The 2017 Volvo XC 60 is a two-row, front-wheel drive midsize SUV with available all-wheel drive. Supplying room for five, the wagon-like XC 60 has excellent storage space, is a consistent top safety pick, and offers multiple trims including higher-end Inscription models.
The 2017 Volvo XC 60 is available in five trim levels: T5 Dynamic, T5 Inscription, T6 Dynamic, T6 Inscription, and T6 R-Design.
Now in its eighth year, the 2017 Volvo XC60 sees part of its powertrain lineup eliminated. Gone are the five- and six-cylinder engines that once powered this model. Now, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is available in two variants — turbocharged as well as turbocharged and supercharged. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard…show more content… The XC60 offers nearly 31 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat or 67.4 cubic feet when the rear seat is folded.
The XC60 features standard leather-covered seats and a thickly padded steering wheel also wrapped in leather. The interior is clean and ordered, even utilitarian, without the chrome embellishments and other touches that usually define luxury models. The emphasis here is on ergonomics and in this department the XC60 excels — buttons and knobs have been carefully placed and are easy to reach. The instrument panel is uncluttered and drama free.
This SUV’s sight lines are excellent, supplying a panoramic view of the road ahead. The rear window is large and provides an unobstructed view of the road behind. Thick rear roof pillars enable this model to score high in rollover tests, but the compromise here are the large blind spots that go with it. That’s typical of any SUV and Volvo employs the attendant safety features to mitigate the problem.
Overall, we give the Volvo XC 60 a 7.
All 2017 Volvo XC 60 T5 models are powered by a 2.0-liter, inline four-cylinder engine with an output of 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. All T6 models are powered by the same engine with a supercharger and a turbocharger working in tandem to create 302 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Both engines are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.