Model Overview: 2014 Volvo XC60
Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
XC60 3.2: $34,850
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 2014, Volvo treats its award-winning XC60 small premium utility to the most extensive refresh since its introduction four years ago. Completely new styling from the windshield forward sets the stage for a dramatic entry. Inside the cabin, the XC60 receives distinctive new design elements, luxury touches and convenience features. Innovative safety technologies make their debut while a new roster of available upgrades take the XC60 to the next level of elegance and sophistication.
The changes begin on the outside, where the XC60 sports a new hood, front fenders and fascia that emphasize a wider and more confident appearance. Redesigned headlights flank a bold new grille sporting a larger Volvo Ironmark. Other changes include a new lower front spoiler with bright trim, vertically mounted LED daytime running lights, new front and rear skid plate décor and integrated exhaust pipe design. New 18-inch Pan alloy wheels are standard on 3.2 trim levels while the top-line T6 R-Design gains new 20-inch Ixion II alloys.
The XC60 is Volvo's first crossover to offer sporty steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Standard on T6 AWD and R-Design, these paddle shifters let the driver shift manually with both hands on the steering wheel. All XC60s gain a new shift knob for the floor-mounted shifter featuring piano black background with illuminated symbols for ease of viewing in the dark.
Advanced Quick Shift is another new standard performance feature for T6 AWD and R-Design models. When Sport Mode is selected or when using paddle shifters, new software mapping improves gear change speed by 20-30 percent on third to sixth gears and up to 50 percent quicker for first to second gear. This helps improve 0-60 mph acceleration to 6.5 seconds from the previous 6.9 seconds.
Interior Delivers More Luxury
Among the XC60's list of interior upgrades is a new standard 3-spoke steering wheel, Off Black dash top, wood décor trim on front door panels, cloth-covered B-pillars, metal trim around air vents, silver décor frame for the headlight module, Quartz headliner, new front door sill plates and a metal threshold for the cargo area.
For those seeking the ultimate in luxury, a new Inscription Package is offered on the S60 T6 AWD. This incudes exclusive Sovereign Hide soft leather seating surfaces, Anthracite Black headliner, leather covered dashboard, power lumbar support, Modern Wood inlays, leather front console cover and Inscription door sill plates and floor mats.
Every XC60 receives a new high-tech instrument cluster. The base 3.2 gains an easy to read analog style cluster. A new adaptive digital display employing Thin Film Transistor (TFT) technology is standard on 3.2 Premier, Premier Plus and Platinum trims levels plus all T6 AWD and R-Design models. With this cluster, drivers can custom-tailor the display to suit their needs by selecting from three different themes:
Setting the Stage for a Dynamic Drive All XC60s gain new Corner Traction Control (CTC) by torque vectoring. This technology made its debut on the Volvo S60 as a further refinement of Dynamic Stability and Traction Control (DSTC). This system makes it easier to smoothly maintain the desired line on winding roads and on wet surfaces. When driving into a curve, the brakes are applied to the inner driven wheel while more power is transmitted to the outer driven wheel. This enables the driver to take the curve more tightly while reducing any tendency to understeer. The driver can accelerate out of the curve while retaining confidence inspiring grip of the road.
Additional safety advancements are included with the new Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) Package offered on all models. This package includes BLIS, front and rear park assist, and new Cross Traffic Alert (CTA) and Lane Change Merge Aid (LCMA). The system is based on radar technology installed behind the rear wheels and will detect traffic from a longer distance than the previous BLIS system. A larger detection area provides the capability of informing the driver of rapidly approaching vehicles. LCMA utilizes two levels of LED lights mounted in the A-pillar. While CTA uses radar sensors in the rear bumper to monitor traffic when backing out of a parking space, warning the driver of approaching traffic via a visual alert and audio signal. A Technology Package, optional on all XC60s, receives an enhanced detection capability feature. Cyclist Detection has been added to Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake. The package also includes Active High Beam that automatically switches the headlights to low beam when opposite traffic is detected, Road Sign Information (RSI) displays traffic speed signs for the driver on the instrument cluster based on the Forward Looking Camera (FLC), Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Queue Assist, Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake (CWAB), Distance Alert (DA), Driver Alert Control (DAC) and Lane Departure Warning (LDW).
