2016 Volvo XC60

Pros: Impressive array of available high-tech safety features; confident acceleration with turbocharged 6-cylinder engine; fuel economy of 4-cylinder engines; understated yet high-quality interior; comfortable seats

Cons: Reasonable starting prices quickly shoot upward as option packages are added; back seat is a bit tight for the class; some testers complain of a stiff ride over sharp bumps, especially with T6 R-Design’s sport suspension

CG Says: The Volvo XC60 loses its 3.2-liter engine for 2016, but is otherwise little changed. The powertrain lineup now consists of “Drive-E” 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines (the T5 version is turbocharged and has 240 horsepower; the T6 version is both turbocharged and supercharged and has 302 hp), a 250-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter 5-cylinder (T5 AWD models), and a turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder (300 hp in the T6 AWD and 325 hp in the R-Design models). Refined and loaded to the brim with expected and innovative safety features, Volvo’s compact SUV is a good one. Its only significant flaws are an occasionally crunchy ride and somewhat steep pricing on T6 and R-Design models. On the whole, XC60’s balance of power, handling, and comfort make it worthy of serious consideration for those who desire something small yet upscale.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Volvo
Nation of Manufacture Belgium
Base Prices T5: $36,400
T5 AWD: $37,900
T5 Premier: $39,650
T5 AWD Premier: $41,650
T5 Platinum: $43,950
T5 AWD Platinum: $45,450
T6: $41,150
T6 AWD: $42,650
T6 Platinum: $45,550
T6 AWD Platinum: $47,050
T6 R-Design AWD: $46,950
T6 R-Design Platinum AWD: $51,050

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.5-liter 5-cylinder
Horsepower
250
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26

Optional Engine
turbocharged/supercharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
302
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29

2016 Volvo XC60
2016 Volvo XC60