For It's a fantastic family car, with a spacious, versatile and appealing cabin, smooth motorway manners and loads of safety kit.
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, good to drive 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 are four-wheel drive, while the four-cylinder one is front-wheel drive. 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 vastly better 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 lights and 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:
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…
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…