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)

Advice for buyers

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

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

Go for examples with a full service history, and pay for a vehicle check to ensure there’s no outstanding finance on the car or 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

Volvo is presently in the process of recalling around 70,000 cars in the UK fitted with a 2.0-litre diesel engine, over 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, if the engine warning light illuminates, or if the engine hesitates under acceleration. Read our news story on this for further information or contact Volvo directly on 01628 854 210.

Is a used Volvo XC60 4x4 reliable?