Which Volvo car will suit you best?
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|Model||Seats||Combined fuel economy||Boot volume||Tow capacity||Rating|
|Volvo S60||Five||Hybrid: 2.0L/100km|
|442 litres||Up to 1,800kg||80%||Hands-on review|
|Volvo V60||Five||Hybrid: 2.0L/100km|
|529 litres||Up to 2,000kg (T8 R-Design)||Not yet rated|
|Volvo V90 Cross Country||Five||5.7L/100km||560 litres||Up to 2,500kg||Not yet rated||Best cars for dogs|
|Volvo XC40||Five||7.2L/100km (Momentum)||586 litres||Up to 2,100kg (R-Design)||Not yet rated|
|Volvo XC60||Five||5.4L/100km (diesel D4)|
|483 litres||Up to 2,118kg (T8 Polestar)||Not yet rated|
|Volvo XC90||Seven||5.9L/100km (diesel)|
|651 litres (third row folded)||Up to 2,400kg||Not yet rated|
Volvo Australia facts
Volvo's name is taken from the Latin word meaning "I roll". The Swedish car brand was incorporated in 1911 as a ball bearing company and didn't build a car until 1927. The automotive manufacturer's logo is inspired by the radiator grille of its first car, the ÖV 4.
Volvo also builds trucks, buses, construction equipment and supplies engines to boat/specialist vehicle builders.
Volvo engineers have been credited with many automotive safety developments. The company used laminated safety glass as early as 1944. In 1959, boffins created the three-point seat belt – the foundation of restraints still employed today. Instead of holding onto the rights, they shared the patent for free with other carmakers. Volvo cars were the first to feature side curtain airbags and were an early adopter of an electronic blind-spot warning system.
When you think of Volvo, you probably picture a solid and sensible wagon. Today, Volvo also makes luxury SUVs – with most of the range making an ideal family car. Here's all you need to know about buying a Volvo.
Hands-on Volvo reviews
We really liked the combustion-engine-only XC40 when we drove it earlier in the year, so how does this plug-in hybrid compare considering you do pay a premium for the Recharge version?Read more…
Polestar's 331Kw family SUV is electric.Read more…
The Volvo XC40 starts at $41,990 and with a fair few ticks on the option sheet, our test vehicle came to $54,140.Read more…
Which Volvo model is best?
The answer to that excellent questions will depend on your personal circumstances and the type of driving you do.
Which Volvo should I buy for a family car?
Pretty much any of the Volvo models will suit families. If you have little ones, something like the XC40 might suit you ideally. It's got a big boot (586 litres), heaps of safety assistants and equipment like dual-zone climate control, child locks on rear side doors, sat nav and smartphone integration with speech function.
However, if you've got an older (or larger) family then the XC90 is probably the best route to go down. With seven seats, it can wing your brood around in style. It's got a pretty thorough spec list.
Finder's Chris Stead recently found out how well he and his family got on with the Volvo S60 sedan.
I have a dog. Which Volvo should I buy?
We've published a separate guide on picking the best car for you and your dog (or doggies). Needless to say, the V90 Cross Country placed on that list, thanks to its massive cargo bay and heap of factory pet-friendly optional accessories.
Which Volvo is the most luxurious?
If you want to roll around in total comfort, the XC90 is the most expensive and most decked out Volvo. It can go toe to toe with a Range Rover Sport and it does this without the flashy badging.
Volvo Australia financing
Volvos tend to premium-priced vehicles, so by comparing car loans, you could save hundreds of dollars over the agreement. Compare new car loans below. You could save even more by comparing car insurance options and reading our guides too.
More guides on Finder
Volvo XC40 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid Review
We really liked the combustion-engine-only XC40 when we drove it earlier in the year, so how does this plug-in hybrid compare considering you do pay a premium for the Recharge version?