For The Volvo V60 has a classy, comfortable and spacious cabin. It’s keenly priced and comes with a huge array of standard and optional safety kit.
Against The boot isn’t as big as you’d expect a Volvo estate’s to be, and it’s not as much fun to drive as some competitors.
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The Volvo V60 is a well-rounded and appealing alternative to its German rivals. It scores particularly highly for safety and comfort.
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There are 38 Volvo V60 versions available
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:
Update: Problem of noisy wing type roof bars solved. The plastic slider to the slot on the underside of the bar must be closed after attachment.
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