The Volvo V60 is a very smooth operator on the road. There are no lurchy bits, no awkward stop/start motions at the traffic lights, no jerky gear changes. Everything works really well together.
There is a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine and that is a good amount of power to get up hills quickly without the engine growling. It breezes along highways so I felt confident while overtaking.
The whole V60 range is AWD which gives you better traction on unstable road surfaces and when it’s wet.
And while it might not have the bulk of an SUV, it certainly has more length, so you’ll need to find larger car spaces. Still, I managed to squeeze into the tightest car park on the school run this week.
There’s a hi-res reverse parking camera and you can switch the view to 360 degrees when you need it.