2017 Volvo XC60

MSRP $40,950 - $51,000

Ranked #7 in Compact Suv

7.9

Overall Rating

2017 Volvo XC60 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 5, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2017 Volvo XC60 follows the same age-old design this year, with relatively the same set of specs and features too. The only changes that have been brought about are the introduction of the 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and new 18 and 20-inch wheel patterns across the trim lineup. 

The luxury compact SUV starts off with an MSRP of $40,950, and right off the bat we can agree to the fact that its safety quotient will be off the charts, with the 2017 iteration receiving many more latest driver-assistance features as standard. Still distinctly a Volvo in its basic silhouette, the 2017 XC60 goes up against the likes of Lexus RX 350, BMW X3, and the Audi Q5.

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Pros

Best-in-c;lass safety quotient

Spacious interior setting

Exception fuel economy figures

Cons

Dated exterior design

Uninspired handling dynamics

Interior Storage compartments

What's New?

Trim lineup simplified

New turbocharged 4-cylinder engines

New wheel designs


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$40950

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

120 cu.in.

horsepower

240 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

258 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8 speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

109.2 in.

length

182.8 in.

width

74.4 in.

height

67.4 in.

curb weight

3959 lbs.

ground clearance

9.1 in.

capacity

passenger volume

98.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

67.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1292 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/26/30 mpg

highway range

616.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

9 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

T5 Inscription$40,950 onwards

T5 Dynamic$40,950 onwards

T6 Inscription$46,350 onwards

T6 Dynamic$46,350 onwards

T6 R-Design$51,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2017 Volvo XC60 in Black Stone color
Black Stone

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

7.5

Fuel Economy

9.0

Interior

8.2

Exterior

5.0

Safety

9.5

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


Volvo prides itself in making some of the safest cars on the road, and evidently, so, the 2017 XC60 bathes in that glory too. Built on that same-old platform, including the age-old design silhouette, the Volvo XC60 will soon get a more modern update in the coming years, but for now, this winning recipe surely seems to work for the masses. Credit where it's due, the 2017 Volvo XC60, does get minor updates on the feature front, both inside and out. New 18 and 20-inch alloy wheels are also included this time around. Moreover, from this year onwards, all the T6 variants of the XC60 will be available with a standard AWD setup.


8.0/10
Features

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

9.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.2/10
Interior

5.0/10
Exterior

9.5/10
Safety


2017 Volvo XC60 Features

8.0/10

The 2017 Volvo XC60 comes in a more simplified trim lineup this time around. Starting off with eh base T5 Dynamic trim, that comes at a starting price tag of $40,950, second in line trim-the T6 Inscription, which starts off at $46,350, whereas the top-most T6 R-Design trim, that sets you back by $51,000. the T5 comes in standard FWD, whereas the T6 trims come in standard AWD. Moreover, while the T5 models house a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, whereas the T6 Inscription and R-Dynamic trims get a 2.0L turbocharged and supercharged engine unit.

Trim T5 Dynamic T6 Inscription AWD T6 R-Design AWD
MSRP $40,950 $46,350 $51,000
Key Features 18-inch wheels 20-inch wheels Adaptive xenon headlights
  Rain sensor windshield wipers Power folding and auto-dimming exterior mirrors 14-speaker Harmon Kardon premium audio system 
  Dual Panoramic sunroof Interior ambient lighting R-Design leather-clad sports steering wheel
  Leather seating surfaces 12-volt power outlet R-Design sport leather seating surfaces
  Sensus Connect with an integrated modem, Wi-Fi hotspot, 7" screen with a limited trial subscription    

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Out of all of the trims available, our pick of poison would be the T6 R-Design trim, for its port in-built character. Best of all, the R-Design trim receives a supercharger in addition to a turbocharger, which helps it put out an impressive 302 hp. Filled up to the brim with features, the R-Design trim gets extra sportier and aggressive body cladding too, and an exclusive sport-tuned suspension setup too.

2017 Volvo XC60 Engine and Performance

7.5/10

The 2017 Volvo XC60 makes a great compact SUV for daily driving, with plenty of power from either of its engines, excellent fuel efficiency, and a smooth ride – cars.usnews  

The 2017 Volvo XC60 is offered with an option of two engine choices. The base and standard being the 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, replacing the earlier five-cylinder engines. This particular engine pushes out 240 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The other engine on point is the much more potent 2.0L supercharged and turbocharged Inline-4 engine, which is capable of putting out a respectable 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

Both of these efficient engines are coupled to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, which is smooth and effective in its shifts, especially when downshifting. But, it does fail to comply, when taking the SUV to the utmost upper rpm limit. Drivetrain-wise too, front-wheel-drive is offered as standard with the T5 models, whereas the T6 variants get all-wheel-drive as standard.

