What used Volvo XC90 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Entry to the XC90 club starts at around £30,000, at the time of writing. For this you’ll get a 2015 car, petrol or diesel, with an average mileage for the year and a full service history, probably from a private seller or trader. Step up to £31,000 to £34,000 and you’ll pick up the same car from an independent dealer, while £35,000 to £40,000 should secure you a 2016 car, again either the T6 petrol or D5 diesel, with an average mileage. Expect to pay nearer £50,000 for a 2017 car or a T8 hybrid model.
It’s the hybrid model that produces the best on-paper average claimed fuel figures, at a remarkable 134.5mpg. To achieve this, the T8 will have to fit into your lifestyle, and it’s unlikely that in the real world you’ll be able to get anywhere near that figure. The T6 petrol engine helps the XC90 show a claimed average of 34.9mpg, and the diesel-engined D5 is inevitably higher at 49.6mpg. Note that as all models cost in excess of £40,000, those registered after April 2017 will attract a higher-tax VED rate. However, the T8 hybrid model, if registered before that date, will be exempt from road tax.
Volvo Service Plans are designed to spread servicing costs on an interest-free monthly basis. For cars aged up to four years old plans can be taken out for two, three, four, five and six years and each plan provides you with the required number of services dependent on your mileage profile and the specification of your Volvo.