2014 Volvo V70 Estate Review

For the wheel drive, you have three options in petrol engines: Turbo 2.0 T5, 3.0 T6 and the 1.6-litres T4. But the diesel ones are more sensible in which the 2.0 D3 is the best one in terms of economy and performance. A 2.4-liters D5 is also an option in diesel.
The four C active chassis system of Volvo provides you 3 manual suspension settings. You can enjoy the nice body sway at the faster speed. But it’s unfortunate that the steering is quite uncertain and it provides a four point circular turning in place of three.
Noticeable mechanical racket and suspension noise. V70 becomes a nice touring car at the motorway speeds when the wind and road noises get suppressed.
Biggest petrol engines are avoided as they will lead to highest company car taxation too. Diesel ones are more competitive even at 50mpg.
It offers you the lifelong durable load bay and cabin. Classy material is used in the manufacturing. V70 had scored very high in the JD Power survey for its mechanical reliability.
Volvo has truly lived up to its safety is fitted with the side impact protection and anti- whiplash systems. The bling spot information system is kept optional.
Behind the wheel, you will have an awesome and quite comfy experience. All the seats as well as the steering are provided with wide range of adjustments to make it as comfortable as they can. The built of the cabin is extremely solids but might find it a bit fussy in some parts of fascia.
Although the boot of the Volvo V70 estate is well-shaped but the sides are a bit shallow. Here it lacks as some of the rivals that are having overall bigger capacity boots. The rear seat can be completely folded back and can be split into 40/20/40. Built-in child booster seats are the specialized feature of this car. V70 is just practical.
Roof rails, dual climate control, mp3-compatible CD player, four electric windows and alloy wheels are the equipment that comes along with the SE trim at entry level. The smarter SE spec incorporates Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity and leather face upholstery too whereas you can get a nice satellite navigation system in SE Lux. some more sporty and luxurious inner-outer trims are provided with the R-Design model.
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