Models 2017 Volvo XC60 2017 Lexus RX 350 2017 BMW X3 2017 Audi Q5
MSRP $40,950 $43,220 $40,050 $40,900
Engine 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder 3.5L V6 2.0L inline-4 turbo 2.0L TFSI Inline 4-Cylinder
Drivetrain FWD FWD RWD AWD
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Horsepower 240 hp @ 5600 RPM 295 hp @ 6300 RPM 240 hp @ 5000 RPM 220 hp @ 4450 RPM
Torque 258 lb-ft @ 1500 RPM 268 lb-ft @ 4700 RPM 260 lb-ft @ 1450 RPM 258 lb-ft @ 1500 RPM

Focused on fuel efficiency more than outright power, the 2017 XC60 definitely hits the right note. More well balanced in its handling dynamics, the new revised Drive-E engine has been made much lighter than the older iterations, which inadvertently does aid in better output than before. Coming over to the competition, the Lexus RX 350 is the clear winner here with its V6 engine, but that too for a premium of more than 3 grand compared to the rivals. This should have aided in better acceleration figures, but that won't be the case as it has its huge heft to deal with.

2017 Volvo XC60 Acceleration

The 2017 Lexus RX 350 with its potent turbocharged engine setup is able to sprint from 0-60 MPH in just 6.8 seconds. Whereas the quarter-mile barrier is crossed at a rather slow 14 seconds. You get adequate power from the revised Drive-E engine, which in turn helps in better all-around response while taking on overtaking maneuvers.

Models 2017 Volvo XC60 2017 Lexus RX 350 2017 BMW X3 2017 Audi Q5
0-60 MPH 6.8 sec 6.6 sec 6.3 sec 5.9 sec
Quarter mile 14.0 sec 13.6 sec 14.0 sec 13.5 sec

The 8-speed automatic also does its part in offering smooth and slick shifts, while upshifting. Moving onto the competition, the heaviest SUV of the bunch, the RX 350 is also one of the slowest crossovers here, despite its potent V6 engine. Audi Q5, on the other hand, with its power kicking in towards the lower end of the rev band, and backed by its Quattro system, is able to pull neatly ahead of all the rivals in this aspect.

2017 Volvo XC60 Ride and Handling

The 2017 Volvo XC60 has an inspired ride and handling dynamics. Volvo's AWD system is also efficient enough in helping put the power down for better handling across town, in turn neglecting the FWD system's evident torque-steer. Typically Volvo, the 2017 XC60 sticks well down the corners, with minimal body roll. The Sport mode also turns out to be a boon in these scenarios, as, with the help of the 8-speed AT, the lower-end power is much more evident, which is needed around for overtaking maneuvers. Coming onto the steering wheel, this might be the only downside to an otherwise respectable handling dynamics. The steering lacks input and feels restrained while taking on hard-end corners.

2017 Volvo XC60 Braking

The 2017 Volvo XC60 with its 12.9-inch brake rotor discs in the front and 11.9-inch rotor discs in the rear, is able to come to a complete dead stop from 6- MPH in just 130 ft. it is evidently equipped with one of the smallest brakes rotor discs in the segment. It also offers a light and responsive brake pedal. Compared to the competition, the braking figures aren't impressive at all. 

Model 2017 Volvo XC60 2017 Lexus RX 350 2017 BMW X3 2017 Audi Q5
Brake Front (in.) 12.9 13.3 13.0 12.6
Brake Rear (in.) 11.9 12.9 13.0 11.8
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3959 4222 4030 4090
60-0 MPH (ft.) 130 123 122 117

Even with the latest braking tech included within the 2017 XC60, it fails to put up a competitive figure. Whereas, some of the other competitors in the segment like the Audi Q5, despite the small rotors in place, have plenty of braking aids helping it through to come to a dead stop in just 117 ft.

