Volvo V60 Car Reviews

The Volvo V60 is the estate version of the Volvo S60 which was put into production in 2010, ten years after the S60 was released.

Price Range: £-1 - £-1
Insurance Groups: N/A - N/A
MPG Range: N/A - N/A
Score: 4.5/5
Very good looking
Great safety kit
Luxurious and spacious
Boot isn't big for an estate
Not a great drive
Resale value relatively low

Latest Volvo V60 Car Reviews:

Volvo V60 DRIVe ES Start/Stop 5dr - March 2012
The Volvo V60 DRIVe ES is an interesting and attractive alternative to its obvious German rivals. It’s sportier than a traditional Volvo estate, the cabin interior is classy and you get five of the...
Volvo V60 T3 ES Start/Stop 5dr - March 2012
This large family car performs fairly well on the road, delivering a smooth and refined ride which is also a lot of fun. Its engine boasts fairly impressive performance and its fuel efficiency is o...
Volvo V60 D3 SE Lux Start/Stop 5dr Pre-Model - March 2012
This Volvo V60 boasts decent engine performance and sharp handling, making for a smooth and enjoyable driving experience. The ride is a refined one and the model makes an excellent family vehicle w...
Volvo V60 T4 SE Lux Start/Stop 5dr - March 2012
The V60 is labelled as a ‘sports wagon’ rather than the more traditional ‘estate car’ and it does a lot to shed the older somewhat drab image of large Volvo estates. The V60 T4 is stylish and sport...
Volvo V60 D5 R-DESIGN Start/Stop 5dr - March 2012
This V60 does lack technological features, but its safety and security measures are well established. The car's greatest aspect is its outstanding fuel economy that will keep running costs down by ...

Volvo V60 Overview

This estate is a further example of how Volvo is becoming more image conscious, it is a very good looking car (especially for an estate) with a curvaceous design leaving their old, boxy image very much in the past. Its recent concern with image hasn’t resulted in complacency in other areas; it’s still a good drive and comes with a more than adequate, standard safety kit as well as ample optional kit.

It is an appealing alternative to the German cars, such as the BMW 3 Series Touring and the Audi A4 Avant.

Background

The engine selection consists of four petrol engines and three diesels one of which has Stop Start technology. The model also comes with Volvo’s City Safety system as standard; this includes a system which stops the car in the event of an impending collusion, and a new safety system known as “Pedestrian Detection”.

As well as a great safety kit; the V60 has a classy, luxurious and spacious cabin, and whilst maintaining a high degree of comfort the V60 still offers a fun drive which you might not expect from a typical estate.

One thing that has been sacrificed with the V60 is luggage space. As a result of Volvo’s new sporty look the V60’s boot space is rather limited when considering other typical estate’s which may put some people off, as this could be seen to defeat the object of having an estate car.

The V60 is an attempt at targeting a younger demographic, whilst still attracting high-income costumers.

Summary

The Volvo V60 is a very stylish estate with a luxury feel. It comes at quite a cheap price compared to its competitors yet you won’t feel like you’re missing out on too much as the V60 comes with a bunch of features. The practicality of the V60 could be an issue when considering other estates, but, the V60 makes up for its lack of luggage space with its comfortable, fun drive, and its ‘safe as houses’ feel.

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