Volvo V60 review - Reliability and Safety
Volvo aims for there to be no road deaths in a new Volvo from 2020, so the V60 is packed with the latest safety technology
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.
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.
Volvo dealers offer their own service plans, so prices can vary when compared to country-wide offers available from rival manufacturers. Plans can last from two to six years or up to 10 services, and can be purchased up to 48 months after your car has been registered. Take out a service plan, and also included is 12 months' roadside assistance and a free software update (if it's applicable for your car) every time you book your car in.
In this review
- 1Volvo V60 reviewThe Volvo V60 is a spacious and stylish choice in the premium estate car sector
- 2Engines, performance and driveD4 diesel offers decent performance, but refinement is the main focus of the V60 driving experience
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsFour-cylinder engines provide decent economy with plug-in hybrids promising the best economy and tax returns
- 4Interior, design and technologyVolvo leads its rivals on interior design – the V60 has a cool and calm cabin, while technology is class best, too
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceBest-in-class boot space is backed up by impressive knee room in the back. Foot space is a little more cramped, though
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingVolvo aims for there to be no road deaths in a new Volvo from 2020, so the V60 is packed with the latest safety technology