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
19 reader reviews for Volvo XC60 Crossover.
  • 2.4 D5 R-Design Lux Nav AWD S/ 5dr

    Alistair Stewart , Nottingham . Date: 17/09/2015
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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 but seems only to stay that way for a few days. This is an incredibly competent car it drives very well, the cabin materials are good and the seats awesome, upholstered in a very soft, supple leather. The Infotainment system which gets criticised by motoring journalists as fiddly I find absolutely perfect offering a choice of navigating around it between direct buttons (NAV, PHONE etc) or a dash mounted wheel or steering wheel control. The engine is smooth for a diesel and emits a very pleasant 5 cylinder off-beat warble once clear of a short diesel rattle, this is accentuated when driven in sports mode. The Geartronic gearbox, again oft criticised, I find smooth enough, it does occasionally either hold a gear too long or falter for a moment on a downshift, I specified the steering wheel paddles which I use to smooth out these moments, it is though one or two cogs short, hopefully they will mate this engine to the new 8 speed soon. shifting into sport mode changes significantly the urgency of acceleration and seems to accentuate the 5 cylinder warble. All compartments front, rear and boot are spacious. For an AWD model with 220HP I am happy with the MPG so far, I will be disappointed if this doesn't improve to closer to 40MPG over the next few thousand miles though, the signs are good with it edging steadily upwards.

  • 2.0 D4 R-Design S/S 5dr

    Simon Hartley , Lancs . Date: 24/07/2015
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      43

    My car

    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, although the TFT display is a bit gimmicky. Overall the car is built to a high standard. Then we come to the problems. Firstly is the fuel economy. Volvo quote this car will average almost 63mpg. In reality you will be lucky to get 45mpg. The Volvo dealership has said this will improve at 3000 miles, then 5000 miles etc. So at 6000 miles nothing has improved. The main reason for choosing this model with the new D4 engine was the fuel economy, so achieving 30% less is tantamount to misrepresentation as well as adding over £600 to annual fuel costs. Other slight niggles are the inability of Volvo dealers to give you the correct specification between models, based upon changes to the model year. Be careful what you lose by going to the R-Design. The car is also in need of a left foot rest, surely a simple and cheap thing to add which would eliminate the discomfort of having to tuck your leg into an uncomfortable position over long periods. Overall the car is good to drive, despite this, but do not buy one if fuel economy is important to you.

  • 2.4D DRIVe SE Lux 2WD 5dr

    Paul Barnes , Cambridgeshire . Date: 26/02/2015
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    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 economy figures, think again. I have the so called economical 2.4 DRIVe version of this car and I can tell you it does no where near the official economy figures..not even close!Its been averaging about 32mpg which I feel is a bit on the poor side. Admittedly it does do a lot of short journeys but even on a long run, the most I've seen is 46mpg, but that was with an average speed of less than 40mph over an 80 mile run. Other points of note are the small vibrations through the steering wheel at about 1500rpm, which over a relatively short distance is enough to make my hands tingle and go slightly numb. Then there's the constant rattle from somewhere in the rear view mirror and the little clicking noise emitted from the drivers seat belt into my right ear every time you go over a small bump in the road. Ride quality I feel is harsh. The car crashes through larger holes in the road. Wind and road noise, contrary to what most tests say, is actually quite audible (especially wind noise above 65mph). The standard radio is of the lower quality sound wise. Seats/Driving Position for me at least,are not overly comfortable,often leaving me with neck ache. Steering is quite heavy. Build quality is generally OK. Good Points..It looks quite nice and the Bi-Xenon light are good. Not a lot else I'm afraid. Wish I had kept my Lexus! MUCH better car!

  • 2.0 D4 SE S/S 5dr

    Alan Lace-Evans , Surrey . Date: 10/10/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      52

    My car

    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 chose the SE D4 front wheel drive, as it gives the best fuel economy and emission control, without compromising on the performance. The Sensus Connect system works well, and when paired with the Premium Sound system (Harman Karmon)it provides a mind-blowing music system which can also access internet radio stations and more. The seats are very comfortable, with an electric operated lumbar support adjustment as standard. The dashboard layout is modern looking and slick. It is a shame that the rear seats no longer have a centre fold-down section with cupholders as standard (these are now in the door pockets) but overall the quality of the interior is superb. The flexibility of the rear luggage storage space is excellent, the rear seats fold down flat in a 40/20/40 pattern, likewise with the front passenger seat. Well done Volvo, your car re-designs over recent years has worked well with the XC60 and others.

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