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Volvo XC60 2.4 D5 R Design

Volvo
BIK List Price
£33,513
Volvo XC60 BIK list price
BIK Percentage
26%
Volvo XC60 BIK Percent
CO2
174g/km
Volvo XC60 CO2
Combined MPG
42.8
Volvo XC60 MPG

Review

Volvo’s R Design models stand out from the rest of the range and have proved popular with UK customers.

R Design was introduced to the XC60 range in 2010, a year after the car’s launch, and helped the car to a win in the Best SUV category in the 2010 Fleet News Awards.

We tested the 205bhp D5 R Design, although a 2.0-litre D3 engine was launched towards the end of last
year to broaden the range of low-CO2 Drive versions.

The D5 is Volvo’s long-serving higher performance diesel engine and in the XC60 develops 205bhp, although its torque figure of 309lb-ft between 1,500rpm and 3,250rpm says more about the car’s performance.

Unlike the less powerful front-wheel drive D3, this version’s CO2 emissions of 174g/km puts it above the 160g/km capital allowance threshold, but that’s par for the course for four-wheel drive cars in this class.

What’s more interesting is the value it represents compared with cars like the Audi Q5.

The D5 R Design has a similar P11D value to the Audi Q5 2.0 TDI S Line, but has better performance. However, the stop-start-equipped Audi is two BIK tax bands lower than the Volvo.

The Volvo has a decent level of equipment for its £33,120 P11D value.

As with all XC60 models, Volvo’s City Safety automatic emergency braking system is standard, but you also get a slightly more aggressive appearance thanks to the bespoke styling kit.

It does feel sharper on the road than other XC60 models, but loses out to the more driver-focused Audi Q5.

Verdict

The XC60 D5 is an impressive car, offering more performance for the money when compared with premium rivals, as well as some useful and practical features. 

Top Speed
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Volvo XC60 Top Speed
VED band
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Volvo XC60 Ved
Fuel Type
Volvo XC60 Fuel Type
Residual Value
3 Year 60k : £12,650
4 Year 80k : £9,775
Running Cost (ppm)
3 Year 60k : 51.78
4 Year 80k : 48.54

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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