2014 Volvo XC60
The current-generation XC60 was unveiled in 2008 and the revision announced at 2013 Geneva Motor Show is the most impressive one. In fact, Volvo opted to update the entire lineup, before unveiling the new generation.
Just like with all the other models, Volvo only updated the XC60’s exterior and interior with design elements in a way similar to the one initially revealed in the new V40, which was unveiled at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show. This means it receives a redesigned hood, new front bumper and new headlamps on the outside. On the inside, it receives new materials and packages.
Volvo also includes a series of new safety features and convenience features that took the XC60 to the next level of elegance and sophistication.
Updated 08/02/2014: Volvo announced all of the juicy details on the 2014 XC60. Click past the jump to read all about it.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Volvo XC60.
2014 Volvo XC60
Transmission:Six-speed Geartronic Automatic
Horsepower @ RPM:240 @ 6200
Torque @ RPM:236 @ 3200
0-60 time:9.1 sec.
Top Speed:130 mph
Volvo revealed the new-generation XC60 in 2008, but the revision for the 2014 model year is certainly an important one. The updates include a revised outward appearance by way of a new hood, front fenders and a wider front fascia. The 2014 XC60 also receives a bold new grille, revised headlights, a new lower front spoiler with bright trim, vertically mounted LED daytime running lights, new front and rear skid plate decoration and an integrated exhaust pipe design. Essentially, Volvo simply revised the XC60 to match up with all of the other recent revisions on Volvo models in an attempt to retain a corporate identity through its lineup.
|Track Front||64.3 in.|
|Track Rear||62.4 in.|
|Turning Radius||38.4 ft.|
- Active dual xenon headlights
- Power door mirrors
- Dual exhaust
- Turn signal indicator mirrors
- Rear spoiler
- Auto-dimming power-retractable exterior mirrors
- 18-inch Pan alloy wheels
The XC60 also receives a nice refresh on the inside, which includes a new three-spoke steering wheel, an off-black dash top, wood decoration trim on the front door panels, cloth-covered B-pillars, metal trim around air vents, silver decoration frame for the headlight module, a quartz headliner, new front door-sill plates and a metal threshold for the cargo area.
There is also a new Inscription Package that adds exclusive Sovereign Hide soft-leather seating surfaces, an anthracite-black headliner, a leather-covered dashboard, power lumbar support, modern wood inlays, a leather front console cover, and Inscription door-sill plates and floor mats.
Just like with all the other models in the lineup, the 2014 XC60 received a new high-tech instrument cluster with three different themes: Elegance, Eco and Performance.
|Head Room Front||38 in.|
|Head Room Rear||38.1 in.|
|Shoulder Room Front||56.7 in.|
|Shoulder Room Rear||55.2 in.|
|Leg Room Front||41.2 in.|
|Leg Room Rear||36.4 in.|
|Hip Room Front||54.2 in.|
|Hip Room Rear||53.8 in.|
- Steering wheel mounted audio controls
- Trip computer
- Integrated navigation system
- Front beverage holders
- Telescoping steering wheel
- Automatic temperature control
- Air conditioning
- CD player
- AM/FM radio
- Low tire pressure warning
- Outside temperature display
Under the XC60’s hood, customers can choose from three engines. The base model comes with a naturally aspired 3.2-liter six-cylinder engine with an output of 230 horsepower. This version features front-wheel drive as standard, with Volvo’s All-Wheel Drive with Instant Traction offered as an option. In the base version and combined with a six-speed geartronic automatic transmission, the XC60 delivers 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. With all-wheel drive, the XC60 3.2 delivers a fuel economy of 18 mpg on the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
The next version, the XC60 T6 AWD gets a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that produces 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. When combined with the six-speed geartronic automatic transmission, the XC60 T6 AWD delivers a fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
The top version is the XC60 R-Design, which makes use of a the same 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that delivers 325 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque, thanks to an ECU remap. The R-Design version only comes in an all-wheel- drive version and uses a six-speed geartronic automatic transmission. In this configuration, the XC60 R-design delivers a fuel economy of 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
The T6 AWD and the R-Design models are offered with an Advanced Quick Shift system that includes a Sport Mode, which improves gear change speed by 20-30 percent. As a result the sprint from 0 to 60 mph goes down from 6.9 to 6.5 seconds in the T6 AWD version.
