Luxury vehicles aren’t necessarily known for their performance, but the 2016 Volvo XC60 delivers. Each of the three engine options provides solid power and excellent efficiency. Meanwhile, the accompanying mechanics assure that drivers will be receiving the most pleasant ride possible.
Of course, determining which engine to opt for can be difficult. Each of the options is capable and dependable, so buyers can be confident that they’re receiving an excellent product, regardless of their choice.
T5 Drive-E FWD
The most affordable of the three trim options, this T5 comes with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, turbocharged engine. Couple with front-wheel drive capabilities and the eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission, the unit can pump out 240 horsepower and 258 pounds-feet of torque.
Thanks to the direct injection technology, the engine is also relatively fuel efficient. The 2.0-liter unit delivers 31 miles per gallon highway fuel efficiency and 23 miles per gallon city fuel efficiency, the best numbers among the XC60’s three motors.
This T5 version of the luxury vehicle is the perfect choice for those living in New Jersey, as the all-wheel-drive capabilities will allow you to drive through any challenging weather conditions. Of course, the powerful engine will also play a role. The 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbocharged engine produces 250 horsepower and 266 pounds-feet of torque, enough muscle to overcome the worst that winter dishes out.
Accompanied by a six-speed Geartronic automatic transmission, the T5 AWD provides one of the smoothest drives in the class. Plus, it offers moderate fuel economy numbers (26 mpg highway/19 mpg city).
T6 Drive-E FWD
This is the obvious choice for those seeking ultimate power. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder supercharged/turbocharged engine produces 302 horsepower and 295 pounds-feet of torque. With an eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission, drivers can still expect solid handling and drivability despite all the muscle.
The 2.0-liter engine also offers direct injection capabilities, resulting in a solid 29 mpg highway/22 mpg city fuel efficiency. You won’t find these kind of specs on similarly-powered engines.
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Luxury vehicles offer an array of technological and comfort features, inside and out. The Volvo XC60 certainly isn’t an exception. The 2016 model is loaded with amenities that will help enhance the driver’s and passengers’ experiences.
The roomy interior offers a variety of functions that will make all of the XC60’s occupants more comfortable. Meanwhile, the exterior offers several inclusions that will make the driver’s life a whole lot easier. These offerings only complement the style and attractiveness inherent in the nameplate’s interior and exterior.
You’d anticipate that a luxury vehicle would be full of innovative comfort and convenience features, but nobody could have anticipated all the XC60 has to offer. The cabin provides one of the most relaxing rides on the market. The dual-zone climate control will allow each passenger to manipulate the heat or air conditioner to their optimal comfort level, and the air quality system will assure that the cabin is staying fresh (of course, you can also get literal fresh air via the panoramic roof). The heated steering wheel will provide some additional comfort on cold mornings, while the heated windshield means you won’t have to wait around for the defroster.
The interior also provides maximum flexibility. The flat-folding 40/20/40 split rear seats will allow drivers to fit any oddly-shaped luggage into the 67.4-cubic-feet of maximum cargo room. Best of all, the power operated tailgate will make loading that luggage a breeze, while the grocery bag holders will make sure that all of your cargo is secured.
The XC60’s exterior also includes several features that will make an owner’s life significantly easier. For instance, the headlight washers will mean you’ll always be receiving maximum visibility, while the intelligent rain sensor will notify the driver when bad weather is approaching.
Of course, these features only help complement the stylish and attractive exterior design. The smooth curves and muscular stance will mean your new XC60 will stand out in a crowd.
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Besides style and opulence, luxury vehicles are also known for their technological offerings. The XC60 delivers a number of innovative features that will provide entertainment, convenience, and safety.
An advanced infotainment unit is accompanied by an elaborate speaker system, meaning drivers can enjoy their music with the best possible audio. Meanwhile, voice control capabilities assure that drivers can stay connected without losing focus on the road. Of course, if they did, the XC60’s safety features would compensate, as the technologies combine to keep the driver and Volvo out of danger.
The Sensus infotainment system is intended to entertain and guide the XC60’s owner. Drivers can enjoy the SiriusXM Satellite Radio via the Harman Kardon Premium Sound System, and the variety of applications will allow front passengers to browse restaurant reviews or movie times. A simplified navigation system is also available with the Sensus technology. With voice control capabilities, drivers won’t have to lose focus as they search for their destination.
You’re not required to sit in your XC60 to appreciate the vehicle’s technology. The Volvo On Call system allows an owner to remotely control their vehicle, which will serve as an excellent deterrent for thieves.
The XC60 includes a host of innovative safety features that will help prevent collisions. These technologies are led by the Intellisafe system, which helps assist the driver in moments that require sudden stops. If a driver has stopped short in front of you, Intellisafe will automatically manipulate the brakes to keep everyone safe. There are a number of similar safety features offered in the Volvo’s 2016 model, like Cross Traffic Alert, Collision Warning, and Blind Spot Information.
Of course, there are also safety features that will keep the occupants protected in the unlikely event of an emergency. The energy-absorbing frontal structure will take the brunt of the impact during a collision, while the reinforced passenger compartment, side impact protection system, and whiplash protection system will keep everyone out of harm’s way.
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Find Your XC60 At Smythe Volvo
The 2016 Volvo XC60 may be affordable, but that doesn’t mean a customer should deemphasize the car-buying process. You’ll still want the best possible experience, and you’ll receive that at Smythe Volvo in Summit, New Jersey.
The dealership offers a variety of new and used Volvos for the best prices in the area with a sales staff focused on finding their customers the best deal and best vehicle. These values aren’t seen at every dealership, making Smythe Volvo the logical choice for current car hunters.