Volvo XC70 2007 vs Volvo XC60 2008

 
Volvo XC70
2007 - 2011
Volvo XC60
2008 - 2009
Body: Estate car / wagonCrossover / SUV
Crossovers and SUVs have better off-road capabilities (higher ground clearance, can have 4x4 drive), they are preferable for driving on unpaved roads and rural areas. Also, the driver's seating position is higher in a crossover or SUVs, which provides better visibility also in city. This usually comes at the cost of higher fuel consumption, increased weight and higher maintenance costs.
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.4 Diesel2.4 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming belt

Performance

Power: 185 HP185 HP
Torque: 400 NM400 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 9.9 seconds9.9 seconds
Volvo XC70 and Volvo XC60 have the same engine power, the torque is the same for both cars.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 8.38.3
Fuel tank capacity: 70 litres70 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 840 km in combined cycle840 km in combined cycle
770 km with real consumption720 km with real consumption

Drive type

Wheel drive type: 4x4 - AWD (all-wheel-drive)4x4 - AWD (all-wheel-drive)

Volvo XC70 2007: The car is equipped with Haldex (Generation III up to 2008 and Generation IV since 2008) proactive automatic four-wheel drive. Haldex analyzes data from the ABS control unit and the engine control unit and can increase the pressure on the multi-disc clutch for faster engagement when needed. It has a 100% front to 0% rear torque split when not engaged with a maximum 50/50 torque split.

Volvo XC60 2008: The car is fitted with Haldex Generation IV proactive automatic all-wheel drive. Haldex processes data from the ABS control unit and the engine control unit and can increase the pressure on the multi-disc clutch for faster engagement when required. It has a 100% front to 0% rear torque split when not engaged with a maximum 50% to 50% torque split between axes.

Engines

Average engine lifespan: 480'000 km480'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 5 years5 years

Dimensions

Length: 4.84 m4.63 m
Width: 1.86 m1.89 m
Height: 1.60 m1.71 m
Volvo XC70 is 21 cm longer than the Volvo XC60, 3 cm narrower, while the height of Volvo XC70 is 11 cm lower.
Trunk capacity: 575 litres495 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data1455 litres
Volvo XC70 has more luggage capacity.
Volvo XC70 has 80 litres more trunk space than the Volvo XC60.
Turning diameter: 11.5 meters12 meters
The turning circle of the Volvo XC70 is 0.5 metres less than that of the Volvo XC60, which means Volvo XC70 can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`1002`505
Safety: no data
Quality:
above average

high
Volvo XC60 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Volvo XC70 has serious deffects in 10 percent more cases than Volvo XC60, so Volvo XC60 quality is probably slightly better
Average price (€): 760010 000
Rating in user reviews: 8.3/10 7.6/10
Pros and Cons: Volvo XC70 has
  • roomier boot
  • higher ratings in user reviews
  • lower price
Volvo XC60 has
  • fewer faults
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