Silverstone Fleet Management

VOLVO XC60 ESTATE

2.0 B5P [250] Momentum 5dr Geartronic

Google reviews
Google rating: 4.9 | 156 reviews

Review

If you're thinking of buying a premium badged mid-sized SUV, you might not be thinking of buying a Volvo XC60. Perhaps you should be. Jonathan Crouch reports on the lightly revised version

Background

The original XC60 was the car that established Volvo in the minds of buyers in the mid-sized SUV segment. In nine years of production, it became the best selling car in its class in Europe, will nearly a million units sold annually, and accounted for 30% of Volvo's total global sales. Hence the crucial importance of this second generation which, along with the smaller XC40 model, is a key part of the Swedish marque's future SUV strategy. This MK2 model XC60 shares its platform with its larger XC90 stablemate but isn't quite such a revolution in terms of its design as that model was at launch. Nevertheless, there's ground-breaking safety tech and smart looks that'll eat into the sales of key rivals like Audi's Q5 and the Mercedes GLC. Now, the car's been embellished with extra media and safety technology.

Driving Experience

Volvo is offers a choice of various powerplants all of which are in some way electrified - there's plenty of choice. All use the brand's advanced kinetic energy-recovery braking system and all are mated to automatic transmission. Most will want the two mild hybrid diesel powerplants, the 197hp B4 and the 235hp B5, both of which only come with AWD. With the B5 diesel variant that many will choose, you get an ingenious system called 'PowerPulse' which is used to overcome turbo lag - that momentary delay in response you sometimes experience with powerful turbocharged diesel engines. It uses compressed air which is stored in a small tank in the engine bay and automatically replenished to spool up the turbocharger so that the car responds as soon as you press the accelerator. Petrol people also have various electrified options: either the mild hybrid B5 petrol unit with 250hp, which comes with the choice of front or AWD. Or the mild hybrid petrol B6, which offers 300hp and comes only in AWD form. Beyond that, you step into one of the top Recharge Plug-in hybrid AWD auto models, all of which use an 87hp electric motor mated to a 2.0-litre petrol engine. The Plug-in hybrid Recharge XC60 variants come in three flavours: there's the T6 variant (based around a 253hp engine), the standard T8 model (based around a 303hp engine) and the flagship 'Polestar Engineered' version (based around a 318hp powerplant). On the move, refinement and ride quality remain XC60 strongpoints, whichever of the engines you decide to choose beneath the bonnet. This isn't the driver's choice in the premium SUV 'D'-segment but if you judge driving enjoyment based around the lowering, not the raising of the heartbeat, then you'll probably like it very much.

Design and Build

This lighly revised version of the second generation XC60 isn't visually very much different. Volvo has slightly tweaked the styling of the front new grille and the front bumpers and added fresh exterior colour and wheel options. As before, this mid-sized SUV shares the same Scalable Product Architecture platform as we've seen in most of Volvo's recent models, including its larger XC90 sibling. At the wheel, you sit lower than you would in an XC90 and the muscular-looking door creases and the extended 'Thor's Hammer' headlights give this model quite a sporty look. There's a longer bonnet than a rival Audi Q5 - and a longer roofline too. As you'd expect, there are plenty of cabin resemblances to the XC90, especially when it comes to the dashboard, seats and upholstery, plus the same 9.0-inch touchscreen and 12.3-inch digital dial displays feature. Key to the changes made with this revised model is the introduction of Volvo's latest Android-powered infotainment system with Google apps and services built in. This intuitive, next-generation infotainment system offers customers unprecedented personalisation and unparalleled connectivity. This is further enhanced through the introduction of a brand-new Digital Services package, the centrepiece of which is access to Google apps and services, which offer hands-free help with Google Assistant, best-in-class navigation through Google Maps and a broad offer of native in-car apps via Google Play. In the back, two adults should be very comfortable thanks to a relatively lengthy wheelbase. And there's also a really unique touch - concealed storage compartments under the rear seat bases which are just the right size to store electronic devices, like a tablet, out of sight. Out back, there's a 505-litre boot, extendable to 1,395-litres once you fold the rear bench.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £41,000 and range up to just under £65,000. AWD and auto transmission features on all models and there are seven main levels of trim - base 'Momentum', then 'Inscription Expression', 'R-Design', R-Design Pro', 'Inscription' and 'Inscription Pro', plus there's a unique 'Polestar Engineered' version of the T8 Plug-in hybrid. Every version of the XC60 is very well equipped. As standard, even entry-level variants come with leather-faced upholstery, LED headlights with active high beam, two-zone climate control with a 'CleanZone' air-filtration system, heated front seats, a powered tailgate and 18" alloy wheels. Volvo's Sensus infotainment system is also standard. This brings a 9" portrait-style touch screen, satellite navigation and an intuitive voice-activation system. It also provides access to the internet and a range of cloud-based apps such as Spotify, TuneIn, Stitcher and Yelp. Safety-wise, this XC60 now comes equipped with Volvo Cars' latest Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) sensor platform, a modern, scalable active safety system that consists of an array of radars, cameras and ultrasonic sensors. This platform enables the development and deployment of active safety systems in the XC60, such as the detection of other road users, and automatic braking and collision avoidance. It also allows for gentle driver support from standstill up to highway speeds, through the Pilot Assist function. As before, Volvo's City Safety system is fitted to every XC60. This includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist and large animal detection, and the world-first application of Steer Assist. This feature helps to avoid or limit the severity of collisions at low speeds by assisting with the steering in an emergency, such as when swerving to miss an obstacle.

