Massive Review Of The Volvo V60 Estate: Features/ Prices/ Comparison

Fancy the new Volvo V60 Estate? In our review, OSV takes a look at the Volvo V60 Estate’s pros, cons and compares …
Review Of The Volvo V60 Estate
The new Volvo V60 Estate looks much better than previous attempts by the Swedish brand at estate cars. The boxy look has been replaced by a much more modern design language so that the V60 can offer both substance and style, while competing with its fashionable rivals.Substance is plentiful. There is a lot of safety kit on offer, rafters of interior space, and build quality is second to none. And, as ever with a Volvo, it’s also reliable. OSV takes a closer look at what it’s all about with our Volvo V60 Estate review.

The Volvo XC70 is not a fully-fledged 4×4, but what it is is an ordinary estate car-based off-roader that comes with SUV style. Sounds like a mouthful, doesn’t it? The good news is that this car has some real off-road ability, and is perfect for buyers who want exactly that plus a bit of SUV pizzazz without going for a complete 4×4. Let’s take a closer look at what the Volvo XC70 offers.

Off-Road Mettle

The Volvo XC70 is something of a monolith, weighing in at nearly 1.9 tonnes and coming with a very high centre of gravity. This means that it isn’t exactly what you’d call the quintessential ‘drivers car’ but it does have a lot of good points. Essentially, it drives pretty much like a standard V70, with ride quality better when you’re driving it at high speeds on straight roads. But unlike the V70, you can take the new Volvo

The Volvo S80 may be an unassuming executive saloon car, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t an excellent choice for buyers who are looking for some dependability, efficiency and sturdiness. Thanks to the addition of the brand’s Drive-E 2.0-litre D4 diesel, the new Volvo S80 is more efficient than ever before. Let’s take a closer look at what it offers.


Whether drivers will plump for the Volvo S80 will come down to what they want from their executive saloon. If you want safety and unrivalled economy, as well as powerful engines, the Volvo S80 should be right up your street. True, it doesn’t handle quite like a BMW 5 Series. Even if you opt for the Lowered Sports Chassis, you won’t be able to compete with a 5 Series. Not even if you go for Active Four-C adaptive dampers either. But this is certainly not one of the Volvo S80 problems because,

The Volvo S60 is a new turn for the ‘safe and comfortable’ Volvo brand identity. There’s development with a new emphasis on un-boxing the stereotypical style and ramping up the driving experience factor in this compact executive saloon. The biggest change is the inclusion of the new D4 2.0ltr Drive-E engine option, which boasts great economy figures AND performs well. They claim all of this while not diluting the class leading safety and comfort we expect from Volvo. Is it enough for this plucky Scandinavian car to take on the German big boys?

The Volvo S60 was first launched in 2010 with engines sourced from Ford. Behind the scenes they were toiling away at an engine all of their very own – the result is this new 2.0ltr Drive-E power plant, which boasts astonishing efficiency and great performance. What more could you want? Along with some small cosmetic updates and some nice extra technology, this makes

2014 Volvo V40 Review

With the 2014 Volvo V40, Volvo has got its sights firmly fixed on those motorists looking for car lease deals on a nicely sized premium hatchback. If you’ve done your homework on this class, you’ll no doubt have cast your eyes over the likes of the Audi A3 – and perhaps even the BMW 1 Series.

So what does the 2014 Volvo V40 bring to the table? Volvo’s offering happens to measure up very well against those big German names. A combination of four things makes the 2014 Volvo V40 worthy of serious consideration: a premium quality build; a pleasing driving experience, excellent safety features and sensible running costs. If you’re interested in car leasing deals on a quality family hatch, the Volvo V40 is definitely worth a test drive.

Attractive and practical design

Think ‘Volvo’ and a rather boxy looking estate might spring to mind. At least, that’s what used [...]

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Volvo built its reputation on practicality and safety and the type of ‘boxy’ estate cars that were always going to get you and everything you needed to carry from A to B in a no-nonsense fashion. Things have moved on. If you’re looking at a car with plenty of storage capacity, you might be tempted to bypass estate models altogether and head straight for either an SUV or MPV. Here is a video review comparing the 2014 Volvo V60 against the Audi S4.


Volvo doesn’t want you to do that. The Swedish manufacturer wants you to look instead at the 2014 Volvo V60. What’s more, there are a few very good reasons why you might want to take a very good look at car leasing deals on the 2014 Volvo V60. For one thing, it’s extremely stylish whilst still boasting the type of cutting edge safety features you’d expect from a [...]

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