|Model||Volvo XC60 3.2||Volvo XC60 T6 AWD||Volvo XC60 R-Design|
|Engine Description||In-line Six-cylinder Engine||Six-cylinder Turbocharged Engine||Six-cylinder Turbocharged Engine|
|Drivetrain||Front Wheel Drive (available with All Wheel Drive)||All Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Number of Cylinders||6||6||6|
|Engine Displacement||3.2 Liters||3 Liters||3 Liters|
|Horsepower||240 hp at 6,200 rpm||300 hp at 5,600 rpm||325 hp at 6,500 rpm|
|Torque||236 lb-ft at 3,200 rpm||325 lb-ft at 1,500 - 4,800 rpm||354 lb-ft at 3,000 - 3,600 rpm|
|Transmission||Six-speed Geartronic Automatic Transmission||Six-speed Geartronic Automatic Transmission with Sport Mode||Six-speed Geartronic Automatic Transmission with Sport Mode|
|Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)||19 mpg city / 25 mpg highway||17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway||17 mpg city / 23 mpg highway|
|Acceleration (0-60 mph)||9.1 seconds||6.5 seconds||TBD|
|Top speed||130 mph||130 mph||130 mph|
Suspension and Brakes
The base XC60 3.2 comes with 18-inch Pan alloy wheels as standard, while the T6 AWD model features 18-inch Zephyrus wheels and the top-line T6 R-Design gets new 20-inch Ixion II alloys.
All models feature standard Corner Traction Control (CTC) by torque vectoring and Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC) that helps deliver more power to the outer driven wheel while cornering. As a result, the driver can accelerate out of the curve while retaining confidence-inspiring grip of the road.
|XC60 3.2 Premier||$37,950|
|XC60 3.2 Premier Plus||$39,250|
|XC60 3.2 Platinum||$41,950|
|XC60 T6 AWD||$41,550|
|XC60 T6 AWD Premier Plus||$42,850|
|XC60 T6 AWD Platinum||$45,550|
|XC60 T6 AWD R-Design||$45,800|
|XC60 T6 AWD R-Design Premier Plus||$47,100|
|XC60 T6 AWD R-Design Platinum||$49,800|
For the 2013 model year, the X3 lineup received an updated xDrive28i, while the xDrive35i continues unchanged. The xDrive28i is powered by a four–cylinder engine delivers a total of 240 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 260 pound-feet of torque developed at just 1,250 rpm. On the other hand, the xDrive35i gets an inline-six cylinder engine with an output of 300 horsepower at 5,800 rpm and a peak torque of 300 pound-feet delivered between 1,200 and 5,000 rpm.
Prices for the X3 range from $39,600 for the xDrive28i and up to $44,700 for the X3 xDrive35i.
On the U.S. market, the Q5 is offered with a choice of two engines: a base 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that packs 220 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque or a more powerful supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 that makes 272 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque.
Prices for the Q5 start from $35,900, but it can easily go up to $51,400 for the Prestige model that packs the V-6 as standard.
The XC60 may not be the best SUV on the market, but it surely does the job. It has a few problems though: room for just passenger, limited cargo space and it can get pretty expensive, but it’s not as expensive as the competition. The XC60, no matter in what configuration, is also a little bit slower than competition, but for those of you who do not need to hit 150 mph in a SUV, it can be the right choice.
|Driving||B+||Usual for this kind of car, sporty handling and pretty good at cornering|
|Performance||B-||Turbocharged engine; one of the most powerful in the segment, but still not very fast|
|Look||B||The base version does not impress; R-Design is quite sporty though|
|Value||C||For a $40k SUV it offers limited cargo space, not enough interior room and very cramped front seats|
|Overall||B-||Pretty much the same luxury features as competition, quite good when it comes about driving, but not roomy enough|