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Volvo XC60 review - Reliability and Safety

Volvo is planning to get road-reading safety tech fitted to all models from 2020

Volvo’s focus on safety means the XC60 is fitted with lots of potentially life-saving equipment as standard.

Autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, dual-stage airbags and traffic sign recognition are all fitted as standard, while there’s also a system called oncoming lane mitigation, which steers away from oncoming traffic to avoid a head-on collision. The Volvo put in a very impressive performance during its Euro NCAP crash test as a result, receiving a full five-star rating. 

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Blind spot monitoring is a £500 option, but comes with rear cross traffic alert and steering assist tech that boosts steering input to help avoid an obstacle in an emergency. 

Warranty

A standard three-year warranty will cover anything that might go wrong, but very little should, given Volvo’s top half showing in our Driver Power league table. Volvo dealers didn’t put in such a strong showing in the dealer chart with a distinctly mid-table ranking.

Servicing

Servicing your Volvo XC60 should be fairly straightforward. The XC60 needs a service one a year or every 18,000 miles, and fixed-price plans are available. However, in our comparison tests, Volvo often charges more for its service plans than its rivals do.

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