If you’re in the market for a stylish premium estate car, the compact executive segment certainly has you covered. You can obviously go for something German like the BMW 3-Series Touring, Audi A4 Avant or Mercedes C-Class Estate, or you can get something Swedish that’s also potentially a better all-rounder.
According to all of these latest reviews, while the new V60 may not be the most entertaining to drive, it’s so good at everything else that you simply can’t overlook it.
James Batchelor from Carbuyer went as far as to call it “top of the class”, once he factored in comfort, technology and styling. We can certainly understand his way of thinking, as the best driver’s car isn’t always the best overall car.
As for which diesel engine you should get, the overall consensus seems to point in favor of the D4, which has 190 PS (187 HP) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. Also, it seems that the V60 is just as good to drive with a manual as it is with an automatic, as the shifter is positioned not too far away from the steering wheel, thus reducing arm movement – if you care about that sort of thing.
In the end, it would seem Volvo have another huge winner on their hands with their all-new V60, and if you already like its looks, then you’ll probably appreciate everything else that comes with it too.