What used Volvo XC60 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Early models with up to 100,000 miles on the clock are available from £8200 from private sellers and £8500 from trade dealers.
Our favourite XC60 is the D4 Drive SE. A low-mileage 2014 example will cost you around £16,000 at a car supermarket.
How much does it cost to run a Volvo XC60 4x4?
Early versions of the T5 returned 33mpg in official tests. While this improved to 42mpg in cars built after April 2016, an mpg figure in the mid-30s is still more realistic. As for the T6, you’ll do well to top 20mpg.
You’re much better off with a diesel, with the D4 Drive returning an impressive claimed 62.8mpg and emitting just 117g/km of CO2. The least efficient diesel is the early version of the powerful D5, which achieved just 37mpg and emitted 199g/km of CO2. However, this improved to 40 and then 53mpg, while emissions lowered to 183 and then 139g/km following engine updates.
The XC60 isn’t cheap to insure, and owners report that servicing is quite expensive. In addition, the XC60 doesn’t hold its value as well as the Audi Q5 or BMW X3, although this does make it cheaper to buy in the first place.