Volvo XC60
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Production 2008 - present
Class Compact Crossover CUV
Body Style 5-door, 5-seat CUV
Length 4.63 meters
Width 1.89 meters
Height 1.71 meters
Wheelbase 2.77 meters
Weight 1825 kg (2.4D)
Transmission 6 speed manual
6 speed automatic geartronic
Engine Petrol 3.0 T6 (285 HP)
Diesel 2.4D (163 HP)
Diesel 2.4D D5 (185 HP)
Power 285 hp @ 5600 rpm
400 Nm of torque @ 1500-4800 rpm

185 hp @ 4000 rpm
400 Nm of torque @ 2000-2750 rpm

163 hp @ 4000 rpm
340 Nm of torque @ 1750-2750 rpm
Similar BMW X3
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Audi Q5
Designer under Steve Mattin

The Volvo XC60 is a premium compact Crossover Utility Vehicle unveiled by Volvo at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. It slots in under its older brother, the XC90, and targets the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class and Audi Q5.

Recent Changes[]

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Styles and Major Options[]

The Volvo XC 60 comes in three levels of trim: Kinetic, Momentum and Summum, Kinetic being the most basic one, and Summum the most equipped level.


Climate Package $1,000

  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated windshield washer nozzles
  • Rainsensor windshield wipers
  • Headlamp washers
  • Interior Air Quality System (IAQS)
  • Humidity Sensor

Technology Package $2,700

  • Dynaudio® Premium Sound System, Dolby Pro-Logic II® Surround Sound, 650-watt amplifier, 12 Dynaudio® speakers, rear seat headphone jacks, audio controls
  • Volvo Navigation System with Real Time Traffic, DVD map data and remote control
  • Rear Park Assist Camera

Collision Avoidance Package $1,695

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Collision Warning with Auto Brake (CWAB)
  • Distance Alert (DA)
  • Driver Alert Control (DAC)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)

Convenience Package $1,000

  • Grocery bag holder
  • 12V power outlet in cargo area
  • Front and rear park assist
  • Power tailgate
  • Homelink remote garage door opener


  • Black Sapphire Metallic $525
  • Electric Silver Metallic $675
  • Maple Red Pearl $525
  • Barrents Blue $525
  • Silver Metallic $525
  • Lime Grass Green Pearl $525
  • Savile Grey Pearl $525
  • Terra Bronze Pearl $525
  • Dual onboard two-stage child booster seats with adaptive seatbelts and power child rear door locks $495
  • Dual Xenon with Gas Discharge Headlights with Active Bending Light $800
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) $695
  • Personal Car Communicator (PCC) with Keyless drive $550
  • Nordic Light Oak inlays $295
  • Panorama moonroof n/c

XC60 3.2[]


Premium Package ($1,700)

  • Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Tinted windows rear seats and cargo area
  • Compass in Rearview Mirror
  • Power Passenger Seat

Climate Package ($1,000)

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated Rear Seats
  • Heated Windshield Washer Nozzles
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Rain Sensor
  • Humidity Sensor
  • Interior Air Quality System (IAQS)
  • Total Package Value

Convenience Package ($1,000)

  • 12V Power Outlet in Cargo Area
  • Grocery Bag Holder, Cargo Area
  • Home LinkTM
  • Park Assist, Front & Rear
  • Power Operated Tailgate
  • Total Package Value

Multimedia Package ($2,700)

  • Dynaudio Premium Sound System with Dolby® Pro Logic® II Surround Sound
  • Navigation System with DVD Map Data, Real-Time Traffic, & Remote Control
  • Rear Park Assist Camera
  • Total Package Value

Technology Package ($1,700)

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Collision Warning with Auto Brake
  • Distance Alert
  • Driver Alert Control
  • Lane Departure Warning

Stand Alone Options

  • All Wheel Drive with Instant Traction & Hill Descent Control: $2,000
  • Metallic Paint: $550
  • Electric Silver Metallic Paint: $675
  • Laminated Panoramic Roof, Two Laminated Glass Panels w/Power: $600
  • Modern Wood Center Stack Inlay: $295
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS): $700
  • Personal Car Communicator (PCC) with Keyless Drive, Two-Way: $550
  • Car Communicator and Heartbeat Sensor: $500
  • Dual Outboard Two-Stage Child Booster Seats w/ Adaptive Seatbelts and Power Child Locks (Rear Doors): $465
  • Dual Xenon Gas Discharge Headlights with Active Bending Light (ABL): $800
  • 18" MERAC Wheels: $750


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Gas Mileage[]

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Engine and Transmission[]


3.0 T6 (285 HP)


2.4D (163 HP)

2.4D D5 (185 HP)

Standard AWD for all engines. While transmission choices for the diesel engines are 6 speed manual or 6 speed automatic geartronic, the petrol engine is only available with the 6 speed automatic geartronic gearbox.


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  • RECALL ALERT:On December 22 2009, Volvo issued a recall affecting 5,253 MY 2010 XC60s revolving around the fuel system in which a fuel line rail cover designed to protect the fuel lines on the XC60 may be improperly attached, thus exposing the lines to damage. The damaged pieces may leak, possibly resulting in a fire. Owners of the affected models are asked to bring their vehicles to the dealer for inspection and/or a repair at no charge. The recall campaign is scheduled to begin in January 2010. This recall is filed under NHTSA Recall Campaign ID 09V477000. [1]


The Volvo XC60 scored 34 points for adult occupants and 39 points for child occupants on Euro NCAP's tests. However, the score for pedestrians were lower, 17 points.


