2020 Volvo XC60

MSRP $40,795 - $53,295

Ranked #11 in Compact Suv

2020 Volvo XC60 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 15, 2021

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Amratya Nigam 

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Slotted between the Volvo XC40 and the XC90, the 2020 Volvo XC60 is back with a couple of upgrades. The trim lineup has had plenty of feature upgrades, such as the Momentum trim gets rear park assist as standard, whereas the R-Design trim gets plenty of black accents all around. With a starting price of MSRP $40,795, the 2020 XC60 is offered in a variety of powertrain options, namely T5, T6, T8, and Polestar.

Coming onto the interior, it's as well laid-out as one could expect. Also, it comes with a 3-inch digital instrument cluster as standard. However, Volvo took a major step last year by redesigning the XC60 and upgrading it to the second generation, and frankly, it worked in their favor. The sales graph starting climbing and this new design language kept the cash registers busy. Further improving on its flaws, the 2020 Volvo XC60 is the second model of this generation which fulfills the demands of the current generation consumers.

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Pros

Power-packed Performance

Luxurious interiors

User friendly Infotainment System

Plug-in-hybrid variant available

Cons

Sluggish braking

Low towing capacity

The top-end trims are relatively on the more expensive side

What's New?

Polestar models gets new 22-inch wheels

R-Design trim gets gloss-black accents, and 4-zone automatic climate control

Momentum trim gets leather upholstery as standard

Battery size increased to 11.6 kW-hr

Volvo introduces a new 3-inch digital instrument cluster as standard


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$49795

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

120 cu.in.

horsepower

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

258 lbs.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8 speed Geartronic Automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.6/12.6 in.

capacity

passenger volume

98.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

63.3 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

14.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/24/29 mpg

highway range

545.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

T5 Momentum$40,795 onwards

T6 Momentum$46,595 onwards

T5 R-Design$47,495 onwards

T5 Inscription$47,495 onwards

T6 R-Design$53,295 onwards

T6 Inscription$53,295 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 Volvo XC60 in Bright Silver Metallic color
Bright Silver Metallic

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

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Features

8.2

Engine and Performance

7.5

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.8

Exterior

7.5

Safety

8.0

7.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.8

Overall Rating


The XC60 has been a part of the midsize SUV market for more than a decade now. Being in the market, it has given tough competition to the midsize luxury SUVs of the class such as the Mercedes GLC 300, the Jaguar F-Pace, the Porsche Macan, BMW X3, and Range Rover Velar. With the prices starting at $40,795 for the base trim, the 2020 Volvo XC60 has an upper hand over the rivals as it is cheaper than most of them. For 2020, Volvo also introduces an ultra-efficient Polestar plug-in hybrid variant. However, having said all of this, does 2020 XC60 have what it takes to make a name for itself in this rather crowded segment? Let's move ahead and find out.


8.2/10
Features

7.5/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.8/10
Interior

7.5/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety


2020 Volvo XC60 Features

8.2/10

The 2020 Volvo XC60 is available in three trims i.e., Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription with three engine options namely the T5, T6, and T8. The prices of these trims range from $40,795 for the base trim to $53,295 for the top-level Inscription trim. There is not much difference in the features amongst the trims of the 2020 Volvo XC60. Apart from the standard features on the base trims, the R-Dynamic gets a few upgrades that make it feel a bit sporty. However, the Inscription, unlike the R-Dynamic trim, gets more luxury inside.

Trims Momentum R-Design Inscription
MSRP (T5) $40,795 $46,850 $47,495
MSRP (T6) $46,595 $52,650 $53,295
Key Features Instant Traction AWD. Additional features to Momentum plus: Additional features to R-Design plus:
  18-inch silver alloy wheels 19-inch painted machined aluminum wheels. 20-inch machined wheels with painted aluminum.
  Automatic Rain Sensing Wipers. Sensus Navigation with voice navigation system Leather seat trim
  Heated mirrors. Simulated seat trims with leather/suede Chrome exterior accents
  Lumbar support for both Driver and Passenger Nappa leather upholstery  

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While other carmakers keep their base trims simple, Volvo has done excellently in providing their XC60's base trim with high-class features in sync with technology which is why we don't recommend you to climb up to the more expensive trims. The base trim Momentum is enough to suffice as it comes loaded with features that are almost similar to that of the top trim. This trim coupled with the T6 engine is the best option if you want performance and luxury together.

2020 Volvo XC60 Engine and Performance

7.5/10

The T5 and T6 powertrains are adequate and torquey, if a little coarse - Motortrend

The 2020 Volvo XC60 comes available with two gasoline engine options and one plug-in-hybrid option on all three trims. One is the T5 powertrain which comes with a 2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine that generates 251 horsepower at 5500 RPM and a torque of 258 lb.-ft at 1500 RPM. The second powertrain is the T6 which comes with a 2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder Turbocharged plus supercharged engine generating 315 horsepower and a torque of 295 lb.-ft.

