The Volvo station wagon was the king of suburban transportation a long time ago. It could endure a crash better than other things on the American marketplace. It had been different enough to stick out in a mall parking lot. Effectively showing Volvo the front then the minivan and SUV came along.
Today, Volvo wagons and car-like CUVs are driven by the nannies and housekeepers. But Volvo hasn’t abandoned family members transport. They’ve simply changed their strategy. Today’s Swedish Family Bus will come in the kind of an advanced CUV, just like the 2016 Volvo XC60. It’s slightly smaller sized (categorized as a midsize) than their flagship XC90, but it’s believe it or not useful.
The safety tech is fittingly impressive to begin with. The Volvo XC60 2016 gets best marks in all the crash categories, but it’s also pretty good at avoiding crashes to begin with. To observe what’s before the vehicle, Volvo’s acclaimed City Safety system uses forward looking cameras. The onboard computer then uses image recognition software to identify impending doom.
2016 Volvo XC60 T6 Models
The 2016 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Style and T6 AWD both retain a 3.6-liter turbocharged in 6-cylinder (I6) powerplant mated to the 6-speed automatic transmission. The XC60 R-Style gets a tweaked variant that pounds down 325 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque, while the XC60 T6 AWD’s version of this forced-air I6 puts out 300 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Look for mileage estimates in both of these editions to stay 17 city/24 highway/20 combined.
Standard profile features for the 2016 Volvo XC60 T5 trims include LED operating lights, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated power-adjustable outside mirrors and a roofing rack. As the XC60 T6 R-Design editions sport upgraded exterior accents and standard 20-inch alloy wheels, a power sunroof is included with the T5’s available Premier package. The XC60 T6 Platinum and T5 sub-trims also come with power-folding outside mirrors.
While the 2016 Volvo XC60 T5 and T6 Premium editions add a power-folding front passenger seat and power-folding rear headrests, the XC60 T6 R-Style trims also get an upgraded gauge cluster. The XC60 Platinum versions pack a standard a recently improved integrated GPS navigation package and 12-speaker Harman Kardon high quality Surround Sound audio system.