As noted, the 2016 Volvo XC60 is actually carried more than from what the automaker call the "2015.5" model year, where the XC60 got several notable deletions and upgrades. With its normally aspirated V6 powerplant, the previous 3.2 all-wheel drive (AWD) trim, was replaced with the T5 AWD trim and eliminated mid-year. The model has a turbocharged in 4-cylinder (We4) mill with somewhat more power. The 2016 Volvo lineup emerges in either the XC60 T5 or the T6 variants, with both sub-divided into AWD and Drive-E designations. The 2016 Volvo XC60 T6 also providing an AWD R-Design sub-trim. Each trim is definitely further divided into top-shelf Platinum and Premium sub-trims.
2016 Volvo XC60 Trim Levels
Branding with the Drive-E designation, the Volvo XC60 2016 lineup is returns with standard front-wheel-drive. Full-period AWD returns as a choice in the XC60 T6 AWD, T6 R-Design and T5 AWD iterations.
The entry-level 2016 Volvo XC60 T5 Drive-E packs a 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 engine that’s mated with an 8-speed shift-able automatic transmission. It’s obtainable with FWD only. This combo combination puts out 240 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of twist. It also features fuel-saving automatic engine stop-begin technology which debuted in 2015.5 models, meaning the engine restarts when the gas pedal is depressed and shuts straight down at an end. Gas mileage estimates for this I4 are again estimated at 24 mpg city/31 highway or 27 combined.
The 2016 Volvo XC60 T5 AWD sports a 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder (I5) powerplant that was introduced midway through the current year. With around mileage of 18 city / 25 highway / 21combined, this forced-surroundings I5 combines with a 6-speed automatic transmission for 250 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque.
Next up may be the supercharged and turbocharged 2.0-L We4 engine that comes standard aboard the FWD-equipped Volvo XC60 T6 Drive-E. This super-force-fed powerplant puts out 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, managed by the 8-speed automated transmission. It’s included mileage estimates of 22 city/30 highway/25 combined and engine stop-start technology.