Used Volvo XC60 2008 - 2017 review


(2008 - 2017)
Volvo XC60 (08 - 17)
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What alternatives should I consider to a used Volvo XC60 4x4?

The XC60 faces tough competition from premium brands such as Audi and BMW while the Nissan Qashqai offers similar qualities for a lot less money.

BMW’s second-generation X3 has been around since 2010 and continues to win plaudits for its all-round capabilities. It's one of the best-driving SUVs, has a high-quality interior and is comparatively cheap to run. SE trim provides you with lots of standard equipment.

Audi’s Q5 comes with four-wheel drive as standard, is practical, well made, quiet and holds its value well. It’s also decent to drive, although it’s not the cheapest to run and the offset clutch pedal can annoy in manual cars.

As for the Qashqai, it’s the UK’s best-selling SUV for a good reason. It might not have the badge appeal of the other cars here, but it makes up for that by being one of the best all-rounders on the road. It's has a well-designed interior, excellent build quality and offers superb refinement. It’s also much cheaper to buy and run than its premium-brand rivals.

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Volvo XC60 (08 - 17)
Volvo XC60 (08 - 17)
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The Volvo XC60 is a family-friendly SUV that puts comfort before handling and comes well equipped.

  • Comfortable ride
  • Classy interior
  • Safe
  • Numb steering
  • Fiddly sat-nav
  • Thirsty petrol engines