Test the Volvo XC60 D4 4×2: the right student service


The premium SUVs, which include the Volvo XC60, are often populated in a configuration with equipment and mechanics. The automatic transmission is just as common as the four-wheel drive with four-wheel drive. The Volvo XC60 is no exception: all versions together, 69% of the models sold in 2018 were All Wheel Drive (AWD).

This important part is explained by the fact that many engines are only offered with this AWD transmission (D5, T6 and T8). If the customer has the choice, the distribution is fairer. This is the case XC60 D4 190 hp – most requested engine – half of the revenue refers to the 4×2 version. Just look at the prices to understand the buyers' choices and take responsibility for the model to reassure your approval.

The Volvo XC60 D4 4×2 is tested with the finish inscription.

Volvo XC60 D4 4×2 price

Available from € 47,640 in Momentum, the Volvo XC60 D4 Geartronic 8 4×2 High at € 54,290 in the finish Well-equipped registration as our test model. A price to which a small penalty of 113 € for the 2019 scale must be added is a lower price of 3,337 € compared to the same XC60 4×4 version (56,690 € and 1,050 €). In addition to the lower price, the D4 version with two-wheel drive enables companies to halve TVS (tax on company cars) with a CO2 weight of 119 g / km (correlated NEDC value).

Volvo XC60 D4 inscription view back ...
Volvo XC60 2019
volvo xc60 d4 inscription front view
Volvo XC60 2019

The XC60 D4 4×2 is the right student service in this segment of premium SUVs, which depends heavily on business revenue. There is also the T8 plug-in hybrid version to further reduce taxes, but the price (€ 73,790 for registration) makes it nearly € 20,000 more expensive than the diesel D4. Although powerful (390 hp), this T8 is forced by the recharging of its battery to direct the quintessence and attention to its consumption on road and highway … Especially at this last point, the XC60 D4 has shown frugality.

Driving the XC60 D4 4×2

Volvo XC60 D4 2019 in bend

The interest of a four-wheel drive is obvious gain in motor skills and safety. It is also a way to better distribute the power on the ground, which is a great advantage in very powerful engines. With our XC60 D4, there is no limitless energy: The 190 hp and 400 Nm of torque are very well directed and distributed by the front train of a modern car. During the test, the XC60 4×2 showed no motivation when starting or leaving the curve. It has remained unshakable even in the rain, which shows that it fits very well with an integrated gear that puts a burden on its mass (+ 80 kg) and its consumption (about 10% more).

VOLVO XC60 D4 2019 on the street
volvo xc60 2019

It is to insist more on the accelerator.r that the lack of four-wheel drive is noticeable. The XC60 seems to be less "posed" on the road and the trajectory is less clear. Nothing serious, because these observations are made at a pace that suits the little Volvo who prefers the cool attitude towards the sport. If you're looking for a dynamic SUV, you'll also need to target the R-Design version with sports suspension or change the dairy. Our XC60 is the right address for comfort and zenith even if we would have liked a more approachable direction. In addition to the soft suspension for the passengers, the comfort expressed by thoughtful seats, quality furniture or silence on the highway. The Geartronic 8 automatic transmission also contributes to reassurance thanks to its smooth and sophisticated operation.

VOLVO XC60 2019 on the street

The XC60 is smooth for the passengers and also suitable for the purse when it comes to the pump. On a 400km road course, the secondary network approached at the usual pace, with which he was only satisfied 6.6 l / 100 km, At the same distance on the highway (ie at higher speed), the flow was limited to 7.3 l / 100 km and it varies little if you have a heavy foot. For a family SUV that is so impressive, these values ​​are important and must be provided with an autonomy of about 750 km. No gasoline or plug-in hybrid model can display such flattering fuel consumption and mileage on the road. The proof that diesel remains the best choice in many cases.

In the cockpit of the XC60 registration

Volvo XC60 2019 Dashboard
Fine finish, quality materials and a sober presentation for the XC60. The registration level is well-equipped by default: GPS, touch screen, reading window, 12-inch digital handset, no-start take-off and leather upholstery on the seats and on the dashboard.
volvo xc60 2019 meters
The content and graphics of the counters are personalized thanks to the digital plate.
VOLVO XC60 2019 Numeric Keyboard
The central screen is used as a tablet. One of the best multimedia systems on the market.
Volvo XC60 2019 automatic transmission
The XC60 seats offer excellent grip and comfort.
Volvo XC60 2019 automatic transmission
The Geartronic 8 lever and knob to start: easy and convenient.

Competition Volvo XC60 D4 4×2

The direct competitors of the Volvo XC60 renounce all-wheel-drive versions: Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLC drive with all-wheel drive. The new BMW X3 offers a S-version with two-wheel drive, but with a 150-hp 18-D engine, which is less powerful than the XC60, and this at a higher price. There are still two alternatives to the XC60 4×2: the sporty Alfa Romeo Stelvio, better legs, but slightly lower in build quality, and the French DS7 Crossback, which represents the tri-color premium with chrome, LED and rich interior good comfort. Both have lower rates than the Volvo.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio 2.2 D BVA8 BMW X3 18d sDrive BVA8 DS7 Crossback BlueHDI 180 EAT8 Volvo XC60 D4 Geartronic 4×2
executive luxury executive registration
price $ 51,600 $ 56,100 47,500 € $ 54,290
CO2 136 g 128g 128g 129 g
Malus $ 410 90 € 90 € $ 113
Makes 190 ch 150 ch 180 ch 190 ch
Pair 450 Nm 360 Nm 400 Nm 400 Nm

Volvo XC60 D4 4×2 review

volvo xc60 2019

Do not drive snowy passes every weekend? You do not practice dynamic driving on the small streets of the Auvergne, the Vosges or the Périgord? You can choose the two-wheeler version of the XC60 with safety and efficiency. With its low fuel consumption, the XC60 D4 also shows that the T8 plug-in hybrid is a heresy: too expensive, too heavy, too greedy for road use. This XC60 D4 4×2 promises companies a bright future, especially that the way is clear: Audi Q5 and Mercedes GLC are not there and the BMW X3 18d 4×2 is less efficient.


We like

  • Comfort, state and equipment
  • Modern and practical multimedia
  • Performance and contentment

We regret it

  • Small incisor direction
  • Uncomfortable rear middle seat
  • Low quality of the luggage roll

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