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Used Car: 2014 Volvo XC60 Review

Review Last Updated: 8/7/15

The 2014 Volvo XC60 has outstanding cargo space for the class and reviewers liked its luxurious cabin, but they wished its base engine were more powerful.

The 2014 Volvo XC60 comes with a six-cylinder engine that some critics said has sufficient power, but others recommended the available turbocharged V6 for its additional punch. Auto writers pointed out that the six-speed automatic transmission has trouble finding the correct gear on hills, but it's otherwise smooth. A base Volvo XC60 gets up to 18/26 mpg city/highway, according to the EPA. Those numbers are on the low end for a luxury compact SUV. Automotive journalists reported that the 2014 XC60 has composed handling and a pleasant, if somewhat firm, ride. They added that its tight turning radius makes it easy to maneuver.

Automotive journalists reported that the 2014 Volvo XC60 has a luxurious cabin that's well-constructed with high-end materials. They agreed that its front and rear seats are some of the most comfortable and spacious in the class. Standard features include Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system with a 7-inch display screen, dual-zone automatic climate control, low-speed forward collision braking, an eight-speaker stereo, Bluetooth and satellite radio. Available features include a navigation system, front and rear park assist, integrated child booster seats, a 12-speaker premium stereo, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system with dual screens, a rearview camera and lane departure warning. Although reviewers found the climate controls well-marked and simple to operate, they reported that the audio and navigation systems are somewhat complicated and have a small display screen. The XC60 has 30.8 cubic feet of room with the back seats up and 67.4 cubic feet with them folded. That's one of the largest cargo capacities in the class.

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Other SUVs to Consider

The 2014 BMW X3 earned praise for its agile handling and comfortable ride. Reviewers also said its climate, audio and navigation controls are easy to use and its cabin has a good amount of space in both rows.  

According to reviewers, the 2014 Infiniti QX50 has sport sedan-like handling and a powerful base engine. They also applauded its high-quality interior and said the QX50's infotainment system is easy to use.

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