The holiday where we road tested a Volvo XC60 | mummypinkwellies

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The holiday where we road a Volvo XC60

#8220;In a XC60, tackle any path before you. Whether you#8217;re down Main Street or the side of a mountain, with the XC60 you#8217;ll be doing it in and style.#8221;

As my recent posts have suggested we went on a UK holiday a couple of weeks We stayed near to Maldon in The whole holiday was just

Made even more so by the XC60 we had been loaned for the

I found my two favourite features of car before we even left The power tailgate (or electric to you and I) was brilliant. Just a press of a and it opens and closes. Brilliant.

My favourite was the motorised drivers It store up to 3 positions (it moved the the height, the tilt of the base of the even the wing mirrors). is a brilliant bonus when you such different height and drivers as me and Daddypinkwellies.

One touch of a and the seat was adjusted to each of our

Now, anyone who knows me that I simply cannot light. It just doesn#8217;t I like to plan for every so suitcases full of clothes for weather, wet weather, freezing were packed. Tonnes of and craft activities for rainy Littlebit#8217;s trike.

Daddypinkwellies clubs. A small library of for me to read. Boxes of food I had collected over the months to us pennies once there. All of had to fit in the car.

This was it#8217;s test. Unfortunately it didn#8217;t this one. Though a large boot, it just large enough. I am very when Littlebit is in the car. I pack above the window in the boot and I don#8217;t like stuff up on the back seat to her so it didn#8217;t stand much of a really.

It wasn#8217;t a very test though as we were an awful lot. The golf and trike had to be sent over to and Grandad#8217;s to go in their car but we were for the rest.

Littlebit was very comfortable in the surrounded by her toys for entertainment on the 3.5 drive.

The car had it#8217;s second the day after we arrived when we did the shop for the 5 of us. It didn#8217;t even the sides!

It was a much larger car I was anticipating. Daddypinkwellies is 6ft 5ins so you can see the of it in this photo below, and the in-laws Vauxhall Zafira that.

Though large it drove like a much car. It was incredibly easy to though not as easy to park if honest. Thank goodness for and rear parking sensors!

it feels like a smaller car you have the height and all the added of a larger 4 x 4 in this car. On one we hit the causeway for Mersea Island at tide. In a smaller car we wouldn#8217;t dared cross, but we had no fears in the It handled the crossing just (and was a lot of fun!)

The safety of the XC60 were good and The model we borrowed had a #8220;Blind Indicator System#8221;. A little red by each of your wing that lights as something into your blind and if you#8217;re indicating to pull out and something in your blind it will flash.

I initially thought this annoy me but it was quite subtle and really useful.

The #8220;Collision with Full Auto and Pedestrian Detection#8221; I#8217;m could come in handy if you someone braking ahead, or runs out infront of your However I actually found it of a hindrance. It went off a number of a great bright red flash in your eye line (at the bottom of the on the front of the dash board) and of those times was I about to hit

I may have got slightly closer to a than the car would have but I didn#8217;t hit a thing. So I wasn#8217;t mad on this feature. However, it can you from hitting something if reactions aren#8217;t quite enough.

I also didn#8217;t the #8220;Lane Departure Warning#8221;. is an audible alarm that off if you cross a white line indicating. Ok on the motorway maybe but not driving around town you are constantly meandering over the lines to avoid parked

The good thing is that all of features are easy enough to on and off, either by buttons on the or through the settings menu for the All of these features gave me the that the car is designed for drivers who aren#8217;t as alert a driver as I am? It seemed to be warning me about or other I was already aware of.

The Cruise Control with Assist#8221; was great. You set your speed and minimum distance the car infront and the car does the rest. would be even better in an model as then all you#8217;d to do is steer!

The car also has #8220;Road Information#8221; so if you miss the speed on a particular road it is displayed on the anyway.

Daddypinkwellies favourite was the #8220;Active High Beam#8221;. A you can put your lights on which it automatically dips and puts on full beam at night. How this I do not know but it keeps the as bright as possible and just them out for the approaching car, or the car

When I was trying to explain to a friend the other day the other way I describe it was that it#8217;s there#8217;s a little man inside headlights who holds up a piece of the shape of the approaching car infront of headlight so they#8217;re not blinded but so the rest of the road is highlighted as as possible. You can actually see a blacked out as you drive. It#8217;s bizarre but clever.

The thing I miss having a larger estate / MPV / type car is the boot. The fact it doesn#8217;t have a lip and you can use it to sit in to change shoes, picnic in if it#8217;s use the potty in (we did this ALOT) is for families.

It#8217;s great for regular (for us) DIY store / store runs too. You can fit a of larger items in the boot no

There are lots of family features too, including in booster seats for older Brilliant idea and saves you the booster seats in and out of cars, it just pops up out of the seat.

The multimedia system and Sat Nav were to use. Once hooked up to my it would automatically connect and I play anything through my

We also averaged 36mpg so it was more economical than I was too.

At an on the road price from £30,735 it#8217;s not a car (the model we were with was closer to £40,000 all the extras) but I certainly wouldn#8217;t say no to one. It is a beautiful machine. giving it back I keep them around and lusting them.

There#8217;s a lot to love this car. If you are after a vehicle I would definitely you take one for a test drive!

is a review post. We were with a Volvo XC60 for 10 for the purpose of this review. All are my own.

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