When comparing the Volvo V70's and the Volvo XC's specifications and ratings, the Volvo V70 has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. The Volvo XC 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 Volvo V70's and the Volvo XC's specifications and ratings, the Volvo XC is a better car than the Volvo V70.
Volvo V70 vs. Volvo XC Pricing
A used 2002 Volvo V70 ranges from $2,995 to $7,795 while a used 2002 Volvo XC is priced between $2,185 to $7,784.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Volvo V70’s base engine makes 168 horsepower, and the Volvo XC base engine makes 197 horsepower. The V70 is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 525 miles. The XC is rated to deliver an average of 20 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 414 miles. This gives the Volvo V70 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Volvo XC. Both models use gasoline.