Overview

Elegant design and purposeful engineering mix within the 2023 Volvo XC60, and the result’s a particular choice within the luxury-SUV class. Along with its tastefully styled exterior, the XC60’s cabin is an train in well-tailored minimalism—assume Prada meets IKEA. A trio of four-cylinder powertrains is obtainable—the 247-hp B5, the 295-hp B6, and the 455-hp T8 plug-in hybrid. All of are moderately fuel-efficient and really feel good from behind the wheel, with efficiency that ranges from perky to downright fast relying upon which powertrain you select. Technology is prioritized too; Volvo contains standard driver-assistance and security options customary. We don’t love the XC60’s Google-based infotainment interface, but it surely works nicely sufficient even when it doesn’t look notably interesting. Other compact SUVs are extra sensible, particularly the Audi Q5 and the BMW X3, which each supply extra cargo house. But the Volvo’s inside room isn’t far off, and its sturdy curb attraction makes up for these minor shortcomings.

What’s New for 2023?

Gone are Volvo’s acquainted Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription trim ranges for 2023, changed by Core, Plus, and Ultimate trims which are basically similar. Core and Plus fashions may be had with both a Bright or Dark exterior theme, the latter of which switches exterior chrome bits for high-gloss black ones. New wheel designs can be found and a couple of options have been shuffled round, such because the air suspension, which is now solely accessible on the Ultimate trim. Two new colours, Black Stone and Bright Dusk Metallic, can be found, and Blond City Weave fabric upholstery and Slate Nappa leather-based have each been dropped.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

We loved the 316-hp T6 powertrain’s peppy efficiency in our 2019 long-term XC60 check car, so the same 295-hp Plus B6 is our beneficial purchase. The additional value versus the bottom Core trim is price it right here, with all types of options changing into customary. The Plus trim comes with prettier wheels, leather-based upholstery, a 360-degree digicam system, and entrance and rear parking sensors.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

Volvo gives three completely different powertrains—B5, B6, and T8—within the XC60, all mated to an eight-speed computerized transmission and all-wheel drive. Under the hood of base B5-badged XC60s are a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a 48-volt hybrid system making 247 horsepower. The B6 is powered by the identical turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder because the B5, however a supercharger is added for extra oomph. With 295 ponies in its steady, it feels a peppier than fashions with the bottom B5. The plug-in hybrid T8 powertrain borrows the B6’s engine and pairs it with a set of electrical motors for a complete of 455 horsepower within the Recharge fashions. The XC60 takes corners nicely, feels tied to the highway whereas cruising, and modifications instructions with confidence, however would not encourage hooliganism like the Porsche Macan. The experience can really feel a contact harsh when driving over rougher stretches of highway, however on clean sections, it is agreeable and calm.

Range, Charging, and Battery Life

Going with both the Recharge or Polestar mannequin makes the T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain customary, which carries a 32-mile electric-only driving-range estimate. The XC60 T8 may be charged at a public charging station or at residence through 110- or 220-volt shops, however Volvo additionally offers a useful characteristic that may juice the battery with vitality generated from the SUV’s gasoline engine when wanted.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

The EPA estimates that front-wheel drive B5 fashions ought to ship 22 mpg metropolis and 28 mpg freeway. The extra highly effective B6 carries rankings of 21 mpg metropolis and 27 mpg freeway. For extra details about the XC60’s gas financial system, go to the EPA’s website.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

With inside styling and wealthy supplies that mirror costlier Volvos, the XC60 is like having your kladdkaka and consuming it, too. The quiet, snug cabin additionally offers adult-sized lodging in each rows. Clean strains and high-quality supplies add a distinctly Scandinavian taste to the XC60’s cabin—and we might count on nothing much less from a contemporary Volvo. Decent cargo-hauling functionality places the XC60 mid-pack amongst its rivals in our testing; with its rear seats folded, we match 20 of our carry-on suitcases. Interior cubby storage is restricted, although, and the only cargo-area bin is among the many smallest we have measured.

