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
Target Price team says:
The diesel engine line-up comprises one four-cylinder unit and two levels of five-cylinder motor. We've yet to drive the four-cylinder, but the larger motors give decent performance, and (with the less powerful of the pair) the choice of two- or four-wheel drive. The T6's turbocharged petrol engine has masses of oomph, meanwhile, but it's far too costly to buy and run for us to recommend it.
R Design models get revisions to the chassis and suspension to help create a sharper drive. We'd avoid them, though, because the ride suffers as a result.
Every XC60 gets an impressive standard kit list, including six airbags, climate and cruise control, alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers, DAB radio, a USB socket and Bluetooth phone connectivity and music streaming.
While there's a long list of possible options to add, Volvo is offering 10 different option packs to XC60 buyers, designed to offer greater luxury, performance, safety or security for a lower price.
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…