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.
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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
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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:
A fantastic car, extremely pleased with it. I bought this in Onyx Black and specified the tinted windows. Like most black cars it looks awesome clean…
Firstly the good points. The car is very comfortable and good to drive. Seats are excellent and the driving position good. Equipment is high standard,…
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…
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…