2017 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD
By Vince Bodiford
This is the 2017 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD diesel direct injection engine.
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… But – you won’t find Volvo on that list. But you will find quality and safety in a Volvo.
It is assembled in Ghent, Belgium; Parts – US/Canadian 1%, Belgium 30%, Sweden 20%; Engine – Sweden; Transmission – Japan; Classification is Small SUV. Cars from Volvo: S60, S80, S90, V60, V90, V90 Cross Country, XC60, XC70 & XC 90.
Opinion / Observation:
While driving in the fast lane on a highway of two or more lanes in each direction, and folks are passing you on the right you might consider moving out of the fast lane into one more suited for your chosen rate of travel. Another way to put it is “if you are not passing cars on your right that might be the correct lane to be in… or if people are flipping you off it’s a good indicator that you might be day dreaming or putting on your makeup or other activities that distract you from driving responsibly.
A Picture is worth a thousand words. Take a look at this video.
Handling & Performance:
Always a delightful driving experience. It is one of the few cars that just get it done in luxury without all the pomp and ceremony of some ‘bloviating’ brands. I have my list of over-inflated opinions of the products being sold, and I’m guessing you have yours.
It just gets better looking every time I test drive one, usually every couple of years.
Fit and Finish:
Very well assembled. Historically Volvo has been known for its quality.
Competitive in class.
Conveniences and comfort:
With optional On Call services you can create a wifi hotspot in the car to connect smartphone, laptop etc., to the internet. However, without On Call services you can still use your smartphone with Bluethooth / wifi to connect to all Sensus Connect functions.
You can disconnect from home and reconnect on the road. Very cool.
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Warranty is marginally best on the Volvo and the Lincoln and fuel economy is very close across the board..
Volvo XC60 T6 $47,000, Jaguar F-Pace $47,000, BMW X4 $46,000, Acura RDX $43,000, Porsche Macan $49,000, Lincoln MKC $47,000, Buick Envision $42,000, Acura RDX $42,000.
Quality, Safety are watchwords for Volvo for a very long time, is at the top of the fuel economy with ranges of all competitors being 23 to 28 mpg.
2.0 liter Supercharged and Turbocharged 302 hp engine, ULEV (ultra low emission vehicle), 8-speed auto trans, AWD with instant traction, traction and roll stability controls, ready alert ABS brake system with brake distribution and power assist, power assisted steering, 19” alloy wheels, Sensus with integrated 7” color LCD monitor, 160 watt audio system with 8-speakers, in dash single CD with WMA and MP3 capability, Bluetooth with audio streaming, Sirius radio 6-month subscription, Volvo On Call with 6-months subscription, smart phone apps with engine remote start, Sensus Navigation system, laminated panoramic sunroof with power sunshade, leather seating, 8-way power front seats with 3-position driver memory, keyless entry and push button start/stop, power operated tailgate, adaptive digital TFT Display, low speed collision avoidance system, dront side and side curtain airbags, whiplash protection system in front seats, Unibody high strength steel safety cage, LATCH child safety system with rear door locks, tire pressure monitor, rear park assist camera, Cross Traffic alert.
$2.89/ Gal avg. May 8, 2017
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20 City and 27 Highway MPG