Her + His Car Reviews

2015 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD

There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle – Her and His perspectives.

Her: Anne Fleming, Car Buying Advocate, women-drivers.com
His: Don Hammonds, Writer, AutomobileJournal.com 

$52,225 $52,225
This turbocharged and supercharged vehicle has a 3.0 liter and 300 horsepower (@5600 PRM) fierce engine. It offers and delivers superior performance and top of luxury SUV class responsive, handling. We love the control and power it provides. Yes, we are waiting for the hybrids here in the US. Patiently. 3.0 liter, 300 hp, twin scroll, 6 cylinder engine with 6 speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Thanks to some improvements made in 2014, the XC60 T6 really handles like a champ with improved cornering. It does feel a bit ponderous, to me at least when driven around in lower city traffic speeds.
Fuel Economy
20 mpg with 17 city and 24 highway... We can be forgiving as it weights over 4,250 lbs, but we would love to see this model inching gas efficiency up. Rated at 17 city, 24 highway, 20 overall. You will spend $2000 more over five years on gasoline than for the average vehicle. Annual fuel costs are $2600, based on 15,000 miles of driving annually using $3.50 a gallon gasoline.
The Car
This model is Volvo's best-seller and with good reason; Every feature in it is well thought out... Volvo Style. No blind spots for the driver. Driver seats and passenger seats are a delight and plush to sit in. 18" alloy wheels carry this star-studded beauty. Integrated running boards as well as Load Carrier. Lots of cargo room, in fact, it comes with a Safety Grille that keeps contents in place if you need to hit the brakes suddenly (or, for transporting animals, etc, securely in the back of the vehicle). The XC60 travels in the mid sized crossover market, though clearly at the luxury end. It is a totally confident, well turned out and reassuring car, with a cosseting womblike interior that is to die for. It is, without a doubt one of the best buys in this market segment.
Sensus has many aspects of it that we love especially Volvo on Call, an app that gets you help when you are in need. Tire Pressure Monitoring. Airbags Galore. Booster cushion and backrest for children between ages of 3 and 10 so they sit high enough allowing their seat belts to fit properly. This adjustable backrest provides extra support for the neck and back and can provide relief in the event of a rear-end collision. This car does not disappoint. City Safety provides a system that stops the car automatically if a low speed collision is imminent, for instance. And if you order the blind spot information package, you get a blind soot information system, a cross traffic alert system, lane change merge assist and a front and rear parking aid, all for 900! Quite a bargain, we think. A unibody high strength steel safety cage and the usual airbags, belts and other safety equipment is present.
7" colored screen for vivid viewing. Lane Departure Warning. Cross Traffic Alert. Blind Spot System. Front and Rear Park Assist. Heated Windshields, and Windshield washer nozzles, Interior Air Quality Systems, Active High Beam ( Love this!) Distance Alert, Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection with Auto-Brake, Harmon Kardon KICK Sound System, Accent Lighting. 12V Power Outlets in Cargo area. Digital Compass, Rear Park Assist, Keyless Drive, Active Dual Xenon Headlights. Standard equipment includes full power accessories, Sensus system with integrated seven inch screen in color, high performance, audio system, panoramic roof with power sunshade, leather seating, adaptive digital TFT Display, leather and silk metal steering wheel, electronic parking brake, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, heated outside rearview mirror, dual zone climate control, 40/20/40 flat folding seat, folding head restraints and lots of other goodies.
Aesthetics & Styling
Simple elegance. The design and beautiful simplicity is in every crevice of the XC60 T6. There is no pretentiousness in the design, no unneeded or unnecessary overdone touch points. Every design element has its reason. Pristine leather; immaculate elements. Such an uncomplicated but hot car. Is it possible that such polarized words describe this car? We say "absolutely"! Certainly a sleek and expensive looking car. Volvo still means prestigious to most folks and onlookers certainly will take note. Last year's improvements such as a sleek new front end, and updated interior with more tasteful silk metallized surfaces also help. We especially like the stylish taillights and the gorgeous ary-museum worthy slender center console.
4 years or 50,000 miles limited basic warranty with complimentary factory scheduled maintenance for the first 3 years or 36,000 miles. On Call Roadside Assistance - ask Dealer for details. 48 months or 50,000 mile limited basic warranty with complimentary factory scheduled maintenance for the first three years or 36,000 mile.