For The Volvo XC60 is a fantastic family car, with a spacious, versatile and appealing cabin, smooth motorway manners and loads of safety kit.
Against The dash has some fiddly buttons and the five-cylinder diesel engines aren’t as smooth or frugal as some rivals’.
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The Volvo XC60 is a fine family car. It’s practical, classy, good to drive and scores highly for safety.
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There are 22 Volvo XC60 versions available
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Despite its big wheels, elevated ground clearance and butch looks, the XC60 isn’t a serious off-roader, but more of a classy, rugged family-ferrying crossover.
There are two five-cylinder diesel models available, both of which give decent performance, and (with the less powerful unit) the choice of two- or four-wheel drive. The T6’s turbocharged petrol engine has masses of oomph, but it's far too costly to buy and run for us to recommend it.
The range starts with SE trim, which brings alloy wheels, rear parking sensors and four electric windows, plus climate and cruise controls, automatic wipers and Bluetooth. SE Lux is the most luxurious trim, with leather upholstery and an electrically adjustable driver’s seat, while R-Design is the sporty option, including a beefy bodykit, sports seats and a unique chassis with stiffer suspension.
Across the range, you can add the Nav pack, which adds voice-activated sat-nav and an upgraded audio system.
Reader test team says:
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…
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…
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…
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…