Luxury Small SUV
The XC60 crossover was the second best-selling model of Volvo in 2013 and is an attractive compact carrier that absolves itself between the luxury of the contest entry. But it’s a tough Stadium, one dominated by several players, including the Audi Q5, BMW X 3 and Mercedes GLK, the new Porsche Macan just entering the fray. The statistics tell the story: last year sales XC60 (19766) dragged 3 X for 10.857 units, the GLK for 12787 and Q5 by 1 20589 daunting.
Volvo’s response to this challenge is a formation of the power train updated 2015 which now includes new disco-and family of engines of the company, which is based on a cosmetic update soft 2014. The 3.2 liter naturally aspirated and Turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six is all-wheel-drive models for power, but new four-cylinder engines disco delantero-exclusive, forced induction are major developments.
The T6 version 2.0 liter Turbo and supercharged new is another sweet way, however. Turbocharger generates pulse at low rpms, attenuate the typical delay of turbochargers and the two work together for the perfect response throughout the Rev range the XC60 T6 affected to 60 km/h in 6.1 seconds and became the mark of the quarter mile in 14.6 seconds 97 mph. Sprint compares favorably with German rivals Volvo, thanks in part to a kerb (4096 pounds in this front-wheel-drive model), which is close to the end under the scale for this class.
Volvo behavior on public roads, if highways or winding country roads, also compares favorably to his colleagues the luxury crossover. But if you’re used to a car, a high-profile crossover and higher Center of gravity inevitably translate as commitments on the dynamics and the XC60 proves no exception to this rule.
The new eight-speed transmission is smooth in full automatic operation, although there were a couple of odd in parking lot speeds madly, as if his brain were fairly confident that the electronic team to participate. Use the paddle shifters is fairly satisfactory, although the changes are not much faster than a few dual-clutch units. The tachometer automatically to display the 8000 rpm, but the transmission about 6300 rpm system.
While the XC60 is a generally pleasant place for both long and short hauls, there are some features that are not as catchy. On the one hand, it is very smooth asphalt, but the XC60 Gets a bit too much noise on rough surfaces due to internal noise transmitted through suspension. Our test unit of front wheel drive features touches of torque steer at low speed with the throttle fully open. But we were more pleased with the start-stop function. In seeking to avoid each combustion event even remotely could be classified as unnecessary, says very early and often. However, it could be argued that simply is trying to justify his presence.
Luxury Small SUV AWD
However, its combination of balanced suspension tuning and need to add to quick answers. A meaty set of 255/45-20 Pirelli Scorpion Zero Asimmetricos provides regular grip on the skidpad, 0.82 g. our braking test also the result was fair, with 178 feet needed stop 70 mph. compared to the Germans, however, Volvo is in the middle of things in terms of grip, and only the Audi falls best anchor. Stiffness of the chassis is strong demand of the XC60 and its quality is flexible, despite firm and spring rates greater than the average roll stiffness.
Volvo has been a leader in security and the XC60 maintains that tradition. Many competitors offer systems that autonomously start if the team decides that the driver does not respond to braking situation in road speeds, but are often very jealous and limited in their capabilities. Volvo City safety function operates in heavy urban traffic and completely stop the car at speeds of up to 30 km/h and it is very well programmed. Now there are functions of detection of pedestrians and bicycles in the oven in the system, which makes it even more impressive.
All the contenders in vehicles of this class have attractive, comfortable interiors, and the XC60 measures up well in that sense. The front seats, heating, cream and black, upholstered in leather in our example, celestial, sound system is excellent, and there are plenty of connectivity options. Read also : Best SUV for Families 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class