Cost of Ownership

If you haven't checked out this MK2 model XC60 SUV recently, you might not be familiar with Volvo's latest mild hybrid diesel B4 and B5 engines. These mild hybrids offer customers Volvo's advanced kinetic energy-recovery braking system, which is coupled with its existing internal combustion engines to create a new integrated electrified powertrain. This powertrain, electrified via brake-by-wire energy recovery, offers drivers up to 15% fuel savings and emission reductions in real-world driving. The unit's brake-by-wire system interacts with the energy-recovery system and reduces fuel consumption and emissions by recovering kinetic energy under braking. Let's get to the figures, which are all WLTP-rated. Both the B4 and B5 AWD diesel models are capable of achieving up to 45.5mpg on the combined cycle and up to 161g/km of CO2. For a front-driven petrol B5 mild hybrid, the figures are up to 38.1mpg and 168g/km. Or 36.7mpg and up to 176g/km for the AWD version. The B6 mild hybrid AWD petrol variant manages up 34.0mpg and up to 190/km. What about the Recharge plug-in variants? These achieve an all-electric driving range of around 35 miles. The standard Recharge T6 Plug-in hybrid manages up to 113.0mpg and up to 55g/km. The standard Recharge T8 Plug-in hybrid manages up to 113.0mpg and up to 56g/km. Service intervals are every year or 18,000 miles. Three or five year pre-paid servicing packages are available to help you budget ahead. If you pay extra for the useful 'On Call with App' remote connectivity system, this Volvo can be programmed to autonomously realise when a service is due, then automatically book it for you at a dealership of your choice. Finally, we'll tell you that the warranty is the usual three year, 60,000 mile package.3

Summary

So, what do we think overall? It's certainly true that other rivals will offer a sharper driving experience than is on offer from this Volvo. And of course this XC60 won't suit if you're going to be regularly venturing off the beaten track. But neither of these issues will bother many potential buyers, people more likely to value the cruising comfort, solid build quality and standard-setting safety that this car offers. Our advice would be to get yourself a potent mild hybrid B5 diesel model with the clever engine and smile smugly every time you see a Q5, an X3 or a GLC drive past. In this form, this XC60 is probably the best kept secret in this segment. Probably best to keep it to yourself.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypePetrol
Emissions
Emissions170.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed112mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 12.3" Active TFT crystal driver's instrument display
  • 9" Touch screen
  • Adjustable steering wheel force
  • Bluetooth hands free telephone kit
  • Drive mode selector
  • Driver alert control with lane keeping aid
  • Intelligent driver information system (IDIS)
  • Oncoming Lane Mitigation
  • Remote fuel flap release
  • Sensus navigation with European mapping and traffic information
  • Service interval indicator
  • Speed limiter
  • Speed sensitive steering
  • Trip computer
  • Voice control system
  • Volvo on call

