Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60

About Volvo XC60

The 2017 Volvo XC60 is a compact-luxury SUV from the Swedish automaker that competes with European rivals like the Mercedes-Benz GLC, Audi Q5 and BMW X3, not to mention the Lexus RX, Acura RDX and Cadillac XT5. It's a competitive field for sure, and the fact the XC60 is among the oldest in its class makes standing out even harder. While an all-new model arrives soon, the 2017 XC60 still merits attention. Its once-cutting-edge safety systems like the ability to automatically brake if it senses a collision or detects pedestrians in its path are notable. This Volvo crossover SUV also boasts stylish design, a wealth of standard features, potent yet efficient engines and classy interiors, all at a price that starts under $42,000.

LATEST MODEL
2017 Volvo XC60
What's new for 2017?
2017 Volvo XC60

The 2017 XC60 lineup is trimmed to four main variants and two major lines: the sporty-looking Dynamic or more traditional Inscription. The old 5- and 6-cylinder engines are gone, leaving a turbocharged 4-cylinder or a supercharged and turbocharged 4-cylinder. An all-new version is around the corner in the 2018 Volvo XC60.

  • Expert Rating: 8.4
  • Consumers Rating: 8.4
  • MPG 23|30
2016 Volvo XC60
What's new for 2016?
2016 Volvo XC60

Two years ago the XC60 got new skin. Last year, it got two new 4-cylinder engines. This year it loses the old naturally aspirated 3.2-liter 6-cylinder.

2015 Volvo XC60
What's new for 2015?
2015 Volvo XC60

After a major restyling last year, the 2015 Volvo XC60 is almost entirely carryover, with the exception of the new Drive-E engine family. Available on FWD models, the engine comes in two flavors: a 240-horsepower turbocharged version, or a 302-hp turbocharged and supercharged model.

2014 Volvo XC60
What's new for 2014?
2014 Volvo XC60

For 2014, the Volvo XC60 receives a major restyling, with all-new sheetmetal from the windshield forward. New features include Corner Traction Control, a revised interior with adaptive digital display on Premium and T6 trims, an enhanced Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) package and a new Sport Package with 20-inch wheels and sport seats.

2013 Volvo XC60
What's new for 2013?
2013 Volvo XC60

A new Road Sign Information feature joins the Technology Package. Rain-sensing wipers and headlight washers are standard across the board, keyless entry is added for the top 3.2 trim and both T6s, and 19-inch alloy wheels are available on the 3.2 and T6. Both T6s get a transmission sport mode.

2012 Volvo XC60
What's new for 2012?
2012 Volvo XC60

The 2012 Volvo XC60 has multiplied its trim forms for a total of 10, but they are based off three major ones: the base 3.2, the turbocharged T6 and the top-end-turbo R-Design. All-wheel-drive is standard for models with the turbo engine and optional on the 3.2. This year the R-Design gets a hefty power boost, rising to 325-horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque for class-leading status. New trim forms for the XC60 are designated Premier, Premier Plus and, at the top, Platinum. The R-Design XC60 with the 3.2-liter engine has been discontinued for 2012. T6 models are available with the Dynamic Package, which includes Volvo's FOUR-C Active Chassis control, speed-sensitive power steering and xenon headlights.

2011 Volvo XC60
What's new for 2011?
2011 Volvo XC60

New for 2011 is the XC60 3.2 R-Design, which includes a leather interior, panoramic glass moonroof, HID headlamps with Active Light Bending technology and 20-inch alloy wheels. The base 3.2-liter V6 gets a five-horsepower bump, while the turbocharged models see an increase of 18 additional ponies, bumping output to 300 horsepower.

Consumer Reviews

Great Entry Into the Luxury Market

By on Friday, June 3, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Engine, Comfort, Visibility, Volvo On Call, leathe"

Cons: "Infotainment, could be slightly quiter on hwy"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"My wife and I traded in our 2007 Ford Edge for a 2016 XC60 R-Design Polestar. We looked at many other vehicles including the BMW x1, Volvo v60, Mercedes GLA, Lincoln MKC. To date, we could not be happier with our decision. The vehicle normally makes about 300 hp, but with the Polestar update it gets 325 HP and 350 lbft. It is much quicker than anything else we looked at. It is true that the infotainment system is dated, but in reality the number pad system is something you can use with your eyes on the road and is an interface most are used to and is simple to operate. The seats and leather are soft and comfortable and I have not noticed any quality issues yet. The car is no M or AMG, but it is exciting to see what Polestar can do with just a simple tune; I would imagine that their future with volvo is bright. The springs are a bit softer than I would like but firm enough to allow spirited driving without being crashy like the German competition. Based on reviews, I was worried about gas mileage but we are averaging around 22 with a lot of around town operation, on an engine that really hasn't been broken in yet, which is better than I expected. The luxury establishment (BMW, Mercedes) has its hold on peoples opinions but their entry levels are underpowered, loud and cheaply made once you really examine the interior quality. Out the door, the XC60 was significantly less than a used 2016 X1, despite being larger, faster and having more options. People really need to avert their eyes from the German manufacturers glare and look elsewhere. The domestics and lesser known european brands are making some hugely competitive vehicles."

27 people out of 27 found this review helpful

awesome SUV!!!

By on Sunday, May 22, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have aways wanted a Volvo and purchased the XC-60 AWD a year ago. Love, love, love it and recommend to anyone looking for an SUV. The safety especially in rainy weather is amazing. I feel so confident in heavy rains due to traction control, handling and weight of the SUV. During a recent ice/snow storm, yes in North Carolina, my husband drive it and there were no problems what so ever. We are getting ready to purchase a Volvo Sedan S60. Great on trips, love the confidence and reliability."

20 people out of 20 found this review helpful

A GREAT PURCHASE

By on Thursday, December 22, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 2,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great Car - Technology Package is a must buy"

Cons: "No front fog lights"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Just recently took deliver of XC60 with AWD, Climate Package, Premium Plus and Technology Package. So far the best car I ever purchased and I have purchased many. That might not be saying much because the 1st car I purchased was a 1971 Fiat 128, which came standard with rust. I think the Technology package is a must buy. It provides Adaptive Cruse Control which is fantastic. I don’t think I can ever purchase another vehicle with Adaptive Cruse Control. Driver Alert System (weaving in your lane of traffic) and Lane Departure Warning, (drifting into the next lane) work great. I didn’t realize how bad a driver I am. The Turning Radius is unbelievable. Three small complaints: Unless you purchase the Navigation system you do not have voice activated Bluetooth. (I did not know that). Make sure the car is equipped with Navigation Prep so you can add the Navigation system. (Good advise from my salesman) For some reason the Pre-Sets stations for the Sirius radio do not function off of the STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS, unless you block all of the other Sirius stations. No front fog lights"

14 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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