The XC60 was the first vehicle equipped with City Safety. This advanced technology is a driver support system aimed at preventing or mitigating collisions occurring at speeds of 31 mph or less. It utilizes a closing velocity sensor to help determine whether a collision is likely. Depending on the closing speed, City Safety will either pre-charge the brakes or automatically brake the XC60 to help avoid a rear-end collision or lessen its impact. XC60 offers three levels of performance to satisfy a wide range of buyers. Those seeking the greatest value will be attracted to the XC60 3.2. Its naturally aspirated six-cylinder engine provides 240 horsepower with ULEV II emissions rating or 230 horsepower with PZEV (Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle) rating. Front-wheel drive is standard while Volvo's All-Wheel Drive with Instant Traction is optional.
The midrange XC60 T6 AWD offers an impressive blend of outstanding performance and value. Output for its 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine is 300 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. All-Wheel-Drive with Instant Traction is standard on all turbocharged XC60s.
At the top of the XC60 lineup is the T6 AWD R-Design. This model targets enthusiasts with a substantial performance upgrade. Its 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder delivers 325 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque. The R-Design's chassis employs stronger damping and a more direct steering gear that allows the driver to benefit from more alert vehicle behavior and more precise communication with the road surface.
The R-Design also endows the XC60 a bolder appearance. Standard features include new 20-inch Ixion II alloy wheels, color-matched lower body moldings and a metallic-themed interior with unique aluminum inserts in the steering wheel, door moldings and the iconic center stack. It also maintains typical R-design attributes like silk metal finish outside mirror housings, trim moldings, skid plates, twin chrome tailpipes and the R-Design logo embossed in the front seat backrests and displayed on the grille.
XC60's standard Volvo Sensus system lets drivers manage information from the audio unit, navigation system (if equipped) and other functions, displaying them onto a seven-inch high-definition color monitor in the upper part of the center console. It allows the driver to explore the high-tech features of the vehicle and personalize them to suit his or her needs.
Volvo's trim level strategy offers customers the flexibility to add additional features. Buyers can still select the XC60 3.2, T6 AWD and R-Design without a trim level if desired. For 2014, the Premier trim level, offered exclusively for the 3.2, gains an auto-dimming inside rearview mirror and adaptive digital display. Premier Plus adds rear park assist camera and quick-fold front passenger seat. Platinum receives auto-dimming power-retractable exterior mirrors and interior accent lighting. The Platinum trim offered for all three XC60 models features the Volvo Premium Sound System with Dolby® Pro Logic® II Surround Sound, 12 premium speakers and 650 watts. Also included is a Navigation System with real time traffic, remote control and map care plus a rear park assist camera.
A new Sport Package including new sport seats and 20-inch Titania alloy wheels is offered on 3.2 and T6 AWD models. The available Climate Package gains a heated windshield and heated steering wheel this year.
New stand-alone options include active dual xenon headlights with washers for 3.2 and T6 AWD, Urban Wood inlays for these models, an accessory prep cable, heated front seats (also available with the Climate Package) and 20-inch Avior alloy wheels for T6 AWD. The XC60 was the first Volvo with standard HD Radio that updates radio signals to digital quality. FM broadcast quality equals the level of a typical CD while AM broadcast quality rivals the prior level of FM. The XC60's standard high performance sound system includes BluetoothTM streaming audio, and AUX and USB inputs to allow connection and control of personal music devices such as iPodsTM, memory sticks and other media players.
Sirius XMTM satellite radio with a complimentary six-month subscription and Bluetooth hands-free phone interface with audio streaming are also standard.
New Sensus Connected Touch, available as an accessory, connects the car to the Internet and enables drivers and passengers to use various embedded applications that will enhance the driving experience - all through a touchscreen solution. The user has access to full Internet browsing (except when driving), Internet music streaming and Internet radio, Google maps, integrated navigation and an app store for new function upgrades.
2013 Safety Awards:
- Earned 5-star overall rating from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
- Top Safety Pick honors from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)
- Top Safety Pick + honor from IIHS for performance in the new Small Overlap Test