2017 Volvo XC60
At the North American International Auto Show in 2007, Volvo introduced its newest vehicle concept to the world – the XC60. The XC60 concept was a five-door hatchback compact crossover, and featured Volvo’s new design language and DNA that would be slowly introduced across the Swedish automaker’s upcoming lineup. Boasting a larger front Volvo logo than those current 2007 models, the XC60 concept represented the future of what the automaker had in store.
After a widely positive reception of the XC60 concept in 2007, Volvo immediately began planning a production version which would debut at the Geneva Motor Show in 2008. European sales shortly followed, before the Volvo XC60 was offered for sale in the United States in the first quarter of 2009. The arrival of the new compact luxury crossover to North America signaled a nationwide interest in Volvo’s newest addition, making the XC60 an immediate success. Ever since its U.S. introduction, the XC60 has remained the best selling nameplate in Volvo’s lineup, where it comfortably remains today.
2017 Volvo XC60
Still enjoying its view from the top as Volvo’s best-selling car, the 2017 XC60 embodies the luxury compact crossover segment, and then some. With enough room to comfortably accommodate five passengers, the latest version of the XC60 starts at $40,950 and comes in a wide array of trim levels with varying specifications and engine types. Whether you are seeking out a luxury crossover on the lower end of the $40,000 mark, or are looking for all of the spoils that the high-end R-Design model affords, there is a 2017 XC60 crossover perfect for every desire and preference.
Fuel Economy & Size
While it is important that crossovers are able to handle themselves in various weather events, it is equally important that they have the ability to save drivers money at the pump. With a maximum fuel economy rating of 30 miles per gallon on the highway, the 2017 Volvo XC60 certainly does not disappoint. Typically, exceptional fuel economy is equated to smaller vehicles, but that isn’t the case with the XC60. Volvo found a way to enhance the crossover’s MPG ratings, while simultaneously increasing interior space for both passengers, as well as cargo.
Featuring flat-folding three-split 40/20/40 rear seats, the 2017 XC60 can seamlessly transform to meet your unique cargo and passenger needs with ease. Lowering the middle back seat to accommodate longer items such as paddles, skis, or fishing poles, will still leave enough room for other items in the cargo area, and enough seating to comfortably transport four passengers. For drivers who require maximum space utilization for their cargo needs, the front passenger seat of the Volvo SC60 also folds flat, delivering a total of 67.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
Aside from exceptional cargo capacity, the interior cabin of the 2017 XC60 includes plenty of spacious accommodations for up to five passengers at a time – including generous leg and head room throughout the cabin.
Performance & Capability
The renowned Volvo brand is celebrated for a lot of things, including unparalleled safety and luxury. If there is one other thing that Volvo does incredibly well, it’s deliver vehicles powered by performance-ready engines capable of just about anything. The newest version of the XC60 is no exception. Offering a new family of engines with both turbocharged and supercharged options, the 2017 XC60 manages to embody the very best that the brand has to offer in every way imaginable. All 2017 XC60 models are capable of towing, with base models able to haul up to 3,500 pounds, and higher trim levels capable of towing 4,400 pounds. The base Dynamic and mid-level Inscription models come standard with a front-wheel drive system, with the more capable all-wheel-drive as an available option.
The standard 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine is turbocharged, features direct-injection technology, and a horsepower rating of 240. Dynamic, Inscription, and R-Design versions of the 2017 Volvo XC60 deliver 302 horsepower rating, and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.
For added capability and confidence behind the wheel, the 2017 XC60 features Instant TractionTM functionality, which gives drivers ultimate control and grip in all types of weather events and resulting road conditions. The Instant TractionTM works in conjunction with the crossover’s all-wheel-drive system, and automatically transfers power away from a wheel that loses traction, to other tires with a more stable grip. The end result is ultimate on-road capability, regardless of the condition of road surfaces or weather.
Best-In-Class Standard Features
The compact crossover segment is a popular one, and one of the most competitive in the industry. Add to that the fact that the XC60 is also classified as luxury, and the competition between it and others in the same segment is even tighter. Luckily, Volvo knows what they are doing. Not only has the XC60 been the best-selling Volvo brand car since it was released here in the United States, it has also been one of the top selling luxury compact crossovers in general. With so many standard features that others in the segment offer as premium add-ons, it’s no wonder why more buyers are increasingly turning toward the Volvo XC60.
With a whole slew of standard features that others in its class don’t include without a high price tag to accompany it, the 2017 XC60 is obviously the top choice for buyers in this particular vehicle category. If you purchase a new 2017 XC60, you can expect it to include the following standard features, which are only available for an additional price from the crossover’s competition:
- Blind Spot Monitoring System
- Back Up Camera
- Rear Parking Sensors
- Volvo On Call with Engine Remote Start
- Navigation with Rear Time Traffic Reports
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Leather Seating with Driver Seat Memory
- Wi-Fi Hotspot Connectivity with On-Board Apps
This list is only reflective of what the XC60 offers that the competition does not, which means there is plenty more standard amenities on this best-selling 2017 crossover. The bottom line is that Volvo is dedicated to not only providing buyers with a high-quality car, but also with a vehicle that is unmatched in terms of amenities and value.
Take it for a Test Drive at Smythe Volvo
With a fifty year history here in Summit, New Jersey, Smythe Volvo is proud to deliver exceptional cars with exceptional service to area residents. As the recipient of the Dealer of the Year award from DealerRater four years in a row, and the winner of Volvo’s President Club Award, Smythe Volvo is not only the highest rated Volvo dealer in the North East, but in the entire country.
If you are looking to buy a new 2017 XC60, there is no better place to find it than with the experts at Smythe Volvo. With unique opportunities to work with Smythe Volvo to secure your new crossover, and then pick it up on a Scandinavian vacation with our Overseas Delivery Program, there is no better luxury buying experience than the one you will find at Smythe Volvo.
Come visit our dealership at 40 River Road, here in Summit, New Jersey, and meet our dedicated team of professionals who are ready to help you become the proud owner of a new Volvo car. With transparent pricing on all of our vehicles, and a no-hassle guarantee, why would you go anywhere else? Be sure to stop by our convenient location soon, and secure a great deal on the best selling vehicle in the Volvo brand lineup.