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Volvo V60 review - Reliability and safety

The V60 delivers the usual high standard of Volvo safety

Nobody takes vehicle safety more seriously than Volvo, and the V60 has the very latest safety kit on board to try and prevent a crash from happening. But if the worst does happen, then it will protect you as best it can.

The car will help you to avoid head-on crashes if you stray out of your lane, it's also able to detect pedestrians and animals in your path and prevent you from pulling out in front of oncoming traffic if you need to turn right across lanes. As well as these advanced safety features, the V60 has the usual round of electronic driver aids and speed limit warnings, a full set of airbags and ISOfix child seat mounts in the back.

Euro NCAP tested the V60 in 2018 and awarded it a full five-star rating, with scores of 96% and 84% for adult and child occupant safety, respectively.

When it comes to keeping customers happy, Volvo finished a respectable 10th in our 2020 Driver Power survey, coming some way above Audi, Mercedes and BMW.

Warranty

All Volvos come with a three-year/60,000 mile warranty, which is standard for the class, although BMW's similar coverage has no mileage limit. In addition, Volvo issues a paint warranty for the same three years, while a corrosion warranty covers the car for 12 years.

Servicing

The Volvo Service Plan is available to customers to help spread servicing costs on an interest-free monthly basis. After each service, Volvo will extend your breakdown cover for one year at no extra cost.

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