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Volvo’s 2016 XC60, the sleek family vehicle

The 2016 Volvo XC60 provides a luxurious alternative to the standard crossover SUV

Crossover SUVs have as of late gotten a bit redundant in their designs. It is getting harder and harder to differentiate between models and brands as the sculpting of one model is so similar to the sculpting of another. As such, the crossover SUV has become a bit dull for the consumer. Volvo has heard the demands of the market and has released a crossover that goes beyond the regular sculpting and features of competitors to present a sleek and luxurious alternative. “The 2016 Volvo XC60 luxury SUV offers advanced safety features, fuel-efficient engines, handsome styling that you don't see everywhere, a luxurious interior, and a reasonable price. If you're shopping for a premium luxury SUV, what's not to like?” (Kelley Blue Book).

Exterior Sculpting

When looking at the sculpting for the 2016 XC60 Volvo, it is clear to see the curvature in the design which accents the entire vehicle. Unlike other crossovers on the market, the curves are not overpowering but functional and aesthetic to the overall design. The front fascia features perhaps the more dominant curvature, especially around the bottom of the double grille with sculpting what highlights the fog lighting. Additionally, the rear sculpting of the 2016 Volvo XC60 implements unique rear lighting design based upon the curvature of the vehicle.

Depending upon the trim selection that you choose, the exterior sculpting will vary. There are five trim options for the Volvo XC60. They are the T5-Drive-E, T5 AWD- T6 Drive-E, T6 AWD, and T6 AWD R-Design. The standard/base for the Volvo XC60 is are the T5 trim selections. These come equipped with automatic headlights, LED running lights, cruise control, and eight-way power front seats (among other standardized features). Upgrading the trim selection adds additional standard features. Ask your dealership about the trim selection that works best for your driving needs.

Interior Design

The interior design of the 2016 Volvo XC60 has been optimized for space and for family comfort. “In the day-to-day, the Volvo XC60 performs well. A rear-facing toddler car seat fits easily in the middle seat of the second row, and though we didn’t have any bigger children to test them on, we appreciated the integrated outboard second-row booster seats.”(Motortrend). And even if you do not have a vehicle full of children, the Volvo still provides ample room to seat up to 5 adults.

Dash design and other interior elements of the XC60 model showcase the iconic intuitiveness of the Volvo brand. When compared to other similar brands, the floating center stack is a nice alternative to the non-broken and relatively cramped design of those models. Additionally, the straightforward gadget cluster as well as optional driver experience features such as blind spot warning system, Cross-traffic alert system, frontal collision warning, and pedestrian/cyclist detection systems give the 2016 Volvo XC60 a merger of design, engineering, and modern technological features competitive for a luxury crossover SUV.

Power and performance

The 2016 Volvo XC60 is available in a 2.0L four cylinder engine with an eight speed automatic transmission, as well as in a 2.5L five cylinder engine on a six speed automatic transmission. There is the option of a 2.0L and a 3.0L turbocharged engine on selected models. As the trim options would suggest, the engine is on a FWD system unless the owner ops for the all-wheel-drive (AWD) trim selection.

In performance testing Edumunds stated that “he 2016 Volvo XC60 T5 Drive-E delivers respectable acceleration and very good fuel efficiency.” This was confirmed with fueleconomy’s testing of the vehicle. Various MPGs are produced based upon the engine selection. Yet, all engines when tested proved to have rivaling MPGs (both highway/city and combined) to similar crossover SUVs within its class.

2017 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design   Price: $49,600.00

Are you interested in a luxurious crossover? Volvo of Lisle can help

If you are looking for a family crossover SUV which has earned a 5 star safety rating, great reviews from critics, and has the ability to navigate of diverse terrain, then the 2016 Volvo XC60 may be the vehicle for you. Volvo of Lisle would like to invite you to see first-hand the features and the driving capabilities of the 2016 XC60 by visiting one of our dealerships. We are located in Lisle, serving Naperville, Bolingbrook, Clarendon Hills, Wheaton, and Aurora Illinois. Please use our website to find the location that is closest to you. While on our site you can review the vehicles at that location, see the service and maintenance options available, as well as explore the financing options available to qualified purchasers/leasers. Should you have any questions about the 2016 Volvo XC60 or any of the models offered by Volvo of Lisle, of if you would like to schedule a test drive, please let one of our team members know. We look forward to seeing you soon.