Our Fleet Test Drive: Volvo XC60 - 4th Review
20 May 2009
Author: Tristan Young
XC60 and dogs
|Category:|| Small 4x4|
|P11D price:|| £28,785|
|Key rival:|| Audi Q5|
I chose our Volvo XC60 as my long term test car because I figured it would fit my needs almost perfectly.
If you're a new reader, then it's worth knowing that I live nearly 50 motorway miles from the BusinessCar office and have a wife, two kids and three dogs. So during the week I need a comfortable cruiser and at weekends and holidays I need to be able to throw a lot of stuff in the car and go. With minimal stress.
After a recent trip north, I can confirm the Volvo does all I'd hoped and more for comfort and practicality.
Below the boot cover there's nearly 500 litres of space, enough for a week's holiday kit and two out of the three dogs (obviously I didn't use the boot cover). Dog number three curls up in the front passenger footwell.
At the risk of going too dog-mad (some might say that's it's too late) you can fit five border collies in an XC60's boot if, say, you want to take a cheesy picture or go to the beach for a walk.
|Volvo XC60 2.4 D5 SE Lux manual|
|Our average consumption||32.6mpg|
|Model price range||£24,250-£33,740|
|CO2 (tax) ||199g/km (30%)|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£143/£287|
|Boot space (min/max)||495/1455 litres|
|Why we’re running it||Volvo’s new baby 4x4 |
is the best in class and
loaded with hi-tech kit
|Negative||Position of electronic |