Used Volvo XC60 cars for sale

We've got a fantastic selection of used Volvo XC60 cars for sale. Every second hand Volvo XC60 has a full history check and has been through a thorough mechanical inspection. All our Volvo XC60 cars are available only from trusted dealers, are all less than nine years old and come with a 14-day returns guarantee*

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Used Volvo XC60 pros and cons

+ Cool interior design

+ Sleek, upmarket exterior

+ Loads of safety technology

- Pretty boring to drive

- Boot isn’t the biggest

- Infotainment system is far from intuitive

Is a used Volvo XC60 a good car?

The premium SUV market is a crowded one, but the Volvo XC60 cuts a dash from the predictable styling of alternatives thanks to smart exterior styling and a slick, minimalist interior. As the mid-sized SUV in Volvo’s three-car SUV line-up, it’s something of a Goldilocks car when it comes to size and practicality.

When the second generation went on sale in 2017, it sported the now-iconic Thor’s Hammer headlight design that gives all Volvos a unique presence on the road. It’s a similar story at the rear, with the prominent hook-shaped tail lights.

Volvo didn’t put all its effort into the exterior, though, because the interior is arguably even more impressive. There’s a real sense of cool and calm from the minimalist design and cool colour palette. The infotainment screen looks great but it’s not particularly intuitive to navigate its myriad menus.

The cabin is otherwise lovely, with big, comfortable seats and lots of leg and headroom in the back, where you can easily fit three adults. The boot is likely roomy enough for most at 468 litres, but most competitors have more capacity – the Audi Q5, Mercedes GLC and BMW X3, for example.

You can’t really go wrong with the engines, which are all strong and economical enough. Petrol is likely the best all-rounder for most, but if you do really big miles, the diesel might work out cheaper in the long run. There’s also plug-in hybrid options that will be cheap to run if you can keep them charged, but cost a bit more to buy.

Whichever engine you go for, the XC60 is a relaxing car to drive. Sure, it’s not the most fun in corners and it can get a little jiggly in town if you have big alloy wheels, but out on the motorway it’s one of the most comfortable ways to pile on miles.

Regardless of all that, one of the XC60’s biggest selling points, as with any Volvo, is the safety kit on offer. It’s one of the safest SUVs on sale and that makes it particularly appealing as a family car.

What to look for when buying a used Volvo XC60

If you want the best ride quality, look out for the air suspension upgrade. Unfortunately, it’s a very rare box to have been ticked, but the good news is the standard suspension rides well enough.

It’s also worth knowing that entry-level Momentum trims are very well-equipped, so unless you really want the sporty looks of R-Design or pricey upgrades in Inscription, the best value is found in the cheapest version.

When test driving the car, ask to see the long-term fuel economy figures. There have been reports of disgruntled owners who have seen a big difference between the official figures and those seen in the real world.

Otherwise there’s very little else to note when buying a used Volvo XC60, which has always scored well for reliability in ownership surveys. So complete the typical basic used car buying checks, such as looking for exterior bodywork damage and any interior fittings that have come loose, checking the electrics work properly and making sure it drives straight and true with no unusual sounds.

Volvo XC60 FAQs

Yes, the Volvo XC60 is only available with four-wheel drive.

The Volvo XC60’s boot capacity is 468 litres with the seats up and 1,395 litres with the seats down.

No, the Volvo XC60 is only offered with five seats. The larger XC90 is available with seven seats, though.

The Volvo XC60 is 4,708mm long, 1,999mm wide and 1,658mm tall.

The Volvo XC60 weighs about 1,700kg.

The 2.0-litre petrol is the best all-rounder, but the 2.0-litre diesel could appeal to those who do really high miles as it could work out cheaper in the long run. Plug-in hybrids cost a bit more to buy but, if you can keep the battery charged, will offer very low running costs on short journeys.

The Volvo XC60 is made at the firm’s Torslanda factory in its home country of Sweden.

The Volvo XC60 has proved a very reliable premium SUV, scoring well in ownership surveys.

As a premium/luxury car, the XC60 tends to depreciate more than you might see from more mainstream models. Newer models will lose value a bit more quickly than older versions, so it’s an opportunity to get a great deal on a nearly new model. You will probably lose a bit less when it comes to selling your car by buying an older example in the first place, though.

The Volvo XC60 is a fantastic SUV and makes for an excellent family car because it’s spacious (without being too huge) and incredibly safe. With a classy cabin, decent reliability record and good choice of engines, the XC60 makes a great case for itself.

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