• (4.6) 18 reviews
  • MSRP: $18,883–$33,907
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 20-21
  • Engine: 240-hp, 3.2-liter I-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 5
2014 Volvo XC60

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Volvo XC60

What We Don't Like

  • Snug backseat

Notable Features

  • Mild exterior update
  • Inline-six engines with 240 hp, 300 hp and 325 hp
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Available configurable digital gauges
  • Standard City Safety collision avoidance system
  • New multimedia system

2014 Volvo XC60 Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Volvo's XC60 is a compact luxury SUV that slots below the larger XC90 in Volvo's lineup. The XC60 has a base six-cylinder engine paired with front-or all-wheel drive, and an available turbocharged six-cylinder engine that comes with all-wheel drive. The XC60 competes with the Cadillac SRX, Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLK-Class.

New for 2014
Volvo updates the XC60's front styling for 2014 while the inside has a new dashboard and upholstery options plus available sports seats. Other changes to the exterior include new wheel designs and LED accents on the taillights.

ExteriorThe XC60 is the smaller SUV in Volvo's lineup compared to the XC90. Volvo says the restyled 2014 XC60's front styling has an "urban" twist with a hood that's more stylized than before. The front end's black trim pieces are gone and leave a smooth, body-colored look that's sleeker than 2013, though not significantly changed.  Exterior features include:

  • Integrated tailpipes
  • New wheel designs
  • Standard 18-inch wheels
  • Available 20-inch wheels
  • Available heated windshield

InteriorThe XC60 fits five occupants versus seven for the larger three-row XC90.  Its classy look inside is emphasized more for 2014 with new wood inlays and a new ceiling headliner. The XC60 gains an available configurable digital gauge cluster on T6 models for 2014 that replaces a standard tachometer and speedometer; it's optional on 3.2 models. Available display choices include a traditional appearance, eco theme with eco meter and green background or a performance theme with red background.

Other new technology includes a Sensus Connected Touch multimedia system with 7-inch display. Sensus receives an internet connection from a wireless card or mobile phone to power apps like internet radio, weather and a web browser.  Interior features include:

  • Available sports seats
  • Available heated steering wheel
  • Available multimedia system with in-car apps and internet connectivity
  • Available paddle shifters on XC60 T6

Under the HoodThe base XC60 3.2 trim level is powered by a 3.2-liter inline-six-cylinder engine sending power to the front wheels — all-wheel drive is optional. Up-level T6 models use a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder with 300 horsepower (T6) or 325 hp (T6 R-Design) and standard all-wheel drive. The T6 has new transmission programming to reduce shifting times and drop the zero-to-60-mph time from 6.9 to 6.5 seconds for T6 models compared to 2013. Mechanical features include:

  • Standard 3.2-liter inline-six making 240 hp (T5)
  • Available turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder making 300 hp (T6)
  • Available turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder making 325 hp (T6 R-Design)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission for all engines
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

SafetyVolvo's City Safety technology is standard and includes a low-speed collision prevention that works at speeds up to 31 mph to automatically brake when a collision is detected. Safety features include:

  • Standard collision warning
  • Electronic stability control
  • Antilock brakes
  • Available pedestrian detection
  • Available cyclist detection
  • Available blind spot warning
  • Available cross-traffic alert

 

Consumer Reviews

4.6

Average based on 18 reviews

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Volvo is the safest car I have ever driven

by Hooyah1247 from Tucson, Arizona on November 16, 2017

The car is fantastic I can’t wait till Volvo comes out with autonomous driving. Hope it can be on other models and sooner than 2020.

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14 Trims Available

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2014 Volvo XC60 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volvo XC60 3.2

Front
G
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volvo XC60 3.2

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Overall evaluation
G
Retraints and dummy kinematics
G
Structure and safety cage
G

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Volvo XC60 3.2

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Volvo XC60 3.2

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

36mo/36,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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