VOLVO V70 2.0 D3 163PS SE Lux Start/Stop Add to compare

  • OTR £Used model
  • Not eligible for OLEV grant
  • Diesel, Executive
  • 1984cc (2.0 litre), Manual 6-speed, 5 door
NGC
45
MPG
54
NEDC
CO2
137
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
54 mpg
Real MPG
42 mpg
Fuel cost
21 p/mile
Fuel: 196 p/litre

Vehicle
Emissions

Official CO2
137
g/km
NEDC
Euro Std
5 euro
NOx:116 mg/km
NGC Ratings
57GHG
AQ26
0 least polluting

Vehicle
Taxation

Standard
£165
NEDC
Standard
£165
NEDC
BIK rate
36%
2022/23

VOLVO V70 2.0 D3 163PS SE Lux Start/Stop key information

  • Practicality
    5 door, 5 seats
  • Engine Size
    1984cc (2 litre)
  • Transmission
    Manual 6-speed
  • Engine Power
    163 HP / 165 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    9.4 seconds
  • Top Speed
    130 mph / 209 kph
  • NCAP Safety Rating
  • Congestion Charge
    No Discount

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Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:22nd Jul 2022

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