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Volvo XC60

(2017 - present)

The Volvo XC60 is a medium-sized premium SUV/crossover, built on the same platform as its 60-series siblings, the S60 saloon and V60 estate. The current model is the second generation of XC60, and was launched in the summer of 2017.

The XC60 has received generally good to very good reviews from the UK motoring media, and has won many awards since it was launched – including the 2018 World Car of the Year.

The Volvo XC60 has been particularly praised for its exterior and interior design, class-leading safety standards and comfort. However, its driving experience is not considered as enjoyable as some rivals.

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Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £37,785 on-road

Launched: Summer 2017
Last updated: –
Replacement due: TBA

MEDIA REVIEWS

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

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Evo

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Honest John

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Parkers

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2017

Volvo XC60 15

98%

ADULT OCCUPANT

Volvo XC60 16

87%

CHILD OCCUPANT

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76%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

Volvo XC60 18

95%

SAFETY ASSIST

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The Volvo XC60 has not yet been lab test by Green NCAP. Check back soon.

Awards

Trophies, prizes and awards that the Volvo XC60 has received

2019

  • Auto Express Driver Power Survey – Best Premium Mid-Sized SUV + Safety Features Award
  • Auto Trader Awards – Best Car for Long Distances

2018

  • World Car of the Year
  • UK Car of the Year Awards – Car of the Year + Best Medium Crossover
  • Fleet World Honours – Best Large SUV
  • Auto Express Awards – Premium Hybrid Car of the Year (XC60 T8)
  • What Car? Awards – Safety Award
  • AM Awards – New Car of the Year
  • Auto Trader Awards – Best Car Launched in the Last Year
  • DrivingElectric Awards – Large Plug-In Hybrid of the Year
  • Towcar of the Year Awards – Towcar of the Year + Best Family Towcar + Best Towcar 1,500-1,700kg category

2017

  • Car of the Year Japan
  • Auto Express Awards – Best Premium SUV
  • Professional Driver Car of the Year Awards – Best Luxury SUV

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The Volvo XC60 has received good to very good reviews from the UK media and has won many awards since it was launched, including the 2018 World Car of the Year.

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