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Volvo V60

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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 56 different UK reviews of the V60 as of August 2021, with an Expert Rating of 75% 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, hybrid
Price: From £34,410 on-road

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

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MEDIA REVIEWS

Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: December 2018

96%

ADULT OCCUPANT

84%

CHILD OCCUPANT

74%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

76%

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Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Volvo V60 has not yet been lab tested by Green NCAP. This is a new initiative, launched in 2018 as a sister organisation to Euro NCAP. As yet, very few new cars have been tested for environmental impact by Green NCAP, and inevitably the testing programme was halted in early 2020 by the coronavirus pandemic. If the V60 gets tested, we’ll published the results here.

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

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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