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Volvo's second-generation XC60 is a scaled-down version of the XC90, complete with an elegant, high-quality interior. Like its big brother, it suffers from convoluted and distracting controls and an overly stiff ride.
The 250-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is responsive, but the eight-speed automatic transmission shows an occasional hiccup. We measured 23 mpg overall on premium. A 316-hp version of that engine powers the uplevel T6, and a 400-hp plug-in hybrid is called the T8. The cabin benefits from supremely comfortable seats, a relatively roomy back, and a nicely finished cargo hold. Volvo's advanced safety system, City Safety, encompasses both city- and high-speed automatic emergency braking. For 2021 blind spot warning and rear cross traffic are standard.
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2018-2020
2018 Redesign Year
Volvo's second-generation XC60 is a scaled-down version of the XC90, complete with an elegant, high-quality interior. Like its big brother, it suffers from convoluted and distracting controls and an overly stiff ride.
The 250-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is responsive enough, but the eight-speed automatic transmission shows an occasional hiccup. We measured 23 mpg overall on premium. A 316-hp version of that engine powers the uplevel T6, and a 400-hp plug-in hybrid is called the T8. The cabin benefits from supremely comfortable seats, a relatively roomy back, and a nicely finished cargo hold. Volvo's advanced safety system, City Safety, encompasses both low- and high-speed automatic emergency braking. Note that blind spot warning was only optional. Changes for 2019 included a less expensive front-drive only version.
$39,925 - $64,125
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$32,850 - $50,475
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$33,150 - $43,575
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2010-2017
2010 Redesign Year
The XC60 is a compact, upscale SUV that's pleasurable to drive but not as sporty as some competitors. The ride is a little stiff, but handling is responsive and secure at its limits.
The 281-hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder performs well, but fuel economy is mediocre at 17 mpg overall. A 3.2-liter six is also available. Most exterior noises are well suppressed. The cabin is attractively finished with high-quality materials and offers integrated child booster seats in the rear seat. The seats are well shaped and comfortable, but rear legroom is a bit tight. A wide variety of advanced safety gear is offered. Stability control with roll mitigation is standard, along with Volvo's City Safety system, which is more widely known as forward collision mitigation. The technology package also offers adaptive cruise control, collision warning, and a lane-departure warning system. An optional blind-spot sensor alerts drivers to hidden vehicles on their flanks.
$19,325 - $27,050
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$15,050 - $23,975
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$12,350 - $20,225
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$12,450 - $15,575
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$9,900 - $13,300
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$8,125 - $11,225
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$7,075 - $9,350
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$6,300 - $7,900
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