2022 Volvo XC60: Research Volvo's Elegant and Engaging Compact Luxury SUV

With its handsome design, upscale cabin, and advanced amenities, the 2022 Volvo XC60 epitomizes excellence in the luxury compact crossover class. It's spacious and accommodating while remaining nimble and engaging-and Volvo's signature Scandinavian craftsmanship makes it one of the segment's most desirable nameplates. The Volvo XC60 delivers an ideal blend of practical versatility, premium luxury, and driving enjoyment. Plus, with a few notable upgrades for the 2022 model year, the experience is even better. And drivers from Palatine to Algonquin can explore it for themselves right here at McGrath Volvo Cars Barrington.


The 2022 Volvo XC60 replaces its turbocharged T5 and twincharged T6 powertrains with new B5 and B6 variants. These mild-hybrid versions equip a 48-volt electric motor to capture energy via regenerative braking and redeploy it in higher engine load situations like ignition and stop-starting. The result is smoother acceleration, reduced fuel consumption, and lower emissions.

The standard B5 engine (247 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque) pairs with an eight-speed automatic transmission and is available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. The XC60 B6 (295 hp and 310 lb-ft) comes standard with all-wheel drive.

2022 Volvo XC60 Recharge

Efficiency and engagement go hand-in-hand in the Volvo XC60 Recharge. This plug-in hybrid variant combines a twincharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a larger electric motor (combined 400 hp, 472 lb-ft) and an 11.6-kWh battery that enables an estimated 19 miles of pure-electric range. The battery can be replenished overnight (~6-8 hours) using a standard three-prong household power outlet or in just 2.5 hours with Level 2 (240-volt) charging equipment.

Design and Accommodation

The XC60's exterior is eye-catching without being ostentatious, eschewing extravagance for an executive, minimalist-inspired look that perfectly encapsulates Volvo's Scandinavian design sensibilities. The aesthetic continues into a spacious and inviting cabin with a clean, modern layout, high-quality materials, and seamlessly integrated tech features. There's ample headroom and legroom throughout the interior, with 30 cubic feet to spare for storage behind the rear seats. And when your Elgin errands require greater cargo capacity, the second row folds easily to provide up to 65 cubic feet.

Inside a Volvo, a crystal gear shifter in genuine Swedish crystal from Orrefors.
A silver Volvo XC60 with a panoramic roof next to a rock wall.
Front interior of Volvo XC60 with driver door open.

Technology and Safety

Another addition for 2022 is Android Automotive OS, a new in-car operating system that replaces the previous Sensus system in the XC60's 9.0-inch vertical high-res touchscreen. The innovative OS features abundant configuration options and easy-to-use controls. Integrated Google Assistant allows you to operate cabin controls and infotainment features using intuitive "Hey, Google" voice commands. Over-the-air updates ensure perpetual access to the latest features, and integrated Apple CarPlay provides full native support for iPhone users.

With Volvo, family safety is never just an option. While many luxury-class competitors are content to reserve advanced driver aids for the higher trim levels or package add-ons, the Volvo XC60 includes them as standard equipment. Every model includes a full suite of Volvo IntelliSafe technologies to support driver awareness and improve hazard detection and avoidance, including:

  • City Safety Collision Mitigation with Steering Support
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Keeping Aid
  • Run-off Road Mitigation
  • Oncoming Lane Mitigation
  • Road Sign Detection
  • Driver Attention Warning

Trim Level Highlights

The 2022 Volvo XC60 is available in three primary trim levels, starting with the well-equipped Momentum base tier. R-Design and Inscription trims include many of the same feature upgrades but add unique aesthetic enhancements to accentuate the XC60's sportiness or luxury, respectively. Here's a quick look at each tier's standard amenities.

Momentum (Recharge: Inscription Expression)

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED steering-adaptive headlights
  • Proximity keyless entry and hands-free tailgate
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power driver's seat with memory settings
  • Heated front seats (AWD models)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 9-inch touchscreen with Google Android Automotive OS
  • IntelliSafe Driver Assistance Technologies


  • 19-inch Matte Black 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels
  • R-Design aluminum sill molding
  • R-Design front grille
  • Glossy black inserts, mirror caps, window surrounds
  • R-Design steering wheel and shifter
  • Nappa Leather and Graphite Open Grid Textile upholstery
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Rear window shades
  • Harman Kardon premium audio system


  • 19-inch Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  • Inscription front grille
  • Perforated Nappa leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Orrefors® crystal gear selector

Test-drive the 2022 Volvo XC60 in Barrington, near Elgin, IL

Reach out to McGrath Volvo Cars Barrington to learn more about the 2022 Volvo XC60 and its available configurations, package options, and financing offers. And if you'd like to get behind the wheel to explore the premium accommodations and amenities for yourself, we invite you to visit us for a test drive. We'd love to give you a tour.

A woman looking at a Volvo XC60.


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