2022 Volvo XC60

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2022 Volvo XC60 Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 24, 2021

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The XC60 is Volvo's answer to the luxury crossover SUV segment. In the USA, the XC60 is the most popular Volvo car. Introduced back in 2008, the second generation Volvo XC60 was facelifted in 2021. The all-new 2022 XC60 will come with its mid-cycle refresh. The cabin upgrades will include new features with in-house Android-powered infotainment.

The XC60 is the most stylish luxury crossover in the segment. In 2017, Volvo revamped the whole design with major updates for XC60. Now it offers the best value for money against its rivals. The 2022 model will be slightly different in terms of appearance with some design tweaks. The reworked XC60 is now available in better color options with a new grill and sleeker LED headlamps.

Volvo packs 4 cylinder engines with enormous power under the hood of its SUVs. The XC60 offers multiple engine options that are carried over from the previous model. The 2022 XC60 is all set to dominate the segment with its latest tech and convenience features. You'll get numerous luxury features for your comfort.

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Pros

A long suite of standard safety features

Supremely comfortable cabin

Good second row space

The hybrid version offers more practicality

Best-in-class fuel efficiency

Luxurious Cabin

Cons

Below-par NVH levels.

More expensive compared to rivals

Rivals offer more sophisticated dynamics

Crowded controls on touchscreen interface

What's New?

Minor tweaks to exterior design

Android Auto 

New color options

New alloy wheels

Hybrid system upgrades


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$40795

bodystyle

4dr SUV

engine type

horsepower

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

258 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

T5 Momentum $40,795 Est. onwards

250 hp @ 5500 rpm |

Colors and Styles

2022 Volvo XC60 in Platinum Gray Metallic color 2022 Volvo XC60 in Alloy Silver Metallic color
Platinum Gray 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.

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The XC60 T8 is a Recharge plug-in hybrid version from the 2021 model onwards. It is a polestar engineered hybrid SUV with an all-electric range of 31 miles with zero carbon emissions. It is available in 4 trim options to choose from. The top of the line T8 Polestar is the most powerful offering with its 415hp combined power output.

The 2022 Volvo XC60 will be available in 6 trim levels. We can expect a significant hike in the price. As it is the top-rated crossover in the segment, the XC60 will enjoy a good demand. The base price will start from $42,000 for the T5 momentum trim and is supposed to go all the way up to $56,000 for the top T6 Inscription trim. The T8 PHEV version has a price that ranges from $54,000 to $70,000. It rivals certain top players in the market that includes Mercedes-Benz GLC 300, BMW X3, and the Porsche Macan. The 2022 Volvo XC60 will arrive at the dealerships by the end of 2021.

2022 Volvo XC60 Features

The 2021 Volvo XC60 offers 4 main trims and the 2022 model will go with the same. The Momentum, R-Design and Inscription and Polestar Engineered trims are available with different configurations like the T5,T6 and T8. The T5, T6 and T8 are different engine options with front or rear wheel drive.The polestar engineered trim is a PHEV option and will be covered in a different article. Let’s have a look at the features:

Trims

Momentum

R-Design

Inscription

MSRP (Expected*)

$ 44,000

$49,000

$50,000

Features

Remote trunk release 

Adds or upgrades to “Momentum “ trim

Adds or upgrades to “R-design” trim

 

Keyless entry

Fog lamps

Chrome Highlights

 

Rain sensing wipers

Interior cargo shade

Driftwood decor

 

Remote engine start 

Universal garage door opener

Run-off road mitigation

 

Mirror memory

Rear parking aid

Leather upholstery

 

Vehicle Anti theft system

Alarm

Four zone climate control A/C

 

Heated Mirrors

Lane keeping aid 

 
 

Adjustable Steering wheel

Sensus navigation

 
 

Electrochromatic rear view mirrors

12.3 -inch digital driver display

 
 

Auto off headlamps

Panoramic moonroof

 
 

Power liftgate

Custom Drive modes

 
 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

19” Alloy wheels

 
 

9-inch infotainment screen

   

Volvo undeniably offers great standard features from the momentum trim itself.The R- Design offers you some additional features with custom ride mode options and some better infotainment goodies.The top of the line Inscription trim offers you with sheer luxury and comfort in addition to standard features available in other two trims.

