Auto Express's reliability ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.

The Volvo estate’s overall ranking in our 2015 Driver Power survey is a respectable 86th, but the standout score is its poor 159th placing for practicality – alarming for a sizeable Volvo estate. This is no outright load-lugger, say owners, and nor does it handle especially well either, ranking poorly in that department too. However, it boasts some of the best seats in the business, making it a long-distance champ, while owners love its build quality and are more than satisfied with its reliability. 

Overall average:
4.3955
87.91%
Average score from Driver Power
Relialibity:
4.7235
94.47%
Average score from Driver Power
Build Quality:
4.7105
94.21%
Average score from Driver Power
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Problems with the drive-e system car will cut out and not re start, volvo are still investigating / car will take 30 seconds to turn over in the morning (problem resolved with a software up-date). Car is very fuel efficient for such a big car-.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2010-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

There have been no problems at all in the first year of ownership. The mileage/gallon is 25-35% less than the official figure.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

13000 miles and not had any mechanical problems. 40 mpg from 2.4 litre diesel engine.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Good. Quite thirsty around town, good on long journeys.

Reliability: 3/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Faultless

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5