Volvo XC60 (2013)

Volvo XC60 birds

5 Pros

  1. The XC60 is another nice looking Volvo and unsurprisingly it is the makers biggest seller globally
  2. 5 out of 5 star safety including technology which will automatically apply the brakes to help avoid a rear end collision at below 50km/h
  3. The new 2WD Diesel provides a unique cheap entry into diesel power for this segment
  4. Rear view camera and power tailgate as standard
  5. Comfortable cabin with plenty of space in the boot and a built in booster seat for the rear

5 Cons

  1. Hard to work out if it is good value. It is cheaper than many of its direct competitors like the Audi Q5 and BMW X3, but $20k expensive than slightly smaller SUV offerings such as the Volkswagen Tiguan and Skoda Yeti
  2. Range Rover Evoque is much more interesting
  3. Not great in terms of fuel efficiency and the T6 is particularly bad in this area
  4. Not sporty to drive
  5. Land Rover Freelander is much better off road if you are thinking of getting the Volvo for this purpose

Concluding personality type: Opera: Good, but you get the feeling it will always be niche

Volvo XC60 dash

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