Used Guide: 2018+ Volvo XC60
Tips and tricks to find the best used XC60 that you can
Model-year 2017 saw the introduction of an all-new Volvo XC60, as the automaker brought their mid-range crossover in line with its freshly-rebooted siblings.
Now built on the same Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) as other Volvo models, the XC60 entered its second generation with the brand’s latest powertrain tech, safety innovations, and design.
All models ran a 2-litre four-cylinder engine that was available in various performance levels, enabled by the use of power-adding features like a turbocharger, supercharger, and gas-electric hybrid system. Each engine choice was designated by a letter-number combination.
Capable of about 30 kilometres of all-electric driving per charge in ideal conditions, the highest-performing XC60 is also capable of fuel-free operation on shorter trips, which enables fuel-free commuting and errands on the daily for many owners.
Look for a flexible and comfortable cabin, comfortable seating, a powerful touch-screen infotainment system, an available Bowers and Wilkins stereo system, panoramic moonroof, power tailgate, climate-controlled leather seating, and more.
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Many Volvo XC60 shoppers have complained of poor weather sealing around the rear door openings, which can allow large amounts of road salt, dirt, mud, sand, and other debris to gather against the weather seal inside of the door panel.
Though this debris doesn’t make it into the cabin, it can wind up on clothing that passes by the door’s edge during entry and exit, and this sort of buildup can trap moisture and corrosive salt against the inner door, inviting rust over time.
Check this area on your test drive carefully for signs of buildup, rust, damage to the paint or nearby weather seal, and be sure to treat the area to regular rinsing and cleaning during ownership, especially during winter months.
Some shoppers have complained of irritating highway-speed vibrations from the XC60 that may be difficult and frustrating to diagnose. Most have not.