Volvo might be known for its wagons, but in a sign of the times it’s the compact XC60 crossover that remains the brand’s best-seller. We can see the appeal: stylish, quick, and luxurious, it hits a sweet spot in an intensely competitive segment.
The 2021 XC60 welcomes several new standard features, including power-folding mirrors, adaptive LED lights, automatic high-beams, and wireless smartphone charging.
Substantial safety equipment comes standard on the XC60, including automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors with steering assist, and adaptive cruise control. Extra-cost stuff includes a surround-view camera system and Volvo’s Pilot Assist, which is a semi-autonomous feature that lets drivers momentarily remove their hands from the steering wheel.
Crash test results have been excellent. The IIHS named the XC60 a Top Safety Pick and the NHTSA awarded it a five-star overall rating.