Entertainment

  • DAB Digital radio
  • Steering wheel mounted remote controls

Exterior Features

  • Adaptive brake lights with high level LED brake lights
  • Auto dimming interior + exterior mirrors
  • Automatic headlight levelling system
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Colour coordinated auto folding and heated power door mirrors
  • Electric front+rear windows
  • Front aluminium tread plates
  • Home safe and approach lighting
  • Illuminated side steps
  • LED Headlights + Active high beam incorporating daytime running lights
  • Piano black front grille with chrome surround
  • Rain sensor with automatic windscreen wiper activation
  • Rear wiper
  • Roof antenna
  • Roof spoiler
  • Silver roof rails
  • Tinted windscreen
  • Twin exhaust tailpipes with chrome finishers
  • Visible VIN plate

Interior Features

  • 12V socket in front tunnel console and cargo compartment
  • 3 spoke leather steering wheel with chrome trim
  • B Pillar ventilation
  • Bright metal luggage threshold
  • Centre armrest storage illumination
  • Centre console cupholders and storage
  • Floor mats
  • Front footwell illumination
  • Front reading lights
  • Head restraints for all seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Height/reach adjustable steering column
  • Illuminated luggage compartment
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors + ticket holder
  • Illumination lockable glovebox compartment
  • Leather upholstery
  • Load cover
  • Load protection net
  • Power height adjustable passenger seat with lumbar support
  • Rear armrest / integral cup holders / storage tray
  • Rear seat concealed storage
  • Theatre dimming interior lights
  • Underfloor stowage compartment
  • Versatile split folding rear seat - 60/40

Safety

  • 5 three point seatbelts
  • City safety with steering support with Pedestrian + cyclist + large animal detection + front collision warning with full auto brake
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Dual stage Driver/Passenger Airbags
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • First aid kit
  • Hill descent control
  • Hill start assist
  • IC (Inflatable Curtains) - Full Length
  • Passenger airbag cut-off device
  • Road sign information display
  • Run off Road Mitigation
  • Run off Road Protection
  • Seatbelt reminder and pretensioners
  • SIPS (Side Impact Protection System)
  • SIPS airbags
  • Slippery road and hazard light alert
  • Stability and Traction Control with Spin control, Engine Drag Control and Corner Traction Control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Vehicle deceleration control with Anti-lock Brake System, Electronic Brake Distribution and Emergency Brake Assist
  • Warning triangle
  • WHIPS whiplash protection system - front

Security

  • Anti-theft alarm including immobiliser/volume sensor + level sensor
  • Key integrated remote control central locking + fuel flap with deadlocking system and auto open/close power windows
  • Locking wheel nuts
  • Private locking for tailgate

Technical

  • 8 speed automatic transmission with start/stop + manual change functions

Trim

  • Iron ore inlays

Technical Data

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    149
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    170
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max
    191
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min
    168

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1969
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    SEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max
    8.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min
    7.4
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max
    8.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min
    7.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max
    7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min
    6.1
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max
    11.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min
    10.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max
    7.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min
    7
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max
    33.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min
    38.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max
    32.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min
    37.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max
    40.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min
    46.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max
    25
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min
    26.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max
    36.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min
    40.4

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    2.0
  • Badge Power
    250
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    B5P[250]
  • Coin Series
    Momentum
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    35E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    8
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    98
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    87
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    76
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    95
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    12
  • Service Interval Mileage
    18000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    7
  • Engine Power - BHP
    250
  • Engine Power - KW
    184
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5400
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    258
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    35.7
  • Engine Torque - NM
    350
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    1800
  • Top Speed
    112

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    235/60 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear
    235/60 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    5 Y SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1658
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4688
  • Wheelbase
    2865
  • Width
    1999
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2117

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    71
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    2400
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1410
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    613
  • Max. Loading Weight
    601
  • Max. Roof Load
    100
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked
    2300
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
    750
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1799
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    11.4
  • FREE Delivery
  • Hassle-free Process
  • Expert Advice
  • Competitive Prices
  • Full Warranties
  • Price Match Promise

Customise your lease deal

Choose colour and optional extras

Specification

This deal is a stock offer. The specification for this vehicle has been pre-selected.