XC60 R-Design

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The XC60 is available in the basic colors Ice White and Black, as well as several other metallic and pearl colors.

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Electric Silver Metallic
  • Maple Red Pearl
  • Barrents Blue
  • Silver Metallic
  • Lime Grass Green Pearl
  • Savile Grey Pearl
  • Terra Bronze Pearl

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Hybrid Models[]

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Unique Attributes[]

  • City Safety - detects a slower moving car in front of the vehicle and activates the brakes to avoid or minimize the damages of a collision. The system i active in speed below 30 km/h.
  • Adaptive cruise control with distance alert - alerts the driver if the XC60 is approaching a vehicle moving in the same direction with a lower speed and readies the brakes for emergency braking. For most SUV they tend to rollover. Not highly but they aren't build for sharp turns. The XC60 has a feature that senses an impending rollover and then activates the curtain air bags thus cushioning the blow.


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The Volvo XC60 has three different interior styles and fabrics:

  • XC Leather - top quality and comfortable leather seats
  • T-Tec - a mix of high quality synthetic leather and fine weaved cloth
  • Textile - textile seats

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Second generation (2017–present)[]

The second generation XC60 was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. The first −60 series model in its generation and the first since Volvo's purchase by Geely, it is based on the same Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) platform as the S90, V90, and XC90. As part of Volvo's move toward smaller engines, the new model uses only four-cylinder engines, in various configurations and states of tune, again shared with the −90 series models.

The car was facelifted on 2 March 2021, with the new version debuting alongside the Volvo C40. The engines remain the same 2.0 litre with petrol, diesel, or PHEV power. Like the XC40 Recharge Electric and the C40, the XC60 facelift also gains a new Android-powered infotainment system that's been developed in collaboration with Google.

Plug-in hybrid[]

The XC60 was released with a T8 plug-in hybrid variant that used the T6 engine combined with a 10.4 kWh battery (9.2 kWh usable) and an 87 hp (65 kW; 88 PS) rear electric motor to produce 407 hp (303 kW; 413 PS). The EPA all-electric range is 18 miles (29 km). For the 2020 model year, the battery size was increased to 11.6 kWh, which increased the EPA range to 19 miles (31 km). For the 2021 model year, T8 models were renamed to "Recharge" models.

For the 2022 model year, Volvo released an XC60 Recharge Extended Range. Battery size was increased to 18.7 kWh (14.8 kWh usable), increasing the all-electric range to 32 miles (51 km). The rear electric motor was upgraded to a 142 hp (106 kW; 144 PS) unit, increasing total power output to 455 hp (339 kW; 461 PS).[69

First generation (2008–2016)[]

The production vehicle was unveiled at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. Sales began in Europe in the third quarter of 2008 and in North America in early 2009 as a 2010 model. The XC60 has been Volvo's best selling car since 2009.

Manufactured by subsidiary Volvo Car Gent in Ghent, Belgium, the first generation XC60 is based on Volvo's P3 platform and the XC60 shares technology with the Land Rover Freelander of 2007. At the time of development, both Land Rover and Volvo were owned by Ford and development was split between the two subsidiaries. Much of the engineering and tuning of this CUV was done by Volvo in Sweden, although offroad capabilities were developed at Land Rover in England.

In April 2010, an R-Design variant of the XC60 became available, featuring a color-matching body kit, stiffer chassis and damping, and other unique exterior/interior trim.

In February 2013, Volvo debuted a refreshed version of the XC60, to be released for the 2014 model year. Exterior updates are primarily cosmetic, with changes to the grille and front driving lights, loss of black cladding along the lower doorsills, and minor changes to the exhaust tips and taillights. Interior updates include new materials and dashboard trims, available paddle shifter on the T6 model, and introduction of a 7" touch-screen display.

XC60 Plug-in Hybrid Concept[]

The Volvo XC60 plug-in hybrid concept was unveiled at the 2012 North American International Auto Show. The powertrain mated a 270 hp (201 kW; 274 PS) turbocharged 4-cylinder driving the front wheels with a 70 hp (52 kW; 71 PS) electric motor driving the rear wheels, giving the powertrain a peak combined output of 350 hp (261 kW; 355 PS). According to Volvo, the XC60 Plug-in Hybrid has an all-electric range of up to 35 mi (56 km) for a fuel economy equivalent of 105 mpg‑US (2.2 L/100 km; 126 mpg‑imp) and a total range of 600 mi (970 km). Fuel economy when running on the gasoline engine is estimated at 50 mpg‑US (4.7 L/100 km; 60 mpg‑imp). Recharging time is 3.5 hours from a 220 V outlet and 7.5 hours from a 110 V outlet. The model was never released for production.


Volvo used the 2009 film The Twilight Saga: New Moon to promote the XC60, including an online contest to give away models identical to the one driven by lead character Edward Cullen.


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Design quirks and oddities[]

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2010 Drive Best SUV Over $40,000

See Also[]

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Geely Holding Group

Zhejiang Geely Automobile | Shanghai Maple Guorun Automobile | Volvo

Current Models: S80 · V70 · S60 · V60 · S40 · V50 · C70 · C30 · XC60 · XC70 · XC90

Historic Models: P1900 · P1800 · PV · 66 · Volvo Amazon · 850 · 200 series · 300 series · 700 series · 400 series · 480 · · · ·

Racing Models: S60 BTCS · C30 STCC

Concept Cars: XC60 Concept · 3CC · VCC · YCC · ACC · ACC2 · SCC · LCP2000 · ReCharge Concept · XC70 Surf Rescue Concept · S60 Concept · Air Motion Concept

Commercial Trucks: FH16 · FMX

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