All powertrains are paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission with either an FWD or AWD setup. The base 2020 XC60 with the T5 seems quite powerful for the price being offered. It produces a tad higher power than the other competitors of the class. The 2020 Volvo XC60 has quite a responsive accelerator and a powerful engine. This makes it sprint from 0-60 MPH speed of 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds. On the other hand, the trims with the more powerful T6 engine are capable of completing the same task in 5.6 seconds. Despite being one of the heaviest in the class, it leaves all its competitors back in the dust.

The 2020 Volvo XC60 is equipped with quite an active and stable suspension setup that minimizes the body roll. Overall we can call it quite a composed and well-mannered companion for all sorts of drives bet it a short drive across the city or the long weekend rides on the highway. Apart from that, its sensitive steering feels quite responsive and thus provides a quality ride at lower speeds. But it might feel a bit ambiguous when driving at high speeds.

Models

2020 Volvo XC60

2020 Mercedes Benz GLC 300

2020 Porsche Macan

2020 BMW X3

MSRP

$40,795

$42,500

$50,900

$41,950

Engine

2.0L turbocharged Inline-4

2.0L turbocharged Inline-4 engine

2.0L Turbo inline-4 engine

2.0L Turbo inline-4 engine

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

9 speed Automatic

7 speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

Power

251 hp @ 5500 RPM

255 hp @ 5,800 RPM

248 hp @ 5200 RPM

248 hp @ 5200 RPM

Torque

258 lb-ft @ 1500 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1800 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1450 RPM

0-60 MPH

6.4 secs 5.8 secs 6.3 secs 6.0 secs

Quarter Mile

14.9 secs 14.6 secs 14.9 secs 15.1 secs

The 2020 Volvo XC60 is equipped with a light and a responsive brake pedal. The front brake rotors are 13.6 inches in size and the rear brake rotors are 12.6 inches. These brakes give out a quick and smooth response while driving at lower speeds but when at high speed it gets a bit snappy. The second generation of the Volvo XC60 gets an increased towing capacity than its previous generation. Still, it can only tow up to 3,500 lbs which seems to be quite minimal for this range of SUVs.

2020 Volvo XC60 Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The 2020 Volvo XC60 is quite a fuel-efficient midsize luxury SUV. It gives an average of 24 MPG with a 22 MPG in the city and 29 MPG on highways. These figures are with the T5 and T6 powertrains. On opting for the T8 powertrain with the 11.6 kW-hr battery, along with the AWD setup, the 2020 XC60 can deliver up to 57 MPGe combined mileage with both gas and electricity.

Models

2020 Volvo XC60

2020 Mercedes Benz GLC 300

2020 Porsche Macan

2020 BMW X3

MPG (city)

22

22

19

25

MPG (Highway)

29

29

23

29

MPG (Combined)

24

24

21

27

Fuel Tank Capacity

18.8 gallons

17.4 gallons

19.8 gallons

17.2 gallons

These figures look very practical for a midsize SUV of this range even after having such a power-packed engine that stands amongst one of the best performers in the class. Although the BMW X3 can run an extra mile than the 2020 Volvo XC60, it still runs along with the others in the competition, due to its smaller fuel tank capacity.

2020 Volvo XC60 Interior

7.8/10

It's spa-like in its serenity - The CarConnection

The 2020 Volvo XC60 flaunts quite a luxurious and comfortable interior setup. Also, it is so roomy that the passengers would never feel congested. With such interior dimensions, the Volvo flaunts some of the spacious interiors in the class. Although the BMW X3 still offers a bit more headroom in the front. The materials used within the interior are top-notch, and the seats come with plenty of adjustability functions that make your ride that much easier.

The 2020 Volvo XC60 has a spacious cargo area which is considered to be one of the biggest boots in the segment. It has an area of 63.3 cu. ft of cargo space when the rear seats are folded. However, even without folding the rear seats, you can easily pack up all the necessities for a weekend-long drive. The 2020 Volvo XC60 comes with a premium and intuitive Sensus infotainment system. This infotainment system flaunts a large 9-inch touchscreen which comes installed in as a portrait, unlike the landscape in most others. It is quite responsive and can be operated with ease. 

 

Models

2020 Volvo XC60

2020 Mercedes Benz GLC 300

2020 Porsche Macan

2020 BMW X3

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front – Head/Shoulder/Leg (in.)

38/58.2/41.5

37.8/ 57.3/ 40.8

TBD

41.1/57.6/40.3

Rear – Head/Shoulder/Leg (in.)

