Volvo XC90 2006 vs Volvo XC70 2007

Volvo XC90
2006 - 2011
Volvo XC70
2007 - 2011
Body: Crossover / SUVEstate car / wagon
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


Power: 185 HP185 HP
Torque: 400 NM400 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12 seconds9.9 seconds
Volvo XC90 and Volvo XC70 have the same engine power, the torque is the same for both cars. Volvo XC90 reaches 100 km/h speed 2.1 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 8.58.3
Real fuel consumption: 10.1 l/100km9.0 l/100km
The Volvo XC70 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Volvo XC90 consumes 0.2 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volvo XC70, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Volvo XC90 could require 30 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Volvo XC90 consumes 1.1 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Volvo XC70.
Fuel tank capacity: 68 litres70 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 800 km in combined cycle840 km in combined cycle
670 km with real consumption770 km with real consumption

Drive type

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


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


Length: 4.81 m4.84 m
Width: 1.90 m1.86 m
Height: 1.78 m1.60 m
Volvo XC90 is 3 cm shorter than the Volvo XC70, 4 cm wider, while the height of Volvo XC90 is 18 cm higher.
Seats: 7 seats5 seats
Trunk capacity: 249 litres575 litres
Trunk capacity with 7 seats: 249 litresno data
Trunk capacity with 5 seats: 613 litres575 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1837 litresno data
In 5-seat version Volvo XC90 has more luggage space (by 38 litres).
Turning diameter: 12.5 meters11.5 meters
The turning circle of the Volvo XC90 is 1 metres more than that of the Volvo XC70, which means Volvo XC90 can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`7502`100
Safety: no datano data

Average price (€): 88007200
Rating in user reviews: 8.9/10 8.3/10
Pros and Cons: Volvo XC90 has
  • higher ratings in user reviews
Volvo XC70 has
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
  • lower price
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