2017 Volvo XC60 news – For a small luxury crossover SUV, the Volvo XC60 for 2017 is a good option particularly if interior space and safety features are top priorities. Some of its strengths include a generous cargo space, efficient and strong turbocharged four-cylinder engines, supportive seats, and great crash test scores. Its release date should be expected during the 1st Q f 2017.
Volvo has been in the forefront in trying to fight off a reputation that has considered family vehicles boring. And it has been doing pretty well to this end. We’ve particularly appreciated the stylish and well-appointed cabin that was introduced six years ago. Despite the changes, the new 2017 Volvo XC60 will still be a Volvo at its core.
The vehicle is more practical than ever. For instance, it comes with plenty of interior space, top crash test scores, and a comprehensive feature list. Volvo altered its engine lineup two years ago and with that came impressive results including fuel-efficient ratings. Both the front-wheel-drive Drive-E T6 and T5 offer some of the best engine consumption ratings in the entire segment.
You won’t lack some alternative options in the segment nonetheless. Some its rivals include the 2017 Lexus NX 200t, the 2017 Acura RDX, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and the 2017 BMW X3. In overall, if you want a vehicle that offers strong safety credentials and some Swedish flair to go along with a family-oriented character, look no more as the 2017 Volvo XC60 is the only vehicle that can offer that.
Available Trims – Volvo XC60
The five-passenger configuration 2017 Volvo XC60 crossover SUV comes in five trims: T5 Drive-E, T6 Drive-E, T5 AWD, T6 AWD, and the top-of-the-line T6 AWD R-Design. The 2017 Volvo XC60 Hybrid is separately reviewed.
Interior News & Exterior Review – 2017 Volvo XC60
Both the T5 all-wheel-drive and the T5 Drive-E comes standard with telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic climate control (dual-zone), an eight-way power fronts seats, 18” alloy wheels, LED running lights, automatic headlights, driver seat memory settings, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic wipers, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, “T-Tec” fabric upholstery, roof rails, and heated mirrors.
Technology features available include a 7” infotainment display, USB audio interface, satellite audio, Wi-Fi capability, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, automatic braking, smartphone app integration, voice commands, a CD player, low-speed forward collision warning system, an eight-speaker sound system, and an auxiliary audio jack.
The T5 Drive-E and T5 AWD system comes with an auto-dimming mirror, a configurable digital gauge, a panoramic sunroof, a navigation system, leather upholstery, and a rear privacy glass.
Opting for the T5 Platinum gets you a rearview camera, 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, interior accent lighting, and a power liftgate.
The optional Volvo Technology package offers driver alertness and lane departure warning system, high beam headlight control, adaptive cruise control, and an upgraded forward collision system.
Stand-alone options available for all the trims include an interior air quality system, power-folding rear head restraints, heated seats, sport front seats, a heated windshield washer nozzle, a power outlet, a power retractable exterior mirrors, a cargo cover, a heated steering wheel, 20” wheels, a pop-up grocery bag holder, blind-spot monitoring system, rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, keyless entry and ignition, special sill plates, upgraded leather upholstery, a power tailgate, a rearview camera, and an extended leather upholstery.
Engine Specs – 2017 Volvo XC60
Generating 240 horsepower and 258 lbs. of torque is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that comes fitted under the hood of the 2017 Volvo XC60 Drive-E trim. An eight speed automatic transmission system, which is standard, transfers all the power output to the front wheels.
Next up is a 2.5L five-cylinder engine rated at 250 hp and 266 lbs. of torque and comes fitted under the hood of the 2017 Volvo XC60 T5 AWD system. It comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system which consequently feeds the power to all wheels. EPA estimates the fuel consumption to stand at 19/26/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
The Drive-E gets a four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 302 hp and 295 lbs. of torque and it returns fuel economy ratings of 22/29/24 mpg.
Finally, the T6 All-wheel-drive gets an inline-6 3.0L turbocharged engine rated at 300 horsepower and 325 pounds of torque. The power is transferred to all wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.
Price & 2017 Volvo XC60 Release Date
The 2017 Volvo XC60 SUV will cost you an MSRP starting from $36,400. As for its release date, the vehicle should be expected during the 1st Q of 2017.
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