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Our fleet: Volvo V60 2.0 D2 SE Nav Geartronic car review - August 2016

Volvo V60 2016
Volvo

Review

No news is good news for the V60, which continues to perform well in our long term test, delivering everything you’d expect.

Generously proportioned, this car’s bodywork provides spacious accommodation and is very roomy up front with a high seating position that allows good visibility.

Load capacity is less than that of rivals from Audi and BMW but compensation comes in the form of an attractive appearance and the uncluttered shape of the boot, along with a low loading height, so the car can still be a workhorse.

This entry-level version of the V60 is not the quickest from the lights but as the test mileage grows I’m impressed with every other aspect of performance from its relatively low-output motor, which produces little noise overall and feels relaxed when it reaches cruising speed.

As a result, the car feels like a limousine for much of the time and seems well-suited to motorway use with great comfort from seats that are supple as well as supportive.

The V60 is better suited to highways than byways, however. Suspension tuned to cope with heavy loads results in a choppy ride over poor surfaces, and while handling is composed, too little ‘feel’ of the road at the steering wheel is likely to disappoint the more sporty driver.


This report is one of a series of long-term test reports undertaken over a period of several months as we experience the vehicle over an extended period of time. 

To read more, see the review links to the right.

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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