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2022 Volvo XC60

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Pros

  • Unique and elegant interior design
  • Spacious second-row seating
  • Standard driver assistance features
  • Plug-in hybrid's impressive power and electric range

Cons

  • Touchscreen interface can be frustrating to use
  • Stiff ride compared to competitors

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 27 highway, 24 combined

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Efficiency and luxury combine in the 2022 Volvo XC60

The 2022 Volvo XC60 compact luxury SUV lineup has been refreshed to include a new mild-hybrid powertrain on all standard models, with Recharge models retaining its plug-in hybrid powertrain. The new engines add about 1-2 mpg of fuel economy over last year, depending on the trim. Additionally, the 2022 XC60 gets slightly refreshed front and rear-end styling.

As one would expect from a brand with Volvo’s reputation for prioritizing safety, the entire suite of driver assistance systems is standard on the XC60, a welcome change from many of its European rivals. The technology parade also includes a touchscreen infotainment system with standard smartphone integration, but it’s a bit difficult to use.

There’s plenty of space inside the XC60’s stylish interior, and it’s a pleasure to drive, with responsive powertrains and steering. The biggest dynamic drawback is a ride that’s stiffer than its rivals, but without an increase in handling capability. Aside from that one small blemish, the XC60 is a compelling choice.

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What is new for the 2022 Volvo XC60?

  • The XC60 is available in a variety of new trims, including the B5 Inscription, B5 Momentum, B5 R-Design, B6 Inscription, and B6 R-Design.
  • The T5 Inscription, T5 Momentum, T5 R-Design, T6 Inscription, T6 Momentum, and T6 R-Design trims have been discontinued for 2022.
  • XC60 trims have been upgraded with Rear Air Conditioning and Cloth Seats as standard equipment this year.
  • Manual Transmission features are now available as options on select trims.

2022 Volvo XC60 trims

Curious how Volvo XC60 trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

B5 Momentum:

B5 R-Design:

  • Includes all features available on the B5 Momentum
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Harman Kardon Sound

B5 Inscription:

B6 R-Design:

  • Includes all features available on the B5 Inscription
  • 295-hp, 310-lb-ft of torque 2.0L

B6 Inscription:

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Volvo XC60

What We Like:

Interior style and space: Volvo has its own approach to interior design, one that is uniquely Swedish. The tasteful use of wood and metal is understated but elegant, and we like the knurled finish on the various knobs. Plus, it’s comfortable, with great seats in the front and rear and plenty of room to stretch out.

XC60 T8 AWD Recharge: The Recharge version of the XC60 isn’t just a fuel-sipping option. It has the most power in the lineup, and mid-year it received a bigger battery and even more powerful electric motors in the rear. It comes together as a surprisingly sporty and fun to drive SUV, and the EPA-estimated 36 miles of electric range and 28 mpg combined score feel more like a bonus.

Standard driver assist: The trend in modern European luxury manufacturers is to offer driver assistance systems on higher trim levels, or as option packages. The Volvo XC60 is an exception, offering not just automatic emergency braking, but adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and a full suite of other driver assist systems on every model. We just wish more luxury brands would follow Volvo’s lead.

What Needs Improvement

Stiff ride quality: It may seem like a minor complaint, but the XC60’s ride quality isn’t up to the same level as its competitors. It’s too stiff over bumps, which intrude too easily into the passenger space. We’d be more willing to forgive this if the XC60 was a handling dream but it’s only average in that department.

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RepairPal gave the Volvo XC60 an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Volvo XC60 9th out of 18 among Luxury Compact SUVs.

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Volvo XC60 features and specs

B5 Inscription 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Bowers & Wilkins Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Navigation System
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.0L

Horsepower

247

Torque (ft-lbs)

258

Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity

18.8

Wheelbase

112.8"

Overall length

184.6"

Width

74.9"

Height

65.3"

Leg room

F 41.5"/R 38"

Head room

F 38"/R 38"

Front tires

P235/55HR19

Rear tires

P235/55HR19

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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