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Volvo XC60 (2015) review: 38 facts and highlights

Volvo XC60 (2015)
Volvo XC60 (2015)

Why is Volvo XC60 (2015) better than the average?

  • Height
    1.64mvs1.73m
  • better fuel economy (city)
    9.8l/100 kmvs14.16l/100 km
  • Width
    1.9mvs1.93m
  • greater cargo volume
    1909lvs641.69l
  • better fuel economy (highway)
    7.6l/100 kmvs10.33l/100 km
  • lower coefficient of drag
    0.35Cdvs0.35Cd
  • better fuel economy (combined)
    8.5l/100 kmvs10.69l/100 km
  • faster top speed
    225km/hvs215.96km/h

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General info

1.Has four-wheel drive
Volvo XC60 (2015)

Four-wheel drive is a system where torque is distributed to all four wheels of the vehicle. It is beneficial in some circumstances such as providing increased traction in tricky weather conditions, but is most suited to off-road driving.

2. smaller turn radius

11.7m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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9.8m

3.Has front-wheel drive
Volvo XC60 (2015)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

4.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Volvo XC60 (2015)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

5. less CO2 emissions

139g/km

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.

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85g/km

6.Has fully independent suspension
Volvo XC60 (2015)

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.

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Dimensions

1.height

1.64m

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917mm

2.width

1.9m

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1.6m

3. longer wheelbase

2.77m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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3.3m

4. greater cargo volume

1909l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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2313.5l

5. more headroom (rear)

966mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

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1.03m

6. more headroom (front)

965mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.09m

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Speed

1. lower coefficient of drag

0.35Cd

The coefficient of drag is one measurement of how well air travels around a vehicle. A lower value means it is more aerodynamic and the engine doesn't have to work as hard. It can result in faster speeds and lower fuel consumption.

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0.24Cd

2. faster top speed

225km/h

The fastest speed that the car can reach.

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305km/h

3. faster acceleration (0-100)

6.2s

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.

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3.6s

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Engine

1. larger fuel tank

70l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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117l

2. better fuel economy (city)

9.8l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3l/100 km

3.Has a turbocharged engine
Volvo XC60 (2015)

A turbocharger compresses the air entering the cylinders, allowing more air (and therefore more fuel) to be added - resulting in a more powerful explosion. This leads to an increase in horsepower without increasing the size and weight of the engine.

4. higher maximum torque

258Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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850Nm

5. larger engine size

2l

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.

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6.2l

6. better fuel economy (highway)

7.6l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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3.4l/100 km

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Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
Volvo XC60 (2015)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

2. more airbags

6

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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3.Has Bluetooth
Volvo XC60 (2015)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

4.Has in-car system
Volvo XC60 (2015)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

5.Has height-adjustable seat belts
Volvo XC60 (2015)

Height-adjustable seat belts permit passengers of different sizes to move the seat belt up or down for improved comfort. They are also especially useful for increasing the safety of children.

6.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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5

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