We Recommend

The R- Design trim offers all the benefits of Momentum trim plus some infotainment and safety extras. For most buyers , the R-design trim would be sufficient and we recommend it to you. If you are willing to shell some extra bucks for the luxury then, Inscription trim should be your choice.

Expected Price:

The prices for the different trim levels of the Volvo XC60 will be revised for the 2022 model. The base trim will now cost you $2,000 or more at $42,000 for the T5 momentum where the AWD version costs you $44,500. The T6 momentum comes standard with an AWD and will be available at a price of $46,000. The T5 R-Design gets a price tag of 49,000 for the FWD version and $51,000 for the AWD version respectively. The T5 inscription will touch the $50,000 mark for the FWD trim where the AWD version adds 2 grand to the price.

The T6 R-Design is available at $54,000 and the T6 Inscription will be offered at $56,000. If we talk about the T8 Recharge PHEV trim of the XC60, the base T8 Inscription Expression trim is offered at $54,000 with a standard AWD system. The T8 R-Design costs $60,000 whereas the T8. Inscription trim is available at $62,000. The T8 Polestar is the flagship hybrid trim and is the most powerful trim of the XC60 lineup. The top of the line T8 Polestar will shell out at least a sum of $70,000 from your pocket.

Release Date:

Volvo has not released an official launch date for the 2022 XC60. A price hike of about $1000-$1500 is expected for the 2022 XC60 models. It is the talk of the town that the 2022 models will be launched in late 2021. We’ll keep you updated on this.

2022 Volvo XC60 Engine and Performance

The Volvo XC60 will retain the previous engine options for the 2022 model. The base engine is a 2.0L 4 cylinder turbocharged motor that outputs 250hp of peak power with 258 pound-feet of torque. This engine is available as standard with the T5 lineup of trims. There's a twin-turbo version of the same engine that boasts 258hp of power and 295 pound-feet of torque. The T6 trim comes with a 2.0L I-4 engine with an added supercharger giving a power output of 316hp and 295lb-ft of torque.

The T8 is a hybrid version and is equipped with a 313hp I-4 that combines with an 87 hp electric motor to provide a total power output of 400hp. The tuned T8 Polestar gets a 328hp I-4 where the power output goes all the way to 415 hp of combined power which is the most powerful offering of Volvo. All the engines are mated to an 8-Speed automatic transmission and offer an AWD system for off-road capabilities.

The standard drivetrain of XC60 is FWD whereas the rivals have RWD and AWD drivetrain. The T6 and T8 trims get AWD as standard. All the SUVs have similar engines where the Volvo XC60 has the maximum power output of 250hp with its base trim. With multiple power options available, the XC60 can suit different needs. The T5 takes 6.3 seconds to reach 60 MPH of speed and takes 14.5 to complete a quarter-mile stretch.

Models

2022 Volvo XC60

(Expected*)

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2021 BMW X3

2021 Porsche Macan

MSRP

$44,000 (Expected)

$43,200

$43,000

$52,100

Engine

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

2.0L Turbocharged Inline Four-Cylinder

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

9-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

250 hp @ 5,500 RPM

255 hp @ 5,800 RPM

248h p @ 5,200 RPM

248 hp @ 5,000 RPM

Torque

258 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM

258 lb-ft @ 1,450 RPM

273 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

*Expected

The T6 has better performance numbers as it takes just 6.0 seconds to reach the speed of 60 MPH and to cover a quarter-mile in 14.2 seconds. The top of the line 415hp T8 Polestar takes 5.2 seconds to reach 60 MPH and a quarter-mile timing of 13.2 seconds. No doubt, the XC60 has the most powerful 4 cylinder engine where rivals switch to 6 cylinders beyond 300hp.

