Used 2007 Volvo V70 Wagon
Volvo V70 Wagon
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2007 Volvo V70 KBB Expert Review
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 New for 2007
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.
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.
The amazingly comfortable sport seats on the Type R grab hold of you and seem to never let go.
The optional navigation system features a retractable screen positioned atop the dash instead of integrated into the audio.
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.
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 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.
Notable 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)
The V70 2.4 has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $30,740, the 2.5T starts at $34,125, the XC70 is $37,115 and the racy V70 R is $41,635. Before you sit down to negotiate your best deal, be sure to check out the Fair Purchase Price, which shows the typical transaction price being paid for the V70 in your area. Kelley Blue Book expects the V70 to retain an average resale value, with the 2.4 holding a slightly lower residual value than the 2.5T and a slightly higher value than the XC70 and R models. The V70's five-year residual values are not as high as comparably-equipped models from Dodge, Subaru, Audi or Volkswagen.
Volvo V70 Consumer Reviews
June 13, 2017
First Volvo (and definitely not my last!)
After wanting a Volvo for years I finally broke down and purchased a 2005 Volvo V70 2.4. I love the wagons, and when I had the...
April 27, 2017
Holds everything, blast to drive
This is a review of the 2004 V70 R. Ive owned mine since it had 16 miles on the odometer, and now its at 95000 in 2017. (It sat at the...
March 08, 2017
Great Performance and Utility
Love to drive this car but it still works great as a station wagon around town. Handling on back roads is a joy with the awd and ccc...
February 15, 2017
Never let us down
Its a car, so not perfect by any means however this car has never let us down as long as we did the maintenance regularly and followed...
April 14, 2016
Garaged exept when driven
The most trouble free car I've ever owned except for the Volvo I owned prior to this one. Dealer visits for normal maintenance only. 36...
September 29, 2015
SAFE car for a new driver who skis and rides!
This turbo xc wagon is the perfect car for anyone who loves to go and do! It is mechanically in great condition, has 4 new all weather...
August 18, 2015
Best most reliable vehicle I have ever owned.
Most comfortable seats ever. Perfect for long trips and for pets. Great Utility space and AWD. Low maintenance costs. Will run forever...
My V70 Wagon
August 03, 2015
Best utility vehicle ever!
I've driven this car for 14 years and still love it. But sadly all good things must come to an end....
July 23, 2015
24TOnly Make Model I would own-my 3rd Volvo Wagon
I am addicted to the luxury and high end standard of this wagon,as well as appreciating the turbo acceleration when needed. I purchased...
May 14, 2015
Great car, safe, good for winter driving
New tires, transmission filter and fluid just changed, new spark plugs(platinum) new timing chain, new water pump, new heat exchanger....