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Used Volvo V60 2018-present review

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Used Volvo V60 2018-present review
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What's the used Volvo V60 estate like?

If looks were all, the Volvo V60 would be a winner. Like many modern Volvos, it has immense style which, unlike the previous-generation 2011-2018 Volvo V60 estate, doesn't come at the expense of practicality. 

This generation of the V60 is so much better in this regard that, thanks to this and a more premium interior, takes on other used estate rivals such as the Mercedes C-Class Estate, Audi A4 Avant and BMW 3 Series Touring with verve, and it now makes a good-value used buy. 

Even the entry-level Momentum model gets many luxuries, such as a sat-nav, LED lights, a powered tailgate and a 12.3in digital instrument display. Momentum Pro adds leather trim inside, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, adaptive LED headlights and a head-up display. R-Design is for those wanting something sporty, because it has lowered suspension, larger (18in) alloy wheels and gloss black exterior pieces. Inscription is the even more luxurious model, with wood inlays inside and plenty of chrome outside, while Pro adds 19in alloy wheels and ventilated seats with nappa leather.

The plug-in hybrid Polestar Engineered T8 version has 19in alloys, a heated steering wheel, an upgraded Harman Kardon sound system and a set of expensive Ohlins adjustable dampers and a bespoke suspension tune.

Later, post-2022 cars trimmed the trims to just Plus and Ultimate. 

With many illustrious rivals in the mix, the V60 needs to be decent to drive. Fortunately, it is. As long as you stick to the standard suspension setup and either 17in or 18in alloy wheels, it strikes a great balance between ride comfort and precise handling. Larger 19in wheels are best paired with the sportier suspension of R-Design models, because the adaptive dampers fitted to some V60s can't cope with vertical movements very well.

Despite weighing some 300kg more than the regular V60, the T8 hybrid (particularly in Polestar Engineered form) doesn't lose its composure over rough, bumpy roads and is actually rather agile.

Not to be outdone by the competition, you can personalise your driving experience with the various driving modes available. You can make the steering lighter or heavier, alter the brake pedal feel and also make the accelerator response sharper.