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For years, the Volvo XC60 has been a top luxury crossover and it plans to keep that going with the current model. We are all aware of Volvo's well known crash-test scores, great styling and even some of its top premium features. However, they have also added more options under the hood to enhance the 2016 Volvo XC60. We have five reasons to check one out.

Two New Engines

Volvo fortunately gave the XC60 a few more options in the powertrain department. There is a turbocharged 4-cylinder good for 240 horsepower and returns 31 miles per gallon on the highway as well. It is front-wheel drive and has a substantial 6-mpg improvement on the previous version of this engine. As far as all-wheel-drive matters are concerned, there is the T6 Drive-E model, a super and turbocharged 4-cylinder, putting out a solid 302 hp and returning 29 mpg hwy in the process. More engine options which puts the XC60 right back at the top of this pretty elite segment.

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The XC60 has an interior that just feels clean and upscale all the way around. Of course it has the trademark floating thin-panel center stack and the Sensus infotainment has some very useful technology. We all know that Swedish cars have mastered the contemporary interior design and the XC60 follows suit.

Superb Seats

Let's go ahead and talk seat comfort while discussing the XC60's marvelous interior. We highly recommend spending some time in the front seats, especially if you have back soreness. Talk about supportive seats -- some of the best we've seen. How about getting built-in rear booster seats for the kids? It certainly takes a load off parents. Volvo knows seat comfort well and the XC60 definitely keeps the tradition going.

Carlike Ride and Handling

The XC60 has a higher driving position, however, on the road you really feel a more grounded connection. You can certainly tell that it's based on a car platform. Its steering is pretty responsive and know matter what pavement type, the ride is supple. The XC60 happily obliges to tougher terrain and off-roading. Unlike so many crossovers that have a bulky feel, the XC60 exudes confidence no matter where you drive.

Top Safety Scores

Ask anyone about Volvo's safety record and most will come to the same conclusion: amazing indeed. A perfect 5-star government crash-test rating doesn't come easy. It's a craft that Volvo has perfected. To receive that rating in all categories is very uncommon and the XC60 is as safe as they come. When discussing safety for the money, this Volvo crossover is a hands-down winner.

Autotrader Says:

Looking for a luxury crossover? The 2016 Volvo XC60 should certainly be on your list. With more engine options and Volvo's amazing safety, give it a test drive.

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