2016 VOLVO XC60 VS Volvo XC70 COMPARISON

2016 Volvo XC60
2016 Volvo XC70

2016 Volvo XC60

Base Engine:

2.0 L Inline 4

Fuel Economy:

23/31 mpg*

Horsepower:

240 hp @ 5600 rpm

Heated/Cooled seats:

Optional

Maximum cargo capacity:

67.4 cu.ft.

2016 Volvo XC70

Base Engine:

2.0 L Inline 4

Fuel Economy:

23/31 mpg*

Horsepower:

240 hp @ 5600 rpm

Heated/Cooled seats:

Standard

Maximum cargo capacity:

72.1 cu.ft.

2016 Volvo XC60 vs Volvo XC70

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Both the Volvo XC60 and XC70 are luxury crossover SUV. The 2016 XC60 is the latest iteration of the Volvo line introduced in 2008. This sporty crossover delivers great handling and power and still provides enough room to move the whole family and whatever cargo they need. With a slighter shorter exterior in comparison to the XC70, those in the city may find this car easier to park and maneuver around, while always being a joy to drive. The 2016 Volvo XC70 crossover adapts the executive car into a crossover model. This model makes reliability a priority like all Volvo models, while not giving up the comforts and space that an owner needs. Both vehicles provide the best of both worlds: with neither comfort nor performance taking a back side from one another.

Performance

Both of these vehicles boast a 2.0L Turbocharged Inline-4 engine, giving you 240 horsepower and 258 ft-lbs of torque. The transmission on both is an 8-speed automatic. With the shared powertrain, both vehicles are rated at 24 mpg city* and 31 highway*. Both give the driver a smooth ride, but offer enough difference in handling that the buyer can tailor which vehicle to get to their needs. The XC60 feels sportier in its handling, while the XC70 focuses on providing a tough vehicle, capable of handling the toughest roads, without sacrificing luxury.

Appearance

While both vehicles perform well as crossover SUVs, the difference in origin shows in the body. The XC60 possesses a sportier body for those who prefer the sleeker look. The XC70 has a longer, more executive car-like appearance. The needs of the driver determine which might be right for you. The XC60 is a bit shorter and has the driver sit higher, making it easier to maneuver and park in the city. The XC70, on the other hand, has a bit more room in the interior for the five passengers, more interior cargo space, and rugged exterior.

Safety

Both vehicles provide safety for the driver and passengers, with the XC60 has an overall National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) . Both possess a blind spot monitoring system to tell you when a vehicle has entered your blind spot. In addition, the XC70 has a lane departure warning system to let you know when you have begun drifting from your lane. The XC70 also possesses the additional feature of a rearview camera to make sure you do not hit anything while backing up.


Both vehicles provide safety for the driver and passengers, with the XC60 has an overall National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) . Both possess a blind spot monitoring system to tell you when a vehicle has entered your blind spot. In addition, the XC70 has a lane departure warning system to let you know when you have begun drifting from your lane. The XC70 also possesses the additional feature of a rearview camera to make sure you do not hit anything while backing up.

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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