What used Volvo XC90 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Entry to the XC90 club starts at around £20,000. For this you’ll get a 2015 or early 2016 car, petrol or diesel, with mileage north of 100,000 and a full service history, probably from a private seller or trader. Step up to between £25,000 and £27,000 and you’ll pick up a similar 2016, or maybe even a 2017, car from an independent dealer with mileage south of 100,000, while £28,000 should secure you a 2017 car again either the T6 petrol or D5 diesel. Expect to pay upwards of £31,500 for a 2018 or 2019 car or £38,500 for a later mild hybrid car. The T8 hybrid models start at around £28,000, although most with lower mileage tend to be closer to the £35,000. Expect to spend £40,000 and upwards on a 2020 or 2021 car, and over £50,000 on a 2022 model.
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Under the newer WLTP tests, the diesel-engined B5 is returns an official 44.1mpg; the B5 petrol 32.5mpg and the B6 30.7mpg.
Not all the engine options available in the XC90 were available before the 1 April 2017 tax change, so we’re only concentrating on the ones that were here.
The T8 has the lowest emissions on paper of 49g/km, followed by the D5 diesel at 149g/km. Going for the T6 petrol increases the CO2 output to 184g/km.
Please note that, since all models cost in excess of £40,000, those registered after April 2017 will attract a higher-tax VED rate. Fortunately, this yearly additional fee only lasts between the second and sixth years of the vehicle's age, then it goes back to the flat-rate fee. The fees are currently £165 a year for the VED (£155 a year for the hybrid) and £355 a year for the luxury tax. Road tax for all models registered before this date will vary depending on the emissions the engine produces (see above for more information), with the T8 hybrid model being exempt from road tax. To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here for further information.
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, with each plan covering you for the appropriate number of services to fit your mileage profile and the specification of your Volvo.
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