VOLVO V70 D5 163bhp Add to compare

  • OTR £Used model
  • Not eligible for OLEV grant
  • Diesel, Executive
  • 2401cc (2.5 litre), Automatic 5-speed, door
NGC
74
MPG
35
NEDC
CO2
215
NEDC

VOLVO V70 review

NGC verdict 18.06.2012

Overall, the V70 is a very easy car to live with, but failed to deliver the fuel economy I hoped for even when driving gently. The other question is when do safety devices irritate and even distract? They can tell you there are vehicles in your 'blind spot', start braking before an obstacle, warn you of a car ahead, tell you when you change lane etc. But they can also distract and tempt you to rely on the systems and I have seen demonstrations where things, shall we say, have not gone according to plan.

I see two XC90 drivers regularly with varying damage so perhaps Volvo drivers need all the help they can get. I switched off as many lights and buzzers as possible but I do concentrate on what I am doing. Volvo says chauffeur company Tristar has reduced the number of 'own fault' drive into the car in front shunts by 28% in six months which is a worrying statistic. No wonder I prefer driving myself!

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Fuel
Economy

Official MPG
35 mpg
Real MPG
32 mpg
Fuel cost
24.4 p/mile
Fuel: 170 p/litre

Vehicle
Emissions

Official CO2
215
g/km
NEDC
Euro Std
3 euro
NOx:397 mg/km
NGC Ratings
74GHG
AQ72
0 least polluting

Vehicle
Taxation

Standard
£360
NEDC
Standard
£165
NEDC
BIK rate
37%
2022/23

VOLVO V70 D5 163bhp key information

  • Practicality
    door, seats
  • Engine Size
    2401cc (2.4 litre)
  • Transmission
    Automatic 5-speed
  • Engine Power
    HP / PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    seconds
  • Top Speed
    0 mph / 0 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion Charge
    No Discount

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:9th Apr 2022

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