Review

Volvo XC60 SUV

The Volvo XC60 blends traditional Volvo strong points, such as safety and practicality with an SUV body shape. It competes with cars such as the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and the Land Rover Freelander.

If you are used to driving a Volvo estate then there's lots to make you feel at home in the XC60. It gets the same comfortable seats and an interior design that makes for a refreshing change from the German competition, even if it doesn’t always feel quite as well built.

The XC60 only comes with one petrol engine, but plenty of diesels the best of which is the D4 which offers a superb blend of performance, economy and emissions that are so low that road tax will cost just £30 annually.

All Volvo XC60s get equipment such as the City Safety automatic emergency braking system, climate control, a DAB digital radio, and a Bluetooth phone connection. Trim levels include SE, SE Nav, Lux, Lux Nav and R-Design.