The 2014 Volvo XC60 is 5-passenger crossover SUV available in front wheel drive (FWD) and all-wheel drive versions (AWD), 10 trim levels and a choice of two V6 engines. The 2014 Volvo XC60 competitors include the Infiniti QX50, Acura RDX, Audi Q5, BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLK.
Serving as the basis of the alignment model, the 2014 XC60 3.2 rolls off the line very well equipped with standard amenities assembly, including climate control, dual-zone, leather and aluminum interior accents, power driver’s seat with 8-way adjustable and memory, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio service, and 18-in. alloy wheels. Volvo system infotainment featuring a 7-in also adds. display, and back each XC60 with free factory scheduled maintenance for the first 30,000 miles.
2014 Volvo XC60 Models and Features
In addition, the 2014 Volvo XC60 3.2 Premier has rear privacy glass, power passenger seat with 8-way adjustable, leather, sunroof glass panel, panel digital, reconfigurable instruments and interior rearview mirror automatic dimming. For the Volvo XC60 3.2 Premier Plus, these goods are complemented with a rearview camera, power liftgate, folding front passenger seat and rear headrests, seat universal garage door opener, and an electronic compass.
At the top of the 2014 Volvo XC60 3.2 range is the Platinum trim level, separated from the herd through a surround sound system with 650-watt integrated navigation system, auto-dimming and power-folding outside mirrors. AWD is optional on the 2014 Volvo XC603.2 variants, but is standard fare in the 2014 Volvo XC60 T6, like a more powerful engine and paddle shifters. Otherwise, the content matches the Premier 3.2. The same applies to versions XC60 T6 Premier Plus and Platinum.
Similarly, the Volvo XC60 T6 AWD R-Design follows the pattern established by the T6 AWD Premier, however, offers a number of additional enhancements, including unique interior and exterior enhancements style upholstery clear skin, chassis adapted sports and 20-in. alloy wheels. R-Design Premier Plus and Platinum trim levels are also available.
Options for the 2014 Volvo XC60 vary depending on the equipment level selected, but stand back seats for children reinforcement of countless security features, heated seats and steering wheel, wood trim, and a dashboard covered in leather.
2014 Volvo XC60 Engine
Buyers who opt for one of the 2014 Volvo XC60 3.2 models will be working with, as the name suggests, a line 6-cylinder engine 3.2-liter that produces 240 horsepower and 236 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission handles the outbound delivery in the four front or rear wheels. For variants 2014 Volvo XC60 T6, Volvo has a turbo engine, 3.0 liter inline 6-cylinder that generates 300 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. The same engine is used in the 2014 Volvo XC60 R-Design, although in that application power values have been bumped up to 325 horsepower 354 lb-ft of torque. Volvo says the 2014 Volvo XC60 can tow up to 3,300 pounds.
EPA estimates suggest the FWD 3.2 is the most efficient of all models Volvo XC60 2014, although not by much. Offering 18 mpg city and 26 mpg on the highway, which is only better than its counterpart AWD pinch. Add the 3.0-liter turbo under the hood takes more of a toll, resulting in only 17 mpg city and 24 mpg on the open road. Fortunately, the automaker says both engines work very well on regular gasoline, so no need to pay extra for the premium.
2014 Volvo XC60 Safety
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Volvo XC60 2014 received a rating of 5 (of 5) stars. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2014 XC60 received a “Good” – the highest authority – in all categories; The XC60 also received a “Top Safety Pick +” designation from the Institute.
The 2014 Volvo XC60 is equipped with six airbags, active front headrests, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, rain sensing wipers and a rear view camera. Options include collision warning vision, pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane departure warning, front and rear park assist sensors, HID headlights shining, cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring and information systems road-shows, intelligent cruise control and active high beams for 2014 Volvo XC60.