2019 Volvo XC60 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

All-New Volvo XC60 2019 Model Overview

 Key Features

  • Starting at $39,800 MSRP*
  • Choice of a T5 2.0-Liter 4-Cylinder with 250 horsepower / 258 lb-ft of torque, a T6 2.0-liter 4-Cylinder with 316 horsepower / 295 lb ft of torque, or a T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid with 400 horsepower / 472 lb ft of torque
  • Eight-speed Geartronic™ Automatic Transmission
  • Laminated Panoramic Moonroof w/Power Sunshade
  • LED Headlights with Thor's Hammer Daytime Running Lights & Active High Beam
  • Standard Lane Keeping Aid and Oncoming Lane Mitigation
  • Standard Comfort Seats with 10-way Power Front Seats including Power Lumbar and Driver Seat Memory
  • Available Sensus Navigation and High Performance Audio System

About the Volvo XC60

Searching for a midsize luxury SUV? The 2019 Volvo XC60 defies expectations with its dynamic Scandinavian-influenced exterior styling to help you stand out in a sea of ordinary. Eye-catching design cues include signature Volvo Thor's Hammer LED headlamps, a steeply-raked windshield, and bold upright front grille. The XC60 offers seductive styling which complements the capable performance found beneath the hood.

Continuing the success of the prior generation of the XC60, 2019 models feature a sleeker profile along with enhanced driving dynamics. Engineering advancements have resulted in expanded rear seat dimensions in an effort to give rear passengers greater comfort. Drivers will have their choice of a comprehensive lineup of impressive powertrain options on the 2019 XC60 including a new front-wheel drive variant.

What the Critics Say

"The 2019 Volvo XC60 is one of the strongest contenders in the luxury SUV segment. It has abundant passenger space, an updated interior with attractive design, and easy-to-use infotainment interfaces. And under the hood, three different powertrains offer varying levels of performance and fuel efficiency, regardless of what trim level you choose." -- Edmunds

"The 2019 Volvo XC60 is a splendid luxury 2-row SUV. Its interior is one of the best in the class, with divine seats, luxurious materials, sophisticated styling, and a lavish list of standard safety features. The XC60's refinement extends to its powertrains and ride quality as well. The three available engines are among the most powerful in the class, and both engine upgrades are equipped with a turbocharger and supercharger." -- U.S. News & World Report

Volvo XC60 Video

What's New for 2019

You'll find a few slight updates to the Volvo XC60 for the 2019 model year. Offering a lower starting MSRP than last year, the XC60 is now available with a new front-wheel drive T5 powertrain as an option on all three trim levels. Base models now include new standard features including heated seats and wiper blades (AWD models only), power child locks, and a rear 12-volt power outlet.

A host of new standard features also make their way to R-Design and Inscription trim levels as well. These include a 14-speaker audio system, parking maintenance system, blind spot monitoring, power-folding rear outer head restraints, along with keyless entry and drive. Convenience, Vision, and Climate packages from last year have been replaced with similar Premium, Multimedia, and Advanced packages for 2019.

Volvo XC60 Features

2019 Volvo XC60 Engine

Three Trim Levels, Three Powertrains

Designed to fit any type of lifestyle or driving habits, the 2019 Volvo XC60 offers your choice of three trim levels along with three available powertrains to suit your needs. XC60 Momentum models come well-equipped with impressive standard features while XC60 Inscription models add even more luxury and cutting-edge tech amenities. Sport-focused XC60 R-Design trims provide a thrilling ride without sacrificing on premium comfort. All three trim levels can now be equipped with a new T5 front-wheel drive variant in addition to optional all-wheel drive.

All three trims can be complemented with any of the three individual powertrain options. T5 XC60 models come with a 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder turbocharged engine capable of producing 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Stepping up to the T6 adds a 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged four cylinder engine with 316 horsepower and 295 lb ft of torque. Rounding out the lineup is the top-tier T8 eAWD Plug-in Hybrid. T8 XC60 models offer an impressive 400 horsepower and 472 lb ft of torque packaged with all-wheel-drive, utilizing breakthrough Volvo plug-in-hybrid technology. An improved suspension design features a control-arm front and a multilink rear suspension, which provides an ideal balance of precision handling and remarkable refinement.

2019 Volvo XC60 R-Design Interior

Premium Interior

The interior of the Volvo XC60 features an unmistakably Swedish look, resulting from the combination of sophisticated, natural materials. Every element of the XC60 interior has been thoughtfully crafted, from the use of reclaimed driftwood on the dashboard to hand-stitched premium leather accents. Experience a concert-style sound experience with the optional Bowers & Wilkins audio system with crystal clear sound clarity.