2017 Volvo XC60 Fuel Economy

9.0/10

The 2017 Volvo XC60 is able to deliver 23 MPG in the city and 30 miles to the gallon out on the highway. This is for the T5 models, which are equipped with front-wheel-drive setups, whereas when you opt for the AWD setup, those figures drop down to 20 and 29 MPG in the city and highway respectively. These figures are received from the standard turbocharged engine unit. It might not put up the best power figures out there, but , when it come to fuel efficiency, it is outright the best int he semgent.

Model 2017 Volvo XC60 2017 Lexus RX 350 2017 BMW X3 2017 Audi Q5
MPG (city) 23 20 21 20
MPG (highway) 30 27 28 27
MPG (combined) 26 23 24 22
Fuel tank capacity 18.5 gallons 19.2 gallons 17.7 gallons 19.8 gallons

Apart from that, the T6 models also house a 302 hp 2.0L turbocharged and supercharged engine setup, which not surprisingly does deliver lower than usual fuel economy figures, i.e 20 MPG in the city and 27 miles to the gallon out on the highway, which is still better than most of the rivals. Back that with a decent 18.5-gallon fuel tank, and you can stretch it out to longer distances before stopping over for fuel.

2017 Volvo XC60 Interior

8.2/10

Additionally, the front seats hold you in place exceptionally well on winding roads without sacrificing long-distance comfort, making them great for all kinds of drives from road trips to tackling winding roads - Motortrend

The 2017 Volvo XC60's premium interior feels warm and welcoming. With a seating capacity of up to 5, the XC60 provides well-rounded electrically adjustable seats, that are extremely comfortable for long trips. It can fit in 5 average-sized adults quite easily. This is despite the fact that the XC60 has the shortest wheelbase of the bunch, which in turn suggests of an even smaller cabin space. Coming onto the front seats, these are the best-in-class, as they offer great support, even when taking on a highly banked road.

Comfort being of the utmost priority with the XC60, it does not let go of the practicality factor too. heated front and rear seats are standard from now on, along with a heated steering wheel that is also offered, although just for the top-most trims. Similarly, move onto the top-end trims, the interior gets treated with perforated leather upholstery, anthracite headliner, and much more.

Model 2017 Volvo XC60 2017 Lexus RX 350 2017 BMW X3 2017 Audi Q5
Passenger capacity 5 5 5 5
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 38.0/56.7/41.2 39.4/57.8/44.1 40.7/58.3/39.9 39.4/57.7/41.0
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 38.1/55.2/36.4 39.1/57.6/38.0 39.1/56.0/36.8 39.0/56.4/37.4

Some of the interior features offered with the 2017 XC60 are-

  • Heated mirrors
  • Dual panoramic sunroof
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 8-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

2017 Volvo XC60 Infotainment System

The 2017 Volvo XC60 comes with a decent 7-inch touchscreen system with navigation. It isn't the best system out there, as it is quite unresponsive. It gets a primitive selector knob, which is basically of no use. The center stack is filled with buttons, an age-old design that will be updated next year probably. Feature-wise, it is stacked up to the brim, although both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are yet not offered with the XC60. Further, a myriad of infotainment features are offered with the 2017 XC60.

  • 12.3-inch TFT driver's display
  • Bluetooth phone and streaming audio
  • Volvo Sensus Connect system with navigation
  • Bowers & Wilkins system - 15 upgraded speakers
  • A subwoofer
  • 12-volt power outlet

2017 Volvo XC60 Cargo Capacity

The 2017 Volvo XC60 is offered with a decent 30.8 cu. ft of cargo space behind the rear seats. This puts it right at the top of the compact crossover segment. Further interior storage spaces are also offered across the cabin, which turns out to be pretty useful for long weekend drives.

Model 2017 Volvo XC60 2017 Lexus RX 350 2017 BMW X3 2017 Audi Q5
Cargo Volume rear seat up (ft.3) 30.8 18.4 27.6 29.1

The 2017 Volvo XC60 manages to outhaul each and every one of its competitors, despite its shorter wheelbase, whereas the Lexus RX 350, is the one that has surprised us the most, as even with its segment-best cabin space, it fails to deliver on the cargo front.

2017 Volvo XC60 Exterior

5.0/10

The 2017 Volvo XC60 embodies that aesthetic, featuring a graceful profile and proportions - Kelley Blue Book

The XC60's age-old exterior design silhouette is a testament to Volvo's impressive design language, and that surely seems to work. Credit where it's due, the Volvo XC60 does look modern for sure. Nevertheless, it has got certain feature updates for 2017 as well, with new HID headlights, and a power liftgate with memory function.

