Saturday, October 19, 2013

2014 Volvo XC60



Are you looking for a luxury SUV that has a lot of wonderful safety features and also gets great gas mileage? The Volvo XC60 might just be the one for you. 


The 2014 Volvo XC60 gets 17/24 MPG  and is truly one of the safest cars on the road. This car went way above and beyond my expectations in safety and really you couldn't find much better at this same price point. 
The Volvo XC60 is a 5 seater SUV that features 2 seats in the front and 3 in the back. It also has a very spacious trunk space with a spoiler as well. 

With a base price of $41,500 this is a bit of a pricey vehicle, but the features are definitely worth it.
I received the T6 AWD model and the tag on it is $53,215. But let me go over some of the features with you!

The center console could definitely take some getting used too. It had a lot of buttons.
 But I love the way the air is set up with the human diagram right there. Makes it easy to figure out where the airflow is directed.
It was easy to transfer between radio, navigation and media though.
I love the dual controls in the front and this car offered heated seats.
The panoramic sunroof was definitely a nice feature. It was the length of the seats in the front and back. Just the front portion moved to allow airflow, but it was still very large.
I loved the look of the off white seats with the black seat belts. It just looked ritzy to me.

The trunk is very large. This is the full size of the trunk with the 2nd row up and in place. It's very spacious.
 The spoiler pulls down nice and easily and stays in place well.

But with the 2nd row folded down the space is impeccable. The max cargo space is 67.4cu ft.

Center console in the second row folds out, it also has 2 cup holders and a little storage compartment.

Now some of the safety features. 
It offers the Blind Spot Information System. When a car is in your blind spot on either side of the vehicle, this lights up and gives you a nice warning.

When in reverse there is the backup camera, but it also beeps and lets you know when something is in the way. In this case I was parked right up next to my house so it alerted me that there was an object close to the passenger side, front of the car. 

And then when I parked in a parking spot, it alerted me about the curb

This Volvo XC60 is truly one of the safest and let me tell you why. 
When you're driving and you approach a vehicle in front of you, there is a light on the dashboard that reflects in the windshield and lets you know you're getting close, when you get too close it beeps at you very loudly, but the best part? It automatically brakes for you. It prevents you from getting in a collision and that is just awesome. Definitely goes far and beyond other vehicles for safety in that aspect. 

It also has pedestrian and cyclist detection and it auto brakes for them as well. 

When you're driving and you cross over a line in the road, the car beeps at you and alerts you that you've gone over. 
This Volvo XC60 also features Driver Alert Control. It focuses on your concentration, if you have crossed over many lines or seem distracted it will let you know when it's time for a break. 
(stock photo)

It also features Roll Stability Control. It prevents your car from tipping over and rolling in case of an accident or swerve. 

The Volvo XC60 has a 48 month or 50,000 mile warranty which is pretty good. Also offers a 144 month Corrosion Protection. 

Really this Volvo exceeded all expectations and was a dream to drive. 
Although it is on the pricey side, those safety features truly can't be beat and you really do get what you pay for. 

I would recommend this vehicle to anybody looking for that perfect SUV. 

*Disclaimer, I received a Volvo XC60 for a 1 week test drive. All opinions here are 100% my own and I was not compensated to write this post, other than receiving the vehicle. 


59 comments:


susan1215 said...

Sounds like a nice car. I love the safety feature that lets you know you are getting too close to a vehicle and even brakes for you. That would prevent a lot of collisions if all cars had that.


Kathleen said...

What a great looking car you reviewed. I think the price tag on it seems a bit excessive. I'm hearing a lot about cars that "break" for you and even cars that parallel park for you too. Amazing what technology can come up with. I'm not sure I totally trust the breaking though. I'd be worried about it sensing a reason to break when there isn't one and the car behind you rear-ending you.


Jeanna Johnson said...

Wow! What a beautiful vehicle! It's amazing what vehicles can do now a days! I've always loved Volvo's. Wish I could afford one! Wonderful review!


bxcrochet said...

beautiful car. love how roomy it is.

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Mya Murphy said...

OK car, I suppose but NOT a fan of the leather seats. I hate the fact that it's white and will show all dirt. Sorry, not a fan.


Claire Rheinheimer said...

I need a car with a trunk that big! I have a stroller in my trunk and can barely put any groceries in there. My car is way too small!


Maryann D. said...

What a beautiful car and definitely well made. It would feel wonderful to drive in a car like this. When I win lotto, I will get one!!
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Quantmlife said...

I wish we could afford a luxury car like this one... I'm drooling thanks for sharing... perhaps I'll have to go test drive one just to have the "experience." I once drove a toyota spider for just that reason :D


Carrie Phelps said...

I see the name Volvo and the first word that comes to mind is SAFETY! Beautiful car.


Susan Broughton said...

This is such a pretty car! I really love the interior. Anyone would be really happy to own one of these.


Abigail said...

Great looking car! I'd love a backup camera!!


Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

I would love to have a car this nice. Wow.So spacious.


Laura Ann said...

I really love this car. I would totally drive it.


cassandra sudduth said...

Wow! I love how large the trunk is! Could hold a lot!


Courtney B said...

wow i dont even think i've ever been in a volvo! very nice!


Jennifer Young said...

Awesome car! Not one that I could afford, but it's nice to dream, lol! :)


Mama Blamer said...

