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Top Volvo Certified Pre-Owned Models: XC60, XC90 and S60

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Less expensive than a new car but covered by a factory warranty and manufacturer-certified to be in proper working order, a certified used vehicle can be a great choice for the buyer looking to get more for less.

2019 Volvo XC60 SUV

  • Starting Price When New: $42,495
  • CPO Fair Purchase Price at Publish Date: $39,330
  • Kelley Blue Book Rating: 4.3

2019 XC60 Enhancements

Fully redesigned for the 2018 model year, the 2019 XC60 also received a handful of updates. A more affordable front-drive version was new for the 2019 Volvo XC60 range. Volvo also added the ability to disable the vehicle’s engine start/stop system by default, and a new Harman Kardon audio system was offered.

2019 XC60 Lineup

Three primary trims were offered for the 2019 Volvo XC60: Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription. The base model, the XC60 Momentum, still feels upscale thanks to features like a turbocharged engine, panoramic moonroof, dual-zone climate control, 10-way power front seats, LED headlights, power tailgate, 18-inch alloy wheels, plus a 9-inch vertically oriented touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration.

Upgrading to the XC60 R-Design nets leather seating, blind-spot monitoring, a power-folding rear seat, perpendicular and parallel parking assist, navigation, and the new-for-2019 Harman Kardon audio system. The Inscription model is the top of the line, with quadruple-zone climate control and driftwood cabin inlays among its many niceties, as well as the option to add a Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system, heated rear seats and steering wheel, massaging front seats, and larger wheels.

A range of powertrains were offered in the 2019 XC60, including a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder (XC60 T5), a turbo- and supercharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (XC60 T6), and a turbo- and supercharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with plug-in hybrid (XC60 T8).

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2019 Volvo XC90 SUV

2018 Volvo XC90 T8 R-design

  • Starting price when new: $48,195
  • CPO Fair Purchase Price at Publish Date: $41,500
  • Kelley Blue Book Rating: 4.5

2019 XC90 Enhancements

The Volvo XC90’s handsome design and advanced powertrains are still near the cutting edge, and for the 2019 model year, Volvo made the three-row/7-passenger seating layout standard across the XC90 range. Also new for 2019 was a safety feature called Oncoming Mitigation by Braking, a new Harman Kardon audio system, and the ability to default the engine stop/start system to “off”.

2019 XC90 Lineup

As Volvo’s flagship SUV, the XC90 is offered in three trim specifications: Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription. The XC90 Momentum, though nominally the base model, is nonetheless well equipped, with Volvo’s Pilot Assist driver assistance system and other active safety features like blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping, and new-for-2019 oncoming collision mitigation feature all standard. Leatherette upholstery and 10-way power front seats, a panoramic moonroof, a 9-inch touchscreen multimedia system with navigation, and a 10-speaker, 330-watt audio system round out the 2019 XC90 Momentum’s highlights. The 2019 XC90 R-Design adds a leather interior, 12.3-inch digital dashboard, larger wheels, an upgraded Harman Kardon audio system, and more. Step up to the top-of-the-line XC90 Inscription to add Nappa leather upholstery, ventilated front seats, and the option to upgrade to a Bowers & Wilkins audio system, air suspension, and more.

Three powertrains were offered in the 2019 Volvo XC90, starting with the T5, a 250-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder. The middle option was the T6, adding a supercharger to the turbocharged 4-cylinder. The top-tier powertrain offering was the T8, adding a plug-in hybrid system to the supercharged and turbocharged 4-cylinder, and capable of up to 17 miles of electric-only range.

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2019 Volvo S60 Sedan

  • Starting price when new: $36,795
  • CPO Fair Purchase Price at Publish Date: $26,363
  • Kelley Blue Book Rating: 4.6

2019 S60 Enhancements

The Volvo S60 was totally redesigned for 2019.

2019 S60 Lineup

Like other Volvos, the 2019 Volvo S60 was offered in three trim variants: Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription. All models share the Sensus Connect touchscreen interface, a panoramic sunroof, as well as City Safety with Steering Support, the latter helping to mitigate or prevent accidents with pedestrians, cyclists, and other road users and animals. The R-Design adds performance-oriented looks and a choice of all-wheel drive instead of the standard front-wheel drive; the AWD system brings the T8 hybrid powertrain with it. Opt for the S60 Inscription and you’ll get a more luxury-focused treatment, with bright chrome exterior trim and driftwood interior inlays as well as four-zone climate control and other cabin amenities.

Three engines were offered in the 2019 S60, all paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The base T5 is a 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. The upgrade T6 adds a supercharger to the turbocharger for a total of 316 horsepower, while the T8 adds a plug-in hybrid system good for 313 total horsepower and all-electric range of up to 21 miles.

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Why should I buy a Volvo Certified Pre-Owned vehicle?

The Volvo Certified Pre-Owned program is a great way to ensure you get a reliable used Volvo. In addition to up to 1 year of CPO warranty, Volvo has no mileage limit to its CPO warranty coverage. Other benefits of Volvo’s CPO program include 24-hour roadside assistance and a 90-day satellite radio subscription on equipped cars. All Volvo CPO vehicles are subject to a 170-point inspection by Volvo-trained technicians, and must be less than 5 years old and below 80,000 miles in order to qualify. Volvo does offer extended CPO warranty coverage up to 10 years/unlimited miles, for an extra fee, and all CPO warranty coverage is fully transferable without a fee.


  • Nelson Ireson

    Nelson Ireson is an automotive author and enthusiast with more than 15 years experience covering the industry, reporting news, and evaluating vehicles. His work has appeared in print or web for Car and Driver, Road & Track, Motor Trend, and Automobile, as well as Autoblog, Motor Authority, and Green Car Reports, and, once, he provided the answer for one of the segments on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! He reports for KBB from Long Beach, California.