Volvo V70 2007 vs Toyota Avensis 2009

Volvo V70
2007 - 2011
Toyota Avensis
2009 - 2012
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.5 Petrol2.0 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming chain
Timing belt usually needs to be replaced more often than the chain, but it is usually significantly cheaper. Timing belt motors are generally quieter and less vibrating than chain motors.


Power: 200 HP152 HP
Torque: 300 NM196 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 8.1 seconds9.3 seconds
Volvo V70 is more dynamic to drive.
Volvo V70 engine produces 48 HP more power than Toyota Avensis, whereas torque is 104 NM more than Toyota Avensis. Thanks to more power Volvo V70 reaches 100 km/h speed 1.2 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 9.36.9
Real fuel consumption: 9.2 l/100km7.9 l/100km
The Toyota Avensis is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Volvo V70 consumes 2.4 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Toyota Avensis, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volvo V70 could require 360 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Volvo V70 consumes 1.3 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Toyota Avensis.
Fuel tank capacity: 70 litres60 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 750 km in combined cycle860 km in combined cycle
980 km on highway1070 km on highway
760 km with real consumption750 km with real consumption


Average engine lifespan: 440'000 km350'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Volvo V70 engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 3 years17 years
Engine spread: Used also on Volvo S80Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Toyota RAV4, Toyota Camry
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Toyota Avensis might be a better choice in this respect.
Hydraulic tappets: noyes
The Toyota Avensis engine has hydraulic tappets (lifters), providing quieter operation and no need for periodic adjustment, but they are more complex in design and can cause serious engine damage in case of failure.


Length: 4.82 m4.77 m
Width: 1.86 m1.81 m
Height: 1.54 m1.48 m
Volvo V70 is larger.
Volvo V70 is 6 cm longer than the Toyota Avensis, 5 cm wider, while the height of Volvo V70 is 6 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 575 litres543 litres
Volvo V70 has more luggage capacity.
Volvo V70 has 32 litres more trunk space than the Toyota Avensis.
Turning diameter: 11.7 meters10.8 meters
The turning circle of the Volvo V70 is 0.9 metres more than that of the Toyota Avensis, which means Volvo V70 can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): no data2`020

above average
Toyota Avensis has slightly fewer faults.
Deffect rate in annual technical inspection is similar for both cars, it's slightly higher for Volvo V70, so Toyota Avensis quality could be a bit better.
Average price (€): 50004800
Rating in user reviews: 8.1/10 8.7/10
Pros and Cons: Volvo V70 has
  • timing belt engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • roomier boot
Toyota Avensis has
  • timing chain engine
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • better manoeuvrability
  • higher ratings in user reviews
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