The XC60 is quick, pleasant and benefited from Volvo's latest safety advances of the time. While handling is sound and secure, the mid-sized SUV is not exactly sporty to drive. Further, fuel economy is mediocre and some controls are not intuitive. While interior fit and finish are impressive, rear-seat room is only sufficient.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"I feel very safe & secure in this vehicle. There is good road visibility."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Impressive acceleration and handling!! The best car I have ever owned, even better than a BMW 330i."

MARK-KARLA H., OR (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Out XC 60 handles like a sports car. We have found it to be an excellent long road trip vehicle, as well as great around town. It is very comfortable, we got the "R design" seats, all of the controls are accessible from it."

Anonymous, CO (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Torque steer, sort of floats,"

MAUREEN V., PA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"It is very responsive and easy to handle."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Handling is excellent for this type of vehicle. The steering and braking are very responsive. Acceleration is good, but I would not consider it impressive."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"The vehicle is dependable, solid, comfortable, and will go anywhere."

BUDDY D., MT (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Feels confident on the road. Steering is tight and precise. Excellent traction on slick roads."

HOWARD S., OR (2015 Volvo XC60)

"27+ mpg highway on 1000 mile round trip to Chicago"

Anonymous, KS (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Very sedan like. Good acceleration for a 4-cylinder. Comfortable and responsive ride and handling."

WAYNE M., NC (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Powerful handling up and down hills with good road feel. Very secure. I always feel in command of the road."

Tami C., NV (2015 Volvo XC60)

"VERY NICE ACCELERATION WHEN NEEDED"

Anonymous, PA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"excellent handling for a station wagon e.g.cornering , acceleration"

Anonymous, WA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"handling is very good, with solid and direct feeling"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Thi vehicle has some serious “getup & go‿! It makes navigating interstate traffic a breeze. It is also very well connected to the road. So driving it feels luxurious and powerful at the same tim."

Ann J., KY (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Even after recall dealing with acceleration after engine pause during idling, still seems to be a problem"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"The V6 in the XC-60 is great. All the power I need and more. Handling is average for an SUV, but not an issue."

Michael H., IA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"It's a T6 with front wheel drive. It's squirrelly with lots of torque steer. Also wears out tires quickly"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Love the drive. Feels solid and responsive."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Very good acceleration."

Anonymous, OK (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Love the T6 turbo. Very responsive and fun to drive. Also you can feel the road, which I love."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Trans jumps occasionally"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Volvo XC60)

"All are excellent. The best of any vehicles that we have owned. Very reliable."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Handling is very good. Acceleration is slow but suits my driving style."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Smoothest acceleration for any car we’ve owned"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Volvo XC60)

"great acceleration (T6 front wheel drive) and responsive handling"

Anonymous, GA (2015 Volvo XC60)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Quite ride, great acceleration and handling. Very comfortable"

VICTOR L., PA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Exceptionally comfortable seats"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Volvo XC60)

"It is a woman's car!! Not enough head or leg room for men!"

Anonymous, KS (2015 Volvo XC60)

"The seats in a Volvo are, by far, the most comfortable I have ever experienced. Climate control systems are excellent, cabin noise is very low, and the ride is excellent. I especially enjoy driving the vehicle on the highway."

Anonymous, MA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"I am 6' and can't get the seat to go back far enough. Also on long trip, i.e. Florida to Maine, can't find enough space to move my legs around."

MICHAEL B., FL (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Fantastically comfortable seats and excellent climate control"

WILLIAM J., VA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"the most comfortable seats of any car I have ever ridden in or driven the wrap around sides are great."

RONALD W., IN (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Good back support. Noise level is better than our other car. Lexus"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Drives very much like a sedan despite being an SUV. Back seat is lacking in leg room. Front seat ingress plagued by low entry headroom."

WAYNE M., NC (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Seats not comfortable for me on long trips. LP"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Superb design and positioning for proper driver position. Sight lines all around are excellent. Body structure very stiff, no squeaks, very quiet, virtually no wind noise."

CARL B., ON (2015 Volvo XC60)

"The Volvo is extremely comfortable and responsive. I frequently drive it on long road trips of more than 12 hours, and it is a pleasure to drive for that."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Seats are the best of any car. Ride could be more compliant on rough surfaces, otherwise, control is excellent."

