2021 Volvo XC60 Exterior and Dimensions

Volvo XC60 Exterior Design Rating

2021 XC60 Exterior

The midsize XC60 is a little sportier in appearance than we are used to from the stately Volvo SUV lineup of the past - but we love it. This is especially true if you opt for the R-Design trim, which relies on darker exterior accents to give it a more imposing visage. Base models ride on 18-inch alloys. The 19-inch wheels on the R-Design and Inscription are a little more impressive, but you can opt for some 20-inch variants if you want to. There are 21-inch wheels on the Polestar Engineered model, which is also set apart by gold brake calipers and bespoke exterior badging.

Standard exterior fittings include Volvo's signature Thor's Hammer LED headlights with matching LED daytime running lights. These frame the large hexagonal grille, which hosts the Volvo emblem on a diagonal metal bar. The grille, mirror caps, roof rails, and air intakes are all framed in black on the R-design, while the Inscription relies on chrome grille and air intake accents to give it a more premium appeal. A panoramic power sunroof comes standard even on the base trim, and the upper trims sport dual integrated tailpipes, which are black chrome-tipped on Polestar Engineered PHEV models.

2021 XC60 Exterior Photos

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The XC60 has very respectable dimensions for a midsize SUV, with an overall length of 184.6 inches and a 112.8-inch wheelbase. It matches most of its European competitors in this regard, but it feels a little on the broad side when cruising the parking lots. With the mirrors out, it still needs in excess of 83.3 inches of space to fit, while folding them reduces this to 78.7 inches. It stands tall, though, at 65.3 inches, which means it offers a superior view of the road over and around smaller sedans or coupes. With only 8.5 inches of ground clearance, it can mount a curb or two, but it definitely isn't designed to venture too far off the asphalt.

Curb weight varies depending on the engine and drivetrain configuration you choose, starting at around 4,010 pounds for the lightest variants with gas engines, and topping out around 4,760 lbs for the heftiest, thanks to all the hybrid components in PHEV models.

2021 Volvo XC60 Exterior Dimensions:

Volvo XC60 TrimsT5 MomentumT6 MomentumT5 R-DesignT5 InscriptionT6 R-DesignT6 Inscription
Max Width74.9 in.74.9 in.74.9 in.74.9 in.74.9 in.74.9 in.
Length184.6 in.184.6 in.184.6 in.184.6 in.184.6 in.184.6 in.
Height65.3 in.65.3 in.65.3 in.65.3 in.65.3 in.65.3 in.
Wheelbase112.8 in.112.8 in.112.8 in.112.8 in.112.8 in.112.8 in.

2021 Volvo XC60 Weight Information:

Volvo XC60 TrimsCurb Weight
T5 Momentum4,008 - 4,148 lbs.
T6 Momentum4,222 lbs.
T5 R-Design4,008 - 4,148 lbs.
T5 Inscription4,008 - 4,148 lbs.
T6 R-Design4,222 lbs.
T6 Inscription4,222 lbs.

2021 Volvo XC60 Tires:

Front TireP235/60HR18
Rear TireP235/60HR18
Spare TireCompact

2021 Volvo XC60 Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size18" x 7.5"

Exterior Colors

A simple but stylish palette of colors is presented to Volvo shoppers when choosing how to dress up their purchase. Of all the options, only one is free of charge - Ice White. It is also the only solid hue, with the remaining colors all shimmering with metallic beauty. Each will cost you an additional $645, but there are other restrictions. The Momentum and Inscription can opt for Fusion Red, Bright Silver, Denim Blue, Crystal White, Onyx Black, Pine Grey, and Osmium Grey. The sportier R-Design discards the more boring greys and replaces them with the eye-catching Bursting Blue, while Polestar Engineered models are restricted to only a few of the more serious grays and blues.

  • Ice White
  • Crystal White Metallic
  • Bright Silver Metallic
  • Osmium Grey Metallic
  • Onyx Black Metallic
  • Pine Grey Metallic
  • Denim Blue Metallic
  • Fusion Red Metallic
  • Bursting Blue Metallic

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