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Our Fleet Test Drive: Volvo XC60 - 4th Review

Date: 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
Claimed combined
Our average consumption32.6mpg
P11D price£28,785
Model price range£24,250-£33,740
CO2 (tax) 199g/km (30%)
BIK 20/40% per month£143/£287
Service interval18,000mls
Insurancegroup 14
Boot space (min/max)495/1455 litres
Engine size/power2400cc/185PS
Top speed/0-62mph127mph/9.0secs
Why we’re running itVolvo’s new baby 4x4
is the best in class and
loaded with hi-tech kit
PositiveComfort, practicality,
safety kit
NegativePosition of electronic
parking brake