XC60 2015.5: Premium Crossover Chic

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Volvo XC60 2015.5

The Volvo XC60 2015.5 is often criticized as appearing outdated. But, there’s very little reason to change something that was properly crafted the first time around, so keep reading.

Volvo is a company that has earned legendary status because of the safety level it offers its users and passengers. In spite of the company’s reputation for quality, things haven’t been so stable in terms of the ownerships in recent years. After it was sold by Ford and acquired by Chinese Geely Automobile, Volvo was finally able to stabilize and move forward in big steps. One of the most obvious examples of that is the Volvo XC60 2015.5, so keep reading to learn everything you need to know about this car.

Tried and Tested Engine Options

You have a choice between two engines when it comes to the power options inside the XC60 2015.5. The first is a well-known and reliable 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder that generates 300 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. This is the kind of engine that sits underneath the XC60’s hood with good reason as it moves the large SUV effortlessly. There’s also the Drive-E family of engines present in the model. Particularly attractive and refined is the supercharged and turbocharged version of the engine that generates 302 horsepower. Characterized by tons of pulling power and plenty of low-end power as well, this is certainly a powertrain option to take seriously. The standard T6 3.0-litre engine is available with all-wheel drive, while the Drive-E option has the option of front-wheel drive.

Smooth and Easy Drive

Only deep thumps caused by road imperfections are felt inside the cabin thanks to the very stiff body design. The cabin itself is superbly quiet, allowing both the driver and passengers to be completely isolated from any road noise on the inside. If you have particularly sporty aspirations and expectations from your XC60, you’ll find it provides a general composure present in many European cars, complemented by barely present body roll. The big wheels help in that regard and hide strong brakes that inspire confidence with even the slightest push of the pedal.

Subtle Yet Stylish

The interior of the XC60 2015.5 is as stylish and elegant as you’d expect a Volvo to be. The two-tone soft-leather sports seats are very supportive and comfortable. The gauges are easy to read and boast a slightly vintage feel thanks to the push buttons and knobs. The interior has both a solid and premium feel to it throughout with plenty of nice to the touch and soft materials present in virtually every nook and cranny. The primary controls are performed via steering wheel-mounted controls and four big knobs on the dash, while the centre stack boasts retro-inspired small buttons which add a distinctly vintage feel.

Options and Upgrades for Everyone’s Liking

Volvo has been known as THE safety brand for many decades; earning a legendary status as a result of understated styling and practicality. Overall, it goes without saying that the Volvo XC60 2015.5 is a car that comes with standard equipment galore, and a particularly interesting upgrade is the Platinum package. It includes such safety features as lane departure warning, pedestrian/cyclist detection and collision warning/avoidance, as well as adaptive cruise control, Harman Kardon audio, Homelink, backup camera, Keyless entry, Xenon headlights, a power tailgate and so much more. The XC60 is plenty of car for your money and is definitely worthy of keeping in mind if you value safety and usability in daily driving.