Used Volvo XC60 long-term test review

Does buying a nearly new example of the old Volvo XC60 make more sense than spending more on the new model, and how does its 10-year-old design stand up now? We've got six months to find out...

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Mark Pearson
17 May 2018 07:53 | Last updated: 12 Jul 2018 11:07

  • The car 2017 Volvo XC60 D4 SE Nav
  • Run by Mark Pearson, used cars deputy editor
  • Why it’s here To find out if a recently replaced one-year-old used SUV, with a design that's now a few years old, can make a sound alternative to the new model
  • Needs to Cope with a variety of uses, including daily commuting, motorway journeys, school runs and family life, as well as proving itself against its younger, fresher rivals

Price when new £32,865 Value on arrival £24,500 Value now £24,500 Miles on arrival 8620 Mileage now 11,995 Official economy 62.8mpg Test economy 39.6mpg Emissions 117g/km CO2 0-62mph 8.1sec Top speed 130mph Power 187bhp Insurance group 28E


17 May 2018 – Snow and servicing

After 12,000 miles and a year on the road, our XC60 has had its first service. It was a painless affair, carried out at our local dealership, MKG3000 in Twickenham, and the XC60 came through with flying colours.

This service is something that would normally have been done as part of the comprehensive Volvo Selekt package before we picked the car up, but it was deliberately left off so that we could experience the servicing set-up first hand. By chance, it also gave us the opportunity to set right a couple of paintwork and trim blemishes caused by someone rather too enthusiastically loading the car with paving slabs.

In other news, the XC60 has successfully tackled snow. Our car may only be front-wheel drive, rather than the full-fat four-wheel drive some XC60s are, but this particular driver from Surrey, in a perpetual hurry, emerged from a flurry without any undue worry. And you can't say fairer than that.

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