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. Despite the surplus of go-power, the XC60 T6 isn't fun to drive.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Don’t like enigine cutoff when stoped."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Volvo XC60)

"It has very quick acceleration thanks to a turbocharged straight six 3.0 liter engine. The ride and handling strike a reasonable balance between sportiness and all-day comfort."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Its quick"

Anonymous, OH (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Excellent power and performance. Feels more like a car than an suv or truck."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"It responds quickly and efficiently."

Thomas J., CA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"This is an amazing car, for such a heavy car the handling is very crisp. Same thing for the acceleration."

Ronnie K., CA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"The turbo lag is minimal and it handles almost as well as my old S60."

Anonymous, AB (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Good acceleration at all speeds, handles well, love the blind spot indicator on the door, not in the mirror."

Kent B., NY (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Our vehicle has the supercharged turbo engine which gives us excellent acceleration when needed. The four cylinder engine then at constant highway speed provides great fuel economy. The handling of the car as an SUV is fine. Obviously this is not a sports car but driving experience is reasonable for the size and capacity of the car."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Volvo XC60)

"XC60's handle great on the highway and in town driving. We have had 4 XC60's since 2010."

Anonymous, IA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Very, very responsive with strong corning capability. a fun car to drive."

A B., IA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"It has Polestar package. Great performance."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Excellent"

Anonymous, VA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Excellent acceleration with 6 cylinder engine. Tried 4 cylinder. Always shifting because of lack of power."

Anonymous, CO (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Responsive 4 cyl. Turbo acceleration. Routine handling is very composed and only a little firm. Feels like a stout SUV. No Rattles. Confident traction and control. Looks are still modern. Could use a larger info screen but otherwise gives me plenty of info. Love the adaptive Cruise and Blind Spot Indicators. Auto braking saftey features work great."

ERIK K., OH (2016 Volvo XC60)

"the vehicle drives and handles just fine . ERxcept for the tire noise it is terrible"

Paul L., AZ (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Safe"

Anonymous, MD (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Quick power no hesitations"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Much more engaging to drive than my previous car, a 2013 Lexus RX350."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Safe handling"

Anonymous, MA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"acceleration and handling are both excellent"

Bart E., PA (2016 Volvo XC60)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Overall comfort is great, very little noise, smooth ride. My only concern is how little legroom there is in the backseat."

Dana S., OH (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Extremely comfortable seats. Great for long trips. Floor carpet should not be a light color."

Kent B., NY (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Very comfortable seats, very quiet at all speeds. The steering, handling and suspension strike a reasonable balance between sportiness and all-day comfort."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Excellent seats, low noise and great ride"

Anonymous, AB (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Adjust 8 ways"

Anonymous, CT (2016 Volvo XC60)

"I’m tall and the car fits me very well"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"I am slightly tall, 6'1" and there simply isn't enough leg room. The floor is not flat and the wheel well intrudes."

Thomas D., FL (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Extremely comfortable for long distances."

James S., IA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Volvo seats are the most comfortable of any I have ever tried. They support in the right areas and just feel comfortable. Every time I sit down in them I think, "Wow, these are comfortable." I especially like how the headrests reach forward to provide support while my head is in the normal driving position."

Anonymous, AL (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Excellent but firm ride"

A B., IA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"chairs fit like a glove, smooth ride with little outside noise."

John S., MD (2016 Volvo XC60)

"The seats are electronically adjustable with memory setting so that for different drivers a perfect position may be set. The noise level and ride are excellent for short or long trips."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Volvo XC60)

"After owning an s60 sedan, I enjoy the higher driving position and quieter cabin of the xc60. In general, I love the fit of Volvos for my 5’6‿ frame."

Anonymous, PA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Ride is a little stiff and the seats are very uncomfortable. Headrests are too far forward and seat back wraps around and forces bad posture. It is pretty quiet, though."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"seats are very comfortable. only problem is center console is not long enough and lack of storage space"

R S., SC (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Quiet ride, although the ride is firm it is comfortable. The climate control works very well. The seats are very comfortable."

WILLIAM F., PA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Most comfortable seats in all the vehicles I've owned. Which is 53 automobiles. Better than Mercedes, BMW, or Audi A6."

Anonymous, IL (2016 Volvo XC60)

"I love tha I feel in control when driving my car. It responds the way I want it to."

Anonymous, TX (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Great ride with little road noise. Seats are very comfortable and heated steering wheel is great in winter."

PETER S., NJ (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Love the seats. Most comfortable I've experienced on all journeys short and long (9 hours+). Get out feeling great."

ERIK K., OH (2016 Volvo XC60)

"never understand why seats curve out at the top -- airplanes, cars. it doesn't work well for people on the short side (5'3") and no one I know is built that way."

CORI R., NJ (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Feel like not enough space for carry ones. Phone etc"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Very comfortable. Smooth ride and quiet."

John S., MD (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Good acceleration, comfortable seat for the driver but not as much for the passengers. Rides well and sturdy."

Juan S., LA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"The most comfortable car my wife has ever driven. Bar none."

Anonymous, CT (2016 Volvo XC60)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Outstanding value for purchase price!"

A B., IA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Great car very easy to drive"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Instrumentation is the most complicated I have ever seen. Nothing is intuitive! Constant referral to the owners manual is necessary to operate all controls. This is the WORST user interface I have ever had with the 17 new vehicles I have owned."

WILLIAM L., GA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"This was my first leased car. I have this nagging feeling that I did not get much value, if any, from my trade in towards the lease of the car. It still bothers me."

NANCY M., GA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"I used CR/Trucar and I was able to negotiate a very good price"

R S., SC (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Purchased as CPO. with the extended warranty it makes it a great value."

WILLIAM F., PA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Exceeded my expectations by quite a bit!"

A B., IA (2016 Volvo XC60)

"very good sales process, not pushy used my costing as a base for final price. Dealer did not play games, no cash is king or sell up on dealer sercvices"

Paul L., AZ (2016 Volvo XC60)

"An ad showed and the salesman confirmed a $3,500 manufatuturer incentive (not dealer incentive). When I agreed upon a price with the dealer, I asked for the $3,500 off, but they said it was "included" in their price. After talking with the General Manager, he split the difference. I took it but will never purchase a vehicle from that deanship again."

Anonymous, MD (2016 Volvo XC60)

"A 3 year lease (including service) for $20K is a great value. And they paid a very good price for my wife's old SUV ($3K more than Lexus) as a trade-in"

Christian J., MD (2016 Volvo XC60)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"In order to get a better price we purchased a demo model and therefore didn't get the color or trim we would have prefered"

THOMAS D., FL (2016 Volvo XC60)

"Performace"

Anonymous, VA (2016 Volvo XC60)

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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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