The three trims that comprise the Volvo XC60 gas-engined lineup are the Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription. However, with a choice between the T5 turbocharged four-pot (250 hp/258 lb-ft) or the twin-charged T6 (316 hp/295 lb-ft), there are a total of six configurations. An eight-speed automatic transmission is the only shifter available to the SUV. Front-wheel drive is standard with the T5, though all-wheel-drive can be opted on. The T6 cannot be paired with FWD.
The entry-level model is equipped with LED headlights and daytime running lights, with 18-inch wheels nestled within the arches. The cabin is dressed in high-quality leather upholstery and equipped with standard comfort features like dual-zone climate control and power front seats. A panoramic sunroof makes the spacious interior feel even airier, while forward collision avoidance, rear cross-traffic alert, and a host of other standard safety features ensure that all occupants are kept safe. Entertainment is accessed by interacting with the nine-inch touchscreen, which comes programmed with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. All audio is channeled through the ten-speaker sound system
On upper trims, you get more advanced features like quad-zone climate control, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, SiriusXM, and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, with even more available on the options list.
The starting price for the 2021 Volvo XC60 is $41,700 for the base Momentum with T5 engine and FWD. Upgrading to the R-Design will cost $47,850 and opting for the Inscription means you'll need to put down $49,200. Choosing AWD with the base engine adds $2,300 to your bill.
For the more powerful T6 engine, pricing starts at $47,500 for the Momentum, $53,650 for the R-Design, and $55,000 for the top-tier Inscription. PHEV models start at $53,500 for the new Inscription Expression, going up to $59,650 and $61,00 for R-Design and Inscription trims, respectively. Polestar Engineered variants cost $69,500. These prices are MSRP and do not include tax, registration, licensing, or Volvo's $1,095 destination charge in the USA.
A variety of packages are available across the XC60 range to equip the already competent SUV with everything it needs to launch it into the upper-most echelons of luxury. The Climate Package costs $750 on the Momentum, and equips it with some of the desirable features from more expensive trims, such as heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated windscreen washers. The Premium Package ($1,700) upgrades the front seats with more power functionality and adds front parking sensors, a HomeLink remote, and navigation to the features.
The price of the Advanced Package varies from $2,100 to $1,900 depending on the trim it enhances, since some features are already standard at higher levels. The complete list of upgrades comprises a 12-volt power outlet in the trunk, a wireless charger, high-level interior lighting, a 360-degree camera, Pilot Assist with adaptive cruise control, and a head-up display.
Standalone options include four-corner air suspension ($1,800), rear-seat booster cushions ($500), Park Pilot Assist ($200), and the decadent Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system ($3,200).
Your first decision will be whether to opt for the base powertrain or the more powerful T6 - or, for that matter, if you'd prefer the PHEV version. We'd skip over the T5 motor entirely and enjoy the added traction benefits of the standard AWD that comes with the more potent powertrains.
If you're looking to go full luxury, then we would seriously look at the Inscription trim - unless you're going all-in for the Polestar Engineered PHEV, which we'd be happy to splurge on. The Advanced Package adds some useful high-end features like a wireless charger, high-level interior lighting, a 360-degree camera, Pilot Assist with adaptive cruise control, and a head-up display, which are all standard on the Polestar Engineered. It also boasts the breathtakingly good Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system, which is absolutely worth the price you pay if you need to tick the box for it on Inscription models.