For It has a spacious, versatile and appealing cabin, smooth motorway manners and loads of safety kit. Large discounts help make it good value, too.

Against The dashboard has some fiddly buttons and the five-cylinder diesel engines aren’t as refined or economical as the engines in some rivals.

Volvo XC60 Crossover
44 5stars

The Volvo XC60 is a fine family car. It’s practical, classy, comfortable, easy to live with and scores highly for safety.

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There are 21 Volvo XC60 versions available

Crossover 2.0 D4 SE S/S 5dr £31,460
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 D4 SE Nav S/S 5dr £32,460
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 D4 R-Design S/S 5dr £32,735
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.4 D4 SE AWD S/S 5dr £32,990
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 D4 R-Design Nav S/S 5dr £33,735
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.4 D4 SE Nav AWD S/S 5dr £33,990
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 D4 SE Lux S/S 5dr £34,160
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.4 D4 R-Design AWD S/S 5dr £34,265
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav S/S 5dr £35,160
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.4 D4 R-Design Nav AWD S/S 5dr £35,265
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 D4 R-Design Lux S/S 5dr £35,360
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.4 D4 SE Lux AWD S/S 5dr £35,690
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.4 D5 SE Nav AWD S/S 5dr £35,890
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav S/S 5dr £36,305
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.4 D4 R-Design Lux AWD S/S 5dr £36,890
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.4 D4 SE Lux Nav AWD S/S 5dr £36,890
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.4 D5 R-Design Nav AWD S/S 5dr £37,165
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.4 D4 R-Design Lux Nav AWD S/ 5dr £37,890
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.4 D5 SE Lux Nav AWD S/S 5dr £38,590
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Crossover 2.4 D5 R-Design Lux Nav AWD S/ 5dr £39,790
What Car? says:2 stars out of 5
Crossover 3.0 T6 R-Design Lux Nav AWD 5dr £43,720
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

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The diesel engine line-up comprises one four-cylinder and two five-cylinder units. The five-cylinder engines come with four-wheel drive, while the four-cylinder is front-wheel drive only. Confusingly, both the four-cylinder and lower-powered five-cylinder diesels are badged D4, and both have 178bhp. The higher-powered five-cylinder diesel is badged D5, and there's a petrol T6 model, although we wouldn't recommend either given the decent performance and far lower running costs of the other models.

If you can live without four-wheel drive, the four-cylinder D4 is our pick of the range. It offers excellent running costs for private or company buyers, and you can have it with a manual or automatic gearbox. The auto 'box is fine for easy cruising, but gearshifts are a bit lazy.

Every XC60 comes with climate and cruise controls, automatic wipers and a DAB radio, so there's no need to go for a higher-spec version unless you really want leather trim and sat-nav.

Reader test team says:

Volvo XC60 Crossover 2.4D DRIVe SE Lux 2WD 5dr

First of all I'll start with the bad points, of which unfortunately, there are a few. If youre thinking of buying one of these based on its fuel…

Paul Barnes

3 out of 5 stars

Volvo XC60 Crossover 2.0 D4 SE S/S 5dr

I have owned Volvo cars now for the last 15 years, and having just taken delivery of the 2015 XC60 - this has to be the best I have driven yet. I…

Alan Lace-Evans

5 out of 5 stars

Volvo XC60 Crossover 2.0 D4 R-Design S/S 5dr

I've just purchased my first XC60 R Design 2.0 D4 and I love it - it is latest 2015 version with the increase efficiency and slightly higher BHP. I've…

Graeme Kay

5 out of 5 stars

Volvo XC60 Crossover 3.0 T6 R-Design Lux Nav AWD 5dr

I have had a 7 day test drive of the XC60 D4 AWD Auto R-Design Lux Nav with upgraded Alloys during which I covered over 1000 miles. This waqs a truly…

Neal Hann

5 out of 5 stars
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