Enjoy the Versatile, Luxurious, and Safe Volvo XC60
Safety is one of the most important features that drivers want in a car. No matter which model year of the Volvo XC60 that you are thinking about driving, you can count on it to be safe. Do not be fooled by the small size of the Volvo XC60 since it is also a powerful SUV. Thanks to the turbocharged engine and an available version with a supercharger, you get up to 302 horsepower, more than enough for merging and passing even when the SUV is full of passengers or cargo. Volvo of Macon has something for everyone. If you're looking for a new or used model, we'll take care of you every step of the way. Come in to learn more about us!
2016 vs 2017 Volvo XC60: What's New?
If you put the 2016 and 2017 Volvo XC60 models side-by-side, you will not notice a whole lot of changes at first. You may see new 18-inch or 20-inch wheels on the 2017 model or if you are looking at the R-Design trim, one of three new wheels. It is also possible that you will notice one of the three new exterior colors. Other than that, all of the changes to the 2017 Volvo XC60 are under its hood.
The powertrains for the 2017 XC60 are completely new as this model finishes up Volvo's transition from engines with more than 4 cylinders to turbocharged ones with just 4 cylinders. This means the 2.5-liter turbo I-5 from the T5 all-wheel drive in the 2016 model year is now a 2-liter 4-cylinder with a turbocharger.
This and the T6 that adds a supercharger are part of the Drive-E engine family designed to provide more power than you would expect from a Volvo, along with enhanced efficiency. The transmission has also been updated, going from a 6-speed automatic to an 8-speed automatic.
Discovering the Volvo XC60 History
You do not have to go back too far to get a feel for the history of the Volvo XC60, as this model was just introduced in 2010. It featured innovations like the City Safety System that worked at under 19 mph and plenty of other features. The existing R-Design trim got the choice of all-wheel drive in addition to front-wheel drive for 2011. That trim's engine got an extra 25 horses in 2012, a model year that otherwise just saw renaming of the trims.
The 2013 XC60 got standard headlight washers and rain sensors, plus a new high-end Inscription trim. The frontend became more mature and received LED light strips in 2014 while the interior swapped out black plastic for higher-end materials. New engines arrived in 2015, increasing output, although they would only last for two model years before more changes were made.
Start Shopping for Your New Volvo in Macon, GA
If you are looking for a compact SUV, the XC60 is a powerful option to consider. You get plenty of quality features even at the base level, along with a spacious interior and stylish design. Volvo of Macon in Macon, Georgia has many high-quality new and used models for your consideration. Stop in and our friendly team will be happy to answer any of your questions and show you the various models available. Our certified mechanics are here to help with your maintenance needs. If interested, our financing department offers competitive rates, as well. Call, or better yet, stop in and we will get you started with a test drive.