That's an awesome car. its too small for me to buy I need a car that seat 7 or 8 passengers. I love all the safety features and the sunroof.


GeorgiaBeckman said...

LOVE the center console in the 2nd seat. This is a nice looking vehicle. I keep thinking SUV but I haven't quite convinced my husband yet, lol


Holly S. said...

Oh my goodness! Nice! I would love those heated seats!


courtney erickson said...

I always think of Volvo's as boring,stuffy cars.I don't know why that is but this review makes me feel differently! There are so many great features in regards to safety and it is a great looking car. I might have to take a look at one of these in person.Thank you for the great review!


Katie said...

There is a lot of storage! And I love the backup camera!


Ashley-Raye said...

Nice car! It has a lot of great features and I love the cargo room. The nice thing about cars like this is you can get a used one for much less a few years down the road and still reap the benefits :)


Maria Cardoza said...

I Love the model of this Volvo and I Love Volvo in General because I find them to be great safe family vehicle.


matope said...

fancy looking! not my style (im low tech) but it looks nice and roomy!


JJ Caraway said...

What an awesome vehicle this Volvo is, and the safety features I just love. The blind spot information system,reverse backup camera that beeps when something is in your way and the alert about the curb are all things I could definitely fall in love with. This five passenger seating would be perfect for the three grandchildren also. Great car!


Sue D said...

Very thorough review--I like all the pictures too.


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JamieC said...

This Vehicle looks so cool and state of the art, I'd like a nice safe new car for my family.


amanda whitley said...

so many nice features. i love the size of the sunroof.. my husband hates that i HAVE to have a sunroof in any car i buy..its my weakness.


Mary D said...

I've always loved Volvos. My grandpa is a dedicated Volvo driver. Unfortunately they don't make a car big enough for our family!


tammy saylor said...

That is a nice suv I love all the room it offers.


Stephanie Mago-Eagle said...

Great car,love it and love the features it has.


Michelle Lee said...

I'm not a fan of the white leather or the price tag. The car has a lot of great features though.


Sandra VanHoey said...

I personally love it! If I could afford one, I'd be checking some of these out. Very nice!


Rebecca said...

That a sweet ride, and not too big!


JJ Caraway said...

The Volvo xc60 would be a perfect vehicle for hubby and I to go exploring in our retirement age we are in. Very roomy and love the safety features.


tracie nath said...

Beautiful! I will be looking for a new family car soon. We are outgrowing our current car. This volvo looks like it has a lot of room.


cassandra sudduth said...

This looks like an awesome vehicle! I would love to own one of these!


Wanda Clark said...

This is a nice and sleek car. Looks like it has enough room for the family and Volvo is a great company.


Rebecca Parsons said...

Look like a nice car, however the price is way too high for me. I have a suv and paid less. I had all the options I could want added on to it too. The room in the back of the Volva is amazing. Could be a great car to own if you can pay the price.


Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

Even though this SUV is way out of our range price wise, I love the look and style.
The added safety features and options are really great as well.
If I was in the market for a vehicle in this price range I would definitely consider it.

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Mrs. K said...

That is so cool that it will break for you if you are getting too close to a car! I think the feature that alerts you when you need a break might drive me nuts though, I don't need a car telling me to take a break lol


Rose-Marie said...

If I could afford it, I would luv this car, white, too! I love safe, quality cars, not concerned with sporty look! Value and quality.


Joanne said...

Nice car. Volvos are always a great value for the money.


Mya Murphy said...

It's a great-looking car, but I'm epileptic and can't drive, so this does not interest me.


Christina Howell said...

This car seems really nice and has a lot of nice gadgets. I love the heated seats and the camera.


Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

I drive a Hyundai Accent. I would love to have this much space!


Maryann D. said...

This looks like a wonderful luxury car, with lots of extra features. One day I would enjoy owning it!
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Laura B said...

This car is lovely. I've never heard of pedestrian and biker detection so that is interesting. And pretty fancy!


Sandra VanHoey said...

I somewhat lost interest after seeing the price but it does look like a nice vehicle.


leroyblackley said...

Wow nice review I want to get in one of these babies and vroom vroom


Tammy Woodall said...

Volvo has always made very safe cars. They used to be very boxy - that is definitely not the case any more. This is a very sporty car.


Jeanna said...

wow what a nice car! you are so lucky to have been able to drive this for a while. Must be really hard to give them back..lol


Marcia Lee said...

The Volvo XC60 looks great and has features that I want on my next vehicle. I especially like that when the car is in reverse there is a backup camera, & the camera beeps letting you know when something is in the way. It also offers the blind spot info. system. When a car is in your blind spot on either side of the vehicle, it lights up & gives you a warning. Great safety features.


ryan kiesh said...

I love the safety features but I wonder how spacious the back seat would be with one or two car seats installed? Would a third passenger have room?


sheila ressel said...

I went with my sister to test drive this vehicle and it's really nice. I was amazed at all of the awesome features. Although she didn't purchase this because of the price if price were not an issue I would definitely be interested in this myself.


Dbn210 said...

Really like this car. :)


sandyhills x said...

This would be nice for a great road trip -


Cynthia Willi said...

Thanks for this review. I'll be in the market for a new car soon, and this one seems perfect. I love the trunk size! And the backup camera for me is a must. Thanks!