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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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      31

    My car

    An update to my review since I’ve now had the car two and a half years. The summary is that everything I noted in the first week either still wows me or still annoys me.

    So what’s new? The bad is that the fuel economy is iffy - 28 to 34mpg depending on the type of journey/weight of foot. The rear doors can stick in sub-zero temperatures due to the rubber seal at the top getting frozen to the body (although running an windscreen scraper along the join frees it in seconds). Extras I wish I’d ordered - heated front screen, 4C suspension (mostly because I’m getting old and want a squishy ride) and speed adaptive steering.

    The good side is everything else. Things to note - it’s been 100% reliable and has had nothing but new tyres in terms of maintenance in the 20,000 miles I’ve put on it. It’s even more comfortable and quiet than I realised when I first got it (I don’t get people who say there’s wind noise or gruff engines – it just isn’t true) and the car has worn very well (it barely looks 6 months old). The running costs are also more reasonable than they first appear - the service costs are reasonable and the depreciation class leading. So ignore the fuel economy - especially with £1/litre approaching, it's not that important with my type of mileage.

    I really love this car - I can’t find anything better at less than twice the price. So, since it’s up for replacement soon, I’m ordering a new one with the options I missed last time.

    PS Don't forget to order heate

  • 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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