Volvo XC60 Video Review

17 Sep 2015 Car Reviews

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Volvo XC60 Video Review

The Volvo XC60 really lives up to its advertising hype and “makes parenting look easy”. It’s packed with safety gear, comes with a whole lot of space and a lot of accessories, so it’s a great choice for the family.

WHERE DOES IT FEEL AT HOME?

The XC60 fits nicely in the luxury-SUV market, and while it’s comfortable on those longer getaways, it’s most at home transporting the family around the suburbs. 

WHAT IT'S MADE FOR

It’s made for the Monday to Friday family school-run but it’s also great for those family camping trips.

STAND OUT FEATURES

Our absolute favourite feature in the Volvo XC60 is the in-built two-stage booster seat. It makes life, for those with a small family so much easier. Safety is also a notable feature in the XC60, but we wouldn’t expect any less from Volvo.

WE LOVE

Being a family-car, the XC60 has plenty of space and ensures everyone is comfortable. The passengers have good visibility from the back which is a bonus for those who get travel sick, and the boot will swallow any cargo. Better still, with the rear seats folded and even the passenger seat folded, you could almost move a small apartment. Staying true to Volvo’s reputation, the XC60 comes packed with safety gear, including anti-lock braking system, electronic brakeforce distribution, city safety collision and a roll stability control. Basically… it’s safe.

THINGS WE'D LIKE TO CHANGE 

However, to be taken seriously as an SUV these days, navigation should come as standard but it comes at an extra cost in base model XC60 – but then again, maybe we’re asking too much. We’ve also noticed its Road Sign Information technology is a bit glitchy and not always as accurate as it should be – so still keep an eye out for those speeding fines. Lastly, it doesn’t handle as well as some of its competitors, but unless you’re driving one SUV after the other, you probably won’t notice.

WHO WILL IT SUIT?

Those who drive children around regularly will love the XC60. It’s a pretty stylish way to step into the mum-and-dad-mobile stage of life and it sure beats a station-wagon. We’re sure you’d agree.

Click here to find out more about the Volvo XC60.