2017 Volvo XC60 Buyer's Guide

By Allyson Harwood on August 31, 2016 6:48 AM

Distinctive style sets it apart from the rest of the pack.

Volvo's XC60 is a nice place to spend a few hours, with an airy cabin and a pleasant demeanor. Some potential buyers might be drawn by the unique styling, but it's the strong emphasis on comfort and safety that keeps them coming back to Volvo.

Driving It

From our full review of the 2017 Volvo XC60: “Volvo’s XC60 has always felt quick, and that attribute remains even though it exclusively uses 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines for 2017. These aren't ordinary 4-bangers: The one in T5 models is turbocharged to make a more than adequate 240 horsepower, while the other in T6 variants is both supercharged and turbocharged to pump out 302 horsepower. That latter makes the XC60 downright fast.”


The Volvo XC60 uses only 4-cylinder power from the company's new engine line called Drive-E. These engines have horsepower that is similar to the power that larger engines produce, yet the Drive-E engines are more fuel-efficient, produce fewer emissions and weigh less, which improves how the SUV drives.

Build and Price

The 2017 Volvo XC60 T5 Dynamic starts at about $42,000, with the T6 R-Design topping the line at nearly $58,000. Build and price your own 2017 Volvo XC60 to unlock its Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

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