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Volvo V60

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Summary


The Volvo V60 is a premium medium-sized estate model, the saloon version of which is called the S60. The current model arrived in the UK in the middle of 2018.

About six months after launch, the Volvo V60 range expanded with the V60 Cross Country model. This is a more rugged version of the regular V60 estate aimed at owners who want to take the car off-road.

The Volvo V60 has received consistently good ratings and numerous awards from the UK motoring media. Our unique Expert Rating aggregator has analysed 59 different UK reviews of the V60 as of March 2022, with an Expert Rating of 76% that puts it ahead of both the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate and Audi A4 Avant.

The V60 has received widespread praise for its design, both exterior and interior, as well as its overall comfort. However, it is not considered as rewarding to drive as the class-leading BMW 3 Series Touring.

Several reviewers have commented that the V60 Cross Country has a more comfortable ride than the already-good standard V60, while the car’s off-road ability has also been praised.

Key specifications


Body style: Mid-sized estate
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £34,410 on-road

Launched: Summer 2018
Last updated: Winter 2018/19
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Driving Electric

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Evo

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Heycar

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Honest John

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Motors.co.uk

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Parkers

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The Sun

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Which?

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Safety rating


Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2018

96%

ADULT OCCUPANT

84%

CHILD OCCUPANT

74%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

76%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating


No eco rating

As of March 2022, the Volvo V60 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Security rating


Independent vehicle theft and security ratings from Thatcham Research

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Rating: Superior | Good | Basic | Poor | Unacceptable
Relay Attack: Fail

Date: 2019

The Volvo V60 automatically received a Poor rating from Thatcham because it failed a relay attack test, which measures the security of a car’s keyless entry and/or keyless start system. The Volvo S60 and V60 are susceptible to thieves intercepting the car’s keyless signal and using it to steal the car.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Volvo V60 has received

2019

  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Best Estate
  • News UK Motor Awards – Family Car of the Year
  • Towcar of the Year Awards – Winner, Caravan Weight 1,500 – 1,700kg category

2018

  • Carbuyer Awards – Compact Executive Car of the Year
  • News UK Motor Awards – Family Car of the Year
  • Parkers New Car Awards – Best Large Family Car
  • carwow Awards – Practicality Award
  • Scottish Car of the Year – Estate Car of the Year

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If you’re looking at the Volvo V60, you might also be interested in these alternatives

Audi A4 Avant | BMW 3 Series Touring | Mazda 6 Tourer | Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate | Peugeot 508 SW | Skoda Superb | Subaru Levorg | Subaru Outback | Volkswagen Passat Estate

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Volvo V60The Volvo V60 range has received consistently good media reviews, with particular praise for its design, quality and comfort.