The 2017 Volvo XC60 T5 has undergone a complete makeover, with most redesigning being done under the hood. To fully gauge if this mid-sized luxury crossover is for you or not, please read on below.
The Volvo XC60 was introduced into the market in the year 2010 and is now in its seventh year of production. According to unofficial reports, the XC60 faces heavy competition from relatively newer vehicles, which are still in their second or third generation.
2017 Volvo XC60 T5 – Engine Specifications:
Initially, over the years, the Volvo XC60 had made use a turbocharged engine. These included the 2.0-liter sinline-4. However, the company ditched all of these for a pair of four cylinders that Volvo calls Drive E. Engine is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This is capable of providing a 240 hp and upwards. At first, only the front wheel drive had the 2.0 liter turbocharged. But after a delay of almost a year, the all-wheel drive is also available with the option of this mainstream engine.
2017 Volvo XC60 T5 – Features:
Despite some disappointment regarding specifications from the car manufacturer, Volvo does manage to entice users with its inner cabin. The cabin has a certain Scandinavian flair to it and has dense leather, carpeting, and slabs of walnut lining its insides. Apart from this, the dashboard has an odd rhinoceros type feel to it, which is significantly different from the XC60’s contemporary counterparts.
The XC60 also makes use of Volvo’s older system instead of touchscreens. This means that one has to use a selector knob to get to the screen one wants on the infotainment system. Even though the rear seat room is less, the cargo area happens to be comparatively spacious. There is also the option of a built-in booster seat in the back.
Furthermore, the Volvo XC60 comes with a standard forward collision warning, automatic braking system, and blind spot monitoring.
2017 Volvo XC60 T5 – Pricing:
The Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription is relatively cheaper compared to its rival vehicles. Although the company has yet to issue official reports. Consumer reports speculate that the 2017 Volvo XC60 T5 Inscription with an AWD will cost approximately $42,000.
In conclusion, while the price of the Volvo XC60 might be significantly lower than that of its counterparts, the vehicle still has to achieve that luxury status. The features available are not as enticing as they should be. But the safety features of the XC60 are certainly its redeeming point. However, anyone interested is strictly advised to gather ample information before making a decision and purchase.