2015 Volvo XC60 Video Review

This Volvo XC60 video review includes information about safety, fuel economy, features and price. We go over other compact luxury crossover competitors as well as all of its available models, including the T5 Drive-E, T6 Drive-E, T6 AWD and T6 D-Design. For more information, read the 2015 Volvo XC60 review.

The XC60 is about as family friendly as a compact luxury crossover can get, but it has enough style, refinement and performance to make it desirable when the kids aren't strapped into the back.

The XC60's primary appeal is that it's a bit bigger than its competitors. It has more cargo space and the back seat has above-average room for adults. For the kids, we'd recommend the unique integrated child booster seats. No need to haul them from car to car, or take them out when taking some friends out to dinner.

Not surprisingly for a Volvo, there's a wealth of other available safety equipment, including a standard low-speed collision avoidance system. Should a higher speed collision be unavoidable, the XC60 got a perfect five stars from the government and is an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus.  

There are two front-wheel-drive models. The T5 Drive-E has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that's turbocharged, while the T6 Drive-E has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that's both turbo- and supercharged. Besides pricier diesel and hybrid competitors, these engines make the XC60 the most efficient SUV in the segment.  

Fuel economy is simply average for the all-wheel-drive models. They include the 3.2 AWD, which has a naturally aspirated 3.2-liter inline-6. The T6 AWD has a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6, while a more powerful version of the same engine is in the T6 R-Design.

Regardless of the engine, though, the Volvo XC60 deserves a long look by anyone interested in a compact luxury crossover. And if you're a mom and dad, it should be near the top of your list.


  • rceggl rceggl Posts:

    You really can't call this vehicle a station wagon or crossover. If a vehicle of this design cannot easily accomodate four sets of golf clubs, it has failed....and, yes, I am being serious. It is very difficult to get one set of clubs in this vehicle.

  • peterwx peterwx Posts:

    Golf? Whatever gramps. This vehicle is one of the safest cars ever built. It holds a family of four very comfortably and has tons of cargo room for all sorts of stuff. It is a family SUV, not meant to be your father's golfing Oldsmobile or Buick.

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