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Equipment

4.5 out of 5 4.5
  • Sat-nav and nine-inch touchscreen standard
  • All V60s get LED headlights and electric tailgate
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are cost options

Volvo V60 has lots of kit as standard, but you’ll need to spend more to get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to work

Standard Volvo V60 estate equipment

All V60s include a raft of desirable kit, with entry-level Momentum, luxurious Inscription, sporty R-Design and off-road style Cross Country trims to choose from. All of these will be available in ‘Pro’ form with additional sophisticated tech thrown in.

Volvo V60 Momentum models include:

Volvo V60 Momentum Pro trim adds:

  • Leather seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Active Bending Headlights
  • Head-up display
  • Keyless Drive
  • Autodimming interior mirror
  • Headlight cleaning system
  • Heated front seats
  • Electric driver’s seat
  • Handsfree tailgate opening and closing

Volvo V60 Inscription specification adds the following kit over Momentum models:

  • Leather seats
  • Electric front seats
  • LED foglights
  • Rear armrest with storage and cupholders
  • Colour-coordinated leather key
  • Front Park Assist
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Multicolour interior lighting
  • Silver roof rails

Volvo V60 Inscription Pro trim, meanwhile, gives you the following features over Inscription cars:

  • Nappa soft leather perforated and ventilated seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Active Bending Headlights
  • Head-up display
  • Headlight cleaning system
  • Heated front seats
  • LED foglights
  • 19-inch alloy wheels

Volvo V60 estate: optional extras

Winter Pack

  • Heated front seats
  • Headlight cleaning system
  • Heated front windscreen
  • Heated windscreen wipers

Intellisafe Pro

Convenience

  • Power-folding rear seat backrest
  • 12-volt plug socket
  • 230-volt/150-watt three-pin socket in centre console
  • Grocery bag holder
  • Load protection net
  • Front tunnel net pocket

Xenium

Smartphone integration

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • 2 x USB ports in the front

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volvo V60 Estate.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • 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
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sports seats

Cross Country equipment

Cross Country standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
Cross Country optional equipment
None available

Inscription equipment

Inscription standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
Inscription optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

Inscription Pro equipment

Inscription Pro standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
Inscription Pro optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

Momentum equipment

Momentum standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Roof rails
Momentum optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Partial leather seat trim

Momentum Pro equipment

Momentum Pro standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
Momentum Pro optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

R DESIGN equipment

R DESIGN standard equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
R DESIGN optional equipment
None available

R DESIGN Pro equipment

R DESIGN Pro standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
R DESIGN Pro optional equipment
None available

Safety

4.8 out of 5 4.8
  • Tons of safety equipment fitted as standard
  • Closely-related XC60 one of the safest cars ever tested
  • Awarded a five-star Euro NCAP crash rating

Volvo V60: will my Isofix child seats fit?

Cars from the Swedish brand have long had an enviable reputation for safety, so it was no surprise that when it was crash-tested by Euro NCAP it received a glowing five-star score. As the underlying structure of the V60 is so similar, it is likely that it will prove every bit as safe for occupants as its taller sibling. That's why we've posted the XC60's crash test video below.

Volvo V60 is expected to gain five-star Euro NCAP rating

Standard on all V60s are a host of sophisticated systems including Volvo’s City Safety automatic braking tech, which can slow itself to avoid pedestrians, cyclists and large animals.

Other standard-fit kit includes Run-off Road Mitigation and Run-off Road Protection, which help limit the severity of any crash, should the car leave the road, plus Oncoming Lane Mitigation, which works to prevent the car from veering out of its lane into the path of oncoming traffic.

The V60 also has a raft of airbags, a series of systems to make sure the driver remains alert on longer trips, plus kit to keep the car pointing in the same direction. As a result, the V60 should prove equally good at avoiding a crash as it is safe, should the worst happen.

As of 2020, the V60 will have is top speed limited to 112mph. It comes as part of Volvo's Vision 2020 programme whereby there shouldn't be a death or serious injury to a driver in one of its cars.

How many Isofix car seats can I fit in a Volvo V60?

The only real negative on a safety front is that there are only two Isofix points for securely mounting car seats, so if you want to attach a third, you won’t be able to use an Isofix connection.

WATCH: Volvo V60 Estate Euro NCAP crash test

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Volvo V60 Estate was tested by Euro NCAP in 2018 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2018
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 96%
Child Occupant: 84%
Pedestrian: 74%
Safety Assist: 76%

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

4.3 out of 5 4.3
  • Large boot with rear seats in place
  • Comfortable rear seats with plenty of space
  • Rivals have larger boots with rear seats dropped

Both rows of seats are comfortable, though transmission tunnel limits room fore middle rear passengers

Supremely comfortable front seats are the high point of the V60 interior, though the rear seats offer more than adequate head and legroom for two adults. 

The middle rear seat, however, isn’t ideal for taller passengers as the oversized transmission tunnel means there’s not much footroom. If the front passengers lower the front seats as far as they’ll go, footroom for outer rear passengers is a little limited too, though this is a minor frustration rather than a big issue.

The boot is a very good size with the rear seats in place and there’s a large, deep storage section under the floor too, providing additional options for safely loading delicate items.

The Volvo V60 is larger than the previous model and large enough that it might not fit in an average garage

The V60 is a relatively large car, though as it has a reasonable amount of glass all around it’s easier to drive and manoeuvre than many cars of the same size.

Several automatic parking systems are available – plus the option of a reversing camera – which should take the stress out of parking.

Volvo V60: There’s plenty of luggage space, seats up, though rivals have bigger boots with the rear seats dropped

Volvo has made big claims about the V60 having a bigger boot than its direct rivals and it does offer plenty of room, with a usefully deep underfloor storage compartment too.

With lashing points, hangers for securing bag handles and levers to drop the rear seats – plus a handy pop-up vertical divider for preventing luggage from flying around the boot – the V60 is particularly user-friendly when it comes to loading and unloading.

Adding to this is the standard-fit electric tailgate, and more expensive models include the option for handsfree opening and closing, for easily getting into the boot when your hands are full.

Once folded the rear seats sit reasonably flat, so loading large items shouldn’t be too difficult. Another bonus is that the plug-in hybrid Twin Engine versions feature a similarly practical boot, with most of the plug-in tech being located in the transmission tunnel. You do, however, lose the underfloor storage compartment.

How does the boot space compare?

Check the table below to see how the Volvo V60 Estate compares to other similar cars in terms of available boot space.

Model Boot space
Volvo V60 Estate 658 litres
Audi A4 Avant 505 litres
BMW 3-Series Touring 495 litres
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate 350 litres

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