2021 Volvo XC60 Model Overview at Motorcars Volvo

 Key Features

  • Starting at $41,700 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

Elevate your midsize luxury SUV experience to new heights with the striking Volvo XC60. Capturing the attention of onlookers with its alluring exterior style, the XC60 incorporates several Scandinavian design influences. Shared its larger XC90 sibling, the signature Thor's Hammer LED headlights help the XC60 retain its recognizable Volvo heritage. An elegantly-raked windshield and bold upright grille give the XC60 a confident stance.

Building on the success of the previous generation XC60, a sleeker profile and improved driving dynamics provide a rewarding drive. Thanks to engineering improvements, the rear seat dimensions offer greater room for rear passenger comfort. You'll have your choice of an array of potent performance options on the Volvo XC60, including a front-wheel drive variant and an electrified Polestar performance model for 2021.

What the Critics Say

"Borrowing interior and exterior styling cues from the larger XC90 SUV gives the XC60 a head start in the desirability department, but it backs up its premium, contemporary image with a long list of standard and optional features that elevate it above many of its rivals." -- Car and Driver

"Just about any small luxury SUV you research is going to be practical and useful. But is it also stylish? Well, that's harder to come by. Thankfully, the 2021 Volvo XC60 places an equal importance on style. Inside and out, it's one of the most distinctive SUVs in its class." -- Edmunds

Volvo XC60 Video

What's New for 2021

There are a variety of key changes and updates to the award-winning Volvo XC60 for the 2021 model year. First, models equipped with the T8 plug-in hybrid powertrain are now designed with the Recharge name in keeping with other electrified Volvo models. The long list of newly-standard features found on the XC60 includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, LED headlights, a wireless smartphone charging pad, front parking sensors, a new 19-inch wheel design, and power-folding exterior mirrors. R-Design trims now include blacked-out exterior design elements. Finally, Inscription models are now available with a new Lounge package featuring massaging front seats, a Nubuck headliner, and leather-wrapped sun visors.

Volvo XC60 Features

2021 Volvo XC60 Engine

Four Trim Levels, Three Powertrains

Four trim levels and three available powertrains prove that Volvo gives buyers a variety of choices for finding the perfect XC60 to fit their individual lifestyle. XC60 Momentum models are nicely equipped with plenty of standard equipment, while XC60 Inscription provides additional luxury and technology amenities. XC60 R-Design boasts the thrill of a spirited drive, characterized by luxurious style and refinement. For the ultimate XC60 experience, Polestar Engineered trims combine electrified efficiency and spirited performance capabilities.

The standard T5 comes with a 2.0-liter inline-four cylinder turbocharged engine which produces 250 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Opt for the T6 and you'll receive a 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged four cylinder engine with 316 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Topping the range is the impressive T8 eAWD Plug-In Hybrid which utilizes breakthrough Volvo plug-in hybrid technology. XC60 Recharge models produce 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque packaged with all-wheel drive. An improved suspension design includes a control arm front and a multilink rear suspension, providing an ideal balance of remarkable refinement and precision handling on the Volvo XC60.

2021 Volvo XC60 R-Design Interior

Sophisticated Interior

A collection of premium, natural materials give the interior of the XC60 a distinctively Swedish appearance. From hand-stitched leather accents to the use of reclaimed driftwood on the dashboard, each aspect on the XC60 interior has been carefully crafted. Enjoy your favorite music in concert-style experience with the available Bowers & Wilkins audio system featuring crystal clear sound clarity.

Thanks to a massive 9-inch Volvo Sensus Connect center-mounted touchscreen, every interaction of the Volvo XC60 is intuitive. Access vehicle functions, media, and navigation effortlessly with the press of a button. Remotely access your XC60 from your smartphone with the Volvo On Call app. The app lets you monitor fuel levels, pre-head or cool the interior, and lock/unlock your doors directly from your current location. Additional innovations designed to simplify life for XC60 drivers include a motion-activated tailgate, which provides access to the cargo area even when your hands are full.

2021 Volvo XC60 Safety

Advanced Safety

When you drive an XC60, you'll experience peace of mind from knowing that Volvo is here to protect you and your occupants no matter what lies ahead. Optional Lane Keeping Aid and Oncoming Lane Mitigation each work to monitor and maintain lane positioning while avoiding potential collisions. Especially useful on long journeys, the system also provides subtle steering inputs in an effort to keep your XC60 positioned safely in your lane. Available Volvo driver-assistive technologies feature automated emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind spot assist. As one of the leading pioneers in autonomous driving, Volvo XC60 offers available Pilot Assist technology. Designed primarily for highway use, the system works in collaboration with adaptive cruise control to maintain following distance and lane positioning.


Edmunds Best Family Cars

An excellent choice for growing families, the XC60 has been awarded with Edmunds Best Small Luxury SUV award in their annual Best Family Cars awards.

"There's no rule that says a family SUV needs to abandon form for function, and the Volvo XC60 proves it. The XC60 is a sharp-looking SUV with a modern, clean interior and immediate luxury appeal. It's a standout car not only for Volvo's hallmark attention to safety detail but also for its smart family-oriented features such as integrated booster seats in the second row." -- Edmunds

Volvo XC60 Trims & Specs

2021 Volvo XC60 Momentum

XC60 Momentum

  • Starting at $41,700 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
2021 Volvo XC60 R-Design

XC60 R-Design

  • Starting at $47,850 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
2021 Volvo XC60 Inscription

XC60 Inscription

  • Starting at $49,200 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
2021 Volvo XC60 Polestar Engineered

XC60 Polestar Engineered

  • Starting at $70,145 MSRP*
  • Polestar-Engineered T8 Plug-In Hybrid Powertrain with 415 HP / 494 lb-ft Torque
  • Polestar Chassis with Electrical Power Steering Personalization
  • Polestar Grille and Black Mirror Caps
  • 21-inch 5-Y Spoke Black CNC Machined Alloy Wheels
  • Leather steering wheel with Uni deco inlay, 3 spoke, Sport

*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.