Used 2007 Volvo V70

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2007 Volvo V70

Pros

  • Highly supportive front seats, variety of safety features, comfortable highway ride, lots of cargo space, powerful R model.

Cons

  • Weak base engine, tight rear legroom, light on luxury until you load up on options, suspension can be harsh over bumps.

Used 2007 Volvo V70 for Sale

Volvo V70 2007 2.4 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5M)
58,759 miles
Used 2007
Volvo V70
2.4
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2007 Volvo V70 is still a worthy candidate for families seeking a safe midsize wagon with as much cargo room as an SUV. However, less expensive wagons from Subaru and Volkswagen offer better performance, roomier backseats and just as much luxury.

vehicle overview

Parents shopping for the quintessential Volvo station wagon will almost certainly find themselves looking at the Volvo V70. Midsize in dimensions, the V70 offers more shoulder room and cargo capacity than the compact V50. Although its exterior styling is curvy and modern, the 2007 Volvo V70 has all the virtues of Volvos past: It's highly functional for family use, loaded with safety features, and a top performer in crash tests.

Volvo's medium-size wagon has received few changes since the 2001 introduction of the current generation. Generally speaking, it has aged well. The V70's interior furnishings have never been overly luxurious for a $30,000-$40,000 wagon, but ergonomics are solid and seat comfort is superb up front. Acceleration is sluggish on the base 2.4 model, but the 2.5T model provides adequate power, a compliant ride and competent handling. The high-performance V70 R model joined the lineup for 2004, and with its 300-horsepower turbocharged engine and sport-tuned adaptive suspension, it has a decidedly sporting driving demeanor.

Our main reservations about recommending the 2007 Volvo V70 have to do with its lack of legroom in the backseat and the tepid performance of 2.4 and 2.5T models. Slightly less expensive competitors such as the Subaru Legacy/Outback and Volkswagen Passat wagons offer more space in back and more powerful engines. Additionally, they're just as upscale as the V70, which needs to be equipped with a few option packages before it feels like a true luxury wagon. The V70's closest premium-brand foe is the Saab 9-5 wagon, which has a slightly larger backseat but fewer drivetrain choices and less impressive cabin materials. Would-be Volvo buyers would be wise to try all of these competitors before making a decision. With its higher performance envelope, the V70 R stands apart from the rest of the V70 family, offering solid value for driving enthusiast parents put off by the high asking prices for German-brand sport wagons.

Trim levels & features

A midsize station wagon, the 2007 Volvo V70 comes in three trim levels -- 2.4, 2.5T and R. The 2.4 comes with 16-inch alloy wheels, heated outside mirrors, dual-zone manual climate control, a CD player and a tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel. Move up to the V70 2.5T and you get a power driver seat with memory and automatic climate control. The high-performance V70 R comes with 17-inch wheels with performance tires, a sport-tuned adaptive suspension, Brembo brakes, bi-xenon HID headlights, leather sport seats (with power adjustments for the front passenger), a three-spoke steering wheel, unique silver-faced gauges and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Options include leather seating, an excellent 325-watt Dolby ProLogic II sound system with an in-dash CD changer, a navigation system, satellite radio, heated seats, rain-sensing wipers, a sunroof, real wood accents and an interior air quality system. A rear-seat DVD entertainment system with dual rear screens is available on 2.4 and 2.5T models. Premium natural-finish leather upholstery is an exclusive option on the V70 R.

2007 Highlights

All 2007 Volvo V70 wagons come with stability control, a tire-pressure monitoring system and revised outside mirrors with integrated turn signals. Inside, all models have aluminum accents. The optional rear-facing third-row seat is no longer available, but a dual-screen rear entertainment system is now an option on 2.4 and 2.5T models. Other new 2.5T extras include adaptive bi-xenon headlights and chrome wheels.

Performance & mpg

The V70 2.4 comes with a 2.4-liter, inline five-cylinder engine that produces 165 hp. The 2.5T model has a turbocharged 2.5-liter inline-5 capable of 208 hp. The 2.4 can be equipped with either a five-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission, while the 2.5T is available only with the automatic. Automanual functionality is included on the 2.5T. Both models are front-wheel-drive.

The all-wheel-drive V70 R uses a higher-boost version of the 2.5-liter engine capable of an impressive 300 hp. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a six-speed automatic is optional. Equipped with the manual gearbox, the V70 R wagon takes just 5.6 seconds to reach 60 mph, according to Volvo. With the automatic, it takes a second longer.

