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.
Both petrol engines come with a six-speed automatic gearbox as standard, while the diesels are also available with a six-speed manual.
Every model comes with plenty of standard safety equipment, including six airbags, anti-whiplash seats, electronic brake assist and stability control, just to mention a few.
The entry-level S-spec cars also get alloy wheels and climate and cruise control, while SE adds powered seats, auto wipers and electric folding mirrors. SE Lux brings heated leather seats and parking sensors, and R-Design models get a sporty bodykit with 18in alloys and firmer suspension.