Consumer Reviews Summary
8 of 8 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2014 Volvo XC60 Overview
- Restyled, sleeker front end and a new dashboard
- Compact luxury SUV that seats up to five passengers
- Choice of inline six-cylinder engines
The 2014 Volvo XC60 gets some subtle design changes both inside and out that help to modernize the luxury crossover.
The XC60 is the smaller of Volvo’s two luxury crossover options, with room for five-passengers across two rows of seats. For 2014 the exterior gets a few styling changes, especially up front, that make it sleeker. Gone are the black trim pieces in the front fascia, replaced by new vertical LED foglights and a body-colored front fascia, as well as a new lower front spoiler. The hood is also new, while out back the tailpipes are now integrated into the rear bumper.
Under the hood, the XC60’s two inline-six-cylinder engine options carryover. The base 3.2 trim features a 240-hp, 3.2-liter inline-six while the T6 trim features a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six that outputs 300-hp in T6 models or 325-hp in T6 R-Design models. A six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, with all-wheel drive optional (R-Design models get standard all-wheel drive). New for 2014 is a torque vectoring system that helps the XC60 corner more effectively.
Inside, the XC60 gets the same treatment as the exterior with a few tweaks and upgrades that slightly change the interior aesthetic, though much of what is seen and touched remains the same. The headliner is new, as are wood inlays which give the cabin a more premium feel. There is also a new Sensus Connected Touch multimedia system with a seven-inch screen. Sport seats are newly available to keep bottoms more firmly planted in spirited driving. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, USB/iPod port, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. A rear-seat entertainment system with two screens is optional, as is a navigation system.
This being a Volvo, safety is a big priority and the XC60 boasts a large amount of standard safety features, including Volvo’s City Safety technology which uses forward facing sensors to detect obstacles and can even stop the car automatically to avoid a collision at speeds of up to 31 mph. Antilock brakes, electronic stability control, and six airbags also come standard. Available safety technology include pedestrian and cyclist detection, blind spot warnings, adaptive cruise control, and rear cross-traffic alerts.