Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE includes a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t worry about a stiff ride, though the SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also a good bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE can be acquired with a wide range of options, in order to pick and choose which ones are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs could be all the rage, but there is still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Volvo XC60. Coming off a redesign just last year, the 2020 Volvo XC60 is just a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to select from.
As has been the case for a while, you may get the 2020 Volvo XC60 with a four-cylinder engine or a better V6, or you can get the miserly 2020 Volvo XC60 Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Volvo XC60 is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Volvo XC60 also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Volvo XC60 with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Volvo XC60 supplies a simple yet feature-packed cabin, especially if you opt for one of many upper trim levels. There are many of options to choose from across the way.
The 2020 Volvo XC60 is as competent while they come. It’s well-priced generally, and modern feature content causes it to be supremely easy to drive. If you’re searching for something with much more class and space than the usual small sedan, the 2020 Volvo XC60 might just be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Volvo XC60 is the bottom trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Volvo XC60 Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the following rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a car alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can consider the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a bigger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Lots of the features located on the upper trim levels can be put into the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL speakers coupled with an integrated navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Volvo XC60 stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is straightforward to fold down to match longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to make a lot of people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however, not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but includes a hard, slippery floor, so they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the front and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Volvo XC60 features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles make it easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount a car seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough room so that the front seat need not be scooted all the way forward.