38/56.3/38

38.5/ 56.5/ 37.3

TBD

39.1/56.0/36.4

Cargo Capacity 29.7 cu. ft 19.4 cu. ft 17.6 cu. ft 28.7 cu. ft

 Some other infotainment features that it offers us are:

  • Premium Harmon Kardon 10-speaker audio system
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot and 4G connectivity
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Smart Device Integration.
  • USB ports

The 2020 Volvo XC60 flaunts the following interior features:

  • Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
  • Front Seatback Storage
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Climate Control
  • Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
  • Front And Rear Cupholders
  • Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
  • Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power-adjustable front and rear seats
  • Interior Air Filtration

2020 Volvo XC60 Exterior

7.5/10

From the inside out, the 2020 Volvo XC60 relays subtle shapes with dramatic impact - The Car Connection

The 2020 Volvo XC60 is certainly an elegant SUV to look at. With clean and simple character lines preserving the side profile of the SUV, the 2020 XC60 has a sleek silhouette. The headlights have a T-shaped design, whereas the taillights are vertically placed at the rear. Tasteful at best, the XC60 is dominated by bespoke 18 and 19-inch alloy wheels, preserved for the upper trims.

The 2020 Volvo XC60 might not be so long or wide, but it surely is one of the heaviest in the class. This 4105 lbs heavy SUV is 184.6 inches in length, 73.3 inches in width, and 65.3 inches in height. Moreover, it also gets a longer wheelbase than its predecessors thus providing a little more cabin space in the back.

Models

2020 Volvo XC60

2020 Mercedes Benz GLC 300

2020 Porsche Macan

2020 BMW X3

Curb Weight(lbs.)

4105

3889

4099

3931

Length(in.)

184.6

183.3

184.9

185.9

Width(in.)

83.3

82.5

82.6

84.2

Height(in.)

65.3

64.7

63.9

66.0

Ground Clearance(in.)

8.5

5.0

7.8

8.0

Wheel Base(in.)

112.8

113.1

110.5

112.8

The 2020 Volvo XC60 sees lots of improvements in the Exterior like:

  • New T-shaped automatic LED headlights with active High beams.
  • Rain detecting intermittent wipers.
  • Extended vertical LEDs on the rear.
  • 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
  • Rear fog lamps
  • Dual Sunroof/Moonroof

2020 Volvo XC60 Safety

8.0/10

Volvo is what is known as a brand to be the epitome of safety. So naturally, all their offerings are supremely safe in every respect. Volvo has been installed with the best in class safety features, both active and passive for that matter, which are standard on all the trims. In terms of crashworthiness, both the NHTSA and the IIHS have rated the 2020 XC60 quite highly,

Some of the standard safety features on offer are-

  • Frontal Collision avoidance
  • Driver Drowsiness detector
  • Rearview camera
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Active high-beam headlamps
  • Active braking
  • Lane change assist
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning

2020 Volvo XC60 Competition

2020 Volvo XC60 vs 2020 BMW X3

The Volvo XC60 might be old but the BMW X3 is one of the oldest in the class. Both of them surely know how to lure their audience. Both of them come with quite power-packed performing engines which perform on par with each other. Moreover, both of them also come with quite advanced technical and technological features. However, the Volvo XC60 turns out to be one of the roomiest SUVs in the class. In fact, it is easily more affordable than the BMW X3 which might become one of the major points to be taken into consideration, while choosing between the two.

2020 Volvo XC60 vs 2020 Mercedes Benz GLC 300

The Mercedes Benz GLC might not be as old as the XC60 in this luxury crossover market, but it still has its tricks up its sleeve. Although it gains momentum in terms of outright performance figures, it lags on the handling front, as the XC60 certainly seems to put off inspiring handling dynamics. All in all, even with the affordability factor being won over by the XC60, the Volvo offering can be preferred over the GLC.

2020 Volvo XC60 Final Verdict

The 2020 Volvo XC60 after spending a decade in this market, surely knows how to turn tables around. It is quite economic, comes with a power-packed engine with best-in-class performance, good fuel economy, luxurious interiors, extruding exteriors, advanced technological features, and whatnot. So it looks like for the price it is offered at, the 2020 Volvo XC60 is the perfect luxury crossover in the segment.

2020 Volvo XC60 FAQs

Does the 2020 Volvo XC60 come in a plug-in-hybrid variant?

Yes the 2020 Volvo XC60 does come in a plug-in-hybrid variant, namely the T8 model. The variant as such comes along with a 11.6 kW hr battery, which when partnered to a gasoline engine pushes out 400 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque. Fuel efficiency wise too, it's definitely aces.

Does the 2020 Volvo XC60 have both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay?

Yes, the 2020 Volvo XC60 has both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard from the base trim itself.

What is the price of the 2020 Volvo XC60?

The 2020 Volvo XC60 starts at an MSRP of $40,795 for the base T5 Momentum trim.

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