Anonymous, NV (2015 Volvo XC60)

"CONFORTABLE SEATS, GOOD CLIMATE CONTROL, RELATIVELY LOW NOISE LEVEL, STEADY RIDE"

LUIZ C., (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Wonderful seat comfort"

Anonymous, KS (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Super comfortable, hate control layout"

MAUREEN V., PA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Is there any seat on the planet better than a Volvo seat?? It is the best riding car seat ever for comfort and heated seats. Every time I try a different vehicle I always go back to a Volvo for the seats!"

SUE J., HI (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Best seats and great ride - yet solid feel. The tranny needs a reprogramming."

MICHAEL R., NY (2015 Volvo XC60)

"The seats are generally comfortable enough, but I would prefer more comfortable (plusher) seats on an extended trip (more than two hours)."

Don M., VT (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Volvo has seats so comfortable that when I hurt my back, I actually went and slept in the car. It's quiet and solid feeling and has great visibility. I feel super safe in it. All of the controls are so intuitive and easy to access. And the BLIS blind spot monitoring system is my favorite -- it's on the support beam not the rear view mirror so it's always in the peripheral vision."

Tami C., NV (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Great seats and driving position - I like it."

Robert L., CA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Very comfortable seats, love kids boosters in rear seat"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Volvo XC60)

"The seats are some of the most comfortable we've ever had in a car. They offer the balance between soft and firm and they wrap around your torso and make you feel like they're holding you in place and offering all the right support, especially for a long drive."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Most comfortable seats in any car I’ve owned"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Volvo XC60)

"very comfortable ride on trips but glove box, center console and doors have tiny cargo space"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Volvo XC60)

"When the windows are open, there is an abnormal amount of very uncomfortable negative pressure and wind “thump‿."

Rich P., NC (2015 Volvo XC60)

"The seats are perfectly comfortable for long drives, as the front seats are heated and adjust 8 ways. I have had back pain for 30 years and the comfort level in this car is the best."

William J., VA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"The car is very comfortable on a long ride & the adjustable seats also make a big difference."

James A., FL (2015 Volvo XC60)

"just plain comfortable"

Ronald W., IN (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Great degree of adjustability of seats allows very tall or short people to drive car comfortably."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Extremely comfortable. Maybe too comfortable. On road trips thus far, my travelling comlanions have fallen fast asleep while being the co-pilot."

Ann J., KY (2015 Volvo XC60)

"They are not as nice as the 2007 model volvo"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Volvo XC60)

"We have upgraded seats which are very nice"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Seats are comfortable when driving long distances, noise level is okay and ride is comfortable"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Very clean elegant design Extremely comfortable"

Anonymous, MA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"comfortable seats, little road noise"

Anonymous, GA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"extremely supportive seats, good noise isolation as well"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Seats very supportive, invite you to sit properly behind the wheel. Body vey solid, no squeaks, rattles etc, and virtually very very quiet. The ride is on the choppy side, but very controlled, with predictable safe handling. It has some torque steer."

Carl B., ON (2015 Volvo XC60)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Too expensive for what I got...did not include backup camera or fog lights, my 2010 XC60 included them"

DEAN M., CA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"great deal on dealer demo."

JAMES S., PA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Excellent acceleration safety.. minor defects like trunk mechanism coming unattached."

CHARLES N., TX (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Very comfort. Good gas milage. Great 5 year full service and warranty"

Anonymous, AL (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Overpriced and very poor mileage"

Anonymous, FL (2015 Volvo XC60)

"The radio / navigation /phone interface is terrible hard to use. Its slow to it cant multitask. I use my phone it is just easier for nav"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Why does nobody like this car? Its very nice."

Robert L., CA (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Falls short on what you'd expect from a higher-end SUV: cramped inside (especially rear seats), not very powerful engine, harsh, bumpy ride, not as much room in the rear deck. Controls confusing."

Adrian A., CA (2015 Volvo XC60)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Very Scandinavian--modern, functional and usually minimalist."

MICHAEL R., NY (2015 Volvo XC60)

"Just sharp looking vehicle"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Volvo XC60)

"everything"

CHARLES N., TX (2015 Volvo XC60)

"As an 8 or so yrs old design, still looks fresh. Stands out in a crowd in a quiet way. Not blatant in your face styling. Doesn't shout I am a star or propeller. Tail lights are very unique and very visual"

CARL B., ON (2015 Volvo XC60)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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