HIGHLIGHTS: The 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged I4 makes a good amount of pep at 302 hp. Heated seats, a heated steering wheel and all-wheel drive make Volvo XC60 best for the common cold, wintry commute.
BASE PRICE: $47,345
OUR OPINION: A new Volvo XC60 can be on how, but that doesn't mean make sure you forget about the outgoing model. The engine will do peppy, along with the exterior is stylish. The eight-speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and in town, the our well-optioned XC60 Inscription taken in the rough roads all right. The ride is comfortable though does lean toward the firmer side. That’s an excellent complaint. Inside, the seats are simply outstanding within support and comfort, and Volvo gets high marks to get a roomy and clutter free interior. Rather than the default small-to-midsize crossovers (X3, Discovery Sport, RDX etc) the Volvo may be worth having a look.
The XC60's eight-speed automatic shifts smoothly and in town. Photo by Volvo
OPTIONS: Preferred Option Package including Active Dual Xenon Headlights w/Headlight Washers, HomeLink Integrated Garage Door Opener, Electric Folding Rear Headrests, Front Park Assist, and 12V Power Outlet in Cargo Area ($1,350); Climate Package and Child Booster Seats including Heated Front Seats, Power Child Locks (Rear Doors), Dual Outboard Two-Stage Child Booster Seats w/Adaptive Seatbelts, Interior Quality of air System, Heated Windshield Washer Nozzles, Heated Controls, and Heated Windshield ($1,550); Advanced Package including Adaptive Cruise Control with Queue Assist, Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake, Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection w/Auto Brake, Distance Alert, Driver Alert Control, Lane Departure Warning, Active High Beams, Road Sign Information, and Harmon Kardon Premium Sound ($2,500); Metallic Paint ($560); and 20-inch Avior Wheel ($250).
The car felt sure-footed and confidence-inspiring driving in slick road conditions. Photo by Volvo
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Base Price: $47,945
As Tested Price: $53,555
Powertrain: 2.0-liter DOHC supercharged and turbocharged I4, AWD eight-speed automatic
Output: 302 hp @ 5,700 rpm; 295 lb-ft @ 2,100-4,800 rpm
Curb Weight: 4,175 lb
Fuel Economy: 20/27/22 mpg(EPA City/Hwy/Combined)
Pros: Powerful four-cylinder engine
Cons: Ride is around the firmer side (we understand that\’s barely a con, it\’s that great)