Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Volvo XC60: The Parkers VerdictShould you buy a Volvo XC60?

Yes, it's a popular choice for good reason. The XC60 is an excellent family SUV. It combines a high standard of safety equipment with a modern design and very good ride comfort. In terms of which is the best one for you, it comes down to priorities.

The best part is you don't even need to go for the fastest, most expensive model to get the best. as appealing as those Recharge models are, for us the pick of the crop is the B5 (D). It's a fine all-rounder and will be more cost-effective if you spend most of your time on longer journeys at higher speeds.

Beyond that it's a question of taste: R-Design models fulfil a sportier brief, while the Inscriptions focus on luxury. The Pro versions of each also come with desirable featyures like the adaptive air suspension - well worth having.

While some rivals are cheaper to buy new, it's difficult to think of one that challenges this Volvo for overall satisfaction of ownership. It's very well suited to family life thanks to a practical and spacious cabin with neat touches, the technology on offer doesn't overwhelm you and it's exceedingly comfortable across the range. And as such, we've no hesitation in recommending the Volvo XC60 over rivals such as the Audi Q5BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC.

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Further reading:

>> Fancy the XC60 in a lower-slung package? We review the Volvo V60

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