When it comes to SUVs, sometimes it can be really difficult to find the right balance between aggressive and sporty design and luxury. The 2016 Volvo XC60 appears to be able to find the right balance and this is the best explanation for the popularity of this model. First generation of this luxury SUV was unveiled in 2008 and it has fast become one of the top selling cars from the line up of the Swedish car manufacturer. The new Volvo XC60 2016 offers luxury interior, powerful but economic engines and handsome styling, which makes it pretty good choice.
2016 Volvo XC60 review
On the outside, the new Volvo XC60 2016 is not too different than its predecessor. The main reason for this is the nice and subtle design of the current model, that buyers really like, so the Swedish car manufacturer feels that there is no reason to make any significant changes to the exterior. However, some small changes will be done – on the front of the car will be introduced new headlights, newly designed front bumper and much larger grille. On the back, taillights will be the same, but the new bumper will be used, along new exhaust pipes. Reports suggest that the 2016 XC60 will come with 20-inch alloy wheels and Pirelli performance tires as standard.
The interior of the 2016 Volvo XC60 will get more changes than the outside. Similar to the interior of its predecessor, it now has less buttons and everything will be operated by using the large touchscreen display that dominates the whole dashboard (the touchscreen display supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto). Furthermore, the Swedish car manufacturer uses better materials throughout the whole cabin, which should make the car feel more luxurious than it really is.
New Volvo XC60 2016 specs
The new Volvo XC60 2016 offers five different engines. Base model comes with front wheel drive XC90 will be offered with 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. T6 models get 2.0-liter turbocharged and super charged engine that produces 302 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Both these engines come paired with 8-speed automatic transmission. All wheel drive XC90 comes with 2.5-liter inline 5 with 250 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. T6 model gets 3.0-liter inline 6 with 300 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque while the most powerful model, R-Design, gets turbo boost for the 6-cylinder engine which raises power to 325 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. All AWD models gets 6-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Volvo XC60 price
The new Volvo XC60 2016 price starts at $37,400 for T5 model including destination charges, while the T6 FWD model comes with price just over $42,000. The XC60 with AWD system starts with the price around $38,000 for T5 model while T6 model comes for $43,6000. The most expensive model, AWD R-Design, has a base price of $48,000 but with additional equipment it raises up to $50,000. With these prices the 2016 Volvo XC60 is competitive with its rivals such as Acura RDX, Infiniti QX50, Lexus RX 350 and Audi Q5.