2017 Volvo XC60 Review: Swedish Style

It’s not hard to see why the Volvo XC60 is such a hit. In fact, seeing the XC60 is pretty much all you need to do to know that it’ll be a hit. Though quite evolutionary in its looks, the 2017 XC60 is a totally different car from its popular predecessor. New platform, new interior, new engines and all. 

With two diesel engines, a petrol and a plug-in hybrid on offer (all of them four-wheel drive and automatic as standard), the Volvo XC60 offers a great alternative to rivals like the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes GLC, Jaguar F-Pace, and Lexus NX. It’s set apart from its rivals mainly in its gloriously minimalist interior, complete with huge, portrait touchscreen system and unmistakably Scandinavian-style materials. The level of safety kit is another factor that could sway buyers towards the Volvo in the hard-fought, prestige SUV class.

Body Style: 5 door crossover Seats: 5                    MRP: £37,205 - £57,895    

Did you know? The wood interior trim in top-spec Inscription models is inspired by driftwood found on the west coast of Sweden

2017 Volvo XC60

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing 

Verdict 8.0 / 10

The XC60 is one of the most competent SUVs in its class. It sets the standard for safety and interior aesthetics, and taking the generous kit into account, it’s also very competitively priced, if not better...