Beautiful car to drive, intuitive interior, the wider body takes a little getting use to
Ill add the caveat that Ive only had the car a couple of weeks but to date I love the drive. Brilliantly quiet, well lit at night, intuitive design for driver. Power is not questioned albeit it does draw on fuel more than some of the other comparable Euros. The body of the vehicle is slighter wider than expected and you do have to wary when backing although the sensors are a godsend in this situation. Too many electronics to mention but that seems par for the course in comparable cars. I love the space to get in /out of the vehicle with not having to duck or roll your head over.
At this stage really happy with it, hopefully this doesn't change over the next 5 years we plan to have it.
Purchased in May 2020 at Volvo Camberwell.
Love my new XC60... Amazing experience.. Love the Comfort and drive... Effort less driving. Infact found it better than BMW X3! Loving it. Using it for local and highway travel.
Purchased in January 2020 at Volvo Rushcutter bay for A$65,000.00.
Great car, counting 200,000 kms and still strong
My car is counting 7 years now and the only issue I ever had was a fuel sensor
These cars are also extremely easy to service requiring only basic tools and a 36mm socket
Also considering the vehicle has over 300hp it’s very good on fuel averaging around 9.2L / 100km
I hope the new ones prove to be as tough as I’m interested to upgrade
Purchased in January 2017 for A$28,000.00.
Not refined many options missing
Good car but dynamically floored on a hot day the turbo is heat soaked and offers no power gear box offers no paddleshift this is necessary as it needs the manual down shift as the kick down is reluctant. Engine even polyester optimised has a terrible power curve slow too fast no power not v a good map. I would go an x3 on power, plant and kit. The autonomous stuff is a gimmick and not resolved. My verdict is i f you want a st bernard big and comfy mostly trust worthy this is the car if you want real drivability get something else. Volvo isn't like BMW or merc or even Audi these car brands offer more experience and confidence. Volvo doesn't even call to follow up.
PERFECT FOR US
Bought in Feb 2016 and so far have not had a single problem with this car.
A mid sized SUV that had all the latest safety equipment and luxury fittings at the time of purchase (over 3 years ago)
Purchased in February 2016 for A$61,000.00.
Volvo D5 Teknik
Been a 4wd owner most of my life but recently retired and decided I wasn't going to go hardcore fishing any more. Only needed an AWD so I could launch my small boat over the beach. Looked at all the usual Japanese makes which were so uninspiring and suddenly discovered the Volvo. Reviews suggested it could be good so I took the punt. Turned out to be magnificent. Fantastic on road, gets 800km+ around the city and over 1000km in the country. Took it onto the beach down on the south coast, let the tyres down to 17psi and it killed it. My mate in ...his Isuzu got bogged but I didn't. Extremely comfortable, Volvo safe. Get it serviced at a Volvo dealer which is very reasonably priced. Cheaper than the Mitsubishi Challenger I used to own. Recommend.
Purchased in September 2017.
Most comfortable car we’ve ever driven
We love this car. It is so comfortable to be in. I once took a 15 hour flight and we went on a 9 hour drive straight from the airport and it was still comfortable. The heated seats and steering wheel warmer are used often. We have another year left on the lease and will most likely be replacing it with the current model.
Only negative we’ve had, and we’ve had this with both our xc60 and v40, is the service. For the price of the cars volvo service should be a lot better. At one point I made a complaint to the corporate office but never heard anything back from the local service department about the complaint.
Disappointing, would not buy another
We bought the car new and the reversing camera worked at first. After about six months the reversing camera began to work only intermittently sometimes taking as long as eighteen seconds to come on making it very difficult to reverse park. After repeated trips to the dealership with no success, we received a letter from Volvo saying that they were unable to find the fault. The letter suggested taking it to the dealership again which we have already done but other than that I get the impression that we are on our own even though the car is only just over a year old. We had expected that in a new car if there was a problem Volvo would persevere until the issue was fixed. We are very disappointed and will never buy another Volvo.
Purchased in September 2017.
