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3.9 out of 5 3.9

Volvo V60 equipment

The Volvo V60 is available in five trim levels – Business Edition, SE, SE Lux, R-Design and R-Design Lux. All come well equipped with City Safety technology (a system that brakes the car if it thinks a front-end impact is imminent), LED daytime running lights, alloy wheels, traction control and rear parking sensors as standard.

Standard Volvo V60 equipment

The Business Edition models are aimed at company car drivers and come with extras to make their lives easier. It's far from being basic, or feeling like an entry-level model as it incorporates the following equipment as standard:

  • City Safety technology
  • LED day running lights
  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Rear parking assist
  • Electronic climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Premium audio system including DAB, Bluetooth and steering wheel remote controls
  • Navigation system

The SE mid-range model is a decent jump in terms of standard equipment, so you get the following additions over the Business Edition:

  • Frameless autodimming rear view mirror
  • Grocery bag holder
  • Aluminium trim
  • Textile/T-Tec upholstery
  • Auto-folding mirrors with puddle lights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Chrome window surrounds

SE Lux is the top-of-the-range V60 and comes with:

  • Leather-faced upholstery
  • Power driver’s seat
  • 8.0-inch active TFT infortainment screen
  • Active bending xenon lights with a headlamp cleaning system.

The sporting R-Design trim level adds 18-inch alloy wheels, uprated chassis, front sports seats, aluminium interior trim and special leather steering wheel.

R-Design Lux includes active bending xenon headlights with headlamp cleaning, power/folding door mirrors with ground lights, rain-sensing wipers and rear parking sensors.

Volvo V60 Polestar equipment

There are no trim levels to choose from, no engine or gearbox choices and in the UK not even a bodystyle to select (other markets also get the S60 Polestar saloon) – in fact you’re only choice is colour. Every option box and ‘pack’ has been selected for the V60 Polestar, hence the near £50,000 price.

The Volvo V60 Polestar is based on the top-spec V60 R-Design Lux Nav, and comes with the following equipment as standard on top of that car:

  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Electrically controlled leather and Nubuck seats
  • DAB radio and sat-nav and
  • Illuminate gearknob with Polestar logo
  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane keeping Aid with Driver Alert control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Keyless drive
  • Security pack
  • Sunroof
  • Premium hi-fi
  • Volvo On Call

Externally the car is marked out from the T6 R-Design Nav that it is based on thanks to the bespoke 20-inch alloy wheels (18-, 19- and 20-inch rims are available with winter rubber as an option), subtle bodykit, diffuser and rear spoiler plus badging on the grille and tail.

Optional Volvo V60 accessories

There are plenty of ways to personalise your V60. Key options on the Volvo V60 include a £700 security pack which consists of keyless entry, laminated side windows and water-repellent front side windows.

The winter accessory pack costs £355 and brings snow socks, rubber interior, floor mats, reversible cargo mat and mudflaps. The £525 winter pack adds heated front seats, headlight washers, a heated front windscreen and heated washer nozzles.

Volvo also also offers a Polestar performance pack which upgrades the D5 engine to 233hp (and the T6 unit to 330hp). Included in the £2,495 package are 18-inch alloy wheels, black wing mirror covers and Polestar decals. However, if you just want the extra power this can be bought separately for £815.


Older Volvo V60 trim and specifications

Pre-2013 registered cars were badged ES, SE and SE+. Standard features included City Safety, climate control, cruise control, floor mats, five-inch colour screen, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, leather steering wheel and gear knob and 16-inch alloys.

The flagship SE+ added electric fronts seats with memory, leather upholstery, adaptive cornering headlights and an auto headlamp cleaning function as standard.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volvo V60 (10-18).

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

Business Edition equipment

Business Edition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front electric windows
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
Business Edition optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts

Business Edition Lux equipment

Business Edition Lux standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front electric windows
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
Business Edition Lux optional equipment
None available

ES equipment

ES standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front electric windows
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
ES optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags

Ocean Race equipment

Ocean Race standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Front electric windows
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
Ocean Race optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

Polestar equipment

Polestar standard equipment
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
Polestar optional equipment
None available

R Design equipment

R Design standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Front electric windows
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
R Design optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats

R Design Lux equipment

R Design Lux standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
R Design Lux optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav

R Design Lux Nav equipment

R Design Lux Nav standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
R Design Lux Nav optional equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

R Design Nav equipment

R Design Nav standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front electric windows
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
R Design Nav optional equipment
  • Parking sensors

R Design Premium equipment

R Design Premium standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front electric windows
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
R Design Premium optional equipment
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front electric windows
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
SE optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags

SE Lux equipment

SE Lux standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
SE Lux optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • DVD
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags

SE Lux Nav equipment

SE Lux Nav standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
SE Lux Nav optional equipment
  • Heated seats

SE Lux Premium equipment

SE Lux Premium standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
SE Lux Premium optional equipment
  • Side airbags

SE Nav equipment

SE Nav standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front electric windows
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
SE Nav optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim

SE Premium equipment

SE Premium standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front electric windows
  • Leather seat trim
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
SE Premium optional equipment
  • Side airbags

Safety

4.5 out of 5 4.5

Volvo V60

Safety kit on the V60 is comprehensive – impressive given it was launched in 2010. The V60 features pedestrian detection that brakes the car automatically if a person walks out in front the car's direction of travel.

There's also City Safety, Volvo's Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) system. It automatically brakes if the driver fails to react when the vehicle in front slows down or stops or if the driver is driving too fast towards a stationary object.

The system can reduce or even avoid low-speed rear-end impacts at speeds of up to 18mph. Other standard safety features include rollover protection system, curtain airbags and side impact protection system. Lane departure warning, blind spot information and active xenon lights are also available on the V60. All that kit contributes to a five-star Euro NCAP score.

The Plug-In Hybrid variant of the V60 scores five stars for safety too, despite weighing 350kg more than its conventionally-engined counterpart.

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Volvo V60 (10-18) was tested by Euro NCAP in 2012 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2012
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 94%
Child Occupant: 82%
Pedestrian: 64%
Safety Assist: 100%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.

Interior & boot space

3.5 out of 5 3.5

Volvo V60

The V60 comes with plenty of flexibility, even if it's on the small side. It has a load capacity of 430 litres with rear seats in place and this expands to 1,241 when the seats are folded.

Unfortunately the boot is shallow making it smaller than the majority of rivals. Have a glance at the Octavia estate and you'll see that it is miles ahead in the space race as it has a capacity of 580 litres (seats in place) and 1,620 litres of loadroom with the seats folded.

Volvo V60

However, the sports wagon does have greater flexibility because the passenger seats fold flat to allow for loading and unloading of awkward items. The folding passenger seat comes as standard - a first in this sector.

Volvo V60

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Volvo V60 (10-18) compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Volkswagen Passat Estate 650 litres
Audi A4 Avant 505 litres
BMW 3-Series Touring 495 litres
Volvo V60 (10-18) 445 litres

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