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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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16 reader reviews for Volvo XC60 Crossover.
  • 2.4 D5 SE Lux Premium 4WD 5dr

    Greg Quinn , Kent . Date: 21/12/2010
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      33

    My car

    Just completed 80,000 miles in my 2 year old XC60. Its worked hard for a living, driving up to 400 miles a day, everyday, all over the UK. It has been 100% reliable, not even a puncture to blemish the record. Has made for a fantastic motorway cruiser and family car, but a bit too bouncy and 'rolly' on the B roads. Has enough shove for smart overtakes, but anything at/near the national limit can require a bit of bravery or planning depending on your mood. Not too bad to run cost-wise, largely due to great reliability. I averaged 33MPG, with up to 41 possible when cruising in low '70s. Cheap for the weight/size as it is a fantastic family removal van!

    Interior faultless for quality. Amazing hi-fi, seats etc... and intuitive controls, but that Sat Nav is sooooo poor. Works accurately, but the graphics are so dated it can actually be unreadable on the move. Loved the remote tailgate, plus leather soft and 'fat'.... nice!

    Finally a word on the dealers - I only experienced one, Lipscomb in Kent. One word - perfect!

  • 2.4 D5 SE Lux 4WD 5dr

    John Gilbert , Lincolnshire . Date: 20/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I test drove an auto, fully loaded with all the bells and whistles. Comfortable and stable in the bends but on a very gentle run I only managed to get 33mpg. That is as indicated on the computer, but they can be 10% inaccurate so I suspect it did nearer 30. The glove box is tiny and a ridiculous shape and the door pockets are pathetic. Why did Volv0 put the electric parking brake on the right hand side of the steering wheel? It is out of sight and almost out of reach unless you sit very close to the wheel. It is only a switch so why not put it on the centre console? The car had some sort of running board fitted. They weren't big enough to stand on to facilitate entry to or exit from the vehicle and it was impossible to stride over them without wiping your trousers across them, just what you want in winter conditions. Nice try Volvo but I feel that this vehicle is largely a triumph of style over function and after having V70s for some 15years I shall give this one a miss.

  • 2.4D SE Lux 4WD 5dr

    Tony Pedley , BERKSHIRE . Date: 15/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      31.7

    My car

    I changed from a Volvo V50 to this particular car with use of an XC90 for six months in between. I have to say it is thoroughly impressive. Like the review above I didn't experience reverberation through the pedals and if anything when pushing the engine hard marvel at the sound that exudes from the car. The geartronic auto is smooth and refined with the ride being supple on open roads and steady on twists and turns. The cabin layout is intuitive and while some of the buttons are small (the same as V50) you do quickly get used to them. It’s the small things about the car that make you realise the thought that has gone into the design. When the boot is opened the rear lights illuminate to offer greater visibility day and night for potential traffic around you. The automatic rear demist clears when the temperature drops below a set temperature or the humidity sensor senses higher humidity than set parameters. All round, this has to be the best car I have owned and this is my fifth new Volvo in recent years. The variable speed control is impressively reassuring when on motorways while the blind spot information system is an excellent assistant for safer lane changes. I have yet to test the city safety but the demonstration I experienced at the dealership only adds to the security you feel when driving a Volvo. The new What Car magazine (Jan 09) sums up the XC60, It beat hands down the Freelander, Q5 and Subaru Forester. It is the best compact 4x4 available, in my opinion.

  • 2.4 D5 S 4WD 5dr

    Ludek Rychly Date: 12/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I tested this car for an hour and my first driving impressions are very good. Supremely comfortable, quiet, resonably quick and agile. Classy cabin, excellent materials, good seats, even if not highly supportive. Cornering might not be its strength, but what SUV is different, if you forget the extremely uncomfortable X3? I must disagree with your harsh criticism of the D5 engin: I did not realize any vibrations whatsoever, no unpleasant noise. Once again -try the X3 2.0d and you will know something about unrefined engins! XC60 is certainly a very quiet car, even compared to my current S60, which is already rather satisfactory from this point of view. Having read your review before my test drive, I was pleasantly suprised.

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