2019 Volvo XC60 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

All-New Volvo XC60 2019 Model Overview

 Key Features

  • Starting at $39,800 MSRP*
  • Choice of a T5 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder with 250 horsepower / 258 lb-ft of torque, a T6 2.0-liter 4-Cylinder with 316 horsepower / 295 lb ft of torque, or a T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid with 400 horsepower / 472 lb ft of torque
  • Eight-speed Geartronic™ Automatic Transmission
  • Laminated Panoramic Moonroof w/Power Sunshade
  • LED Headlights with Thor's Hammer Daytime Running Lights & Active High Beam
  • Standard Lane Keeping Aid and Oncoming Lane Mitigation
  • Standard Comfort Seats with 10-way Power Front Seats including Power Lumbar and Driver Seat Memory
  • Available Sensus Navigation and High Performance Audio System

About the Volvo XC60

A perennial favorite among midsize luxury SUV buyers, the striking Volvo XC60 offers capable performance, a premium cabin loaded with amenities, and innovative tech features designed to enhance every drive. Instantly-recognizable Volvo exterior styling cues include an elegantly-raked windshield, commanding upright front grille, and Thor's Hammer T-shaped LED headlights.

Building on the success of the prior generation, the latest Volvo XC60 rides on a 3.6-inch longer wheelbase following last year's redesign. Thanks to this increase in length, the XC60 delivers composed manners on the road while also creating more space for rear seat passengers to get comfortable. A comprehensive lineup of powertrain configurations lets you choose the performance and capability that's best suited to your driving style. The Volvo XC60 offers versatility and style that few luxury SUVs can match.

What the Critics Say

"The 2019 Volvo XC60 is one of the strongest contenders in the luxury SUV segment. It has abundant passenger space, an updated interior with attractive design, and easy-to-use infotainment interfaces. And under the hood, three different powertrains offer varying levels of performance and fuel efficiency, regardless of what trim level you choose." -- Edmunds

"The 2019 Volvo XC60 is a splendid luxury 2-row SUV. Its interior is one of the best in the class, with divine seats, luxurious materials, sophisticated styling, and a lavish list of standard safety features. The XC60's refinement extends to its powertrains and ride quality as well. The three available engines are among the most powerful in the class, and both engine upgrades are equipped with a turbocharger and supercharger." -- U.S. News & World Report

Volvo XC60 Video

What's New for 2019

Several updates and slight changes have been made to the Volvo XC60 for the introduction of the 2019 model year. You'll notice a lower starting MSRP for the XC60 as compared to last year. This is due to the introduction of a new front-wheel drive T5 powertrain available across all three trim levels. On base trim levels, power child locks, a rear 12-volt power outlet, heated seats, and heated wiper blades (AWD models only) are now standard features.

R-Design and Inscription trims also receive some updates. Now included as standard are keyless entry and drive, power-folding rear outer head restraints, blind spot monitoring, a parking maintenance system, and a 14-speaker audio system. Last year's Convenience, Vision, and Climate packages have been replaced with similar Premium, Multimedia, and Advanced packages.

Volvo XC60 Features

2019 Volvo XC60 Engine

Three Trim Levels, Three Powertrains

From a night on the town to an extended weekend road trip, the 2019 Volvo XC60 is ready for it all with a comprehensive lineup of three distinct powertrain options. XC60 Momentum models come nicely equipped with a host of standard equipment, while XC60 Inscription adds additional luxury and technology amenities. XC60 R-Design boasts the thrill of a spirited drive, characterized by refined style and luxury. You'll have your choice of a new fuel-efficient T5 front-wheel drive powertrain or available all-wheel drive for greater confidence.

All three trims can be combined with any of the three individual powertrain options. T5 XC60 models come with a 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder turbocharged engine capable of producing 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Stepping up to the T6 adds a 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged four cylinder engine with 316 horsepower and 295 lb ft of torque. Rounding out the lineup is the top-tier T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid. Utilizing breakthrough Volvo plug-in-hybrid technology, T8 XC60 models offer an impressive 400 horsepower and 472 lb ft of torque packaged with all-wheel-drive. A standard control-arm front and a multilink rear suspension provides a perfected balance of precision handling and remarkable refinement.

Premium Interior

A combination of sophisticated, natural materials gives the interior of the 2019 Volvo XC60 an unmistakably Swedish look. From the use of reclaimed driftwood on the dashboard, to hand-stitched leather accents, every element of the XC60 interior has been thoughtfully crafted. Listen to your favorite music in a concert-style experience with the optional Bowers & Wilkins audio system with crystal clear sound clarity.

Every interaction with the Volvo XC60 is intuitive, with a massive 9 inch Volvo Sensus Connect center-mounted touchscreen. Access navigation, media, and vehicle functions effortlessly with the touch of a button. With the Volvo On Call app, remotely access your XC60 from your smartphone. Monitor fuel levels, pre-heat or cool the cabin, and lock/unlock your doors directly from your location. Other clever innovations designed to make life easier for XC60 drivers include a motion-activated tailgate, allowing access to cargo storage even when your hands are full.

