VOLVO V70 1.6 T4 180PS R-Design Start/Stop Add to compare
- OTR £Used model
- Not eligible for OLEV grant
- Petrol, Executive
- 1560cc (1.6 litre), Manual 6-speed, 5 door
VOLVO V70 reviewNGC 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!
VOLVO V70 1.6 T4 180PS R-Design Start/Stop key information
Practicality5 door, 5 seats
Engine Size1560cc (1.6 litre)
Engine Power180 HP / 183 PS
Acceleration 0-608.2 seconds
Top Speed134 mph / 216 kph
NCAP Safety Rating
Congestion ChargeNo Discount