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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Volvo XC60 (08-) 4X4
17 reader reviews for Volvo XC60 Crossover.
  • 2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav S/S 5dr

    george roughan , norfolk . Date: 30/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    Great looking inside & out. Good performance & economy. Very roomy & practical. Now for the bad bits, worse car I've ever had for ride comfort; unless the road is smooth it picks up every single undulation, pot hole & imperfection going. I live in the countryside & have to drive over some pretty poor surfaces - it just becomes very tedious after a while having ones head tossed about. One thing I have learnt form this is; always test drive a vehicle over your own patch. Auto gearbox is sluggish, engine noisy (to be fair; I would have put up with it). Poor instruments; grey on grey for goodness sake! Appalling electronic parking brake positioned on right of steering wheel & counter-intuitive; push to engage. Everybody else pulls up for parking. Small fiddly buttons on centre consul & also on right of s/wheel you cant see. Then there was the factory fitted tyres, a summer spec that was useless in the cold icy weather & gave a hard ride. Why not all season tyres Volvo not everybody wants to go to the expense of a set of winter tyres? Just not good enough. I've now got so fed up with the ride that the car has been sold on after just 3 months.

  • 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.

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