2022 Volvo XC60

2022 Volvo XC60
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2022 Volvo XC60 Review: Subdued Swedish Sophistication

When it comes to refined but subdued luxury, Volvo has its finger on the pulse of the market. Slotting in the middle of its highly popular SUV range is the 2022 Volvo XC60, with great styling and a long list of desirable features. Historically, rivals like the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 had higher levels of class and luxury, but that's no longer a given - with exceptional build quality and the finest materials, the XC60 is just as good, if not better, in some areas. Under the hood is a newly-named base B5 powertrain featuring a 247-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine that gets a supercharger for the B6 models. Meanwhile, the plug-in hybrid engine in the XC60 Recharge remains the halo model in the lineup, offering up 455 hp in Extended Range models. Masterful Swedish engineering doesn't come cheap, though, and Volvo charges just as much as its German competitors for the XC60 - so does it present enough value to stand up against them?

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2022 Volvo XC60 Changes: What’s The Difference vs The 2021 XC60?

For 2022, the new Volvo XC60 SUV gets an updated engine lineup, trading in the classic T5 and T6 for a new mild-hybrid version of the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The B5 is turbocharged for 247 hp, while the B6 gets a supercharger additionally for 295 hp.

For Recharge models, a larger battery pack has been added to extend the all-electric range up to 35 miles. The new Volvo XC60 SUV range gets some minor exterior changes in the form of revised bumpers, newly concealed exhaust outlets, and refreshed wheel designs. The infotainment suite now runs on Google Android software, and a wireless charging device is now standard. Lastly, the power liftgate now includes a hands-free release.

Pros and Cons

  • Understated good looks
  • Refined handling
  • Great cabin capacity
  • Plenty of features included as standard
  • Excellent plug-in hybrid option
  • Ergonomic dashboard layout
  • High price tags across the range
  • Infotainment system isn't everyone's cup of tea

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2022 Volvo XC60 Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
B5 Momentum
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$42,650
B5 R-Design
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$48,800
B5 Inscription
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Front-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive
$50,150
B6 R-Design
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$55,100
B6 Inscription
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$56,450
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2022 XC60 Exterior

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2022 Volvo XC60 Front Angle View
2022 Volvo XC60 Rear Angle View
2022 Volvo XC60 Front View Driving
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Dimensions

  • Length 184.6 in
  • Wheelbase 112.8 in
  • Height 65.3 in
  • Max Width 74.9 in
  • Front Width 64.9 in
  • Rear Width 65.1 in
  • Curb Weight 4,222.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Ice White
  • Crystal White Metallic
  • Onyx Black Metallic
  • Pine Grey Metallic
  • Thunder Grey Metallic
  • Platinum Grey Metallic
  • Silver Dawn Metallic
  • Fusion Red Metallic
  • Denim Blue Metallic

2022 XC60 Performance

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2022 Volvo XC60 Driving Front Angle
2022 Volvo XC60 Rear Perspective Driving
2022 Volvo XC60 Engine Bay

Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrains
    AWD, FWD

2022 Volvo XC60 Handling and Driving Impressions

The XC60 doesn't pretend to have sporting aspirations and instead looks and feels the part of a comfortable, suave cruiser. The XC60 is a perfectly poised SUV, no matter the powertrain in play. It accelerates smoothly, if not always quickly, and it only feels lacking in power if you're in the Eco drive mode. If you try to force the Volvo to behave out of character, you may hear the engine complain a little, especially with the B5 engine in play. The B6 powertrain is perfectly sufficient and doesn't need much urging to react. If you treat the XC60 like the ultra-comfortable cruiser it is, you won't be disappointed.

The suspension setup is ideally designed to smooth over pavement around town, with even large bumps causing it no issues at all. If you opt for the available air suspension, it really can feel like you're floating around on a cloud. This notion is only reinforced by the well-constructed cabin that mutes wind, road, and engine noise with ease. However, if you insist on a little fun with your decorum, the Polestar Engineered trim has the kind of power and enhanced handling that can deliver a thrill or two.

2022 XC60 Interior

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2022 Volvo XC60 Dashboard
2022 Volvo XC60 Steering Wheel Design
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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater
  • Front Leg Room 41.5 in
  • Front Head Room 38.0 in
  • Rear Leg Room 38.0 in
  • Rear Head Room 38.0 in

2022 XC60 Trunk and Cargo Space

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2022 Volvo XC60 Trunk Space with Seat Folded
2022 Volvo XC60 Maximum Trunk Space
2022 Volvo XC60 Trunk Space

2022 XC60 Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    12 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components:
    8 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Maintenance:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

Verdict: Is The 2022 Volvo XC60 A Good SUV?

The Volvo XC60 is an easy vehicle to like. It's extremely comfortable, the cabin is magnificent, and the B6 powertrain ensures smooth and predictable power delivery. PHEV variants are even more impressive for the enhanced fuel economy and higher outputs. Safety reviews for the Volvo XC60 are also some of the best in the segment, and it comes well-stocked with features. But all of this translates to a high sticker price. But, people don't shop in the luxury segment to save a few bucks; they do it for high quality, comfort, and advanced tech, all of which the Volvo SUV has in spades.

The Volvo XC60 may not be as sporty as a BMW X3 or as opulent as a Mercedes-Benz GLC, but it weaves its way through the middle ground masterfully, all while retaining a strong sense of character that is hard to dislike. It's an excellent alternative to any of its German rivals - there's a reason this is Volvo's top-selling model in the USA.

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