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2022 Volvo XC60

2022 Volvo XC60
Volvo
8.0
Price$69,490 - $97,990
Fuel Efficiency1.6 - 8 / 100km
ANCAP RatingNot tested
Warranty5 years
Price$69,490 - $97,990
Fuel Efficiency1.6 - 8 / 100km
ANCAP RatingNot tested
Warranty5 years

About the XC60

The Volvo XC60 is the a competitor to the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3, and Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Now in its second generation, the XC60 was recently refreshed to exclusively offer electrified petrol engines (48V mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid) as well as Volvo's new Android Automotive infotainment technology.

Three trim levels are available in 2022: Momentum, Inscription and R-Design, as well as three powertrains in the B5 and B6 2.0-litre mild-hybrid turbo petrols, and the Recharge 2.0-litre twin-charged plug-in hybrid.

Summary

Our expert's shortest summary
Hit

Beautiful and practical cabin

Brimming with tech and safety

Daily urban EV range (PHEV)

Miss

Firm-ish ride at low speeds

Fuel economy is only great sometimes

An optioned R-Design hard to go past

XC60 Price

What is the price of a Volvo XC60?
  • 2022 Volvo XC60 B5 Momentum: $69,490
  • 2022 Volvo XC60 B5 Inscription: $76,490
  • 2022 Volvo XC60 B6 R-Design: $82,490
  • 2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid: $97,990

All prices exclude on-road costs and include Luxury Car Tax (LCT) and GST.

News

All the latest XC60 news

Range Guide

Which variant of the Volvo XC60 range is best for you?

XC60 B5 Momentum highlights:

  • 9.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Satellite navigation
  • Wireless phone charging
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • 10-speaker 220W sound system
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Leatherette-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable front seats with four-way power lumbar
  • Four-zone climate control
  • Ambient lighting
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Hands-free power tailgate
  • LED headlights and fog lights
  • 12.0-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Automatic headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • ‘Iron Ore’ aluminium interior trim

XC60 B5 Inscription adds:

  • Crystal gear shifter
  • Leatherette-wrapped dashboard
  • Heated front seats
  • Head-up display
  • 20-inch alloy wheels
  • ‘Driftwood’ interior trim

XC60 B6 R-Design adds:

  • Nappa leather/vinyl/textile upholstery
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Front sport seats
  • 21-inch alloy wheels
  • ‘Metal Mesh’ aluminium interior trim

XC60 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid adds:

  • Rear cross-traffic assist
  • 15-speaker 1100W Bowers & Wilkins sound system
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Active Bending Lights
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Headlight cleaners

Variants

What are the variants of the Volvo XC60?
B5 MOMENTUM MHEV
FROM
$69,490
B5 INSCRIPTION MHEV
FROM
$76,490
B6 R-DESIGN MHEV
FROM
$82,490
RECHARGE PHEV
FROM
$97,990
Variant Name
B5 MOMENTUM MHEV
Price From
$69,490
Series
246 MY22
Style
4D WAGON
Transmission
8-speed Automatic
Fuel Type
Petrol-Electric Hybrid
Fuel Economy
7.6L / 100km
Seating Capacity
5
Engine Size
2.0L
Cylinders
turbocharged four-cylinder
FULL SPECS

Interior

Photos and Images of the Volvo XC60 Interior

Volvo knows how to impart a feeling of quality in a cabin.

The material choices are top notch, from the plush carpet that runs right up to the transmission tunnel, the padded armrests and dash, metallic trim pieces, damped buttons, and knurled dials. And the build quality is hard to find flaw with.

Behind the lovely steering wheel sits a digital instrument display that can show maps. It doesn’t have the breadth of adjustability that German systems do, but it nails its primary function and is augmented by a nifty head-up display.

The portrait-oriented centre screen works nicely with mapping, and once you’re familiar with where to swipe and press it all becomes very user-friendly. The second page is full of tile shortcuts, which is a better approach than burying functions in endless sub menus.

Below this is a little gear shifter, and the signature twisting button to start the car. A rolling dial behind this changes your chosen driving mode. I love the way the metallic sliding cover retracts to reveal the cupholders – its action is smooth as silk.

The seats are very supportive, and the Scandinavian design (a mixture of stitched leather and grey cloth) looks the part.

The back seats a spacious enough for two average-sized blokes, while the B-pillar vents and large sunroof create a nice ambience. The material and trim quality is also undiminished.

In Volvo style, the seat bases on the outboard pews pop up to make an integrated booster for smaller kids, enabling them to sit up high and see what’s going past.

Boot space is cut by 37 litres over other XC60s to 468L in the Recharge.

While other XC60s get a space-saver spare wheel under the floor, the plug-in hybrid has a repair kit comprising filler and a compressor.

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Exterior

Photos and Images of the Volvo XC60 Exterior

Cosmetic tweaks as part of the mid-life facelift include new bumpers front and rear.

