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Used Volvo XC60 2008-2017 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

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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Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Volvo XC60 4x4?

The XC60 was facelifted in 2013, and exterior changes included changes to the front grille, headlights and tail lights, and the removal of some external black cladding. Inside, new materials were introduced, along with revised trims and a 7.0in display.

We advise going for an example with a full service history, and paying for a vehicle check to ensure there’s no outstanding finance on the car and that it hasn’t previously been written off.

Volvo has carried out a few recalls, mainly on early examples. One dealt with an electronic issue related to the fuel pump on petrol models, while another related to the driver’s seatbelt releasing during an accident. Both can be fixed for free by dealers if they haven’t been already.

Potential engine fire

The manufacturer is in the process of recalling around 70,000 cars in the UK fitted with a 2.0-litre diesel engine because of potential engine fires. There isn't a fix at the moment, so owners are being told to pay attention to any unusual smells coming into the interior, the engine warning light illuminating or the engine hesitating under acceleration. For more information read our news story or contact Volvo on 01628 854 210.

Is a used Volvo XC60 4x4 reliable?