Please contact us for full specification details.

Show Lease Summary

Contract Type
Contract Length
Initial Rental
Annual Miles
Vehicle Maintenance
Processing Fee
Balloon Payment
Additional Extras

Fetching your price

You may also like...

ALFA ROMEO STELVIO ESTATE

2.0 Turbo 200 Super [Xenon] 5dr Auto

£436.25 Per Month (inc VAT)

£3,926.25Initial Rental

  • 48 months
  • 8,000.00 miles pa

£363.54 Per Month (excl VAT)

£3,271.90 + VATInitial Rental

  • 48 months
  • 8,000.00 miles pa
  • 48 month term
  • 8000 miles per annum

ALFA ROMEO STELVIO ESTATE

2.0 Turbo 200 Lusso Ti 5dr Auto

£511.87 Per Month (inc VAT)

£4,606.80Initial Rental

  • 48 months
  • 10,000.00 miles pa

£426.56 Per Month (excl VAT)

£3,839.00 + VATInitial Rental

  • 48 months
  • 10,000.00 miles pa
  • 48 month term
  • 10000 miles per annum

BMW 3 SERIES TOURING

320i M Sport 5dr Step Auto

£388.68 Per Month (inc VAT)

£3,498.11Initial Rental

  • 48 months
  • 8,000.00 miles pa

£323.90 Per Month (excl VAT)

£2,915.12 + VATInitial Rental

  • 48 months
  • 8,000.00 miles pa
  • 48 month term
  • 8000 miles per annum

MERCEDES-BENZ E CLASS AMG ESTATE

E63 S 4Matic+ Night Edition Prem+ 5dr TCT

£1,363.17 Per Month (inc VAT)

£12,268.53Initial Rental

  • 48 months
  • 8,000.00 miles pa

£1,135.97 Per Month (excl VAT)

£10,223.76 + VATInitial Rental

  • 48 months
  • 8,000.00 miles pa
  • 48 month term
  • 8000 miles per annum

Customer Reviews

   
Madeline Biggs

Madeline Biggs

"Received my car this week and I cannot recommend this company enough!! They helped me find my perfect car and then helped every step of the way till it's delivery. Even after that they checked to see if I was happy. They went above and beyond and I have already been recommending them to my family and friends. Thanks to all the the team at Silverstone Fleet Management - car leasing in Northampton"

"a month ago"

Dan Jones

Dan Jones

"Superb service. After having been really let down by another leasing company, Silverstone saved the day. Really professional, quick and pleasant staff. Clear communication and quality service from start to finish. I was so pleased with the service I leased another car from them! Thanks especially to Aby, who was a superstar. I leased a Tesla Model 3 (and now a Fiat 500 too!)"

"2 weeks ago"

Emily Evans

Emily Evans

"I'm so impressed with the level of service that I have been provided with by both Ryan and Holly. All of my questions were answered quickly and clearly, my new car is absolutely beautiful and I can't believe how quick delivery was! Thank you so much guys! :)"

"a month ago"

Matthew Bearman

Matthew Bearman

"Can’t rate Silverstone Fleet Management Highly enough. Everyone I have spoken to has been very efficient and exceptionally helpful in finding me a great car at an fantastic price! I’ve had 2 cars from them and will be coming back in the future for more."

"2 months ago"

Paul Broomham

Paul Broomham

"The team at Silverstone have been brilliant, my journey started with Ryan who looked after me initially and provided all the quotes on different vehicles, lease lengths & mileage options he never lost interest and was always there to tweak as I needed, nothing was too much trouble. The order process was simple and I was kept up to date all the way through. Holly then picked up my account and was nothing short of amazing! She has the patience of a saint, keeping me updated on the phone, email and through the vehicle tracker all the while dealing with me and my constant questions! A few teething issues on delivery but all down to Tesla and as soon as I asked for help Holly stepped up to help get them all sorted! I would highly recommend to anyone!"

"6 months ago"

Google reviews
Google rating: 4.9 | 156 reviews