2016 Volvo XC60: “Car Safety Is Our Business”

2016 Volvo XC 60

2016 Volvo XC60 Has Safety Covered

Volvo has made a pledge that by 2020, “No one should be killed or seriously injured in a new Volvo.”

That sounds a little impossible to me, especially since I heard no other manufacturer make such a claim. But then I remember that Volvo has been in the forefront of making some of the safest cars in the industry. The XC60 is no exception.

The XC60 has five 3-point safety belts with pretensioners, front safety belts with height adjust and force limiters. A Whiplash Protection System (Whips) in driver and front passenger seats, LED Daytime Running Lights, and tire pressure monitor system are all standard safety features of the 2016 Volvo XC60.

My two favorite safety systems were City Safety, a system that is able to prevent or drastically decrease the severity of a collision at speeds up to 31 mph. If sensors pick up a collision is imminent it automatically brakes the car, or assists the driver in doing so. The second attractive safety feature is Corner Traction Control, which helps the driver maintain control on winding or slippery surfaces. Once again, it’s all automatic.

The XC60 is powered by a 2.0-liter super-charged direct injection engine delivering 301 horsepower with 5700 rpm and 295 lb. ft. torque with 2100 rpm. An 8-speed Geartronics Automatic Transmission with Adv-quick shift assists that power.

Though powerful, this engine gets you 27 mpg highway and 19 mpg city. My weekly average was 25 mpg.

Inside, the XC60 is spacious with lots of elbow and cargo space. The 160-watt high performance audio system with 8-speakers, in dash single CD with WMA and WP3 capability, HD Radio/USB and Aux, input provides a great entertainment atmosphere.

2016 Volvo XC60

The manufacturer’s recommended retail price is $43,350.

My Volvo included an elite Platinum Package for $4,000 extra. It included over 30 safety, communication and comfort features. Items like: leather seating surfaces, wood décor trim, Lane Departure, Keyless Drive, Harman Kardon Premier Sound System and accent lighting.

The XC60 is roomy, and easy to command with numerous controls on the steering wheel like radio, cruise, wipers and more. This luxury SUV accelerates quickly and can handle the curves easily.

Volvo scores a perfect 5 in the government’s safety rating system, except in rollover where it received a rating of 4.