2014 Volvo XC60

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

182.2” x 67.4”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Stylish interior and exterior
  • Optional integrated booster seats
  • Available cross-traffic alert

The bad:

  • Snug backseat

11 trims

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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 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews


8 years and still rolling without a hitch.

8 years later we still love this vehicle. We plan on driving it until it goes to the junk heap. The dealership in Edmonton is excellent and this is an SUV made for cold Alberta winters. Volvo makes a great realiable car.


Excellent car

Understated, classy, comfortable, great looking. My favorite car I have ever owned. We have owned several Toyota's, Honda's; VW's, etc. prior. Fun to drive; versatile in all weather conditions.


Oil Leak Problems Every few Months, Low Oil Light

Very disappointed, very unreliable, oil has leaked every few months to lo level light comes on, costly and time consuming. Originally a dealer told us it was normal for it to leak more than the older ones, which I knew was a lie to began with. Since then low level light comes on every few months or more often, replaced an oil booster pump in 2018, AC compressor in 2018, and now radiator in 2019. Oil light on again. Worst maintenance nightmare we have ever owned.

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Based on the 2014 Volvo XC60 base trim.
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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volvo
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 5 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
5 years/unlimited miles , upgradeable up to 10 years
Dealer certification required
170- plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
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