Comparison - Volvo XC60 T6 R-design 2017 - vs - Tesla Model Y Performance 2020

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
51,000
Updated: 
27 Feb 2017
$
51,190
Updated: 
25 Feb 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2020
Total Seating: 
5
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
1-speed Direct Drive
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Blue
#2D58A0
Gray
#7E8790
White
#FFFFFF
Red
#971715
Black
#000000
Color: 
Midnight Silver Metallic
#6d6f76
Deep Blue Metallic
#1d51bd
Pearl White Multi-Coat
#f0f0f0
Red Multi-Coat
#a21b09
Solid Black
#292927

Electric

Motors: 
1 permanent-magnet synchronous AC, 1 AC induction, 272 and 212 hp
Battery: 
80.5-kWh lithium-ion battery
Full Charge Range: 
315mi
Full Charge Time: 
Charge Battery (At 240V) in 10.0 hr
Top Speed: 
155mph
Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
3.50s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Volvo XC60 ranks 9 out of 14 Luxury Compact SUVs. The 2017 Volvo XC60 provides a fuel-efficient and powerful engine lineup, a smooth ride, top-notch safety scores, and plenty of space for passengers and cargo. However, many of its rivals offer a lower price, better reliability ratings, and sportier driving dynamics.

The 2017 Volvo XC60 ranking is based on its score within the Luxury Compact SUVs category. Currently the Volvo XC60 has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 71 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

The 2017 Volvo XC60 provides a fuel-efficient and powerful engine lineup, a smooth ride, top-notch safety scores, and plenty of space for passengers and cargo. However, many of its rivals offer a lower price, better reliability ratings, and sportier driving dynamics.

The 2017 Volvo XC60 is an excellent choice for drivers who want a comfortable, spacious, and fuel-efficient luxury compact SUV. Its cabin is luxurious, with top-notch materials that match those in pricier rivals. Cargo space is excellent for the class, even topping the amount of usable space in some luxury midsize SUVs.

Pros
Fuel-efficient, powerful engines
Largest overall cargo volume in the class
Top-notch safety scores

Cons
Below-average reliability ratings
Tricky-to-use infotainment system
Pricier than many competitors

By: 
cars.usnews.com

The 2017 Volvo XC60 is a near-luxury contender at near-luxury prices. Its safety might be its biggest strong suit, which it rightly deserves.

The XC60's looks have aged in a hurry—inside and out.

The XC60 feels a step behind others in its class, but we're not sure what to blame

Four adults will fit comfortably in the XC60, with all the Ikea they can handle too.

Volvo has earned—and kept—its reputation as one of the safest automakers on the planet.

The options list is fairly comprehensive, but some good features are bundled in pricey packages.

The 2017 Volvo XC60 powertrain lineup is simpler now, but the results are largely the same.

Pros
Superlative safety
Impressive standard equipment
Good ride
Great front seats

Cons
Not particularly efficient
Aged styling
Leg room is limited in rear

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Even though the 2017 Volvo XC60 is beginning to show its age, it's still a competitive compact SUV thanks to its top safety scores, spacious interior and solid performance.

For 2017, the Volvo XC60 simplifies its trim level and feature structure. Last year's 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine has been replaced by a turbocharged four-cylinder and all-wheel drive is available across the lineup.

Despite what you might think about an SUV powered by a small four-cylinder engine, the XC60 T5 should be more than adequate for most drivers. If you're regularly loading it to capacity with people and cargo, we recommend the more powerful T6. Fuel economy suffers slightly, but probably not enough to be a deal-breaker. Regardless of engine choice, the eight-speed transmission delivers smooth shifts and the available all-wheel drive makes it a capable handler in cold weather climates.

Pros
The efficient four-cylinder engines are more powerful than you'd think; top safety scores and integrated booster seats make the XC60 a great choice for families; cargo space is generous; all seats provide long-distance comfort.

Cons
Interior design and infotainment system are beginning to show their age; handling isn't as capable as some newer competitors.

By: 
edmunds.com

Volvo has officially killed off the five-cylinder engine from its lineup with the introduction of a 2.0-liter turbo-four for the T5 AWD variant of the 2017 Volvo XC60. New 18- and 20-inch alloy wheel designs have also been added. All T6 variants now come standard with all-wheel drive.

