VOLVO V70 1.6 T4 180PS SE Lux Add to compare

  • OTR £Used model
  • Not eligible for OLEV grant
  • Petrol, Executive
  • 1560cc (1.6 litre), Manual, 5 door
NGC
51
MPG
40
NEDC
CO2
164
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
40 mpg
Real MPG
32 mpg
Fuel cost
23 p/mile
Fuel: 160 p/litre

Vehicle
Emissions

Official CO2
164
g/km
NEDC
Euro Std
5 euro
NOx:10 mg/km
NGC Ratings
64GHG
AQ27
0 least polluting

Vehicle
Taxation

Standard
£220
NEDC
Standard
£165
NEDC
BIK rate
37%
2022/23

VOLVO V70 1.6 T4 180PS SE Lux key information

  • Practicality
    5 door, 5 seats
  • Engine Size
    1560cc (1.6 litre)
  • Transmission
    Manual
  • Engine Power
    178 HP / 180 PS
  • Acceleration 0-60
    8.2 seconds
  • Top Speed
    134 mph / 216 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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