NEW FOR 2015:

-Drive-E engines and eight-speed transmission

Following a styling update for 2014, Volvo’s XC60 gains the same range of Drive-E four- and five-cylinder engines as the S60 and V60 sedan and wagon.

The powertrain range starts with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder making 240 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. A 2.5L five-cylinder turbo motor is the next step, at 250 hp and 266 lb-ft, and a 2.0L four-cylinder that combines turbo- and supercharging is good for 302 hp and 295 lb-ft. There are also two versions of a turbocharged 3.0L six-cylinder: in base form, it makes 300 hp and 325 lb-ft, and an uprated variant produces 325 hp and 354 lb-ft. Four-cylinder models get an eight-speed automatic transmission, while five- and six-cylinder variants use a six-speed.

XC60 models include T5 Drive-E FWD, T5 AWD, T6 Drive-E FWD, T6 AWD and T6 R-Design AWD. Each of those lines are available in as many as four trims, starting with a base trim, moving up through Premier, Premier Plus and Platinum.

Standard features common to all trims include city safety, torque vectoring traction control, LED daytime running lights, electric parking brake, rear fog light, black roof rails and side window trim, power locks and keyless entry with locking fuel filler, front and rear skid plates, outside temperature gauge, heated power-adjustable side mirrors, rain sensing wipers, rear wiper/washer, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, B-pillar ventilation for rear seat passengers, cruise control, dual-zone climate control, engine auto stop/start, 40/20/40 folding rear seat, heated front seats, lighted vanity mirrors, locking cargo floor storage, leather-trimmed shifter and steering wheel, eight-way power front seats with lumbar and driver memory, power windows with front auto up/down, “shimmer” graphite aluminum inlay, tilt/telescopic steering column, eight-speaker, 160-watt stereo, Bluetooth with audio streaming, and “T-Tec” seating surfaces.

Premium trim adds dark tint rear windows, silver roof rails and side window trim, panoramic sunroof, adaptive TFT customizable gauge cluster, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and leather seats.

Premium Plus models get a garage door opener, backup camera, power-folding side mirrors and power tailgate, cargo cover, compass, grocery bag holder, power-folding rear headrests, and a 12-volt power outlet in cargo area.

Platinum trim includes auto-dimming side mirrors, accent lighting, keyless drive with personal car communicator, 12-speaker 650-watt stereo, and navigation.

The move up to the T5 AWD model adds all-wheel drive, and swaps out the Drive-E four-cylinder for the turbo five-cylinder, and the eight-speed gearbox for the six-speed. Trim levels and standard features otherwise remain the same.

T6 Drive-E models switch back to four-cylinder power, but use the upgraded turbo- and supercharged engine, with the eight-speed transmission and front wheel drive. Here, the base model starts out in Premium trim, and can be optioned up to Premium Plus and Platinum. The only notable difference is the addition of paddle shifters.

T6 AWD cars get the turbo six-cylinder and six-speed transmission, with all-wheel drive. Again, trim starts at the Premium level and moves up through Premium Plus and Platinum.

Finally, T6 AWD R-Design models get the uprated six-cylinder engine, and R-Design-specific cues like seats, steering wheel, instrumentation, pedals and aluminum inlays, grille, rear skid plate, side scuff plates, and full-body colour-coordination.

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