In comparing the Subaru Outback's and the Volvo V70's specifications and ratings, the Subaru Outback has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency and interior volume. The Volvo V70 has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Subaru Outback's and the Volvo V70's specifications and ratings, the two cars are fairly comparable.
Subaru Outback vs. Volvo V70 Pricing
A used 2010 Subaru Outback ranges from $4,991 to $12,994 while a used 2010 Volvo V70 is priced between $3,569 to $14,840.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Subaru Outback’s base engine makes 170 horsepower, and the Volvo V70 base engine makes 235 horsepower. The Outback is rated to deliver an average of 22 miles per gallon, while the V70 is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon. Both have a highway range of 500 miles. Both models use gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Subaru Outback has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room, rear head room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Volvo V70 has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Subaru Outback has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.