Skip advert
Advertisement
In-depth reviews

Volvo V60 estate - Reliability & safety

Volvo is at the cutting-edge of safety technology, while reliability looks promising

Carbuyer Rating

4.4 out of 5

Owners Rating

5.0 out of 5

Read owner reviews
Reliability & safety Rating

4.5 out of 5

​​Volvo cars are arguably the safest on the road, with impressive technology to not only protect you in a crash, but increasingly to prevent one from happening in the first place. Customers are mostly a happy bunch, too, placing the brand eighth out of 29 manufacturers in our 2022 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey.

Volvo V60 reliability

Given the recent Volvo product offensive of all-new models with previously unseen technology, it’s incredibly hard to judge future reliability. Of the Volvo owners who responded to our Driver Power survey, 27.6% reported experiencing a fault within the first year of ownership, which is slightly above average. The fact the V60’s 2.0-litre engines and basic technology are also shared with the XC90, V90, S90 and XC60 is good news, as any issues found in those models should have been rectified here.

Safety

Volvo has built its reputation on keeping drivers and pedestrians safe, and there’s too much standard safety equipment to list here. The fact this car has scored another five-star rating from Euro NCAP speaks volumes for the safety of the car. Highlights of the equipment in the V60 include the latest evolution of City Safety, that can automatically brake the car if a vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist or large animal is detected, and also help you steer around it.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Andy is Carbuyer's managing editor, with more than a decade of experience helping consumers find their perfect car. He has an MA in automotive journalism and has tested hundreds of vehicles.

Skip advert
Advertisement

Recommended

Top 10 best used estate cars
The best used estate cars 2023
Best cars
4 Aug 2023

Top 10 best used estate cars

Most Popular

Engine management light: what to do if it comes on
Engine warning light
Tips and advice
12 Jun 2024

Engine management light: what to do if it comes on

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers
Carbuyer best new car deals hero
Deals
14 Jun 2024

Best new car deals 2024: this week’s top car offers

Ford Kuga review - a sharp-handling and efficient SUV
Ford Kuga facelift
In-depth reviews
11 Jun 2024

Ford Kuga review - a sharp-handling and efficient SUV

Tips & advice

View All
Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide
Car dashboard symbols and meanings
Tips and advice
26 Mar 2024

Car dashboard warning lights: the complete guide

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide
Public EV charge point
Tips and advice
11 Jan 2023

Electric car charging stations: a complete guide

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?
PCP vs HP
Tips and advice
17 May 2022

PCP vs HP – which type of car finance is right for you?

Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Average speed cameras: how do they work?
Tips and advice
21 Mar 2024

Average speed cameras: how do they work?

Best cars

View All
Top 10 best car interiors
Peugeot 208 hatchback
Best cars
25 Jun 2021

Top 10 best car interiors

Top 10 best electric cars 2024
Best electric cars
Best cars
16 May 2024

Top 10 best electric cars 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024
The best cheap-to-run cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best cheap-to-run cars 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024
Fastest hot hatchbacks hero
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

The UK's top 10 fastest hot hatchbacks 2024