Volvo unveiled the all-new XC60 in 1999. At this time, there were only the 3.2 and the T6 models available. In 2001, Volvo offered the T6-R. The car was unlike any vehicle before, and it was instantly a hit with customers looking for an affordable luxury SUV.
The current Volvo XC60 is the 2014 edition. You’ll be able to take your pick of three trims for this vehicle: the 3.2, the T6, and the T6-R. With the 3.2 edition, the basic XC60, drivers receive a 240-horsepower, 3.2-liter engine. Choosing the T6 provides a 3.0-liter turbocharged incline with 300 horsepower, and the T6-R edition offers a 3.2-liter engine with 325 horsepower.
Standard features included on the 3.2 model include 19-inch alloy wheels, Bluetooth connections, power driver's seat, and cruise control. The T6 gives you all of those features in addition to leather upholstery inside of the vehicle and passenger power seat. The T6-R offers a glamorous look with 20-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, xenon headlights, privacy glass, and keyless entry and ignition with a back-up camera.
The XC60 is stylish and sleek inside and out. A floating center stack is featured inside of the console, with plenty of storage room. The cabin is roomy, and each person inside of the vehicle has ample space to move around and get comfortable. The luxurious materials used to create the interior of the XC60 shine, and the crossover produces functionality and versatility that all drivers will enjoy.
The crossover SUV is sleek enough to take to work each day and still powerful enough to help you tow boats or to take off-road. It roars with vengeance yet still purrs like a kitten. The luxurious features associated with the XC60 ensure this is the vehicle that covers your needs all the way around.
When buying a used Volvo XC60, try your luck with the 2011 edition. This XC60 model offers great horsepower and the new "R" design that was not previously available. If you’re interested in the purchase of a new XC60, the MSRP for the 3.2 model starts at $34,850, an incredible price considering all that you get for that ticket. The sticker price of the T6 model is $41,550, and the T6-R starts at $45,800.
Volvo XC60 Safety Features
Safety is always important when buying a vehicle. The XC60 doesn’t disappoint. A number of standard features are equipped inside the vehicle to ensure your safety. Among the safety features found on the Volvo XC60 are the back-up camera, antilock brakes, stability control, front and side airbags, and City Safety. City Safety is a feature that prevents or minimizes the damage resulting from an accident. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the new XC60 scored "good" all across the board. The vehicle also happens to be their 2014 Top Safety Pick. US News also awarded the XC60 an overall grade of 9.7 on safety.
Volvo is an industry leader in developing safe vehicles. With all of the standard features included on the XC60, drivers can get behind the wheel and put their family and friends inside with confidence.
It seems that Volvo has hit the nail on the head with the XC60. It is the perfect combination of qualities all drivers can appreciate. The XC60 offers luxury, safety, and performance, and it has been a hit since the first SUV rolled out of the production room floor.
NOTEWORTHY ABOUT THE XC60
- For those who want all of the extra safety features possible, Volvo offers the optional Collision Avoidance package. Selecting these optional features adds a blind-spot warning system, lane-departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, and several other safety features to the vehicle.
- The XC60 is the only vehicle in its class to be honored as the Top Safety Pick.
- Volvo strives to keep all of its drivers safe. The company has implemented a program to eliminate serious injury and accidents involving its vehicles by the year 2020.