Think of the XC60 more as a raised family-sized estate car than a proper off-roader. It's practical, classy and easy to drive. We’re big fans of the comfortable ride and the great view the high driving position provides. The car has neither the sporty, firm ride of an Audi Q5 or the rugged ability of a Land Rover Freelander 2, but falls somewhere in between, striking a great balance for family buyers. Front-wheel- drive versions are the pick, with decent road manners, plus better economy and lower prices than the 4x4s.