XC60 prices have risen sharply compared to the outgoing model (by around £4000), but that still keeps the car broadly in line with the premium rivals it’s up against, and in return for your cash you get plenty of kit.
Of the three trims levels to choose from – Momentum, R-Design and Inscription – we’d say entry-level Momentum will suit most fine.
You still get cruise control, keyless start, automatic lights and wipers, 18in alloys, rear parking sensors, dual-zone climate control, a gorgeous leather interior with heated front seats and a 9.0in portrait-style Sensus infotainment system with DAB radio and sat-nav.
Of course, this is a Volvo, so you get a host of safety features thrown in too. There’s an advanced form of autonomous emergency braking that recognises cars, cyclists and animals and can even help you safely swerve out of the way of oncoming traffic and back onto the correct side of the road, should you need to – while the semi-self-driving Pilot Assist comes as an option.
The latter’s one of the market’s better systems, though not the match of Mercedes’ equivalent by most tester’s estimation.