The 2020 Volvo XC60 is the Swedish brand’s turn on today’s luxury compact SUV. By giving a clue to the interior and exterior styling of the larger SUV, the XC60 gives an edge in the desirability section, but it offers an excellent contemporary image with a long list of standard and optional features that top it elevated many of its competitors. Inside the spacious cabin, buyers find luxurious materials and thoughtful details. Technology is front and center, from the 9.0-inch portrait-oriented infotainment screen and 12.3-inch digital measurement display to the many standard features for driver assistance, including automatic emergency braking and lane-breaking.
The base Volvo XC60 Momentum finish has finished off its upholstery in favor of the right deal and is standard with rear parking sensors. The R-Design gets standard Nappa leather, a stitched dashboard cover, and automatic climate control for four zones; glossy-black accents replace last year’s matte-silver exterior. Buyers of the R-Design and Inscription models now have to pay extra for the XC60’s self-parking feature, and rear seats that fold powerfully are removed from all trim levels. On top of that sits a new Polestar Engineered model powered by a 415-hp version of the hybrid T8 drive; it comes with 21-inch Polestar wheels and Akebono brands with gold brake flaps. To announce his intensive intentions, he wears black-chrome exhaust finishes, a myriad of Polestar logos, and gold seat belts.
2020 Volvo XC60 Interior
Inside, the interior style and rich materials that reflect more expensive Volvos, the comfortable cabin also offers accommodation for adults in both rows. Clean lines and high-quality materials add a distinct Scandinavian flavor to the XC60’s cabin and it expects nothing less from a modern Volvo. Decent trucking ability places the XC60 midpack among its competitors in our testing; with its rear seats folded, we fit 20 of our suitcases. The 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system – which Volvo calls the Sensus Connect, is standard on the XC60 and has both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. Bluetooth connectivity and a WiFi hotspot onboard powered by a 4G LTE data connection are also offered across the range. Navigation with real-time traffic and weather updates is available on the Momentum trim base and standard on all other models.
2020 Volvo XC60 Engine
Volvo offers three different drives – T5, T6, and T8 – in the XC60, all of which are paired with an automatic gearbox. Front-wheel drive is standard, but upgrading the T6 or T8 drives can also increase the wheel drive. Under the hood of the T5 badge XC60s is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 250 horsepower. The time of 6 to 6 seconds from 0 to 60 km / h in our testing is sufficient but imperceptible. The T6 is powered by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder as the T5, but a supercharger is added for more oomph. With 316 ponies in his stable, it feels peppery and the performance on our test track was measurably faster.
The built-in hybrid T8 version borrows the T6 engine and couples it to a set of electric motors for a total of 400 horsepower or 415 in the Polestar Engineered model. In our real-world test for fuel economy on the highway, the T5 and T6 XC60 exceeded their EPA estimates by 29 and 28 mpg results, respectively; however, it also did the Lexus RX350, which sailed to a result of 31 mpg.
2020 Volvo XC60 Safety
Standard driver assistance functions include descending barrier and road protection, softening lane lanes, monitoring driver drowsiness, mitigating active brake collisions, recognizing traffic signs, lane support, and a rearview camera. XC60 SUV also includes a system that searches for intersections, cyclists, pedestrians, and large animals. Advanced Pilot Assistance System is also available for Volvo XC60, which can control your speed relative to other vehicles around you and provides steering inputs to keep you centered in your lane. Despite its name, Pilot Assist is not a semi- or fully autonomous driving mode. The driver is always fully responsible for the safe operation of the vehicle. Available features include blind-spot monitoring, rear-end collision warning, behind-the-scenes warning, active parking assist, front and rear parking sensors, customizable cruise control, distance warning, ahead of the screen display, and a parking camera with an outside system.