Auto Express's running costs 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.
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

It is the most comfortable car I have ever owned and that includes Mercedes, BMW and many other luxury brands. It does exactly what I ask of it without any drama or hesitation. It has all the power you need at 185bhp yet gives me around 40mpg in everyday driving. I often think of going back to Mercs or BMWs but they can't offer me what this car gives me.

Cost: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I bought it at 9 months old with 12k miles it has now done 32k miles with no faults at all. 39 mpg overall is okay for a large powerful car on a long motorway run it goes up to 43mpg. insurance only ł246pa with 15k miles per annum for two named drivers. service cost at main dealer no more than my last mondeo.

Cost: 4/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The only problem in six years has been a broken spring. It doesn't use a drop of oil between services and is more economical on fuel than my wife's 1.6 astra. I get over 25000 miles from the front tyres and over 34000 from the rears.

Cost: 5/5
54-reg Hybrid/Alt, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Super family car, big, comfortable, powerful, safe and 4wd without looking like a 4x4.
Great for long distances, 700 miles in one day.
LPG conversion has made it very economical to run.

Cost: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never failed to start or let us down. Not too bad fuel economy. dealer servicing has been repriced downwards 2 years ago and includes volvo assistance which saves on breakdown insurance.

Cost: 3/5
05-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Brilliant for what it does. Expensive to run and service but if it stays as reliable and useable as it is now I cannot see any reason to pay out more money to change.

Cost: 3/5
51-reg Petrol, Owner for More than 5 years

Excellent brand. Good performance. Good styling. Comfortable. Rather heavy on petrol. Large to park. Expensive to repair. Overall...10/10...Perfect family car.

Cost: 3/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Quite simply it does everything I ask of it. Excellent fuel economy, good volvo insurance, lower road fund, longer sevrice intervals.

Cost: 5/5
2003-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Always does its job well. Considering its size and a lot of its work is towing a heavy caravan the running costs are good.

Cost: 3/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Things go wrong with it quite often but rarely prevent the car from being driven. Repairs seem very expensive.

Cost: 2/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Suspension and electrics troublesome. Can do 42 mpg on a long run.

Cost: 4/5
04-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The best and most expensive car that I have bought.

Cost: 4/5
2008-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very good. Satisfied.

Cost: 5/5