The 2017 Volvo XC60 is a compact luxury crossover that slots below the larger seven-passenger XC90. Front-wheel drive comes standard with all-wheel drive optional on all but the T6 AWD and T6 R-Design models on which it’s standard.

Look for a second-generation XC60 to debut in the near future riding on Volvo’s new SPA architecture and possibly add a plug-in hybrid variant.

A front-drive XC60 T6 ended up in last place in a comparison test because it suffered from a rough ride because of the large alloy wheels and an interior that didn’t feel well built compared to its competitors. When we later drove the 2016 XC60 with all-wheel drive, we had a more favorable impression.

Pros
Comfortable seats
Spacious interior
Good safety ratings

Cons
Dated infotainment system
Transmission gets confused
Rough ride with larger alloy wheels

By: 
motortrend.com

The 2020 Tesla Model Y electric crossover is the next big thing from the automaker, until the next thing.

Pros
Another electric crossover
Another Tesla
Another tech spectacle
Another car for non-car people

Cons
Another deadline for Tesla to miss
Another wait for mainstream buyers
Another distraction
Another promise of self-driving

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2020 Tesla Model Y is an all-new model.Part of the first Model Y generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
300-mile projected maximum range
Stunning acceleration from the Performance model
Convenient Supercharger network
Cutting-edge technology

Cons
Unreliable delivery and pricing expectations
Reputation for poor build quality
Tiny third-row seats
No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto support

By: 
edmunds.com

The newest ambitious project from Tesla is the all-electric Model Y compact crossover. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk touted a driving range of up to 300 miles and a zero-to-60-mph time of as little as 3.5 seconds when he unveiled the Model Y during a livestreamed event in March. The 2020 Tesla Model Y looks very similar to the compact Model 3 sedan but can be outfitted with a third row of seats for a total seating capacity of seven.

Pros
Peppy electric powertrain,
spacious cargo hold,
cutting-edge technology features.

Cons
Chassis isn't as taut as the four-door Model 3,
fit-and-finish needs polish,
too reliant on the touchscreen for simple vehicle settings.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Electric
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Electric

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
Torque: 
295ft-lbs
at 2 100rpm
Horsepower: 
302hp
at 5 700rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.00Feet
39.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
no
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
no
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Adaptive Cruise Control
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Electric Power Steering
Front And Rear Parking Sensors
Rear, side and forward-facing cameras provide maximum visibility

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.80in
187.00in
Width: 
74.40in
75.60in
Height: 
67.40in
63.90in
Ground Clearance: 
9.10in
6.60in
Front Track: 
64.00in
64.80in
Rear Track: 
62.00in
65.20in
Wheel Base: 
109.20in
113.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.00
41.00
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
39.40
Front Leg Room: 
41.20in
41.80in
Rear leg room: 
36.40in
40.50in
Front Hip Room: 
54.20in
53.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.70in
56.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.80in
50.60in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.20in
54.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
67.40cu.ft
68.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
4400lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4175.00lbs
4416.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
no
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
no
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Reverse Tilt Dual Mirrors Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
multi-level heating driver seat
8 -way power driver seat
leatherette
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
multi-level heating
rear ventilation ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Keyless Ignition
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
yes
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
650 Watts Stereo Output
15 total speakers
USB with external media control
USB connection
1 subwoofer(s)
15-inch touch screen
immersive sound system

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Front Fog/Driving Lights
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 X 8.0
19 X 9.5
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Performance tires
alloy wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
no
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Turn Signal Mirrors
Adaptive Headlights
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Rear center 3-point belt
remote anti-theft alarm system
blind spot warning accident avoidance system
pre-collision safety system
Rear Fixed Headrests
Brake Drying
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Climate Package
Interior Options: 
Heated Front Seats
Dual Outboard Two-Stage Child Booster Seats W/Power Child Locks
Dual Screen Rear Seat Entertainment System (Rse)
Seven Seat Interior

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black
#373737
Color: 
All Black, leatherette
#2d2d2d
Black and White, leatherette
#e2e6e7