Volvo V60 review

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Volvo V60
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10 Apr 2017 10:10 | Last updated: 16 Oct 2018 11:12

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It would be all too easy to come up with some whimsical, antiques dealer-based introduction to the Volvo V60 estate based loosely around, let’s say, that fella whose name begins with ‘L’ and ends in ‘ovejoy’. But, for starters, that would be an awfully crass way to introduce a car as sharp and shapely as the V60; and it would be wholly out of date for a company that shed its fuddy-duddy, furniture-removal image a long time ago and currently ploughs a style furrow of contemporary chic.

But don’t think that Volvo has discarded the other half of its DNA: safety. This V60 should keep you swaddled securely in a ball of high-tech cotton wool because it comes with many of the bang-up-to-date anti-crash devices that we’ve already seen in the larger V90 estate, as well as the XC60 and XC90 SUVs – cars with which the V60 shares the chassis architecture, along with some engines.

So it is pretty and safe. But is it objectively the estate of choice? Or should you stick with the usual suspects in the mid-sized premium wagon market, namely the Audi A4 Avant, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate and BMW 3 Series Touring?

Read on to find out. But whichever estate you decide on, don’t forget to check out our New Car Buying site for the very best no-hassle deals around.

 

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There are 8 trims available for the V60 estate. Click to see details.See all versions
OUR PICK
Momentum
This entry-level trim is the one we’d choose, because it still has plenty of kit. You get 17in alloy wheels, a 9.0in touchscreen with sat-nav, a 10-speaker stereo, a 12.3in digital instrument displ...View trim
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£29,965
Average Saving £2,445
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Momentum Pro
This adds a head-up display, keyless entry, a hands-free powered tailgate, adaptive LED headlights, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats and leather-faced upholstery to Momentum’s spec...View trim
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£32,041
Average Saving £2,620
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Inscription
This adds to the accoutrements you get on Momentum, plus electrically adjustable front seats (with memory and four-way adjustable lumbar support), interior wood inlays, leather-faced upholstery, el...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
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£33,194
Average Saving £2,716
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R DESIGN
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
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£35,410
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Inscription Pro
This trim augments Inscription with a head-up display, keyless entry, 19in alloy wheels, powered front seat bolster adjustment, a hands-free powered tailgate, adaptive LED headlights, a heated stee...View trim
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£35,961
Average Saving £2,949
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R DESIGN pro
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Fuel Diesel
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£37,660
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Cross Country
We have not written anything about this yet...View trim
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£38,270
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R DESIGN pro
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£40,020
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