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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

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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 happening in the first place. Customers are mostly a happy bunch, too, placing the brand 10th out of 30 manufacturers in our 2020 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, 20.5% 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 also good news, as any issues found in those models should have been rectified here.


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.

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