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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 R-Design 4WD 5dr

    Brian Love , North Lanarkshire . Date: 06/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    Traded in my Volvo C70 2.0D Convertible Coupe which I absolutely loved for a pre-registered XC60 "Passion Red" that I just had to have when visiting the show room 3 weeks go! Stunning looking car inside and out, friends and family well impressed I have to say. Well down to the nitty gritty - absolutely love it so far. Very smooth, plenty of "oomph" from the 2.4 diesel engine when you need it.

    I'm up and down the A90 every week and so comfort and smooth ride is extremely important to me, and I must say I haven't been disappointed. No cabin wind noise to speak of. Seats wrap around you. Yes some of the floating console buttons are a but smaller than normal but certainly not an issue. Lots of room in rear and boot is huge, haven't even got round to folding the seats flat yet, so even more to come I guess.

    The only minor disappointment I have is the MPG which seems quite low but hey ho, it is a 2.4 engine so driving around the city it does guzzle a bit, however I am still getting a reasonable return for my main 150 mile journey up and down.

    So in summary, all good so far, but let's see what the winter brings as per some other readers reviews, I'll be sure to provide feedback if anything negative arises, like demisting issues, tyre grip etc.!

  • 2.0 D3 DRIVe SE Lux Prem. 2WD 5dr

    peter shadwell , Hampshire . Date: 02/08/2013
    • 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
      43

    My car

    This car is my first Volvo. Overall I am extremely pleased with the XC60 Crossover. I consider the exterior styling to be superb. I purchased the car with the full body-pack - back and front panels and side tread plates. When the car was new - 2009 - I always turned heads. Colour is cosmic white with shaded windows which contrast the body colour nicely. Inside is sophisticated and understated. It oozes scandinavian quality and design.

    My engine is not the most flexible it must be admittted. Frequent changes of gear are required. However if you want economy from a vehicle weighing nearley 2 tons then this is the price you pay. There are more flexible engine options available. Despite my model being 2 wheel drive I never have trouble in snow - including the infamous Basingstoke 2010 episode. I have previousely owned BMW, Audi and Toyota high end models but the Volvo is my best car yet. I can seriously recommend this car.

  • 2.4 D5 R-Design Lux AWD S/S 5dr

    Jon Parker , Oxford . Date: 24/02/2013
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    Owned for almost a year now. Bought second hand with very low mileage - nearly new. Overall I am a bit less than satisfied with the ownership experience. On a practical level there are some really annoying design flaws with this car. I recently drove it to France for our ski holiday and have to say the four wheel drive is very poor. OK it is the R Design with lower profile tyros but they simply spin up on any snow. You need snow chains! (never required on our CRV). The front windscreen takes forever to clear any frost and most annoying the rear doors and boot stick shut on anything below -1 degree! You cannot get into the car. Volvo dealer says it's normal - not true the CRV doors always opened. The front windscreen wipers have a huge cavity they rest in behind the bonnet which simply fills up with snow and any other crud. So your wiper blades are stuck when you need them most. Inside (again this may be due to R Design) the seats are to narrow. I am only 36 waiist. Unusual for a Volvo but it is just uncomfortable. Very difficult tom know this on a couple of hours test drive. Handbrake is simply a daft design. Economy is pretty good and motorway cruising is very good at 80 mph. Engine is a litle gruff when pushed. Rear passengers find the cabin too enclosing - kids find it difficult to see out due to high door line. Controls are quite nice but for the price I think I made a mistake. Think carefully and demand a long test drive.

  • 2.4 D5 SE Lux Premium 4WD 5dr

    Kiril Petrov , . Date: 09/08/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    It's one of the best cars I have driven - the interior is very classy, very practical, the space is enough for a family. Maybe in the back I would welcome some more knee room but no one will feel uncomfortable. The driver's position is excellent, it's extremely comfortable. Yes, the dash buttons are a bit smaller but it's not something annoying, they are even pleasant looking and it´s not a real reason you shouldn´t buy this car. The boot is enormous, you can have perfectly flat floor if you bend down the rear seat backs. There are different accessories for the boot that will make your life easier (you should order them). For 20000 miles - no reliability worries. The engine is powerful enough - you will feel confident every time you need to overtake. It´s the dream car for your family with a lot of safety features, etc.

    But there are some bad points which will stop me from buying this car:

    1.The fuel consumption is not very good, you should load up diesel time and time again. The best I have achieved in a journey in the country (country roads and motorways) is 39mpg but I have applied all the rules I know to save fuel. Normally the mixed driving is around 30mpg and in the city the things are very bad indeed 22mpg.

    2. Whatcar says the refinement is 4 stars but actually the engine is very gruff when you overtake and there is a lot of road noise on coarse surfaces. Just ignoring this fact (the road noise) I think their review about the car is excellent.

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