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2012 (12) Volvo XC70D5 [215] SE 5dr [Lthr] [Start Stop]

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Information centreIntelligent driver information system (IDIS)
PASPower tailgate
Service interval indicator 


Auxiliary socket for external MP3 playerRemote audio controls on steering wheel

Exterior Features

'Global' closing of front/rear windowsAdaptive brake lights
Auto dimming rear view mirrorBody colour door mirrors
Charcoal bumpers with wheel arch extensionsChrome window surround
Day running lightsElectric folding door mirrors including ground lights
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsExtended silver front/rear skid plates
Front and rear electric windowsFront and rear side marker illumination
Front fog lightsFront volvo treadplates
Headlamp levellingHeated washer nozzles
Home safe and approach lightingIntermittent rear wash/wipe
Rain and tunnel sensorRoof rails
Silver coloured inserts to bumpersSilver coloured inserts to side mouldings
Tinted windowsTinted windscreen
Twin aluminium tailpipes 

Interior Features

12V socket in front + rear tunnel console3-D cargo load system (aluminium Cargofix rails + 4 attachments and 4 high level anchor points)
B Pillar ventilationDriver/passenger seat height adj/lumbar support
ECC electronic climate control with AQSFloor mats
Forward folding front passenger seatFront centre armrest with 2 cupholders
Front/rear reading lightsGrocery bag holder
Head restraints for all seatsHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated driver/passenger vanity mirrorsIsofix attachments on rear seats
Leather faced upholsteryLeather gearknob
Load coverLockable load floor
Pollen filterRear centre armrest with 2 cupholders + storage
Versatile split folding rear seat - 40/20/40 


5 three point seatbeltsABS/EBD
City safetyDSTC-Dynamic Stability and Traction Control
Dual stage Driver/Passenger AirbagsElectronic parking brake
Front/rear seatbelt pre-tensionersHBA (Hydraulic Brake Assist)
Hill descent controlInflatable curtain
Passenger airbag cut-off deviceSIPS (Side Impact Protection System)
SIPS airbagsWarning triangle
WHIPS whiplash protection system - front 


Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensorDeadlocking system
Key integrated remote control central lockingLocking wheel nuts


Diesel particulate filter 


Chrome rotary knobsChrome trim on air vents, side defrosters and mannequin
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification


CO0.319CO2 (g/km)149
HC+NOx0.154Noise Level dB(A)72
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2400Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders5
Cylinders - Bore (mm)81Cylinders - Stroke (mm)93.1
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves20

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)50.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)55.4EC Urban (mpg)43.5


Badge Engine CC2.4Badge Power215
Coin DescriptionD5 [215] [Start Stop]Coin SeriesSE [Lthr]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0734EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years8
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months72
Timing Belt Interval Mileage108000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)8Engine Power - BHP215
Engine Power - KW158Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4200Engine Torque - LBS.FT310
Engine Torque - MKG43Engine Torque - NM420
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed130


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear235/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleVALDERWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1604Length4838
Width (including mirrors)2119 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)70Gross Vehicle Weight2390
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1600Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)815
Max. Loading Weight545Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2100Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1845No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volvo XC70



The Volvo XC70 has quietly become one of the staples of the Swedish manufacturer's range. In many ways, it's become the inheritor of the classic Volvo estate mantle, despite being saddled with some dubious lifestyle marketing. If you want a sold Volvo estate that will do the business whatever the weather, then the second generation XC70 model we look at here is the default choice. Here's what to look for when tracking one down used.


The genes of the XC70 can be traced back through the V70 Cross Country right back to the V70 XC, originally launched in April 1999. Although many credit Audi with introducing the concept of the premium 4x4 lifestyle estate, history shows that Volvo beat its German rival to the punch by a year. The Swedes certainly made that experience count with the 2007 car. It was initially launched with a choice of either a very thirsty 3.2-litre T6 238PS petrol engine or the more popular 185PS D5 diesel powerplant, displacing 2.4 litres. Trim levels ran SE, SE Sport and SE Lux with prices opening at £31,035. It didn't take long for Volvo to start tinkering with the product though. In May 2008, the XC70 got a number of equipment upgrades, with the SE Lux specification getting Active Bending Lights, heated washer nozzles, Load Compensating Suspension and chronograph instrument dials. In February 2009, the engine range got a tweak with the D5 powerplant getting a boost to 205PS whilst at the same time its CO2 emissions were cut from 199 to 185g/km. A 2.4D front-wheel drive model was also introduced under its green DRIVe banner, boasting CO2 figures of 159g/km. Early 2009 also saw Volvo tinker with the styling a little, with a new front grille displaying the large iron mark and new steering wheel chrome highlights and chrome trim around the ignition area. Cars with the D5 and T6 engines also got visible twin rear exhaust pipes as standard. Fast forward to May 2011 and Volvo introduced a new naming strategy for its cars and a new engine for the XC70. All engines were now badged depending on the power output. There were three engines in the new five-cylinder two-litre diesel family; a 150PS D2 (badged 'DRIVe'), a 163 PS D3 and a 177PS D4. The XC70 only got one of these; the D3 in front-wheel drive configuration, sold alongside the all-wheel drive 205PS D5 and 304PS petrol T6. The D5 was next to get worked on, Volvo dropping CO2 to as little as 149g/km.