The front end is supremely athletic in its stance, with the tapering headlights flowing through the corners. The aggressive character lines flow throughout the sides back to the infamous vertically placed taillights. The 2017 Volvo XC60 now gets new 18 and 20-inch alloy wheels, although the ride does suffer a bit, because of this. It also has a segment-best 9.1-inch ground clearance, which means it is fit to venture off-road, but the average buyer of this compact SUV won't take it to the extreme though.

Model 2017 Volvo XC60 2017 Lexus RX 350 2017 BMW X3 2017 Audi Q5
Curb weight (lbs.) 3959 4222 4030 4090
Length(in) 182.8 192.5 183.6 182.6
Width(in) 74.4 74.1 74.4 74.7
Height(in) 67.4 67.7 66.1 65.2
Ground clearance (in) 9.1 8.2 5.9 7.9
Wheelbase (in) 109.2 109.8 110.6 110.5

Exterior Features offered with the XC60 are-

  • Automated rear liftgate
  • Automatic Headlights - Active dual xenon headlights
  • Unique R-Design grille
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors

2017 Volvo XC60 Safety

9.5/10

Volvo is the ultimate best in terms of safety, which is a proven fact. The 2017 XC60 will also honor the same safety reputation with a multitude of safety features equipped onboard. It also excels in the safety crash test department with an overall 5-star rating from the NHTSA, while the IIHS honors the XC60 with the Top Safety Pick+ rating in 2017, on putting it through a wall. All of the latest driver-assistance features now come standard this year, even if they were optional for the previous year.

Some of the safety features offered are-

  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
  • City Safety – Low-speed collision avoidance support system
  • Lane change assist
  • Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Rear park assist camera with sensors
  • Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS) – front seats only
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic emergency braking

2017 Volvo XC60 Competition

2017 Volvo XC60 vs 2017 BMW X3

The BMW X3 is one of the most sought-after SUVs in its segment. It is more athletic than ever. The X3 wins against the XC60 on some fronts. While the Volvo offers better fuel efficiency and better power figures from its 2.0L turbocharged unit, BMW aces on offering a better handling dynamics, and better acceleration figures.

Safety-wise too, there is none in this segment, that can even come close to the XC60's prowess. Moreover, with a multitude of features being made standard in the XC60 for the year 2017, we believe, the Volvo to be the better offering amongst the two, despite its age-old design layout.

2017 Volvo XC60 vs 2017 Audi Q5

The Audi Q5, is one of the most competent crossovers in this class, that features a multitude of impressive features. The Audi Q5, houses the same 2.0L turbocharged powertrain as that of the XC60, but the Q5 better at putting the power down, when it is needed. It also has the segment-best acceleration figures.

Audi Q5 houses a premium cabin-space, that is well sculpted, and filled with creature comforts up to the brim. The best part, the Q5 gets both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard this year onward, which is missing in the Volvo XC60. Our choice of poison out of this rivalry will definitely be the 2017 Audi Q5.

2017 Volvo XC60 Final Verdict

Volvo banks on its cars being the safest in the segment, while the powertrain and the interior front, stand to take a backseat. The 2017 XC60, nevertheless, works upon its faults, by offering the buyers with a potent powertrain, segment-best fuel economy numbers, and a practical design layout, all for a consumer-friendly price tag of $40,950. It takes the brand's legacy even further, with the set of latest safety features being offered as standard. Earning a sure-shot spot in our cars to look out for in the future list, the Volvo XC60 is definitely a crossover you should consider buying.


2017 Volvo XC60 FAQs

What are the exterior color shades offered with the 2017 Volvo XC60?

The 2017 Volvo XC60 is offered with 12 color shades, namely Black Stone, Crystal White, Rich Java, Luminous Sand, Flamenco Red, Onyx Black, Bright Silver, Power Blue, Ice White, Osmium Grey, Magic Blue, and Mussel Blue.

What are the warranty packages offered with the XC60?

Volvo offers the 2017 XC60 with a comprehensive set of warranty packages. Starting with the 4 years or 50,000 miles basic warranty, and a similar 4 years or 50,000 miles powertrain warranty.

Where is the Volvo XC60 built?

The Volvo XC60 lineup is built and assembled in one of the two manufacturing plants across the world. One being in Torslanda, Sweden, and the other being in Chengdu, China.

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