Best used plug-in hybrid Volvo PCP finance deals

Volvo offers a range of plug-in hybrid models under its Recharge brand. Check out the best deals on Volvo saloon, estate and SUVs below

Gavin Braithwaite-Smith
Feb 21, 2022

Recharge is Volvo’s name for its range of electric and plug-in hybrid cars. If you’re not quite ready to make the switch to a fully electric car, a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) might make sense. You get enough electric range for a typical daily commute - provided you charge the car at home - plus the reassurance of a conventional engine when the battery goes flat.

There are many reasons why you might be considering a plug-in hybrid Volvo. The Scandinavian styling of the brand's cars is effortlessly cool, whether you’re looking at a saloon, estate or SUV models. Then there’s Volvo's interiors, which blend designer chic with supreme comfort to make even boring journeys a pleasure.

Throw into the mix Volvo’s legendary reputation for safety and you can see why these cars are among the most desirable vehicles in the UK. Buying a used plug-in hybrid will ensure you beat the waiting lists for a new car while saving money on the original list price.

Read on to discover more about the Volvo range of plug-in hybrid models, including the S60 and S90 saloons, V60 and V90 estates and XC40, XC60 and XC90 SUVs.

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Volvo S60 Recharge plug-in hybrid deals

Based on styling alone, you can see why someone might choose a Volvo S60 over rivals like the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Audi A4. But there’s more to the S60 than a pretty face and a sophisticated interior, especially if you opt for the Recharge plug-in hybrid model.

The Volvo S60 Recharge T8 Plug-in hybrid, to give it its full name, was formerly known as the S60 T8 Twin Engine, so you can expect to find both names on BuyaCar, depending upon the age of car you're looking at. The combination of a 310hp 2.0-litre petrol engine and 145hp electric motor delivers a rapid 0-62mph time of 4.6 seconds, which is quick enough to rival many sports cars.

Predictably, the eco credentials are even stronger, with the S60 plug-in hybrid capable of delivering up to 55 miles of range from a full charge and CO2 emissions of just 46g/km. The official fuel economy of 141.1mpg to 403mpg might be difficult to achieve, unless you only cover short journeys and charge the car every time you get home, but you might not require the use of the petrol engine if your daily commute is short enough.

The standard specification is extremely generous and includes an eight-speed automatic transmission, dual-zone climate control, nine-inch touchscreen media system, 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, a suite of driver assistance systems and two charging cables. As with all electric cars and plug-in hybrids, the range and economy figures can vary depending upon the age of the car, so it's worth double checking the specific figures for any models you're considering to make sure they meet your needs.

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Volvo V60 Recharge plug-in hybrid deals

The Volvo V60 Recharge T6 Plug-in hybrid, formerly known as the V60 T8 Twin Engine, is the estate version of the S60 saloon. This means its rivals include the BMW 3 Series Touring, Mercedes C-Class Estate and Audi A4 Avant.

With a 2.0-litre petrol engine developing 253hp and an electric motor producing 145hp, it’s not quite as powerful as the S60 plug-in hybrid, but the increased luggage capacity makes it an ideal choice for growing families or drivers after an economical car with a large boot. It also features a reasonably high braked towing capacity of 2,000kg, making it a capable tow car, though you can expect towing anything to dramatically cut your fuel consumption and electric range.

Up to 54.7 miles of electric range is available if you opt for the Inscription model (54.1 miles from the sportier R-Design model), with claimed fuel economy of between 141.1mpg and 352.6mpg. Once again, overnight charging is the key to unlocking the V60’s low running costs, as this enables you to cover as much of your driving as possible using electric power, reducing the amount of petrol the car will burn.

There are two trim levels: R-Design and Inscription. Unlike the non-plug-in hybrid variants, the R-Design doesn’t feature lowered suspension, but you do get sportier styling and a generous level of standard equipment. The Inscription model features a price premium of around £1,000 when new but comes with a more luxurious interior and more upmarket styling.

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Volvo S90 Recharge plug-in hybrid deals

Although the S90 was available with a choice of diesel engines, the current range is limited to the Recharge plug-in hybrid. Formerly known as the S90 T8 Twin Engine, Volvo’s large and upmarket saloon is a rival to cars like the BMW 5 Series, Mercedes E-Class and Audi A6.

Power is sourced from a 310hp 2.0-litre petrol engine and a 145hp electric motor to deliver a very quick 0-62mph time of 4.7 seconds. Since 2020, all new Volvo models have been electronically limited to a top speed of 112mph.

The green credentials are impressive for such a large car: claimed CO2 emissions of 19g/km, claimed fuel economy of between 104.6mpg and 352.6mpg, and an electric range of up to 54.7 miles. Recharging the battery should take between four and eight hours when using a domestic socket or between three and four when using a 3.6kW wallbox.

A Volvo S90 plug-in hybrid would cost around £58,000 when buying new, depending on the trim level, but you can easily save tens of thousands of pounds when buying used via BuyaCar. Both versions come with a long list of equipment, but look out for cars with desirable extras fitted, such as the Harman Kardon audio upgrade.

