The 2016 Volvo XC60 is a popular car around the TFL office. When it comes to interiors, Volvo has stepped its game up significantly. Today it offers some of the best – if not the best – available in the market.
Its powertrain options are also interesting, especially the T6. It is a supercharged and turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. At low RPMs, the supercharger pulls the XC60 off the line until the turbocharger spools up and takes over. It was the quickest vehicle in a recent three-way SUV comparison video in which it bested the Lincoln MKX and the Lexus RX 350 F Sport in a drag race. The 2.0-liter super-turbo puts out 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque from 2,100 to 4,500 rpm.
The EPA rates the XC60 T6 AWD at 19 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway. Our standard mpg-test loop is a 98-mile highway loop just northeast of Denver. We run the vehicles at 75 mph (70 mph for trucks) and use the manufacturer’s suggest fuel, 91 octane in this case. The final results are in the video but I’ll tell you that the vehicle’s trip computer was actually a bit modest when compared to the calculation at the gas pump.
So how does a quick little $52,505 luxury SUV do in the fuel economy department? Just how quick is it? Check out the video above to find out.