2019 Volvo V60, Tarragona, Spain, Jun 2018
When it comes to hire wagons and crossover SUVs, a 2019 Volvo V60 and XC60 are all about a numbers.
We like both and for mostly a same reasons. The V60 looks like an XC60 that was left in a dryer too long, and that’s only glorious with us.
We rate a 2019 V60 car during 7.2 points and a 2019 XC60 crossover SUV during 7.3 points. That’s a tiny win for a XC60, though a domain of feat could be erased when a V60 is pile-up tested by sovereign and eccentric testers.
The V60 and XC60 don’t only demeanour a lot alike. They’re nearby twins underneath a skin, too. They both float on versions of Volvo’s scalable pattern that now underpins a whole lineup. A turbo-4 rated during 250 horsepower sends energy to a front wheels in V60 and XC60 T5 versions while a 316-hp turbocharged and supercharged inline-4 shuttles energy to all 4 wheels in T6 versions.
We haven’t spent many time behind a circle of V60 and XC60 T5s. The T6 engine gives both a car and a crossover SUV good acceleration and it works good with a 8-speed involuntary transmission.
2019 Volvo V60 R-Design
2019 Volvo V60 R-Design
2019 Volvo V60 city wobble interior
Volvo’s all-wheel-drive complement provides good traction, though a 20-inch amalgamate wheels on some versions are wrapped in tires that might not be befitting to some wintry climates.
The XC60 is accessible in a plug-in hybrid chronicle Volvo calls T8. It’s costly, though it provides an all-electric operation of 17 miles. That engine choice isn’t accessible on a V60.
Predictably, a V60 uses reduction fuel than a XC60, according to a EPA. Front-drive V60 T5s are rated during 28 mpg total and all-wheel expostulate shaves that figure to 25 mpg. The XC60 is rated during 23 mpg in T5 guise with all-wheel expostulate and 22 mpg with a T6 powertrain.
Inside, a car and crossover share a dashboard pattern and many features. Even their leather seats are scarcely identical, nonetheless a V60 Momentum trim can be systematic with a multiple of leather bolsters and a plaid-like fabric that we unequivocally like.
Interior space for passengers is scarcely matching adult front, though a V60 pampers with about 3 inches some-more leg room in a rear. We’re not accurately certain where a Swedes forged out those additional inches given a dual vehicles float on scarcely matching wheelbases.
Here’s another surprise: The V60 looks smaller though a load area is larger. With a back chair upright, a V60 has about 32 cubic feet of space compared to a XC60’s 30 cubes. Fold a second quarrel prosaic and a V60 can swallow roughly 51 cubes contra a XC60’s 49 cubic-foot rating. The V60 is 3 inches longer than a XC60 overall, nonetheless conjunction is expected to poise a plea when it comes to a customary garage.
2019 Volvo XC60
2019 Volvo XC60
2018 Volvo XC60
Volvo V60 and XC60 facilities and value
Volvo charges about $900 reduction for a bottom V60 than it does for an XC60 though there are some important caveats. The biggest? Don’t go looking for a V60 on your internal Volvo dealer’s lot. The V60 is a special order-only vehicle, so you’ll need to be studious watchful for yours to be built and shipped to a dealer.
The V60 T5 starts during about $39,000 and wants for little. Leather (or no-cost leather/cloth) upholstery, a breathtaking moonroof, a 9.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and involuntary puncture braking are all standard. The V60 T6 costs about $4,500 some-more and it includes a some-more absolute engine and exhilarated seats.
A bottom XC60 T5 tickles $40,000 though does though leather ($1,600 more).
On both Volvos, a automaker’s modernized prejudiced self-driving record is a $2,500 choice for many trim levels. The Advanced Package includes a pretence adaptive journey control complement that uses sensors to keep a car within a line and can move it to a hindrance and start it adult again in complicated traffic.
The sporty R-Design trim turn accessible for possibly includes interior and extraneous styling touches, though conjunction Volvo is generally sporty to drive.
We’re patient, so we’d sequence a V60 and wait for it to be delivered. For those who can’t wait or contingency have a aloft seat, a XC60 is still an glorious choice.