Nearly all of the V70’s wagon rivals come from other European automakers, and nearly all offer performance that’s livelier than that of the 2008 Volvo V70.
The Passat is considerably more affordable than the V70, and very fuel efficient when equipped with the standard 2.0T engine, while the A6 Avant and 9-5 SportCombi both have a sportier feel behind the wheel than the V70 without being much worse in ride comfort.
At the far end of the comparison is the larger Mercedes E-Class, which as a wagon only comes in all-wheel-drive E350 4Matic form or as the high-performance E63 AMG.
Both models are considerably more expensive than the V70 without being much roomier inside.
The V70’s interior is the real differentiator versus its rivals; its look and feel is refreshingly different, and the backseat design is easier to fold down than in most other wagons.
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|2008 Volvo V70Browse Used Listings||2009 Saab 9-5Browse Used Listings||2008 Audi A6Browse Used Listings||2008 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings||2008 Volkswagen Passat WagonBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I6||Turbocharged 4-Cyl||Gas V6||Gas V6||Turbocharged gas I4|
|4-Door Wagon w/Snrf||4-Door Sedan *Ltd Avail*||4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak||4-Door Sedan Sport 3.5L RWD||4-Door Manual Turbo FWD|
|Front wheel drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|5dr Wagon||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Wgn|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic CVT||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD|