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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 215 SE Lux 4WD auto 5dr

    Nick Riordan , . Date: 04/07/2012
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      31

    My car

    I took delivery of my new XC60 a week ago. Initial impressions:

    The ride/handling compromise is very good. You do feel bumps at low speeds (20mph) but this smooths out as speed increases towards A road and Motorway speeds. There's little body roll and good grip, so it's a shame the somewhat lifeless steering makes it difficult to fully exploit.

    The 215 D5 twin turbo engine is so much better than the 185 D5 in our XC90 - it's hard to believe they're from the same stock. Where the XC90 could be noisy and even harsh when pushed, the XC60 has a really nice thrum to it, pulling strongly and instantly from very low revs and delivering surprising performance to what is a large car. The XC60 is also disconcertingly quiet, so it's easy to end up travelling at higher speeds than you would expect.

    I can't put my finger on why the interior feels so much better than a Mercedes or BMW. I travelled in a brand new E-class last week and it really felt average compared to this. It's uncluttered and is just a nice place to be. Other things that stand out - there's definitely more legroom in the back than in the XC90, but I wish the front seats had more lateral support (I'm missing the XC90 sports seats).

    The (standard) premium sound system is excellent and the iPhone integration works very well. I'm still trying to understand why they only put the 5 inch screen in the non-nav models - it's the one thing that feels cheap.

    I'm definitely pleased with the purchase so far.

  • 2.0 D3 SE Lux Premium 2WD Auto 5dr

    Paul Yates , Cambs . Date: 01/06/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      38

    My car

    Bought this car (10 plate) second hand with 25000 miles on the clock. Now just completed my first 1000 miles and have enjoyed every one! Build quality is excellent, equipment level is very high, and the driving position is superb. Other reviews have criticised the fiddly Sat Nav controls situated behind the steering wheel, but I find them easy and intuitive to use with my only criticism that it's difficult to enter an address by postcode rather than by a conventional address. Only other slight niggle is that if you use the fancy keyless entry system that sometimes when you unlock the door that the retractable door mirrors sometimes don't un-retract... which is easy to rectify once your in the car, but annoying... Average mpg so far is ~38 - which for such a large car doesn't seem too bad. Performance is good, with plenty of torquey acceleration if you put your foot down. Overall a very good car and I'm looking forward to spending some quality time behind the wheel...

  • 2.4 D5 215 SE Premium 4WD auto 5dr

    keith smith , staffordshire . Date: 30/11/2011
    • 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

    My car

    puchaced this car seond hand 18000 mls one of the best i have owned where volvo get ther 40 mpg from would like to know average 33 max must have done the test down hill ? a solid well built car not to bad of road but no 4x4 recomended to anyone who want a car thats a good all rounder

  • 2.4 D5 SE Premium 4WD 5dr

    Stuart Metcalfe Date: 14/03/2011
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    I have recently come back from a 1500 mile round trip for a skiing holiday in France. Whilst the weather was not bad the car handled whatever was thrown at it superbly and provided excellent space for all 4 passengers.

    I have previously carried out the same journey in a SAAB which was in itself very comfortable but not as relaxed as the Volvo (I do prefer the seats in the SAAB however).

    Despite being loaded up with all the equipment and 4 people the car still had plenty of power to accelerate when required and I managed 500 miles between fill ups when sitting at the French limit of 80mph (130km/h)so around 34/35mpg which is not bad.

    My only real problems with the Volvo are trim working loose on the doors, indicators that cancel left when indicating right and it keeps blowing bulbs.

    The SAT NAV also does take some strange routes and guided me back through Paris - there should be an option on the TMC re-routing to say to ignore a problem. This would stop it trying to route you on a 20 mile detour around roadworks at 2.00am just because they are roadworks.

    On the whole 8 out of 10 - would I buy another one? possibly but not with an auto box

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