The 2021 Volvo XC60 Brings Performance And Luxury Together

The Volvo XC60 is a luxury compact SUV that offers a dazzling array of features to go along with outstanding interior design and spirited performance. Volvo has been making a strong push to be the best brand in the luxury SUV market, and the XC60 makes a strong case for that here in the Washington, DC area. 2021 is a great year to get into this Volvo SUV because it has some new features and elements that make it more attractive than ever.

New For 2021

The most important change in 2021 is to the hybrid model. The Volvo lineup has had a small hybrid presence, but in 2021 the company has given the hybrid model its own identity as the Recharge. It still has the popular T8 drivetrain but now it has its own place in the lineup and specific branding to make it clear that it is its own entity. The XC60 also has a larger set of standard automated safety features than in previous years, so it brings Woodbridge, VA shoppers more value than ever before.


The XC60 has an engine lineup that is the same as some other Volvo vehicles. The base T5 engine gets 250 horsepower, which is definitely enough to get the compact SUV moving around Springfield, VA with its turbocharger. The upgrade is the T6, and it boosts the power considerably to 316 horsepower and adds a supercharger to the turbocharger for a smoother and more responsive acceleration.

The top engine is the T8, found in Recharge models. It matches the four-cylinder engine to an electric motor and reaches 400 horsepower while delivering exceptional fuel efficiency. It has the highest starting price, but the T8 offers the best performance of all three choices.


The XC60 is really loaded up with plenty of technology. It has many driver-assistance and automated safety elements like automatic emergency braking and lane keep assist. The feature list is extensive, even for a luxury SUV. In terms of infotainment, the Volvo XC60 has a large nine-inch touchscreen to control everything along with full smartphone connectivity that is all managed through the Sensus interface. There is a lot of tech onboard and Chantilly, VA shoppers can add more by going up trim levels or adding on packages, but most people will be happy with just the base trim.

Trim Levels

The XC60 is available to Fairfax, VA shoppers in a total of four trim levels. The base is the Momentum trim. It has the standard feature kit which includes leather upholstery, a sunroof, and satellite radio, plus the tech and safety discussed above. The second trim is the R-Design. The R-Design has a restyled interior and exterior to reflect a performance-oriented design. It has onboard navigation and sound and seating upgrades, plus some new options.

The Inscription trim is similar to the R-Design, but with a luxurious design instead of a performance-oriented one. It has Nappa leather and wood trim elements in the interior. The top trim is the Recharge. It has a special hybrid powertrain that gets 415 horsepower and a lot of the lower options come standard.

Experience Performance Luxury With A Test Drive Near Washington, DC

The Volvo XC60 should be near the top of your list if you want a luxury experience with great performance in a two-row SUV. It has the grace and power of a car with the room and quality of a luxury SUV. The ability to mix and match trims and engines is really appealing so you can get exactly the vehicle you want. It's hard to find a flaw in the 2021 XC60. Schedule your test drive today at Fairfax Volvo Cars in Fairfax, VA!

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