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For The V60 D6 AWD Plug-in Hybrid combines a diesel engine and an electric motor to mix strong performance with very low CO2 emissions. It’s possible to drive short distances (at up to high speeds) on electric power alone, while four-wheel drive will help in slippery conditions.

Against It’s very expensive to buy, so most people will be better off with a diesel-only version. The boot is shallow, and many rivals are better to drive and more spacious.

Volvo V60 Estate

What Car? says

3 out of 5 stars

The Volvo V60 2.4 D6 AWD Plug-in Hybrid provides an appealing combination of economy, performance and technology. However, it makes sense only if you’re a company car driver who can plug the V60 into the mains every night.

What Car? readers say

3.6


Key facts

0–60mph
secs
Top speed
mph
Average mpg
155.2
Tank range
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Volvo V60 isn’t supposed to be your typical load-lugging Volvo estate – that’s why they call it a Sports Wagon. That means the boot isn’t as big as you’d expect, but clever design means it’s still pretty practical. The cabin is classy and comfortable for passengers, too.

Every version comes very well equipped, with climate and cruise controls, alloy wheels, four powered windows and a host of safety kit.

The 2.0-litre D3 diesel engine will be the best-seller due to its mix of strength and affordable running costs. However, it doesn’t quite stack up on either count next to the comparable engines in rivals like the Audi A4 Avant and BMW 3 Series Touring.

The V60 isn't as much fun as the BMW to drive, either, and it’s not as refined as it should be. Even so, it’s an attractive and affordable alternative.

Reader test team says:

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Christian Brewer

4 out of 5 stars

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mick shaw

3 out of 5 stars

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Ti Bourne

4 out of 5 stars

Volvo V60 Estate 2.0 D3 R-Design 5dr

I have had this car for approximately 6 months and I have enjoyed driving it throughout that period. I drive quite low mileages (8k/p.a) but recently…

neal mcknight

4 out of 5 stars
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