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.
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Mostly reliable - a little problem with the engine whenn cold in top gear, but when warmed up there's no issues. Big modern car - lots could go wrong - more and more these days manufacturers don't want you to tinker with your car - hence hiding everything away and making parts more and more expensive.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2000-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Never had any serious breakdown issues - in 4 years the only event to immobilise it was faulty thermossat - easily fixed. Can be thirsty, but always has plenty of pulling power. parts are pricey, also dealer servicing.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Starts first time every morning, window's clear from mist quickley, heaters are v good, sat nav is good, can't fault it at all. Parts are expensive, but its a good quality car, so I think its worth it.

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

Has had persistant gear selector fault since new. volvo are yet to fix it so warning message stops - this is disappointing given volvo reutation for reliability. As expected.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No faults, well engineered car given its 120k miles. Fuel economy good for a heavy auto. parts prices ok if you avoid main dealer comedy mark ups.

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

Excellent, particularly for towing a heavy caravan, but with the exception of the repeated battery problems.

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

Several problems with reliability but the most practical family car on the market.

Reliability: 2/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all up to present time. Average fuel could be better.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2004-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have never had any problem with it. Average to low.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems to date. M.p.g.could be better.

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

Never a problem. No problems.

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

Rear wiper motor failed

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
X-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Reliable, solid build

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No faults yet

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5