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Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design (A) Review
25 Oct 2017  |  Volvo Reviews
Volvo's highly popular crossover returns for its second coming, and the new XC60 proves to be an outstanding choice indeed.
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What We Dislike
Touchscreen infotainment system a but tedious to operate
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   Consumer Reviews of Volvo XC60
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4.5
 
4 Consumer Reviews
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Comfort
4.5 Reliability
4.5
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Handling
4.0 Features
5.0
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Exterior Styling
4.5 Interior Design
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Value for money
4.5 Engine Performance
4.5

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LimKianHuang
Neutral Newbie
1 reviews
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0 forum posts Joined on 12-Nov-2020
Most value for money luxury SUV in its segment.  Posted on 27 Mar 2021
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Comfort 5.0 Reliability 5.0
Handling 4.0 Features 5.0
Exterior Styling 5.0 Interior Design 4.0
Value for money 5.0 Engine Performance 5.0
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Have been driving the XC60 T5 for 4 months. Before buying the XC60, I have tried many other cars in the same segment; X3 20i, GLC300, NX300h, and Q5.

The XC60 is priced lower than its competitors in its segment, it provides many more features than its competitors. Being T5 as their lowest level, it still produces 250bhp and 350Nm which I feel is a lot better than the other competitors' lower-tier cars in the segment.

Volvo being Volvo provides the same safety features throughout all their cars which I feel is really commendable.

XC60 has some features that I feel make it stands out. The adaptive cruise control allows the car to stop and go other than just slow down and speed up. The level 2 semi-auto pilot which I feel is currently one of the better ones in SG.

I mean for a 200k ish car in this market compared to the German's cars. You get more than what you pay. Even though it is made in China, but I feel this is the reason why the car is more affordable than others. If it is made in Sweden, I believe the price will be the same as its competitors. I am comparing price-quality to price and quality.

What I like
Adaptive Cruise Control
Level 2 Semi Auto Pilot
Simple infotainment system
Super comfy
Nicest looking headlights
Logical rear aircon that face the passengers' body instead of the legs
Posh interior with all leather and soft touching
Powerful despite being heavy

What I do not like
Car key is too simple for a 200k car, the waterproof key should act as a spare key instead.
The rear mirrors cannot go down fully :(
Does not provide hybrid versions compared to other countries
Should have a 360-degree view while parking (other countries have that)

It's all minor issues. It is like picking the bones in the egg. Nothing much to complain about...


Wasteland
Neutral Newbie
16 reviews
0 points
0 forum posts Joined on 13-Jul-2019
Living up to its name  Posted on 08 Sep 2019
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Comfort 5.0 Reliability 5.0
Handling 4.0 Features 5.0
Exterior Styling 4.0 Interior Design 4.0
Value for money 4.0 Engine Performance 4.0
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Tested the T5. Good looking car. Like the Thor hammer head lights.

Interior is good looking too compared to previous generation. The iPad size control panel is a good idea, the only other car that have such a big screen is Tesla, but that looks even better when compared to Volvo's.

Interior is comfortable and e epseats are very comfortable, comparable to Lexus seats.

Car drive is quiet and comfortable, like the high clear view It provides. The car is heavy at 1.8 tons, even tough it has a powerful 2 liter engine, it can't give you that woah feeling when you accelerate, maybe the T6 is required if you want to feel the acceleration slamming your head against the head rest.

Lots of safety features as expected of Volvo. This would be the suv you should drive, unless you want to pay more for a bmw, which may. It be as good as this.

What I like
- good looks exterior and interior
- good quality built on the dash board and steering wheel
- Large touch pad control screen
- Well known for being a car that protects its passengers
- comfortable seats
- quiet drive
-T5 decent engine for the size and weight

What I do not like
- car is heavy, may need the T6 if you want more power to weight ratio


Ripclaw
Neutral Newbie
1 reviews
1 points
6 forum posts Joined on 06-Jan-2008
Modern minimalist design on the safest car in the world!  Posted on 10 Nov 2017
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Comfort 5.0 Reliability 4.0
Handling 4.0 Features 5.0
Exterior Styling 5.0 Interior Design 5.0
Value for money 4.0 Engine Performance 4.0
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My AWD ride came with panoramic sunroof, 19" Rims and leather key fob that matched the interior leather. I picked the amber interior and was pleasantly surprised that it matched very well with the pine grey exterior. I was a bit skeptical on the pine grey as i was shown the sample plate in the showroom but it turned out very nicely on the actual car. It was well received by everyone who saw it. The clean, modern exterior is complemented by the minimalist interior which provides more legroom than its predecessor (which I also owned). Oh, btw, did I mention Thor?

Safety features are top notch and its what we've come to expect from Volvo. Try out the lane keeping assist when test driving the car and you'll see what I mean. If you liked it, then thats just the tip of the iceberg. There is a slew of other features which have been reviewed to death in other articles all giving this car the thumbs up so i wont go thru those.

Ride is comfortable on seats which frankly, are the best when it comes to comfort in the industry. Where you're seated, it feels like you're wrapped in a protective yet comfortable enclosure with a clear view of your surroundings.

Controls are in the form of a Sensus touchscreen. There's absolutely ZERO learning curve for this. For anyone who has owned a tablet, you're all set from the word go. Interface is very easy to use and you'll especially like the map which fills up the entire screen giving you clear guidance. Voice recognition also works like a charm and surely Siri has found its match.

I also like how you can link a driver profile to each key fob. That way, the car is customized to the driver so there's no need to fiddle with the controls and settings if the previous driver was your spouse/partner.

So, in summary, if you're skeptical about all the reviews you've been reading about this car, stop reading them and go test drive this car. Only then will you know fact from fiction.

What I like
Safety features esp lane assist and pilot assist....cos we all know about City Safe already.
Ride comfort
External design
Thor's hammer headlights - absolutely the coolest headlights I've ever seen
Interior design
Sensus Interface - dont think there's any going back once you start to use it
Linking driver profile to key fob

What I do not like
Why must they auto enable the Start/Stop feature everytime you start the car? Cant it be disabled by default?
.....i guess that's the only thing i dislike about the car


bahomet
Neutral Newbie
19 reviews
0 points
12 forum posts Joined on 23-Jan-2014
Impressive Swedish performer  Posted on 13 Oct 2017
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Comfort 4.0 Reliability 4.0
Handling 5.0 Features 5.0
Exterior Styling 5.0 Interior Design 4.0
Value for money 5.0 Engine Performance 5.0
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Quite surprised that a crossover like this is such an impressive performer. The T6 version especially has 320bhp from a 2.0-litre engine!

Not only that, but this crossover also drives very well. It handles like a sporty car, and it also has air suspension to adjust the height clearance. Very useful when going over bumps.

The interior is also very nice and clean, with a minimalist Scandinavian feel. Quite practical and spacious too.

What I like
Very impressive engine and performance
Cool features like adjustable air suspension
Looks sporty with R-Design kit

What I do not like
Big touchscreen can be a bit troublesome to operate

Volvo XC60
4.5 stars - based on 4 reviews