Used Volvo XC60 2008 - 2017 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Our recommendations

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)

Our recommendations

Which used Volvo XC60 4x4 should I buy?

There are two petrol options to choose from: the T5 and T6. The T5 has a turbocharged 2.0-litre five-cylinder engine developing 236bhp, while the T6 uses a 3.0-litre V6, which initially produced 281bhp, before being uprated to 299bhp in 2011. However, while all of these engines let the XC60 accelerate quickly, the T6s get through fuel even faster.

For that reason you’re better off choosing one of the diesels; these range from an economical 2.0-litre-engined car, badged Drive, to the gutsy D5. This engine was revised in 2010 and 2012, with power rising from 185bhp to 205bhp and then 211bhp. But, in truth, the 2.0-litre offers all the performance you need.