The rear bumper on regular XC60 models is now body-coloured with a horizontal chrome strip, while the front bumper cutouts each have a horizontal, chrome strip.

R-Design models have larger front bumper cutouts with a more complex shape that’s mirrored on the rear bumper.

Depending on variant, a range of alloy wheel designs are available, with sizes ranging from 19 to 22 inches.

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XC60 Colours

What colours are available for the Volvo XC60?

The 2022 Volvo XC60 is available in a total of nine exterior finishes:

  • Ice White
  • Crystal White*
  • Onyx Black*
  • Denim Blue*
  • Pine Grey*
  • Fusion Red*
  • Thunder Grey*
  • Platinum Grey*
  • Silver Dawn*

*Premium finishes cost $1950 extra

Cost of Ownership

What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a Volvo XC60?

The Volvo Cars range is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Volvo Roadside Assistance is also included at purchase for the duration of the new vehicle warranty.

As for scheduled maintenance, Volvo Cars offer three- and five-year service plans across its line-up, with prices for the XC60 range advertised at $1500 (3yr) and $2500 (5yr), averaging $500 per annum.

How it Drives

Our expert take on Volvo XC60 drivability?

Much like Volvo's other models, the XC60 prioritises comfort rather than overt sportiness and engagement, regardless of trim you choose.

Adaptive air suspension is a $2600 option on B5 and B6 models, and standard on the Recharge Plug-in Hybrid. If you're looking at some of the larger wheel sizes, this is an option you really should consider ticking.

The steering is on the lighter side making it easy to pilot in town and to park, though the trade-off is that it's not as fun or engaging as something like a BMW X3.

Performance is similarly effortless, with decent grunt from the turbocharged models with a relatively smart-shifting eight-speed automatic.

The B6's 48V mild-hybrid tech also includes an E-charger function that can assist the engine with an extra 10kW under acceleration (the B5's setup just recuperates energy to smoothen the stop/start function).

The PHEV's complex drive system means you can drive most daily routes on zero-emissions electric power (up to 81km ADR), while also allowing you to combine both power sources for sports car-like response – claiming 4.8 seconds for the 0-100 benchmark sprint.

Volvo fits plenty of assistance tech as standard too, including adaptive cruise control with Pilot Assist (combines with lane centring for semi-autonomous highway driving), blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic assist, as well as lane-keep assist.

These systems generally work quite well and aren't as intrusive as you may find on other brands.

Safety Rating

ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

The Volvo XC60 has a five-star ANCAP safety rating, though the safety authority says the PHEV flagship is unrated.

The XC60 received an adult occupant protection score of 98 per cent, a child occupant protection score of 87 per cent, a pedestrian protection score of 76 per cent, and a safety assist score of 95 per cent.

All 2022 Volvo XC60 models come standard with:

  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-keep assist with oncoming lane mitigation
  • Lane centring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
  • Surround-view camera

5
overall
98%
passenger
87%
infant
-%
pedestrian
95%
detection

XC60 Lifecycle

How old is the current generation and when will there be a new or updated Volvo XC60?

The second-generation Volvo XC60 debuted at the 2017 Geneva motor show, and was revealed globally in facelifted form during 2021.

Volvo tends to stick to extended product lifecycles historically, though its aggressive push towards full electrification could mean we see an all-electric successor within the next 3-4 years.

With that said, there's still life in the XC60 yet, and we expect the current car to remain current until at least mid-decade.

XC60 Options

Options list for the Volvo XC60

Available option packages include:

Climate Pack ($800 Momentum; $400 all other variants)

  • Heated front seats (Momentum)
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated steering wheel

Lifestyle Pack Harman Kardon ($3900 B5 + B6 variants)

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Tinted rear windows
  • Harman Kardon premium sound system

Lifestyle Pack Bowers & Wilkins ($6200 Inscription + R-Design)

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Tinted rear windows
  • Bowers & Wilkins premium sound system

Other available options include:

  • Air suspension with Four-C Active Chassis: $2600 (B5 + B6 variants)
  • Head-up display: $1900 (B5 Momentum)
  • Harman Kardon premium sound: $1800 (B5 + B6 variants)
  • Bowers & Wilkins premium sound: $4100 (Inscription + R-Design)
  • Advanced air cleaner: $500 (all variants)
  • Tinted rear windows: $700 (B5 + B6 variants)
  • Panoramic sunroof: $3100 (B5 + B6 variants)
  • Perforated Nappa leather upholstery: $3000 (Inscription + R-Design + Recharge)
  • Massaging front seats: $1050 (Inscription + R-Design + Recharge)
  • Heated front seats: $500 (Momentum)
  • Power-folding rear headrests: $350 (B5 + B6 variants)
  • Alloy wheel upgrades: $3500-5000 (variant dependent)

XC60 Warranty

What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Volvo XC60?

The Volvo Cars range is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Volvo Roadside Assistance is also included at purchase for the duration of the new vehicle warranty.

