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:
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