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
16 Aug 2018 9:13 | Last updated: 17 Sep 2018 15:53

  • 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 15,955 Official economy 62.8mpg Test economy 38.6mpg CO2 emissions 117g/km 0-62mph 8.1sec Top speed 130mph Power 187bhp Insurance group 28E


16 August 2018 – remote control

I have a Volvo On Call app on my phone that lets me track my XC60’s whereabouts. It also tells me if the doors are unlocked, or if routine maintenance is required, as well as the car’s mileage and mpg figures. And the SOS and emergency assist devices that come with it could potentially be immensely useful tools to have in a crisis.

On top of that, on later versions of the car you can use the app to start the engine up and set the climate control remotely, which must be a source of great pleasure if you know someone else is out driving your car, wondering why it’s suddenly getting so hot as you turn up the heat!

Used Volvo XC60 long-term test review

In cooler news, a recent trip to the tip to dispose of an old fridge was a piece of cake. The XC60's rear seats fold down easily and leave a more or less flat boot floor and, despite the considerable height of the car, it’s not too much of a stretch up to load and unload.

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