Volvo XC60 0-60 Times
|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2016 Volvo XC60
|T6 Drive-E Platinum||2.0L Turbo Supercharger I-4||AWD||8A||6.4 sec||14.8 sec @ 97 mph||19/27/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|T6 Drive-E Platinum||2.0L Turbo Supercharger I-4||AWD||8A||6.3 sec||14.8 sec @ 94.5 mph||19/27/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2015 Volvo XC60
|T6 Drive-E Platinum||2.0L Turbo Supercharger I-4||FWD||8A||6.1 sec||14.6 sec @ 97 mph||22/30/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|T6 Drive-E Platinum||2.0L Turbo Supercharger I-4||FWD||8A||6.3 sec||14.8 sec @ 95.4 mph||22/30/20.9 mpg||Motor Trend|
2012 Volvo XC60
|T6 R-Design Platinum Polestar||3.0L Turbo I-6||AWD||6A||5.7 sec||14.4 sec @ 98 mph||17/23/17 mpg||Car and Driver|
|T6 R-Design Platinum Polestar||3.0L Turbo I-6||AWD||6A||5.7 sec||14.3 sec @ 98.4 mph||17/23/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
2010 Volvo XC60
|T6||3.0L Turbo I-6||AWD||6A||6.5 sec||15.0 sec @ 96 mph||16/21/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
|T6||3.0L Turbo I-6||AWD||6A||6.8 sec||15.3 sec @ 93.1 mph||16/21/15.3 mpg||Motor Trend|
|T6||3.0L Turbo I-6||AWD||6A||6.8 sec||15.2 sec @ 93.9 mph||16/21/15.6 mpg||Motor Trend|
|T6||3.0L Turbo I-6||AWD||6A||6.7 sec||15.2 sec @ 97 mph||16/21/20.6 mpg||Motor Week|
About Volvo XC60
The Volvo XC60 is a sport utility vehicle (SUV) that is one of the best-selling models of the Swedish automaker. The 2015 XC60 is ranged against other best-sellers like the BMW X3, Audi Q5, and the Mercedes GLK.
Competing in such a brutal, demanding market, Volvo equipped the XC60 with a new Drive-E engine that further gives the SUV more power, while retaining some of the good qualities of the previous models like adequate cargo space and well-designed interiors.
Here are the specifications of the Volvo XC60 SUV (T5 Drive-E style)
- Engine: 2-liter, intercooled turbo I4
- Power: 240 horsepower at 5600 rpm
- Fuel mileage: 24 MPG city driving, 31 MPG highway driving
- Drive train: Front wheel drive
- Transmission: eight speed geartronic automatic with start/stop and adaptive shift
- Passenger capacity: Five
The Volvo XC60 has an engine which comes in two editions. Both are turbo-charged with the T5 able to produce 240 horsepower plus 258 pound-feet of torque. The T6 is turbocharged and supercharged, able to produce 302 horsepower at 5700 rpm and 295 pound-feet of torque.
The T6, being a more powerful engine, can make the vehicle accelerate to 60 miles per hour in 6.1 seconds, and can get to the quarter-mile mark in less than 15 seconds (14.6 seconds to be exact) at 97 miles per hour. With those numbers, the XC60 can go toe-to-toe with its German rivals in terms of sprinting power.
When on the road, the SUV boasts of great handling whether it is on the freeways or country byways. You’ll love how the XC60 makes for a smooth ride, although if you are a very observant driver you might notice that the steering is a bit slow.
The SUV also makes a lot of noise when on the highways, so this is not the quietest cruiser around. Changing of gears is quite smooth, although at times slow to respond. Speaking of transmission, an automatic gearbox is an add-on for every version of this SUV save for the petrol which has the said gearbox as its standard.
You won’t have any problems parking the SUV with its reversing sensors, making up for the rather poor rear visibility unlike other competitors like the Land Rover Freelander.
The SUV also comes with Volvo’s corner traction control system which assists the car in changing directions by braking and speeding up through the appropriate wheels. This makes up for the rather slow steering inputs of the car, but not enough to make you feel that the XC60 is more agile than its rivals particularly the Audi Q5.
The XC60 features a simple but classy design inside. You’ll notice that Volvo went all out to ensure that drivers and passengers alike will be impressed with the interiors of this SUV.
There is plenty of room for drivers to move around, with sufficient headroom and legroom making it comfortable to drive this vehicle. The seat is very much comfortable as well, and you’ll love that it has an adjustable, two-way steering column that would allow you to find the most comfortable driving position.
If you have been inside a Volvo car before, you’ll know that the automaker has the familiar ‘floating’ central dock where most of the controls are placed. Although the placement of the control makes the interiors look even more futuristic, you may found some of the buttons small and hard to find when you are busy on the steering wheel.
There’s plenty of space at the back, even if you have a couple of six-footers in the family. Plus, the rear seats are elevated so you could see the view of the road. The rear seats are also foldable, giving you a flat floor and more importantly cargo space that is enough to accommodate tons of stuff. If you need more space, the front passenger seat also folds down so you could load ladders and other long items.
You also get high-tech infotainment features with the Volvo XC60. There is the standard 7-inch display plus an eight-speaker audio system to keep your passengers entertained while you drive the SUV. It also has a Bluetooth system and satellite radio.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the XC60 five-star ratings in overall safety rating, as well as frontal crash and side crash. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also gives it a ‘good’ rating for safety.
It has adequate safety features like stability control, front-seat and side curtain airbags, and antilock brakes.
The Volvo XC60 has significantly boosted Volvo’s stock in the SUV segment. With a powerful engine, adequate cargo space, and impressive interiors, the Volvo XC60 has the qualities you want from a sport utility vehicle—never mind that it is not the most agile of the SUV models on the market today.
To read more about Volvo XC60, visit the official Volvo website.