• (4.1) 17 reviews
  • MSRP: $34–$6,654
  • Body Style: Wagon
  • Combined MPG: 20-25
  • Engine: 168-hp, 2.4-liter I-5 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2000 Volvo V70

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Vehicle Overview
Volvo's V70 wagon returns for the final season in its present form with a four-model lineup and a choice of three engines. The V70 and similar S70 sedan are the midpriced models in Volvo's lineup, fitting between the entry-level S40/V40 and top-shelf S80 sedan.

The current V70 will be replaced this spring by a new model that is 4 inches shorter but roomier inside. The 2001 V70, built off the same platform as Volvo's S80 sedan, initially will come with front-wheel drive. An all-wheel-drive model will be added by fall.

Current models include the base V70 and GLT with front-wheel drive, and the XC (cross country) and R models with a permanently engaged all-wheel-drive system that apportions power among the wheels as needed for optimum traction.

Some of Volvo's newer models, such as the S80 sedan and C70 coupe and convertible, are more stylish and rounded. The squared-off V70 looks like the box those other models came in.

The XC targets would-be sport utility buyers with a roof that is 2 inches higher than other V70 models, an extra inch of ground clearance (6.5 inches), a roof rack and matte black exterior trim.

At 186 inches overall, the V70 is 10 inches longer than the V40 wagon and three inches shorter than the BMW 5 Series wagon.

The V70 has ample room for four adults, but the interior isn't wide enough for three people to comfortably sit in the rear seat. Cargo capacity is 37 cubic feet behind the rear seat and 70 cubic feet with the seat folded.

Under the Hood
The base V70 uses a 2.4-liter five-cylinder engine with new variable-valve timing that boosts horsepower from 163 to 168. It is available with a five-speed manual or new five-speed automatic. The GLT and all-wheel-drive XC models use what Volvo calls a "light-pressure" turbocharged version of this engine with 190 horsepower and a four-speed automatic transmission. The all-wheel-drive R model comes with a 2.3-liter turbocharged five-cylinder that makes 261 horsepower and teams with a five-speed automatic.

Standard safety features include side-impact airbags for the front seats, anti-lock brakes and Volvo's Whiplash Protection System, which moves the front seats rearward in a collision. The federally required front airbags deploy at two levels, with lower force used in low-speed collisions.


Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews


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Very reliable car. Very comfortable ride.

by Anna Mae from Durham, NC on July 18, 2017

The Volvo V70 is a very comfortable ride and good handling. Has more than enough pick up to get onto the highway. Great for trips or moving (have use it several times to move.) Only drawback repairs t... Read Full Review

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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