Volvo Road Tests

It may have a design that echoes back to Volvos of the past, but this is very much a Volvo of the future.
Fri, 03 Nov 2006
With its metal folding roof, the Volvo C70 is both a coupe and a convertible.
Tue, 06 Jun 2006
Volvo has upped its game with the latest V40 and its a revelation compared to the outgoing car.
Sat, 01 Nov 2003
While the S80 does not worry the BMW 5 Series for dynamic ability, the Volvo does not pretend to be the last word in handling finesse.
Tue, 12 Dec 2006
Volvo's executive saloon gets the low CO2 treatment with emissions under 120g/km. But does that compromise performance?
Mon, 01 Aug 2011
It may not be a real 4x4 model, but don't let that put you off - the beefy looking V40 Cross Country is polished, comfortable and pleasant to drive.
Tue, 05 Feb 2013
The new V40 hatchback is a premium hatch that Volvo hopes will offer something different to the competition thanks to its Scandinavian design.
Thu, 12 Jul 2012
The stylish V50 estate may not be as big as the traditional Volvo estate, but it handles far better.
Sun, 22 Feb 2004
Don't want an SUV? The Volvo V60 Cross Country is a beefed-up 4x4 estate that feels like it could tackle anything.
Fri, 01 Mar 2019
Is the pumped-up, pseudo-offroad version of the V60 worth £5000 more than a Skoda Octavia Scout?
Tue, 15 Mar 2016
The Volvo V60 doesn't shout about its abilities. In many ways, it's just a Volvo V90 that's shrunk in the wash#.
Thu, 24 May 2018
The V60 gets a new D4 engine designed to maximise economy and lower emissions.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014
Volvo's V60 Plug-In Hybrid has emissions of just 48g/km coupled with refinement, quality and luxury. But is the steep £45,000 price tag justified?
Thu, 04 Apr 2013
After a five year flirtation with high-performance concepts, Volvo has finally broken its hot hatch taboo and created the V60 Polestar.
Tue, 13 May 2014
Bbigger, heavier and stronger car than the previous V70, can this model compete with the likes of BMW?
Thu, 21 Jun 2007
More than 20 years since the introduction of the first Cross Country badged V70, Volvo has renewed its outdoorsy credentials with the launch of the V90 Cross Country.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017
Volvo can't claim to have invented the estate but over the last sixty years it's certainly championed them more than most.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016
It doesn’t feel like the XC40 is trying to keep up with its rivals – instead Volvo is doing things its own way.
Mon, 27 Nov 2017
You can’t really overstate the desirability of the XC40. Its bluff, boxy shape, angular contrasting roof makes it stand out.
Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Volvo seems to be getting to grips with the art of making stylish yet practical and safe cars .
Mon, 29 Sep 2008
Volvo is introducing mild hybrid power to its popular XC60 line-up. Is it one step ahead of the competition?
Wed, 18 Sep 2019
The new 2017 Volvo XC60 is big and bold, but is it good enough to match its German SUV rivals?
Mon, 22 May 2017
Volvo has launched its first ever big 4x4 and the results are mightily impressive...
Sat, 17 Aug 2002
It's been a long time coming but the new XC90 has been well worth the wait.
Thu, 26 Feb 2015
The a Twin-Engine T8 plug-in hybrid XC90 is far from cheap but does make a case for itself as the ultimate PHEV.
Mon, 22 Feb 2016
 

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