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Volvo V90 Recharge plug-in hybrid deals

As the name suggests, the V90 Recharge is the estate version of the S90 saloon. Unlike some other Volvo models, the V90 is still available with conventional petrol and diesel engines, but the Recharge T6 Plug-in hybrid is the version to choose if you’re after the best blend of performance and economy. Rivals include the BMW 5 Series Touring, Mercedes E-Class Estate and Audi A6 Avant.

With prices ranging from £60,000 to £65,000, the V90 plug-in hybrid is an expensive car to buy new, but there are two good reasons why you should consider a used car. Firstly, the running costs are extremely low, especially if you remember to plug it in overnight. Secondly, there are some temptingly good deals available via BuyaCar, as the V90 loses value quickly, making even relatively new used versions far more affordable than brand new equivalents.

Up to 54.7 miles of range is available from a fully charged battery, with fuel economy of between 104.6mpg and 352.6mpg available to those with a light foot and regular charging. Just remember that if you fail to charge the car, it will burn through petrol at a far higher rate.

There’s no entry-level version as such, so even the Plus model comes with an enviable list of standard equipment. You can also select from Dark or Bright design themes. Upgrading to the Ultimate trim adds the likes of electric air suspension, active bending headlights, head-up display and an impressive Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system.

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Volvo XC40 Recharge plug-in hybrid deals

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The Volvo XC40 is one of the UK’s most popular compact SUVs. It offers a terrific blend of upmarket styling, a sophisticated interior and strong safety credentials to elevate it above desirable rivals like the Audi Q3, BMW X1, Jaguar E-Pace, Mercedes GLA and Range Rover Evoque.

Both the T4 and T5 variants of the XC40 plug-in hybrid use a combination of a 1.5-litre three-cylinder petrol engine, a seven-speed automatic transmission and an electric motor to deliver similar eco figures. Up to 28 miles of electric range is available from a fully charged battery, but while the T4 offers low claimed CO2 emissions of 47g/km, the T5 is slightly higher at 50g/km.

The big difference lies in the performance of the two variants. Both feature an electric motor developing 82hp, but while the petrol engine in the T4 produces 129hp, the T5 develops 180hp. As a result, the T5 is marginally quicker to 62mph, but both cars are limited to a top speed of 112mph.

All plug-in hybrid variants of the XC40 are front-wheel-drive - you’ll require a petrol engine if you want to venture off-road with all-wheel-drive - with the T4 available as an entry-level Core or a mid-range Plus version. The T5 comes only in lavish Ultimate trim.

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Volvo XC60 Recharge plug-in hybrid deals

The Volvo XC60 was named the safest new car of 2017, scoring a near-perfect 98% in Euro NCAP’s Adult Occupant category, and a score of 95% for its Safety Assist systems - some 20% higher than its closest competitor.

If the XC60’s safety record isn’t enough, maybe the eco credentials of the plug-in hybrid will convince you to choose the Volvo SUV over rivals like the Audi Q5, BMW X3, Mercedes GLC and Jaguar F-Pace. Fully charged, the XC60 Recharge will deliver up to 47.8 miles of range in T6 guise or 46.6 miles from the T8 variant.

Both feature an electric motor producing 145hp, but while the 2.0-litre petrol engine in the T6 develops 253hp, the T8 produces an impressive 310hp. Either way, the XC60 is a rapid car, with the acceleration to rival a sports car, but testing this theory will put a dent in the overall fuel economy of 100.9mpg to 282.1mpg.

At launch, the XC60 plug-in hybrid trim levels were relatively simple to understand: you'd go for the R-Design for a sporty flavour, the Inscription for more luxury, with the Pro pack adding extras to both. More recently, the range consists of the entry-level Core, the mid-range Plus and the lavish Ultimate, available only in T5 form.

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Volvo XC90 Recharge plug-in hybrid deals

Volvo’s largest SUV is arguably its most impressive. A high driving position, a spacious and sophisticated cabin, seating for up to seven people and a high-quality feel throughout makes this a tempting alternative to cars like the BMW X5, BMW X7, Mercedes GLE, Mercedes GLS, Audi Q7 and Land Rover Discovery.

Formerly known as the Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine, this was one of the first plug-in hybrid SUVs to hit the market, so there are plenty to choose from on BuyaCar. A new car starting price knocking on the door of £70,000 might seem expensive, but you can save tens of thousands of pounds when buying a used version.

A larger battery arrived in 2019, but while the official figures of 41.6 miles to 42.9 miles per charge might be optimistic, around 25 miles of electric range should be possible. You might even achieve the upper fuel economy level of 217mpg if you charge the battery overnight and spend a lot of time on slower roads.

Like Volvo’s other plug-in hybrid models, the XC90 has had a trim level reshuffle, with the Momentum, R-Design and Inscription models replaced by Core, Plus and Ultimate. All come with four-wheel-drive as standard and an array of standard features.

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BuyaCar prices from £29,000
Monthly finance from £965*

*Representative PCP finance - Ford Fiesta:

48 monthly payments of £192
Deposit: £0
Mileage limit: 8,000 per year
Optional final payment to buy car: £2,923
Total amount payable to buy car: £11,926
Total cost of credit: £2,426
Amount borrowed: £9,500
APR: 9.9%

BuyaCar is a credit broker, not a lender. Our rates start from 6.9% APR. The rate you are offered will depend on your individual circumstances.

 

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