Access media, navigation, and important vehicle functions effortlessly with the touch of a button. Every interaction with the Volvo XC60 is intuitive, with a massive center-mounted 9 inch Volvo Sensus Connect touchscreen. Remotely access your XC60 from your smartphone with the Volvo On Call app. Monitor fuel levels, pre-heat or cool the cabin, and lock/unlock your doors from your location. Other helpful innovations designed to make life easier for XC60 drivers include a motion-activated tailgate, allowing access to cargo storage even when your hands are full.

2019 Volvo XC60 Safety

Groundbreaking Safety

Driving a Volvo XC60 means that Volvo is here to protect you and your occupants no matter what lies ahead. Available Oncoming Lane Mitigation and Lane Keeping Aid work in tandem to monitor and maintain lane positioning while avoiding potential collisions. The system also provides gentle steering inputs to keep your XC60 safely in your lane, which can come in handy on long trips. Optional Volvo City Safety technologies include automated emergency braking, rear-cross traffic alert, and blind-spot assist. As one of the leading pioneers in autonomous driving, Volvo XC60 boasts available Pilot Assist technology. Designed primarily for highway use, the system works simultaneously with adaptive cruise control to maintain following distance and lane positioning.

IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award Volvo XC60

With such a wide variety of advanced safety features, it's no surprise that the 2018 Volvo XC60 was named a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). In pursuit of this achievement, Volvo improved upon the car's superior front crash protection over the previous generation XC60. In order to qualify as a Top Safety Pick+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint, along with an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and a good or acceptable rating for headlight performance.

2018 World Car Of The Year Award Volvo XC60

Highlighting the excellence of the all-new Volvo XC60, it was named World Car of the Year at the 2018 World Car Awards. "In complimenting the XC60's victory, World Car Awards' jurors commented that the Volvo SUV delivered an industry-leading level of inspired design inside and out, high-class materials throughout, class-topping drivability and segment-winning safety features."

Competitive Comparison

Competition among midsize luxury SUVs remains fierce. Comparing the All-New 2018 XC60 against competition from Acura, BMW, and Lexus highlights several key advantages for Volvo.

 Volvo Has the Advantage

Starting MSRP

Fuel Economy MPG

Turning Radius

Max Towing Capacity

Automatic Load Leveling

2019 Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum FWD


22 / 29 / 24

18.7 feet  

3,500 pounds


2019 Acura RDX w/Technology Package$42,50021 / 27 / 2319.5 feet1,500 poundsNot Available
2019 BMW X3 xDrive30i$43,00022 / 29 / 2519.7 feet4,400 pounds (requires tow package)Not Available
2019 Lexus RX 350 AWD$44,97019 / 26 / 2222.6 feet3,500 poundsNot Available

None of these competitors can measure up to the outstanding value of the XC60 when comparing MSRPs. The value continues when comparing fuel economy of these four SUVs. Only the BMW X3 is able to compete with the XC60. Impressive power paired with impressive efficiency highlights how Volvo XC60 drivers can benefit from these fuel savings.

Volvo engineers have designed the XC60 to be a hit with drivers with active lifestyles. XC60 offers the lowest turning diameter among the competition, making maneuvering into tight spaces easy. Available automatic load leveling suspension makes hauling cargo and passengers safer and more comfortable.

Volvo XC60 Trims & Specs

2019 Volvo XC60 Momentum

XC60 Momentum

  • Starting at $39,800 MSRP*
  • LED Headlights with Thor's Hammer Daytime Running Lights & Active High Beam
  • Standard Lane Keeping Aid and Oncoming Lane Mitigation
  • Laminated Panoramic Moonroof w/Power Sunshade
  • 10-way, Power Front Driver Seat incl. Driver Seat Memory
  • High Performance Audio System with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
2019 Volvo XC60 R-Design

XC60 R-Design

  • Starting at $46,650 MSRP*
  • Exclusive R-Design Leather / Nubuck Upholstery, R-Design Sill Moulding
  • R-Design Grille, Painted Bumper, R-Design, Matte Silver Rear View Mirror Covers
  • Sport Chassis, Paddle Shifters, Drive Mode Settings
  • 12.3-inch Digital Driver Display with Volvo On Call
  • 19-inch 5-Double Spoke Matte Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
2019 Volvo XC60 Inscription

XC60 Inscription

  • Starting at $47,150 MSRP*
  • Sensus Navigation and High Performance Audio System
  • Smartphone Integration with USB HUB (iPhone and Android)
  • Keyless Entry & Drive w/ Hands-free Power Tailgate
  • Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror and Rear Park Assist Camera
  • 19-inch 10-spoke Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels

*Prices shown are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), Base Price or Starting At price and excludes destination fees, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees. Images shown are for informational purposes only. They may not necessarily represent the configurable options selected or available on the vehicle and they do not show true renderings of colors and/or upholstery.

**Estimated city and highway mpg. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy combinations. Estimated city/highway mpg based on base engine and transmission combinations. Your actual mileage will vary.

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