As for scheduled maintenance, Volvo Cars offer three- and five-year service plans across its line-up, with prices for the XC60 range advertised at $1500 (3yr) and $2500 (5yr) respectively, averaging $500 per annum.

XC60 Stock Availability

Is the Volvo XC60 available to buy now and what are stock levels and how long are wait times?

The Volvo XC60 has only just started rolling into local showrooms, with the Recharge Plug-in Hybrid the last of the updated range to dock in Australia.

It appears there's decent stock on the ground compared to some other brands, and we haven't heard of features being stripped in Volvo products due to the global semi-conductor shortage.

However, as is the case across the industry, this is a developing situation and things can change at any time.

It's worth noting the XC60 now comes out of China for the Australian market, which may not appeal to those more trusting of a European build, though it should reduce shipping times.

XC60 Boot Space

How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the Volvo XC60?

Boot space is 468L in the Recharge Plug-in Hybrid and 483L in all other models.

XC60 Fuel Economy

How much fuel does the Volvo XC60 use and what are its emissions?

Volvo claims XC60 B5 models use 7.6L/100km on the combined cycle, with the more powerful B6 version quoting 8.0L/100km.

The XC60 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid offers up to 81km (claimed) of EV range per charge, and a combined fuel consumption figure of just 1.6L/100km.

All versions of the XC60 feature a 71L fuel tank, with 95 RON premium unleaded required as a minimum.

Depending on the variant, view the 2022 VOLVO XC60 fuel usage below.

All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km

VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?
B5 MOMENTUM MHEV246 MY224D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED/ELECTRIC--7.6-
B5 INSCRIPTION MHEV246 MY224D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED/ELECTRIC--7.6-
B6 R-DESIGN MHEV246 MY224D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED/ELECTRIC--8.0-
RECHARGE PHEV256 MY224D WAGONPREMIUM UNLEADED/ELECTRIC--1.6-

XC60 Dimensions

The dimensions of the Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 measures 4708mm long, 1902mm wide and 1653mm tall, with a 2865mm wheelbase.

Maximum braked towing capacity is 2400kg in the B5 and B6, and 2100kg in the T8.

The 2022 VOLVO XC60 measures 4708mm long, 1902mm wide and 1653mm tall, with a 2865mm tall wheelbase.

The 2022 VOLVO XC60 has a braked towing capacity from 2250kg to 2400kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

XC60 Market Fit

Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

The Volvo XC60 competes in the premium medium SUV category by VFACTS classification, meaning it plays in the $60,000+ price bracket.

Pricing starts from just under $70,000 and extends to just under $100,000 plus on-road costs.

XC60 Sales Data

How well has the Volvo XC60 been selling?

The XC60 is Volvo's most popular model in Australia by sales volume, notching up 3688 registrations during 2021 – making it the second best-selling model in its category also.

Sales were up 29.0 per cent last year, inline with Volvo's overall growth for the year.

Should you buy the XC60

Is this the right car for you? Our experts buy or not guide.

The Volvo XC60 has proven itself to be a plush and practical alternative to the typical German premium players, and Australian buyers seem to agree given it's one of the most popular vehicles in its segment.

Given its focus on comfort, we'd argue the Momentum and Inscription models smaller wheels and optional air suspension embody the pitch best, though the B6 R-Design offers more grunt and sexier styling.

The Recharge Plug-in Hybrid is getting pricey, but offers more performance and much more EV range than its competitors, making it one of the better examples of the plug-in breed.

Competitor Analysis

What other cars should you look at?

Volvo tends to pitch its products as value-oriented alternatives to established German premium players, and the XC60 is no different.

Compared to the equivalent BMW X3 or Mercedes-Benz GLC, for example, the XC60 offers more equipment and more performance for less money.

Further, the XC60 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid gets a larger battery as part of its mid-life refresh that essentially doubles EV range over its predecessor, as well as rivals.

Other alternatives include the dimensionally smaller Audi Q5, sportier Genesis GV70 and Jaguar F-Pace, along with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

Unlike most rivals, the Volvo errs towards comfort in its tuning rather than sportiness.

Volvo XC60 Interesting Facts

Did you know?

Volvo has scattered little Swedish flags around the cabin of the XC60 as a reminder of its heritage.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Volvo XC60 range kicks off from $69,490 (plus on-road costs) for the "XC60 B5 MOMENTUM MHEV" variant and finishes at $97,990 (plus on-road costs) for the "XC60 RECHARGE PHEV" variant.

The Volvo XC60 is built in Sweden and is then shipped to Australia.

The Volvo XC60 has a braked towing capacity from 2250kg to 2400kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

Volvo suggested that owners service their Volvo XC60 every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

The Volvo XC60 has not been tested by ANCAP yet.

The Volvo XC60 uses Premium Unleaded/electric.

The Volvo XC60 has 4 doors.

In our latest review the Volvo XC60 scored 8.1 out of 10. Read the full Volvo XC60 review here.

The Volvo XC60 had a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.
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