Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 24 - 62 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

List prices for the XC60 look competitive compared to alternatives, particularly when you look at the standard equipment. Insurance groups are 13 for the 2.4D, 14 for the D5 and 15 for the T6. Volvo claims that some insurance companies are offering discounts on the XC60 because of its City Safety system which can help prevent low-speed bumps.

In terms of Volvo XC60 running costs the DRIVe versions offer more than 40mpg for the auto and 47mpg for the manual, which is the best in the range. Volvo servicing and parts tend to be slightly cheaper than other premium makes and depreciation should be as slow as that of its premium German rivals, if not slower.

For the lowest Volvo XC60 emissions go for the front-wheel drive versions of the XC60, badged DRIVe that emit just 149g/km of CO2 for the manual and 178g/km for the automatic. This is exceptional for a car of this type. Emissions for D5 and T6 versions are far more in line with what's expected for a relatively heavy 4x4.

Volvo XC60 reliability is well proven and Volvo generally ranks very well in customer satisfaction surveys. The three engines used in the XC60 are all tried and tested in other Volvo models.

The interior is particularly robust and should stand up to plenty of abuse whether from kids, off roading or general wear and tear.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £30 - £600
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 25 - 37
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