- XC60 MK.II T8 R-Design (2017-2020)
- Verified purchase
T8 review. Luxury SUV with the bonus of hybrid technology
I ordered the Volvo XC60 T8 R-design with the following options:
- T8 Premium pack with tailored IP
(This pack comes with a Bowers Wilkins 15 speaker sound system, heated front seats, tinted back window, rear headrests that can be folded by pressing a button from the front console, back seats can be folded down with a button from the cargo area, and active air suspension which raises and lowers the car about 10cm depending on drive mode or if you want to lower the car to get items into the boot, and a leather mat that goes over the front driv...
Fantastic car, plenty of room.
Bought back in November, one of the first in Aus, and was given a Bluetooth Speaker as a thank-you. The car is perfect, performs & handles like a dream, but short second delay with the gearbox. The center screen controls most of the car, probably a step below a Tesla, includes semi-autonomous driving. The car is pretty much maxed-out in terms of it's packages. The car has plenty of room, especially in the middle seat, which in SUV's these days, are rare.
T5 Inscription, so best of the best. Good fuel economy, and reliable. I couldn't live without it. It's definitely a fun car to drive, especially the semi-autonomous part, being only a learner, it's a fun car to learn in. Definitely recommend if you want a quality SUV.
Avoid like the plague!
Buyers beware. Read this before you even think about buying the "All new XC60".
Back in November 2017, I purchased a brand new XC60 D4 Inscription from a Volvo dealer in Brisbane. The car was pretty much fully optioned and had the B&W audio system, premium Nappy leather with heated/cooled seats and panoramic sunroof just to name a few of the options the car had. The only major option missing from the car was air suspension and automatic folding rear seats/headrest.
I was obviously very excited with my purchase and the car looked like a ma...jor step forward for Volvo as a brand. After picking the car up on 23 November and driving it for a few days, I soon started to realise that underneath the fancy design and seemingly quality materials lied inherent flaws in the way this car has been put together. As I'm writing this, I have owned the car for just over 3 months since delivery on 23 November and in that time, the car has spent 18 days at the dealership. Yes, you read that right. 18 DAYS! Below is a full breakdown of my visits to the dealership.
Fantastic car which surpasses its competition with ease
Fantastic driving experience, smooth to the touch and light steering. Minimal noise from outside, great speakers cover that anyway! Interior is clean and sleek, electronic dashboards and console are highly adaptaple and never go out of date. Car is very reliable however a little heavy to run around the city on unleaded.
Beautiful, safe family car
What a fun car to drive! Drives beautifully, performs well and super comfortable. The T6 R-Design is one of the most fun SUVs I've driven and would definitely recommend this car. Fuel consumption can be a slight issue. Volvo say it should be somewhere around 10L/100km, I've found it's somewhere like 12-13L/100km. But I guess the size and performance of the engine is responsible for that. Great car. Very stylish and safe.
Great family car
The car runs on diesel and means it is very smooth to drive. It is an all wheel drive but you can push it to do some of the things a 4WD could do like driving it on the beach. There isn't too much noise and heaps of legroom for the front 5 seats and a bit squished in the back seats but what can you expect.
Value for money
Not as sporty as the X3 or the Q5 but has the best interior in its class and generation. The safety features are awesome. Adaptive cruise control is great but not accurate some Times especially when the car in the distance is stationary . The booster seat feature is unique and the best.
- XC60 MK.I T5 (2011-2013)
- Verified purchase
Safety is paramount
This car has been amazing. Initially I was hung up on the bad image that Volvo cars had but once I realised the families safety was much more important than image, I really started to love this car. We use it mainly for school runs and the city commute but have taken it on one 6 hour drive down to the country. The petrol option has been economical even on that long drive. Love the City Safety auto braking option which has come in handy quick a few times helping me avoid an accident. The interior is lovely and the kids use the inbuilt booster se...ats. The only issue we had were the indicator lights kept fusing but once they worked out that water had leaked into it in a storm, they dried it out and has been fine ever since. We love it so much, we are thinking another Volvo for the upgrade!
- XC60 MK.I D5 Luxury (2013-2017)
- Verified purchase
Third Volvo and still as good as ever.
