2017 Volvo XC60

Pros: Impressive array of available high-tech safety features; confident acceleration with turbocharged and supercharged T6 engine; fuel economy; 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: For 2017, Volvo XC60 drops its 5-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines. The powertrain lineup now consists of two “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. All-wheel drive is standard on T6. The model range has also been simplified. Both T5 and T6 powertrains are available in Dynamic or Inscription trims, while the sporty R-Design is T6 only. All XC60s seat five. Available safety features include low-speed automatic braking and blind-spot alert. Refined and loaded to the brim with expected and innovative safety features, Volvo’s premium compact SUV is a good one. Its only significant flaws are an occasionally crunchy ride and somewhat steep pricing on T6 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 Dynamic: $40,950
AWD T5 Dynamic: $42,950
T5 Inscription: $40,950
AWD T5 Inscription: $42,950
AWD T6 Dynamic: $46,350
AWD T6 Inscription: $46,350
AWD T6 R-Design: $51,000

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29-30

Optional Engine
turbocharged/supercharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
302
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27

Volvo XC60
2017 Volvo XC60