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I am addicted to the luxury and high end standard of this wagon,as well as appreciating the turbo acceleration when needed. I purchased my 2002 black 24T V70 was in 2005. It has leather interior and all interior control options available, as well as a moon roof. My current milage is 150K as of March 2015. Only qualified volvo mechanics are used to adhere to all routine maintenance schedules. A transmission replacement was necessary in 2012. The smooth feel of the drive is superb, although due to stability factors and tire width the turning radius is limited. The quality design, classic appearance, (not looking to be Mom's taxi!), dependability and secure documented safety features have earned a devotion to Volvo and high recommendation for this vehicle. I would not consider another make of wagons and don't prefer to be withought the turbo ability. I expect to keep this car at least to 300K and then trade for another Volvo or possibly purchase a Volvo SUV sooner for the heigth entering the car due to back injurys. I just find it extremely hard to let go of this wagon and will probably keep it as an additional vehicle. I highly recommend this wagon to purchase if you are able to find one as well maintained as mine. Wishing Good Luck! DEBO"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Would not buy again

By on Friday, July 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "no rust, fun to drive, comfortable"

Cons: "breaks down frequently, transmission not reliable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I bought mine used in 2006 with about 50K on it. A year later when it was 5 the transmission went and one week before the warranty ran out it got a new transmission. In 2012 on our anniversary trip it died and ended up costing $4500 to replace the turbo, oil pump and motor. This week, the transmission died again. This car has cost way more in stress and money than it was ever worth. That said, it was great in the snow, the turbo (when it was in good condition) made the drive fun and it was well equipped. The exterior never rusted and the leather interior held up well. I am not going to repair it again. I bought it hoping to get to the million mile club but I only made it to 160K. Heartbroken."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

This car just keeps running.

By on Monday, July 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 240,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "reliable. dependable. pretty. sturdy."

Cons: "the cup holders are in weird places."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Our 2002 Cross Country has over 250,000 miles on it and it keeps running no matter what's wrong with it. It also drives better than our late model Nissan Armada and Honda Odyssey in the snow. It fits my spouse and me plus our 5 kids perfectly. I've never owned a better vehicle."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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