What You Get

The styling is probably the ace in the XC70's hole. Where the Audi A6 allroad became more restrained, the XC70 opts for a beefier, more macho look and it suits it very well. As well as the scratchproof protective cladding along the car's flanks and arches, there are chunkier front bumpers, blacked out side pillars and C30-inspired tail lights. The windscreen and tailgate are raked but the emphasis remains on serious carrying capacity. It's still extremely space-efficient with a class-competitive 485-litres of fresh air back there and a massive 1,641-litres can be liberated if you fold the rear seats down and stack your cargo to the roofline. You'll also find luggage nets and hooks to help secure any items with wayward tendencies. The car's designers cleverly decreased the amount the side glass curves from front to rear, for maximum style at the driving end and maximum carrying ability at the business end. XC-embossed roof rails are a standard fit and the contrasting colour of the front foglight surrounds give the XC70 a mean squint. Front and rear crash plates leave onlookers in no doubt as to this car's dual purpose role. This being Volvo, every V70 comes with a comprehensive array of safety equipment including the excellent WHIPS whiplash protection system and traction control. There's obviously ABS along with numerous airbags as well.

What to Look For

Make sure the car is in very good condition. There's no reason why it shouldn't be, as it will be within warranty, but you may find a few scuffs or scratches on some of the interior plastics. Few XC70 owners will have subjected their car to any tough off-road antics but it's worth a check to see that the underbody hasn't been damaged by clumsy green laning. The diesel engines mop up miles very well although check the clutch on manual cars as the pedal is easy to ride. Otherwise insist on a full service record and contact a few franchised dealers to try to find the best bargain available.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2009 XC70 D5) Parts prices are affordable and availability tends to be good. A clutch assembly will be around £250 and an air filter should be close to £18. Brake pads are around £90 a front set, with a water pump relieving you of nearly £170.

On the Road

When this second generation XC70 was launched in 2007, the chassis was comprehensively redesigned, ironing out the old car's vagueness and introducing an element of fun to proceedings. That said, the XC70 is never going to be a poster child of the evo generation, instead campaigning on the basis of all-weather ability and unimpeachable safety. The two launch engines were the Welsh-built 3.2-litre straight-six that punched a healthy 238PS with a maximum torque of 320Nm and the 185PS 2.4-litre D5 turbo diesel with 400Nm of torque. The D5 drives through either a six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed Geartronic auto with a sequential 'manual' mode, while the 3.2-litre car is offered solely with Geartronic. Later D2, D3 and D4 diesel models will be much cheaper to run though. Extensive use of high tensile steels improved chassis rigidity in this MK2 design by 15 per cent, allowing the suspension to do its job better. Volvo's DSTC stability and traction control system was fitted as standard and buyers had the option of Four-C electronically-controlled dampers. Hill Descent Control and an electronically-controlled hydraulic clutch, which distributes drive to whichever wheels can best handle it, will help you out of a tight spot. Ground clearance, approach, departure and breakover angles were all improved in MK2 model guise and the wading depth of 300mm should see you through the worst of the winter's storms. There's even an intelligent power parking brake that automatically disengages when the accelerator is pressed.


The second generation Volvo XC70 remains a class act. Tough, reliable, stylish (in its own way) and effortlessly practical, it's exactly what you need to fulfil all of the sensible requirements in life, freeing you up to indulge in something a bit racier on the side. The later 2.0-litre D3 diesels are a smart pick, but even early D5s have a lot going for them. The petrol models might seem so rare as to almost not be worth bothering with, but their thirst has meant that depreciation has taken a big toll and value can be had if you look hard enough and don't cover too many miles.


** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Hire purchase

Monthly payment£262.15
Term (months)54
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£12,998
Credit amount£11,698
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£15,457.10
Representative APR8.9%

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