2022 Volvo XC60 Fuel Economy

As the engines are carried over from the previous model, the fuel economy will remain the same. All the trims have a similar 18.8-gallon fuel tank. The huge fuel tank helps with fuel management. With that, the XC60 has the best-in-class fuel economy. The closest rival to the XC60 is the BMW X3 with its good enough fuel economy which is a bit less than the XC60. The 2022 Volvo XC60 T8 changes the whole game with its 59 MPG out of which 31 miles are the all-electric range.

Models

2022 Volvo XC60

(Expected*)

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2021 BMW X3

2021 Porsche Macan

MPG (City)

22

22

25

19

MPG (Highway)

29

29

29

23

MPG (Combined)

25

25

27

21

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

18.8

17.4

17.7

19.8

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 

413/545.2/470

383/505/435

442.5/513.3/478

376/455/416

Expected*

With a fully charged battery and a full tank, the T8 will provide you 470 miles of range easily. If the hybrid systems of the T8 are upgraded, we can expect it to offer better fuel economy and mile range with its engine and the electric motor.

2022 Volvo XC60 Interior

The Luxury interior of the Volvo XC60 is available in 4 premium colors to choose from. The spacious cabin is wrapped in either premium city weave cloth or leatherette upholstery. The seats offer amazing comfort levels with driver and passenger seat adjustments, lumbar support, and heating functions for the best comfort experience.

The upmarket cabin is designed with aluminum and wood accents. You also have a leather-wrapped dashboard and steering wheel. The cabin is driver-focused with the ergonomic placement of controls and gear knob near the driver's seat. The massive dashboard has a two-tone design with smart ergonomics. A detailed comparison of interior dimensions with competition like the Mercedes GLC 300, BMW X3, Porsche Macan.

Models

2022 Volvo XC60*

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2021 BMW X3

2021 Porsche Macan

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.0/58.2/41.5

39.6/57.3/40.8

40.0/57.6/40.3

NA

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

38.0/56.3/38.0

39.6/56.5/37.3

38.5/56.0/36.4

NA 

Cargo capacity (cubic feet)

22.4

24.3

28.7

17.6

Expected*

In terms of headroom, the Volvo XC60 is not the best as the rivals offer better headroom in both rows. When it comes to shoulder room and legroom, the XC60 is the most spacious as compared to the rivals. The cargo capacity is average where rivals like GLC 300 and X3 offer much better space for cargo. Some of the Standard and Optional interior features available in XC60 are:

  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Dual Zone automatic climate Control
  • 9-inches vertical touch screen
  • Android Auto and Apple Carplay.
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Satellite and HD radio
  • 10 Speaker Audio system

2022 Volvo XC60 Exterior

Volvo is known for its simple yet classy design approach. The cars are offered in premium colors to look much better. The XC60 was facelifted in 2021 to look sharper. With its mid-cycle refresh, the XC60 looks way more appealing to the eye. For a layman, it will not be easy to differentiate between the 2021 model and the 2022 model as the cosmetic upgrades aren't that much.

Volvo designers keep the structure aerodynamic and sleek by avoiding unnecessary body lines. With new color options, the XC60 will get a fresh character for the 2022 model. The curb weight of the Volvo XC60 varies with the trim levels. It is the lightest at 4,008lbs. In terms of length, rivals like BMW X3 and Porsche Macan are longer. Also, the Macan is the widest whereas the XC60 takes the second spot. A comparison of exterior dimensions with competition like GLC300, X3, and the Macan:

Models

2022 Volvo XC60*

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

2021 BMW X3

2021 Porsche Macan

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,008

4235

4317

4,099

Length (inches)

184.6

183.8

185.9

184.9

Width (inches)