Infotainment and Connectivity

All XC60 fashions include a 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment show that runs Volvo’s newest Google-based software program interface. The system offers a number of personalization choices and gives voice controls through the Google Assistant. We’ve discovered the software program interface to be fast to reply, however its menus take some getting used to. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are each customary, as is Bluetooth connectivity and an onboard Wi-Fi hotspot powered by a 4G LTE knowledge connection.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

Volvo’s dedication to security is clear within the XC60, with driver-assistance features akin to automated emergency braking and lane-keeping help customary throughout the vary. For extra details about the XC60’s crash-test outcomes, go to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) web sites. Key security options embrace:

  • Standard automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Standard lane-departure warning with lane-keeping help
  • Available adaptive cruise management with semi-autonomous driving mode

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Relative to its rivals on this phase, the XC60 has an interesting guarantee coverage. Three years of scheduled upkeep is a comfort that Volvo patrons will not must pay for individually, both.

  • Limited guarantee covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • Powertrain guarantee covers 4 years or 50,000 miles
  • Hybrid parts are coated for 8 years or 100,000 miles
  • Complimentary scheduled upkeep is roofed for 3 years or 36,000 miles

Specifications

Specifications

2022 Volvo XC60 B6 AWD

Vehicle Type: front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon

PRICE

Base/As Tested: $56,195/$65,890

ENGINE

turbocharged, supercharged, and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct gas injection

Displacement: 120 in3, 1969 cm3

Power: 295 hp @ 5400 rpm

Torque: 310 lb-ft @ 2100 rpm

TRANSMISSION

8-speed computerized

CHASSIS

Suspension, F/R: management arms/multilink

Brakes, F/R: 13.6-in vented disc/12.6-in vented disc

Tires: Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season PNCS

255/40R-21 102V M+S VOL

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase: 112.8 in

Length: 185.4 in

Width: 74.9 in

Height: 65.3 in

Passenger Volume: 100 ft3

Cargo Volume: 26 ft3

Curb Weight: 4378 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS

60 mph: 6.6 sec

1/4-Mile: 15.0 sec @ 93 mph

100 mph: 17.5 sec

Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.3 sec.

Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 7.2 sec

Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 3.2 sec

Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 4.6 sec

Top Speed (gov ltd): 113 mph

Braking, 70–0 mph: 164 ft

Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.86 g

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

Observed: 20 mpg

C/D TESTING EXPLAINED

2022 Volvo XC60 T8 Polestar Extended Range

Vehicle Type: front-engine, rear-motor, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door wagon

PRICE

Base/As Tested: $71,095/$71,990

POWERTRAIN

turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter inline-4, 312 hp, 295 lb-ft + 2 AC motors, 46 and 143 hp, 111 and 228 lb-ft (mixed output: 455 hp, 523 lb-ft; 14.9-kWh lithium-ion battery pack; 3.7-kW onboard charger)

Transmissions, F/R: 8-speed computerized/direct drive

CHASSIS

Suspension, F/R: management arms/multilink

Brakes, F/R: 15.7-in vented disc/12.6-in vented disc

Tires: Pirelli P Zero PZ4

255/40R-21 102V Extra Load VOL

DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase: 112.8 in

Length: 185.4 in

Width: 75.4 in

Height: 65.3 in

Passenger Volume: 103 ft3

Cargo Volume: 30 ft3

Curb Weight: 4731 lb

C/D TEST RESULTS

60 mph: 4.2 sec

100 mph: 10.2 sec

1/4-Mile: 12.6 sec @ 111 mph

Results above omit 1-ft rollout of 0.2 sec.

Rolling Start, 5–60 mph: 4.7 sec

Top Gear, 30–50 mph: 2.5 sec

Top Gear, 50–70 mph: 3.2 sec

Top Speed (gov): 113 mph

Braking, 70–0 mph: 165 ft

Roadholding, 300-ft Skidpad: 0.86 g

C/D FUEL ECONOMY

Observed: 29 MPGe

75-mph Highway Driving, EV/Hybrid Mode: 60 MPGe/30 mpg

75-mph Highway Range, EV/Hybrid mode: 31/560 mi

EPA FUEL ECONOMY

Combined/City/Highway: 28/28/28 mpg

Combined Gasoline + Electricity: 63 MPGe

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