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Volvo XC60 T8 AWD in the How To Cars endurance test

Hello, AUTO BILD, why do you actually disassemble your endurance test car at the end? That hurts your soul, you could just keep driving the cars… Hello, readers, if we didn’t disassemble our endurance testers, we wouldn’t be able to spot all the quirks! Which brings us to the middle of the workshop.

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* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the electricity consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guideline on Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www .dat.de).


Here is the body shell of our Volvo XC60, mileage 102,007, the guy was a loyal companion on long-distance tours across Europe for a little over two years. But we have to rewind a bit, everything back to the beginning. On January 14, 2020, the SUV went into service in the AUTO BILD underground car park. Our long-term tester: a T8, i.e. plug-in hybrid with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine and 303+14 hp and an 87-hp electric motor on the rear axle, which results in a system output of 392 hp.

Volvo XC60 T8 in the endurance test: a lot of money for the middle class

The basic price of the T8 used to be 75,150 euros, ours is “full house”, once everything costs 92,290 euros. Uff, so much money for a middle class! The XC60 measures 4.69 meters and plays in the BMW X3 league. And it’s so different. Our tire expert Henning Klipp remarked on the way to wintry Sweden: “Great long-distance car, comfortable seats with many adjustment options, great ride comfort, quiet engine.” Other testers noted in the logbook: “Fabulous interior with a first-class appearance”, which editor Malte Büttner confirmed again shortly before the end of the endurance test: “This Volvo does not age, the leather on the seats, the plastics, the carpet – everything is still in the condition of a demonstration vehicle .”
Volvo XC60 T8 AWD

From Hamburg to Italy, the XC60 drives comfortably – but also with Super 95 and double-digit consumption.


We at AUTO BILD find that other manufacturers can still learn something, in terms of material appearance Volvo sets the bar very high. Unfortunately not in other areas, keyword multimedia. We can bend the voice control right away, too cumbersome. All-wheel drive expert Rolf Klein recognized other weaknesses: “These small tiles on the display are an impertinence and thwart Volvo’s safety requirements.”

The first plug-in hybrid that AUTO BILD sent over 100,000 kilometers

How good that the Swedes have reacted, equipping all new ones with infotainment based on Google. But much more interesting is the drive, and here we are at the heart of this test: old Swede – very modern! The XC60 is the first plug-in hybrid that AUTO BILD has ever driven more than 100,000 kilometers. Two things can be observed. First of all, it’s great fun, the T8 pushes as if it were a sports car. 640 Nm system torque, in 6.0 seconds to 100, and that in a 2.2-ton SUV – respect.

Second, the guy drinks while traveling. Yes, plug-in, i.e. plug for electricity. Theoretically, more than 50 kilometers are electrically in it with a consumption of 2.5 liters of Super per 100 kilometers. In practice, the battery was dead after 30 kilometers, and when you step on the brush, chase it across the highway, it takes double digits.

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Operating Costs/Guarantees (fixed costs per year)

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Liability 19 (100%, SF 5)*

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Fully comprehensive 24 (€300 SB, SF 5)*

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Partial coverage 21 (€150 SB, SF 5)*

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Road tax (Euro 6d-Temp-EVAP-ISC)

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Fuel costs for 101,134 km

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10335.88 liters Super (= 10.2 l/100 km)

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inspection costs (including oil change)

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30,000km

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60,000km

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90,000km

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tire costs (including assembly)

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1 set of summer tires 235/55 R 19 Michelin Latitude Sport 3

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1 set of winter tires 235/55 R 19ContiWinterContact TS 850P

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prices/depreciation

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Test car price 01/19 (incl. extras)

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Current original price (incl. extras)***

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Estimate 05/22

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Depreciation of the test car

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Total cost for two years

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at 101,134 km

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Cost per km

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Cost per km with depreciation

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For relaxed drivers 10, for sports fans up to 15 liters. Let’s agree on it: Anyone who commutes 30 kilometers to work and back every day and regularly recharges electricity is stingy with the fuel, on the AUTO BILD test round the bottom line is 8.7 liters. So saving through hybrid? AUTO BILD boss Tom Drechsler says: “The battery empties too quickly, even in the city, despite recuperation, consumption is too high – even compared to petrol engines without a hybrid.”

Before dismantling, the XC60 still has a straight A on the list

But you wanted to know why we take apart cars. At this point we have to take stock: According to the logbook, we missed two negative points for the XC60 – because of the cumbersome multimedia and the high consumption. So he goes to the dismantling with a straight 1. DEKRA engineer Marcus Constantin takes a very close look. And find something. For example, incipient corrosion on the edges and welds of the front and rear axle supports, a few chafed areas on the underbody that are showing the first signs of rust.

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acceleration

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0-50km/h

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0-100/-130km/h

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0-160km/h

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intermediate sprint

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60-100km/h

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80-120km/h

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braking distance

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from 100 km/h cold

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from 100 km/h warm

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interior noise

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at 50 km/h

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at 100 km/h

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at 130 km/h

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Test consumption – CO2

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Not pretty, but not a cause for concern either, a good workshop will eliminate this during inspection. More serious is the following: The exhaust manifold gasket is leaking on cylinder one, the monolith on the first catalytic converter is broken, that on cat two shows slight cracks. There are two penalty points for the manifold and five for the cat.

Constantin: “You only hear it under full load, it can still be 20,000 kilometers or even 200,000.” Too bad, there could have been more. So we have to state: Twelve mistakes, the 1 became a 2+. The DEKRA man’s assessment: “Apart from these points, the overall condition of the car, based on the distance covered during the endurance test, is unobjectionable.” We say: who disassembles, sees more.

Volvo XC60 failure points max.

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reliability

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broken down

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engine/transmission damage

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Defective drive/functional parts

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Additional short workshop visit

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Additional multi-day workshop stay

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Defects and special work (radio/navigation/liquids etc.)

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Defective small parts (lamps etc.)

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Long-term quality (from dismantling)

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Body (preservation, paint, carpets, panels)

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Engine (performance, tightness, deposits, running marks)

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Transmission (tightness, abrasion, condition, clutch)

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Exhaust system (condition, cat, suspension, shielding plates)

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Chassis (axles, suspension, steering, attachment)

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Electrics (cables, plugs, control units, fuses)

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Daily Score/Driving

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From the entries in the logbook

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total points

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grade

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