Volvo S70 Sedan 1997

This generation of Volvo S70 has been produced from January, 1997 to June, 2000. We can provide information about 26 modifications of this generation. The car has been produced with front wheel drive (24 versions) and all four wheel (4x4) drive (2 versions).

This Volvo is available with eight petrol engines with displacement from 2.0 to 2.4 litres and power of from 126 to 250 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 2.5 litres and power of 140 HP.
The car is available with both manual (13 versions), as well as automatic (13 versions) gearbox.

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Volvo S70 sedan average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 8.6 to 11.5 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 6.3 to 7.9 litres per 100km. The most economical Volvo S70 petrol engine version is Volvo S70 2.4, consuming 8.6 litres per 100km. While the most economical Volvo S70 diesel - Volvo S70 2.5 D for 100 kilometers consumes 6.3 liters of diesel.

Volvo S70 sedan CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 206 to 270 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 168 to 194 grams per kilometer. From Volvo S70 with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has Volvo S70 2.4 which produces an average of 206 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the Volvo S70 diesels least CO2 distributes Volvo S70 2.5 D - 168 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.7 seconds has Volvo S70 R version, conversely the tardiest one is Volvo S70 2.0 reaching this speed only in 12.1 seconds.

Lenght of Volvo S70 is 472 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - Volvo S70 is about 2 cm longer than Volkswagen Passat sedan, but 2 cm shorter than Ford Scorpio sedan. Volvo S70 gross weight is 1600 kg, which is about 6 percent lighter than the average for this age and class.

This Volvo is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 1500 $. According to user reviews, average Volvo S70 repair costs are 230 $ per year. Users calculated Volvo S70 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2300 € cost per year and 0.23 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 60%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 25% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of Volvo S70 for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about Volvo S70 prices and costs.

In user reviews Volvo S70 received average grade 8.0 (from 10) - better than average rate for same years cars (7.6). 75% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

Volvo S70 modifications

Modification Engine Power Fuel cons. Gearbox Drive type
Volvo S70 2.0 Jan 1997 — Mai 1999 2.0 Petrol 126 HP 10 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 2.0 Jan 1997 — Mai 1999 2.0 Petrol 126 HP 10.1 l/100km Automatic (4 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 R Apr 1997 — Mai 1999 2.3 Petrol 240 HP 11.2 l/100km Automatic (4 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 T-5 Mai 1999 — Dec 1999 2.3 Petrol 240 HP 9.6 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 T-5 Mai 1999 — Dec 1999 2.3 Petrol 240 HP 10.1 l/100km Automatic (4 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 T-5 Jan 1997 — Mai 1999 2.3 Petrol 241 HP 11.2 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 T-5 Jan 1997 — Mai 1999 2.3 Petrol 241 HP 11.5 l/100km Automatic (4 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 R Apr 1997 — Mai 1999 2.3 Petrol 250 HP 11.4 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 2.4 Dec 1999 — Jun 2000 2.4 Petrol 140 HP 8.6 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 2.4 Dec 1999 — Jun 2000 2.4 Petrol 140 HP 9.4 l/100km Automatic (4 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 2.5 Jan 1997 — Mai 1999 2.4 Petrol 144 HP 10 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 2.5 Jan 1997 — Mai 1999 2.4 Petrol 144 HP 10.3 l/100km Automatic (4 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 2.5 20V Jan 1997 — Mai 1999 2.4 Petrol 170 HP 10.5 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 2.5 20V Jan 1997 — Mai 1999 2.4 Petrol 170 HP 10.8 l/100km Automatic (4 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 2.4 Dec 1999 — Jun 2000 2.4 Petrol 170 HP 8.9 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 2.4 Dec 1999 — Jun 2000 2.4 Petrol 170 HP 9.5 l/100km Automatic (4 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 2.5 T Jan 1997 — Mai 1999 2.4 Petrol 193 HP 10.9 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 2.5 T Jan 1997 — Mai 1999 2.4 Petrol 193 HP 11.2 l/100km Automatic (4 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 2.4 T Mai 1999 — Dec 1999 2.4 Petrol 193 HP 9.6 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 2.4 T Mai 1999 — Dec 1999 2.4 Petrol 193 HP 10.1 l/100km Automatic (4 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 2.4 T AWD Mai 1999 — Dec 1999 2.4 Petrol 193 HP 10.2 l/100km Manual (5 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volvo S70 2.4 T AWD Mai 1999 — Dec 1999 2.4 Petrol 193 HP 11.3 l/100km Automatic (4 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
Volvo S70 TDI 2.5 Jan 1997 — Mai 1999 2.5 Diesel 140 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 TDI 2.5 Jan 1997 — Mai 1999 2.5 Diesel 140 HP 7.9 l/100km Automatic (4 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 2.5 D Dec 1999 — Jun 2000 2.5 Diesel 140 HP 6.3 l/100km Manual (5 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)
Volvo S70 2.5 D Dec 1999 — Jun 2000 2.5 Diesel 140 HP 7.3 l/100km Automatic (4 gears) Front wheel drive (FWD)

Volvo S70 safety

During safety testing Volvo S70 has obtained 4 stars from five, which means good safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of Volvo S70 is evaluated with four stars, and for pedestrian protection Volvo S70 got two stars.

Volvo S70 prices

Volvo S70 1997 - 2000 sedan price in Latvia is from 650 $ to 3800 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles Volvo S70 price is entirely high - Volvo S70 is approximately for 13 percents more expensive then average sedans of this age (compare sedans 1997 - 2000 prices). Despite of price above average Volvo S70 quality is not so good (see below), so this Volvo may not be the best choice for this price.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
Volvo S70 2000 price 800 $ 1800 $ 3800 $
Volvo S70 1999 price 1100 $ 1400 $ 1900 $
Volvo S70 1998 price 650 $ 1600 $ 3300 $
Volvo S70 1997 price 900 $ 1300 $ 1800 $

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Volvo S70 reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of German vehicle inspection service (TÜV) Volvo S70 quality is more below average. In the roadworthiness tests carried out in 2011, deffects were detected in an average of 30.6 percent of Volvo S70 of this generation..

Volvo S70 reliability and quality

Volvo S70 sedan features (options)

Percentage of Volvo S70 with corresponding feature (option)

Conditioning
71%
Adjustable steering wheel
64%
Leather upholstery
57%
Climate control
52%
Metallic paint
51%
Heated seats
45%
Cruise control
37%
Electrically adjustable seats
18%
Sunroof
12%

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Volvo S70 reviews

Total 4 Volvo S70 owner reviews

Volvo S70 1998 Petrol 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2005 (age of car 7 years) Owned for:317`000 kilometers (11 years)
Average fuel consumption: 9.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 2203.35 $ (~ 200 $ per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 59
Volvo S70 1999 Diesel 2.5 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2007 (age of car 8 years) Owned for:195`000 kilometers (9 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.1 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 765.9 $ (~ 85 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
Review - positive and negative sides
 
Volvo S70 1998 Diesel 2.5 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2010 (age of car 12 years) Owned for:6 years
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total car rating:
8/10
   female
Volvo S70 1997 Diesel 2.5 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 16 years) Owned for:70`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.5 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1232.1 $ (~ 410 $ per year)
Total car rating:
7/10
   male, age 28
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