After a series of disastrous Renaults, VWs, etc we went for a Volvo back in 1980. We bought a 245 station wagon which is one of the best cars ever designed! It went everywhere a 4WD went and lasted without one problem for over 20 years. Then we upgraded to an 850 with front wheel drive and sports car handling and loved it for over 20 years without a single problem! Why would we want to change? We love our XC60 and maybe we won't be as lucky as with our other two, but it is supremely comfortable and we feel very safe (having lost my beloved sist...er in a Fiat). I am a DIY tragic, and this car carries huge amounts from Bunnings with very easily convertible seats, plus we get amazing fuel efficiency with our D5 diesel engine. It is also great for country trips along indifferent roads and the drive technology is awesome. I had it serviced for the first time after a year, and it cost just over $300!!! Hopefully it will last for the same 20 years as our other beloved Volvos, and if not, I will give it a more negative review....meanwhile, it is one of the loves of our lives!
- XC60 MK.I T5 (2011-2013)
- Verified purchase
Volvo XC60 a few rattles and lack of smoothness
It gets about 12 litres per 100kms which is good for a 2 tonne car but there is some turbo lag so have to be careful when merging with traffic. The front passenger side door rattled so I go my mechanic to look at it. He adjusted it so it now only very slightly rattles but the downside is you have to shut the front passenger side door quite hard for it to shut properly. Also, there is a fault with the drive shaft. After about 45 000 kms I noticed the car is not as smooth when accelerating and my mechanic said this is due to the drive shaft. My c...ar is two wheel drive and 2 new drive shafts would cost $6000. My mechanic said it doesn't matter so best not to worry about it. He said one guy had a Volvo XC60 that shook so much that it seemed the dashboard was going to fall out but that was because it had done 300 000 kms. I only do 5000 kms per year and I am pleased with my purchase. Folksam have rated the Volvo S60 as being 60% safer than the average car and this car is based on that - only 200kg heavier so must be very safe car. Folksam haven't rated this car because not enough sold in Sweden yet. Volvo design the car so it is difficult to put on after-market parts so I had to pay a lot of money to put rear camera on it for reversing.
Best car ever owned
I was a highly reluctant Volvo owner for all the image reasons. When our kids came along I realised safety before vanity so I agreed to this SUV for our family car. I am so impressed with:
- City Safety. This is the anti collusion system that kicks in when the lasers infront of the car assess that there is going to be a frontal collusion, the brakes stop the car itself if you are travelling under 30km/h. It has saved us quite a few times from accidents.
- In built child booster seats in the rear so no need to get external boosters for older...
2010 T6 3.2 XC60
Driving experience very nice, good performance, low road noise, excellent handling until diff fails at 90,000 kms - replaced for $7000 Aus, windscreen starts leaking at 100,000 km- replaced for $500 Aus, im at 110,000 km now and very nervous. I want to sell this car now but re-sell value is very low.
Volvo Australia are not at all helpful and offer no support. Would I buy Volvo again? Definitely not. Stay away from European cars.
Questions & Answers
Volvo XC60 T5 Auto MY14 - considering buying used with 100km on the clock. Can anyone advise of their experience with this model and XC60s with 100+ mileage? Thank you.
I was very disappointed with it.i found the electronic system complicated and irritating especially the GPS round dial. The car drove well enough but I didn’t find it a pleasure to drive. My main complaint was that the reversing camera took about 5 seconds to turn on after 6 weeks from new purchase and progressively took longer up to 20 seconds after 18 months. I considered Volvo completely unhelpful with this problem. Have traded the xc60 in for an Hyundai.
My experience probably doesn't suit. Bought a 2012 D5 diesel AWD with 80k on the clock. Have done 20k since then including driving on the beach and towing light loads. everything has gone well. Let the tyres down to go on the beach where my mate in his Isuzu got bogged. No problems at all, great fuel economy and comfort. Get mine serviced with a Volvo dealer. Not sure there is a better car on the market for the price
Has anyone needed to replace the xc60 2010 model electric tailgate motor? Wondering how much it will cost please. It’s been a great so far this is the first problem.
What happens to the safe intelligent systems, when you mount bikes on the back of the XC60
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