2019 Volvo XC60 R-Design Interior
2019 Volvo XC60 Safety

Advanced Safety

When you drive a Volvo XC60, know that Volvo is here to protect you and your occupants no matter what lies ahead. Available Lane Keeping Aid and Oncoming Lane Mitigation work in tandem to monitor and maintain lane positioning while avoiding potential collisions. Helpful on long trips, the system also provides gentle steering inputs to keep your XC60 safely in your lane. Optional Volvo City Safety technologies include automated emergency braking, blind-spot assist, and rear-cross traffic alert. As one of the leading pioneers in autonomous driving, Volvo XC60 boasts available Pilot Assist technology. Designed primarily for highway use, the system works in tandem with adaptive cruise control to maintain following distance and lane positioning.


By offering an extensive list of advanced active safety features, it comes as no surprise that the 2018 Volvo XC60 was chosen as a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In an effort to achieve this honor, Volvo improved upon the car's superior front crash protection over the previous generation XC60. To qualify as a Top Safety Pick +, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, roof strength, side, and head restraint, along with an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and a good or acceptable rating for headlight performance.

IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Volvo XC60
2018 World Car Of The Year Award Volvo XC60

Highlighting the excellence of the all-new Volvo XC60, it was named World Car of the Year at the 2018 World Car Awards. "In complimenting the XC60's victory, World Car Awards' jurors commented that the Volvo SUV delivered an industry-leading level of inspired design inside and out, high-class materials throughout, class-topping drivability and segment-winning safety features."

Competitive Comparison

The midsize luxury SUV segment has never been more competitive. We've taken the time to put the 2019 Volvo XC60 up against some of its biggest rivals from Acura, BMW, and Lexus. Let's see how well the competition performs against Volvo.

 Volvo Has the Advantage

Starting MSRP

Fuel Economy MPG

Turning Radius

Max Towing Capacity

Automatic Load Leveling

2019 Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum FWD

$39,800  

22 / 29 / 24

18.7 feet  

3,500 pounds

Available  

2019 Acura RDX w/Technology Package $42,500 21 / 27 / 23 19.5 feet 1,500 pounds Not Available
2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i $43,000 22 / 29 / 25 19.7 feet 4,400 pounds (requires tow package) Not Available
2019 Lexus RX 350 AWD $44,970 19 / 26 / 22 22.6 feet 3,500 pounds Not Available

Beginning with starting MSRPs, none of these competitors can measure up to the outstanding value of the XC60. The value continues when comparing fuel economy of these four SUVs. Topping the RDX and RX 350 is the XC60. Impressive power paired with outstanding efficiency highlights how Volvo XC60 drivers can benefit from these fuel savings.

SUV buyers tend to live active lifestyles, which is why Volvo engineers have designed the XC60 to be a hit with drivers. XC60 offers the lowest turning diameter among the competition, making maneuvering into tight spaces easy. Available automatic load leveling suspension makes carrying cargo and passengers safer and more comfortable.

Trims & Specs

XC60 Momentum

2019 Volvo XC60 Momentum

  • Starting at $39,800 MSRP*
  • LED Headlights with Thor's Hammer Daytime Running Lights & Active High Beam
  • Standard Lane Keeping Aid and Oncoming Lane Mitigation
  • Laminated Panoramic Moonroof w/Power Sunshade
  • 10-way, Power Front Driver Seat incl. Driver Seat Memory
  • High Performance Audio System with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto

XC60 R-Design

2019 Volvo XC60 R-Design

  • Starting at $46,650 MSRP*
  • Exclusive R-Design Leather / Nubuck Upholstery, R-Design Sill Moulding
  • R-Design Grille, Painted Bumper, R-Design, Matte Silver Rear View Mirror Covers
  • Sport Chassis, Paddle Shifters, Drive Mode Settings
  • 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display with Volvo On Call
  • 19-inch 5-Double Spoke Matte Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels

XC60 Inscription

2019 Volvo XC60 Inscription

  • Starting at $47,150 MSRP*
  • Sensus Navigation and High Performance Audio System
  • Smartphone Integration with USB HUB (iPhone and Android)
  • Keyless Entry & Drive w/ Hands-free Power Tailgate
  • Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror and Rear Park Assist Camera
  • 19-inch 10-spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels

*Prices shown are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), Base Price or Starting At price and excludes destination fees, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees. Images shown are for informational purposes only. They may not necessarily represent the configurable options selected or available on the vehicle and they do not show true renderings of colors and/or upholstery.

**Estimated city and highway mpg. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy combinations. Estimated city/highway mpg based on base engine and transmission combinations. Your actual mileage will vary.

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