The brand’s latest model seriously has it all.
Introducing the 2022 Volvo XC60 B6 AWD. The latest make and model from the Swedish car manufacturer is making waves as a must-have vehicle for everything from road trips to running errands.
The HOLR team recently had the opportunity to experience the 2022 Volvo XC60 B6 AWD and all it has to offer during a week-long test and review, so be sure to check out our thoughts on one of the brand’s newest models- and what makes it a must-have investment- below.
Best known for its fleet of affordable, reliable, and stylish vehicles, Volvo is consistently ranked at the top of the list when it comes to safety, as it is a main priority for the brand. As a result, this 2022 Volvo XC60 comes equipped with the latest and greatest to ensure a seamless experience all around.
For instance, this model includes top-of-the-line specs such as;
- 2.0L, Direct-Injected Turbocharged Engine with Electric Supercharger
- 295 hp @ 5400 rpm with 13 HP Integrated Starter Generator (ISG)
- 310 lb.-ft @ 2100 – 4800 rpm
- 8-speed Geartronic Automatic Transmission
- Fuel Efficiency (L/100 km): 11.0 City / 8.7 Highway / 9.9 Combine
These inclusions ensure that your trips with the Volvo XC60 are made easier, more reliable, and more sustainable.
Volvo offers a range of different hybrid vehicle options for consideration. The benefits of using The Volvo XC60 mild hybrid model ensure a smooth take-off and refined acceleration that make both city and highway driving a breeze. Every drop of fuel saved helps. As a result, in Volvo’s mild hybrids, you can enjoy lower fuel consumption without having to compromise on performance.
In terms of the brand’s offerings, Volvo’s line-up of Recharge Plug-in hybrid vehicles offers a pure electric range of up to 60kms. As well, if you’re looking to make the transition to an electric lifestyle, driving a Volvo PHEV vehicle is the way to go. This is because a plug-in hybrid can power the car using the electric motor for short distances. It also recharges its battery using the engine or through regenerative braking. Whether you’re looking to go fully electric or start off with a mild hybrid, Volvo has the vehicle for you.
Highlights and features
One of the latest models from the brand does not disappoint when it comes to highlights and features designed to make your diving experience one to remember.
When previewing the car, I was blown away by the attention to detail and integrated features, all of which added to the car’s functionality. For example, this 2022 Volvo XC60 had illuminated vanity mirrors in the sun visor, automatic dimming mirrors (exterior and interior), a panoramic sunroof, integrated roof rails, cruise control, and so much more! This is in addition to the car’s stylish body and easy-to-access features.
Upon first glance, the 2022 Volvo XC60 looks and feels like a luxury vehicle. This particular model featured the Silver Dawn colourway and blonde perforated Nappa leather interior, although it is available in different colour combinations.
The outside allows for easy entry thanks to the key fob remote control and keyless entry, complete with hands-free tailgate opening. Inside, the car is extremely spacious- whether you’re sitting in the driver’s seat, or one of the passenger locations.
As well, adjustable front seat features were appreciated, as they allowed me to customize the driving experience to my liking. For instance, this model includes power-adjustable heated front seats with driver memory and cushion extension. The tailored sport steering wheel is also extremely comfortable to grip and use.
As someone who always has my phone with me, it was great to see that this model had wireless smartphone charging capabilities, which meant that my phone was always charged and ready while on my way to a destination.
I also loved the integrated Google automotive services. For instance, when navigating, changing radio stations, or adjusting the interior climate, simply start your request with, “Hey Google.” This allows for hands-free control while driving. I used this feature several times before, during, and after I reached my destination to test its efficiency, and it definitely lived up to the hype! However, my only caution would be to spell out specific street names (as opposed to pronouncing them) as sometimes it can be difficult for Google services to understand your exact location.
Packing up the car was also a breeze, since the mechanical release option for the rear seats allowed for extra storage space. This is an ideal feature for road tripping or big shopping sprees, as it gives you the ability to pack more efficiently and conveniently.
Driving the 2022 Volvo XC60 will be the smoothest ride of your life. Not only does the car drive like a dream, but it also has integrated safety features such as BLIS (Blind Spot Information System with Cross-traffic alert), lane-keeping aid, and a parking assist camera that come in handy when needed. In addition to the safety speed limit of 180 km/h, I also appreciated the fact that navigation directions and speed were displayed using a 12.3-inch driver display- this minimized the need to keep an eye on the speedometer or map.
All in all, the entire 2022 Volvo XC60 experience was amazing, from start to finish. Attention to detail on both the exterior and interior of the car ensured all angles were covered when it came to safety, style, and design. This is an affordable, reliable vehicle with luxury features that make your driving experience that much better.
Customize your ride with these additional packages or standalone options
The 2022 Volvo XC60 B6 AWD base model starts at approximately $62,450. However, if you’re interested in exploring additional package or standalone options, check out the list below along with their corresponding price points;
Climate Package ($1,000):
- Headlamp Cleaners
- Heated Rear Seat
- Integrated Booster Seats (Optional & Replaces Heated Rear Seat)
- Heated Steering Wheel
Advanced Package ($2,900):
- Head-Up Display
- Pilot Assist – Semi Autonomous Drive System w/ Adaptive Cruise Control
- 360° camera
- 12V Outlet in Luggage Area
- Air Quality with Advanced Air Cleaner
Stand Alone Options:
- Backrest Massage Front Seats ($1,300)
- Bowers and Wilkins Premium Sound System ($3,750)
- 4-Corner Air Suspension with Four-C Active Chassis ($2,350)
- 20" 5-Y Spoke Graphite Diamond Cut Alloy Wheel ($1,000)
- Metallic Paint ($900)
- Bumper Cover
- Cargo Cover
In recognition of World EV Day, which passed last week, Volvo Car Canada Ltd. will continue the #RechargeThursday initiative in partnership with One Tree Planted to reinvigorate the planet, through which over 6,000 trees, that’s 18 football fields of reforestation, have been planted to date. Every Thursday from September 15th, 2022, to November 3rd, 2022, Volvo Car Canada Ltd. will plant five trees for every test drive of a plug-in hybrid or pure electric vehicle at a participating Volvo Car Canada Ltd. retailers across Canada. Each test drive taken is also an entry for a chance to win 1 of 4 luxury sustainable getaways in a Volvo Recharge vehicle.
Be sure to visit volvocars.com for more information and to check out the latest 2022 Volvo XC60 B6 AWD today.
Published by HOLR Magazine.