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Used Volvo XC60 2008 - 2017 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: What is it like?

Volvo XC60 (08 - 17)
  • Volvo XC60 (08 - 17)
  • Volvo XC60 (08 - 17)
  • Volvo XC60 (08 - 17)
  • Volvo XC60 (08 - 17)
  • Volvo XC60 (08 - 17)
  • Volvo XC60 (08 - 17)
  • Volvo XC60 (08 - 17)
  • Volvo XC60 (08 - 17)
  • Volvo XC60 (08 - 17)
  • Volvo XC60 (08 - 17)
Used Volvo XC60 2008 - 2017 review
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What's the used Volvo XC60 4x4 like?

Highly successful from its 2008 launch through to its eventual replacement in 2017, the Volvo XC60 is a large SUV that rivals cars such as the Audi Q5 and BMW X3.

Its success wasn't surprising. It came with a classy looking and well-made interior, offered good practicality for a family of five and had a wide range of engines and trims to choose from.

Most versions of the XC60 have a comfortable ride, while the optional four-wheel drive system boosts traction when needed, before reverting to predominantly front-wheel drive, which helps save fuel.

The XC60 also grips well in corners, but the comparatively soft suspension allows a lot of body lean and the steering feels somewhat numb. The sportier R-Design trim has firmer suspension to reduce body lean, but that's at the expense of some comfort.

Think of the XC60 as more of a lifestyle SUV that an all out off-roader, so don’t expect it to ascend many mountain sides. However, good ground clearance means it’ll easily cope with the odd over-the-kerb expedition.

If you're interested in buying a used XC60, or any of the other cars mentioned here, check out our used car classified pages here.

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