The New 2014 Volvo XC60 D4 Review

The new 2014 Volvo XC60 D4 looks a strong competitor to the Germans and Landrover in the SUV/Crossovers category, but it’s a bit pricey and ride could be better

Volvo’s new 2.0-litre diesel engine in the mid-sized SUV body results in a capable luxury vehicle.

I’ve banged on about big vehicles being called crossovers before and the c-word has been used in conjunction with the XC60 previously, not least by its parent manufacturer.  To my eyes, though, it’s just a mid-sized SUV. Still, perhaps to be a genuine SUV you need all-wheel drive and this particular XC60 doesn’t have that. 

The new 2014 Volvo XC60 D4 is a competent all-round package with a great engine. It’s a bit pricey and any buyers will need to specify it carefully to reduce the occasionally choppy ride characteristics. But as crossovers… sorry, SUVs, go this D4 is a strong competitor for the default Germanic or Land Rover choices in the sector.

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Andrew Kirkley

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