Volvo XC60 passage, which debuted as a 2010 model and was last updated in 2014, is a joint venture of competent and sophisticated luxury when viewed in isolation. But the self-park next to the new and excellent brand XC90 SUV, and his gray hair immediately become apparent: an observation we made on our review of a front T6 wheel drive model 2015 with the then-new Drive-E petrol Volvo four cylinders. With so many new to the class of red-hot crossover alternatives, simply adding to the four wheels to a like-T6 objective of this state change old revision Indifferent the XC60 model.
The average size XC60 T6 Drive-E is driven by the most powerful of the two four Volvo engines 2.0 liters (five inline-six-cylinder turbo XC60 also available on the drive and non-turbo variants, it will stop in 2017). With the aid of a belt driven compressor, turbo addition, T6 version produces a stout 302 horsepower at 5700 rpm and 295 lb-ft of torque at 2100 rpm. Despite some roughness at high speeds, which is a dense power motor capable of moving even the largest, three lines XC90 easily. There are considerably more power and better throttle response than there is in the 240-hp, turbo-T5 only Drive-E, which shares the automatic scrolling eight good speeds with this T6 version; XC60s least get by with a six-speed automatic.
As expected, all-wheel drive adds weight and cost: $ 2000 in the XC60 label window and about 100 pounds. The 4205 lbs test vehicles reached 60 mph in 6.4 seconds, and covered the quarter mile in 14.8 seconds at 97 mph respectable figures that place it among the competitors midpack as the Audi Q5, the Lexus RX350 and Lincoln MKX. guttural motor with distributed between the two axes rather than just the front, there is less pulling the steering torque during acceleration and a greater feeling of stability during cornering.
The super-turbo four is even more powerful (score of 14 horsepower more) in the XC90 T6, which is 500 pounds heavier and in our last comparison test in California, reached the same acceleration and 6.0 marks 14.6 seconds, respectively. The XC60 all-wheel drive carries a fuel economy figure of 22 mpg combined EPA against 24 mpg for the front-driver. Only an average of 21 miles per gallon on about 900 miles of mixed driving, but that’s almost on par with our measurements to others in the class and actually 1 mpg better than the front-drive version returned in our hands .
The XC60 gives priority to safety and safe driving pleasure on the management, which makes sense for this segment. Ride quality is generally calm and composed, except for some loud clomping over large cracks in the pavement. However, the chassis and numb electric power steering refuse to contribute any fun when pushed hard into a corner. predictable understeer is the primary quality, regardless of the number of driving wheels.
Michelin all-season tires 19 inches in our test car had adherence rivaling 20-inch Pirelli Scorpion front-wheel drive XC60 Zero-G measuring 0.79 to 0.82, with the two vehicles limited by the intervention of a stability control system which can not be completely deactivated. Although a soft feel first pedal brake our example it is so stopping performance (70 mph for zero 183 feet) was, once again, the average for the segment.
main demerit of will your old information system and entertainment XC60, which looks old and complicated to operate, especially for those who have spent time with the large touch screen, with vertical orientation in recent Volvo models. interior materials and build quality are appropriate for a $ 50,000 vehicle with aluminum trim of our test car and $ 400 in matte finish walnut in the center console giving a warm feeling Scandinavian.
But the heavy center stack button XC60 and clumsy selector button to the main screen of 7.0 inches are in stark contrast to the simplicity of the new Volvo user interface. The same applies to the instrument panel T6 Drive-E, which is configurable to Eco, elegance and sport modes Once you master the intuitive controls intermittent stem. The 3G standard based on Volvo On Call system offers Wi-Fi connectivity, but Apple and Android auto carplay have not yet reached the XC60.
The XC60 is very well equipped at US $ 37,595 starting point T5 Drive-E. A step forward for the super-turbo T6 Drive-E, however, an additional $ 4,750 runs with four-wheel drive of our test car changing the MSRP of $ 44.345. greater choice of our example was the top Platinum-spec level, which brings together the convenience package (power-mirrors folding exterior headrests and rear, an audio system Harman / Kardon high quality and output finishing 12 cargo area volts); The technology package (adaptive cruise control, collision warning with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning, and more); and several other extras for US $ 4,400. the $ was also included 1,550 front seats climate package heated steering wheel, washer nozzles and windscreen seats child-booster integrated 19-inch rear Volvo aluminum wheels (18 are standard) for $ 750, and couple of minor items for a total of US $ 52,505.