83.3

74.8

74.4

76.2

Height (inches)

65.3

64.72

66.0

63.9

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.5

5.9

7.2

8.0

Wheelbase (inches)

112.8

113.1

112.8

110.5

Expected*

The XC60 has the maximum height after the BMW X3. The widest wheelbase is under the GLC 300 whereas both XC60 and X3 share a similar wheelbase. For better off-roading capabilities, the XC60 has the highest ground clearance among the rivals as it stands 8.5 inches above the ground. Some notable exterior features which improve the aesthetics are:

  • Sleeker LED Headlamps
  • Sharper Front Grille
  • Edgy Bumper vents
  • New Alloy wheels
  • 8 dashing color options
  • Dual Integrated tailpipes (Trim Specific)

2022 Volvo XC60 Safety

Volvo cars have always been marketed as the safest ones on the road. The Swedish brand makes good use of ultra-high-strength steel to carve out a rigid body structure for the Volvo XC60. With that, you get protection from front and rear crumple zones to drive impact away from the cabin and side-impact bars give side-bound protection.

The 2021 Volvo XC60 is well equipped in terms of active and passive safety. It will offer much better standard safety features with the 2022 model for advanced safety from road hazards. The XC60 has been rated by the NHTSA and IIHS for its safety. The 2021 model of the XC60 was rated 5 stars for its safety. Only the rollover ratings were 4 stars. For the IIHS, the 2021 XC60 was rated Good in all the parameters with superior ratings in front crash prevention. In fact, it was the Top safety pick plus for its safety in the segment. The highlights of the safety features are:

  • Pre-collision safety system.
  • Rear Cross-traffic alert.
  • Bind-spot Monitor.
  • Forward Collision Warning.
  • Driver Attention Assist.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control.

2022 Volvo XC60 Competition

2022 Volvo XC60 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300

The Volvo XC60 is for the ones who want a spacious yet luxury cabin experience. The XC60 is equipped with advanced tech and features for your entertainment and convenience. The Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is slightly more premium than the XC60 with better interior design and standard features. The XC60 takes the lead with its competitive price and multiple engine options that take the power output up to 415hp with its hybrid version.

2022 Volvo XC60 vs 2021 BMW X3

With its decent performance, the Volvo XC60 has the best fuel economy in the segment. We don't get the great performance like the BMW X3 that makes sure you enjoy driving the crossover up to its limits and still get a good enough fuel economy. The X3 is more capable with its 4,400lbs of towing capacity which is much better than the XC60. BMW is for the enthusiasts and the XC60 is a family SUV with all that comfort and space.

2022 Volvo XC60 vs 2021 Porsche Macan

Volvo has been making reliable cars for a long time. Its vehicles are rated above other brands in terms of overall value. Another brand with such a flawless image is Porsche. Volvo offers everything with its cars from performance, technology, safety, and luxury. The Porsche Macan on the other hand is a track-oriented SUV with its power-packed engines. Both Volvo XC60 and Porsche Macan are unique in their own way. Porsche Macan is less practical compared to Volvo XC 60.

2022 Volvo XC60 Final Verdict

The 2022 XC60 is a modern-day luxury crossover SUV that comes packed with advanced tech and remarkable performance. As each trim level of the XC60 has different configurations, you will have various options to choose from. The updated XC60 will give a fresh appearance in comparison to the 2021 model.

Now, the XC60 gets the latest Android-powered infotainment display with built-in Google services and access to Google Play. The new interface will revise the whole interface with which the systems operate. The cosmetic updates are limited as Volvo has planned something big with the XC60 for 2023.

The introduction of the T8 Recharge Plug-in hybrid version was a revolutionary step by Volvo as more people are shifting towards either hybrid or electric vehicles. The R8 Polestar is the most well-equipped trim level with standard features and a 415hp combined power output. The 2022 XC60 will probably start at a price of around $43,000 for the base trim.

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