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Volvo V60 Estate review

2018 - 2023 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5
” Highly recommended premium estate “

At a glance

Price new £41,365 - £57,635
Used prices £11,439 - £50,511
Road tax cost £180 - £570
Insurance group 24 - 43
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Fuel economy 33.2 - 55.4 mpg
Range 484 - 774 miles
Miles per pound 4.9 - 7.1
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Available fuel types

Petrol

Diesel

Hybrid

Pros & cons

PROS
  • Smart, striking exterior design
  • Plush interior, well equipped
  • Excellent driver-assistance tech
CONS
  • Boot comparatively small, seats down
  • Not the sharpest car to drive
  • A BMW 3 Series drives better

Written by Keith Adams Published: 23 May 2023 Updated: 23 May 2023

Overview

The V60 is a medium-sized estate car that combines all the practicality and convenience you’d expect from a Volvo, with a healthy dose of style, technology and advanced safety features. It’s established as one of the go-to premium load carriers in the market – and like all cars built by the Swedish firm, it’s only available in electrified form.

Of course, what that actually means is that you can choose between a pair of petrol-powered mild hybrids and a higher-powered plug-in hybrid. Taking design cues from the larger V90 estate and XC60, the V60 strides into battle with a formidable range of rivals, including the Audi A4 AvantBMW 3 Series Touring and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate.

Volvo estates are traditionally famed for their boxy load areas, and despite its sporty lines, the V60 is no different, with a German-beating 529-litre boot (with the rear seats in place, loading up to the window line). Drop the seats, however, and the 1,441-litre total lags behind Audi, BMW and Mercedes rivals, while the Skoda Superb Estate is larger still.

A tough ask taking down the ‘big three’ from Germany, but the V60 delivers excellent value PCP finance and personal leasing costs that – like for like – manage to substantially undercut the competition. Unlike its rivals, you can get your V60 directly from firm on its Care by Volvo subscription scheme, too.

The range is nice and simple – Plus and Ultimate models, available in B3, B4 (mild hybrid) and T6 Recharge (plug-in hybrid) forms. All models include the 9.0-inch touchscreen Google-based infotainment system with sat-nav, LED headlights, a power-operated tailgate, dual-zone climate control and a 10-speaker sound system. There are options to upgrade the auto, and based on our experience, these are well worth picking up.

Click through the next few pages to read everything you need to know about the Volvo V60 including its practicality, how much it costs to run, what it’s like to drive – and whether we recommend buying one.