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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Volvo XC60

Overall verdict
A safe way to move a family around in style.


Exceptional refinement, Scandinavian style, family-friendly packaging


Some of the diesels are expensive to run, it's not much fun


What is it?

A hoicked-up, poshed-up family car loaded with safety kit to protect you and the little ’uns. Volvo has always done the family thing well but takes those qualities into the compact SUV sector with the XC60. And it’s a good one, with classy styling inside and out, and refined road manners. It’s easily a rival for the Land Rover Freelander… until things turn boggy, when the LR kicks its butt. To counter this, Volvo has facelifted it, bringing in neater looks and better engines.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
T5 [245] R DESIGN Lux Nav 5dr Geartronic
7.2s 157g/km 42.2 245 £38,400
The cheapest
D4 [190] SE Nav 5dr [Leather]
8.1s 117g/km 62.8 190 £32,880
The greenest
D4 [190] R DESIGN Lux Nav 5dr
8.1s 117g/km 62.8 190 £36,555
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