Five Ways to Play: 2015 Volvo XC60 Starts at $36,675, Gets 31 mpg Highway

2014 Volvo XC60
The 2015 XC60 has the most engine choices of any new Volvo in the U.S.—five, in fact—so allow us to break down any confusion if this Swedish SUV is on your shopping list.

Two new turbocharged four-cylinder engines from Volvo’s Drive-E system, which include automatic stop-start and brake regeneration, are the only additions to the car’s 2014 facelift. A 2.0-liter 240-hp inline-four is standard on the front-wheel drive T5 Drive-E, which starts at $36,675 and reaches an EPA-estimated 24 mpg city, 31 mpg highway. That’s bounds ahead of the $38,175 3.2 AWD and its aging 3.2-liter 240-hp inline-six (which makes 22 lb-ft of fewer torque than the four). With all-wheel drive, the 3.2 AWD musters 18 mpg city and 25 mpg highway.

Photos and Info: 2014 Volvo XC60
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Instrumented Test: 2012 Volvo XC60 R-Design

For a sprightlier step, the front-wheel drive T6 Drive-E adds a supercharger to the same turbo four for 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. At $40,975, it reaches 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. Then there are two carry-over turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder models available exclusively with all-wheel drive, the 300-hp T6 AWD at $42,475 and the 325-hp T6 R-Design AWD at $46,725. With power comes a penalty, and here it’s the XC60’s lowest 17-mpg city and 24-mpg highway rating. A new eight-speed automatic is standard for Drive-E models while a carry-over six-speed automatic is the only choice on 3.2 and T6 models.

2014 Volvo XC60

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