The Volvo XC60 is one of the best-selling small premium SUVs in Europe and is a bread-and-butter model for Volvo as it refreshes its entire range over the next few years. Its position as one of our 10 most popular reviews is also a testament to its success.
A £6105 saving from the pick-of-the-range 2.0-litre D4 spec in two-wheel drive brings the slightly pricey XC60 down to a very competitive £26,355. With a saving like this, there’s even scope for a few luxurious options.
The car Volvo XC60 D4 SE Nav
The saving £6105
The discounted price £26,355
The online broker autoebid.com
The interior, being a Volvo, is a nice place to be, with as many options and as much space as you’d expect. It’s peaceful too; little road or wind noise enters the cabin, and the engine is quiet and smooth.
Refinement isn’t the engine’s only talents, though. As the entry-level engine, the 2.0-litre D4 not as zesty as those further up the ladder, but a claimed official government economy of 62.8mpg and adequate pulling power from low revs mean it’s a convincing all-rounder.
A five-star Euro NCAP rating and a plenty of safety kit is of course included in the Volvo; six airbags come as standard, as well as Volvo’s City Safety system with automatic braking for pedestrians and vehicles.
Although the Volvo is comfortable, rivals are more generous with interior comforts. A leather interior is a £900 optional extra, for example.
Driving dynamics aren’t the XC60’s forte either. Slow steering and body roll make the XC60 a less inspiring drive than rivals, although not enough to compromise the car’s appeal.
Should I add any options?
As mentioned, a leather interior will set you back £900, but brings the XC60 more into line with rivals. Speed sensitive steering may also sharpen up the steering at £225, and while the R-Design spec makes everything tauter, it’s at the expense of comfort, so isn’t worth the premium. Metallic paint is a £625 extra.
Head to Autoebid.com then search for ‘Volvo’ and ‘XC60’ from the drop-down menus to see the full range of deals available.
By Jimi Beckwith