2014 Volvo XC60

3.2 FWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I6 auto trans

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2014 Volvo XC60
2014 Volvo XC60

New for 2014

The refreshed 2014 Volvo XC60 gets a new grille with a larger logo, LED daytime running lights, customizable instrument cluster, three spoke, steering wheel, integrated exhausts, new headlights, Corner Traction Control with torque vectoring, three new exterior colors, and paddle shifters for T6 models. A new sport package is available for the 3.2 and T6 AWD models with new-design 20-inch allow wheels. Premier Plus models now add a rearview camera and quick-fold front passenger seat (only on the 3.2, standard on T6 models). The Platinum grade adds auto-dimming and power-retractable exterior mirrors and accent lighting.

Vehicle Overview

The 2014 XC60 is a luxury compact crossover sold in six grades and in front- or all-wheel drive configuration. Two new four-cylinder engines were added for the 2015 model year but are only available with front-wheel drive.


The 2014 XC60 is available with a 3.2-liter I-6 making 240 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque or a turbocharged 3.0-liter I-6 producing 300 hp and 325 lb-ft in the T6 AWD or 325 hp and 354 lb-ft in the T6 R-Design paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. EPA-rated fuel economy is unimpressive with the front-drive 3.2 models at 18/26 mpg city/highway and opting for all-wheel drive drops those numbers to 18/25 mpg. All T6 models including the more powerful R-Design grade achieve 17/24 mpg, which is respectable for a car with more than 300 hp and standard all-wheel drive.
Driving dynamics is a 2014 XC60 strong suit - especially the more powerful T6 variants, offering smooth and strong acceleration, comfortable ride, and good handling for a crossover. 3.2 models are not as competitive due to the I-6’s lack of power and disappointing fuel economy.
Exterior styling is distinctive, making the 2014 stand out against its competition without detracting from cabin space. Inside, the XC60 has a well built and stylish interior with seats that are “gorgeous, comfortable, and supportive” for four passengers. Despite the sexy exterior styling, Cargo space is generous with 40/20/40 split rear seats and a maximum cargo capacity of 67.4 cubic feet.
Safety remains a Volvo hallmark with a host of standard passive and active features such as seats with whiplash protection and side impact protection. Additionally, Volvo puts its City Safety auto-brake and collision avoidance system standard on all cars except the aging XC90 seven-passenger crossover. A Technology Package adds blind spot warning system, Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake, Lane Change Merger Aid, front and rear park assist, Cyclist detection, adaptive cruise control, and Cross Traffic Alert. However, its infotainment system isn’t the most intuitive with finicky, unintuitive controls, dated graphics, and gauges that aren’t clearly labeled.
The 2014 Volvo XC60 has a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA (out of a possible five stars) and is considered a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, earning a good score on all categories (good is the highest possible score).

What We Think

The 2014 XC60 is a competitive entry in the compact luxury crossover with distinctive styling, plush and upscale interior made of high quality materials, comfortable ride and impressive safety features. In a 2010 Editor’s Notebook review, we noted that the XC60 “confirms that nobody does a better job with seats than Volvo,” referring to their high levels of comfort and supportiveness. Additionally, the 2014 XC60’s cabin is loaded with convenience features that make it a practical crossover for families or for hauling cargo with its 40/20/40 split rear seats that fold flat and a wide-opening tail gate. T6 models are the pick of the range since their horsepower and torque advantage doesn’t come with a huge compromise in fuel economy.

You’ll Like

  • Available turbocharged I-6
  • Comfortable and practical cabin
  • One of the safest vehicles on the road

You Won’t Like

  • Disappointing fuel economy
  • Underpowered 3.2-liter I-6
  • Finicky infotainment controls

Key Competitors

  • BMW X3
  • Audi Q5
  • Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
  • Acura RDX
  • Lexus RX


2015 Volvo V60 Front Three Quarter
The 2015 Volvo V60 may mark the return of the wagon to Volvo’s lineup, but it’s also significant for offering a new turbocharged engine that’s part of the brand’s new efficiency-minded Drive-E powertrain family. The 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder Drive-E motor that’s standard on the V60 T5 as well as the 2015 Volvo S60 T5 is living up to its green mission by delivering impressive fuel economy numbers of 25/37/29 mpg city/highway/combined in the 2015 Volvo V60 and S60.
2014 Volvo XC60 R Design Rear
Had an eye on that Volvo S60 or XC70, but were waiting for the right time to buy? Well, if you're a Costco member, that time is now. The Swedish automaker and the warehouse giant have teamed up to offer their most comprehensive sales promotion to date, according to an Automotive News report. The two companies have worked together in the past, with a special holiday promotion in 2007 on the XC90 SUV.
2014 Volvo S60 R Design Front Three Quarter
Volvo pulled the wraps off of the updated 2014 S60 and XC60 models at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, but has used the New York show to debut the sportier R-Design variants of the two models. The facelifted R-Design variants take the same tack as the outgoing models – compared to the standard S60 and XC60, the R-Designs are a little more style, a little more power, and a little more driver-focused.

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2014 Volvo XC60 Specifications

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3.2L I6Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
25 MPG
240 hp @ 6200rpm
236 ft lb of torque @ 3200rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
50,000 miles / 48 months
50,000 miles / 48 months
Unlimited miles / 144 months
Unlimited miles / 48 months
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
Volvo is recalling certain model year 2014 S60, S80, XC60 and XC70 vehicles equipped with keyless ignition. In the affected vehicles, the Central Electronic Module (CEM) will not perform as intended. As a result, the front windshield wipers might run continuously when the ignition is on. Also, the turn signals, high beams, and headlight switch might not work.
Malfunctioning head lamps and/or turn signals increase the risk of a crash.
Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will upgrade the CEM software, free of charge. The recall began on October 3, 2013. Owners may contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552.
Potential Units Affected
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IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Best Pick
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength

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