The 2015 Volvo XC60 T5 trims get new engines for 2015 with the nickname “Drive-E.” The 2015 Volvo XC60 T5 Drive-E has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while the T6 Drive-E has a novel 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged and supercharged. These engines are combined with an equally new eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2015 Volvo XC60 T5 (models produced after June 2014) are updated Volvo telematics systems (On Call and Sensus Connect) and some changes in the standard and optional equipment. Finally, the 3.2-liter engine in the XC60 3.2 AWD will be replaced mid-year by a turbocharged five-cylinder engine (and renamed the T5 AWD) in 2015.5 models.
2015 Volvo XC60 T5 Introduction
Family cars have a reputation for being boring, while the family Volvo vehicles have the added burden historical style cement blocks, the sleepy driving dynamics and an ultra-sensitive nature generally appealing to those who wear shoes grandfather and elastic waist jeans. But you can absolutely expect anything like that from the 2015 Volvo XC60.
The 2015 Volvo XC60 T5 has been out for a couple of years and have always thought highly of its exterior style elegant, stylish cabin and engaging driving dynamics. Best of all, these characteristic attributes disguise what remains a sensible vehicle with plenty of space and amenities for the family, supplemented by results of crash tests notch.
For 2015, it gets even more attractive thanks to new engines with brisk acceleration and fuel economy leader in its class. A new turbo four-cylinder paired with an equally new eight-speed automatic transmission and a system of stop-start the surprisingly refined motor. All this translates into an impressive 27 mpg combined.
2015 Volvo XC60 T5 Engine
Unfortunately, four-cylinder engines are available only in front-wheel drive models of unity, while the old line six-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission soldier. Fortunately, the worst offender group, slow 3.2-liter six-cylinder is being replaced this summer in “2015.5” XC60. A turbo five-cylinder 2.5-liter engine it replaces, and will certainly be more energetic along with showing a marginal increase in fuel economy.
All things considered, the 2015 Volvo XC60 T5 is one of our recommended maximum compact luxury crossovers. Main attraction is its well-rounded nature, allowing you to share some of the best attributes of its main competitors: the broad and family 2015 Acura RDX, Audi Q5 stylish and fuel-efficient and attractive 2015 BMW X3. Although it may be a bit expensive (especially compared to the Acura), the XC60 is a family vehicle that deserves an entirely different reputation.
2015 Volvo XC60 T5 Driving Impressions
The 2015 Volvo XC60 T5 dedicated drivers with responsive steering and handling that feels tight and controlled, even when going around turns. I2015 Volvo XC60 T5 is not the sportiest entry in the segment, but it certainly offers more entertainment and sports driving you would expect of a Volvo. At the same time, readily absorbs the XC60 road imperfections and provides a comfortable ride quality. We would think twice before 20-inch wheels available, however, as you can find the walk the result is a touch too firm.
The rest of the driving experience 2015 Volvo XC60 T5 varies greatly depending on the engine and the seat is obtained. The 3.2 AWD is essentially the slowest in the small luxury crossover vehicle segment and offers impressive fuel economy; we’d recommend avoiding that, based on these two demerits. The other options in the lineup are much more attractive, especially new four-cylinder engines. The T5 Drive-E provides brisk acceleration and class-leading efficiency, while the T6 Drive-E converts the energy level even further with his novel turbo and supercharged power plant. The turbocharged 2015 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD-6 is so keen on getting the movement 2015 Volvo XC60 T5 – if not as fast as some competing engines update – but again significantly lower fuel economy than the engine front wheel drive.