Safety

Every V70 comes with antilock disc brakes; traction and stability control; a tire-pressure monitor; front-seat side airbags, full-length side-curtain airbags; whiplash-reducing front head restraints; and Volvo's OnCall telematics. Built-in child booster seats and power rear-door safety locks are optional on all models, while the V70 R alone is eligible for rear parking sensors. In government crash tests, the 2007 Volvo V70 earned a perfect five stars for frontal- and side-impact protection. In IIHS crash testing, the V70's sibling, the S60 sedan, earned the top rating of "Good" for frontal-offset crash safety and an "Acceptable" rating (second-best) for side-impact safety; you can expect similar crashworthiness from Volvo's midsize wagon.

Driving

Most buyers will find the base 2.4 model underpowered, so stepping up to the V70 2.5T is generally a wise choice. Acceleration is adequate on this V70, but wagons like the Legacy/Outback and Passat offer more performance per dollar. For those who can afford it, the V70 R provides brisk acceleration and is an offbeat alternative to pricier German-brand sport wagons. Ride quality is generally smooth on any of the V70s, though the ride can be harsh over rough pavement. Handling ranges from modest on the 2.4 and 2.5T to sporty on the V70 R, which has driver-adjustable settings for its adaptive suspension. Braking is a strong point for all V70s.

Interior

Although a fully optioned V70 R can feel quite luxurious, most V70s have a somewhat utilitarian cabin ambience. The controls are nicely weighted and well organized, though the pictograms depicting the various functions can be difficult to understand at first. The V70 offers wonderfully comfortable accommodations for front passengers, but legroom is pretty tight for rear passengers. Fold the rear seats down and there are 71.4 cubic feet of cargo space at your disposal. As an added bonus, the Volvo's front passenger seat folds flat to aid in carrying long items.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

V70 first 6 months
White,08/25/2006
What a nice car! Bought it for safety reputation. Handles well, is comfortable and holds road like it's glued. Too much wind noise and low beams cut off too short. Fit and finish is first rate and car is tight, excpept for wind noise. Gets less fuel economy than other mid-sized domestic cars, which was a surprise. Get 21-23 in town and 26-29 in hilly country, so I guess that's not too bad. Guess I'm getting old, but it has one tough oil filter for a shade tree mechanic! Plenty speedy with 2.5 turbo. The run flat tires had defective sensors that dealer service did not understand and were impossible to fix. Eventually replaced. I like the car alot!
We are now Volvo fans
alphamobile,02/14/2012
Ours is a '07 model and we bought it in '10 with 32K miles. In two years I have put close to 30K miles on it. It being our first Volvo, and first Euro car for that matter of fact, it's been a very pleasant car. At first we were feeling iffy about due to our fear about the notorious high cost of maintenance of Euro cars. Fortunately, in two years the only repair expense (not including regular maint.) was $150 to replace the brake vacuum pump. It certainly helps that our local Volvo dealer repair shop has very competitive pricing. The car is quite powerful and handles quite well. Some critics say it's not very sporty when compared to BMW. But not everybody needs or really wants a BMW.
Volvo Rocks My World
Cheryl and Greg,10/07/2010
I wanted safety first. I got safety.I drive in ice and snow worry free laughing at all the other drivers who stay home in the winter. I wanted dependability. This car has 92,000 miles on it, and other than tires and oil changes, it has never, ever broken down. I bow down to Volvo as a nervous mom of 2 driving teenage daughters who have used it as their first car; as a family on vacation who can stuff more stuff in its cargo area than a truck;as owners of two Welsh corgis and two Newfoundlands who could not damage the leather interior no matter what they dragged aboard.It was expensive;now I know why: it will last forever and stay beautiful!It looks as good/performs as well as it did day one.
Money well Spent
J.A.A.,12/19/2006
Great gas mileage and a great road trip vehicle for your rides to Grandma's house. The 2.4 L engine does not miss a step. It has more than enough pep to handle everyday driving.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
208 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
168 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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Used 2007 Volvo V70 Overview

The Used 2007 Volvo V70 is offered in the following submodels: V70 Wagon, V70 R. Available styles include 2.5T 4dr Wagon (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A), 2.4 4dr Wagon (2.4L 5cyl 5M), and R 4dr Wagon AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6M).

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