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Luxury Meets Family-Friendly with the Volvo XC60

Article by Tony Firestine

Photography by Ladd Forde

Originally published in Boulder Lifestyle

The 2024 Volvo XC60 is a stellar example of Volvo's commitment to luxury, safety and versatility. This mid-size SUV seamlessly blends Scandinavian design with cutting-edge technology, making it a standout choice in the competitive luxury SUV market.

Volvo offers three distinct trims for the XC60. The lineup starts with the Core trim, which offers essential features such as a panoramic sunroof, built-in Google apps and services, and BLIS Blind Spot Elimination System) with cross-traffic alert. The Plus trim adds luxuries like leather upholstery and advanced driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control and a 360-degree camera. At the top, the Ultimate trim provides the highest level of luxury and sophistication, featuring ventilated Nappa leather seats, a Harman Kardon audio system and head-up display for enhanced safety and driving ease.

One of the most compelling reasons to choose the Volvo XC60 is its suitability as a family car. The XC60’s spacious and well-thought-out interior makes it an excellent choice for families of all sizes. The rear seats offer ample legroom and headroom, ensuring that even taller passengers can travel comfortably. Additionally, the XC60’s cargo space is generous, with enough room to accommodate strollers, sports equipment and groceries with ease.

Safety is paramount for family vehicles, and the XC60 also excels in this area. Volvo’s comprehensive suite of safety features, including collision avoidance technology, lane-keeping aid and run-off road mitigation, provide peace of mind on every journey. The XC60 has consistently received high safety ratings, making it one of the safest choices in its class.

Furthermore, the XC60’s child seat integration is intuitive and user-friendly, with easily accessible ISOFIX mounts and wide-opening rear doors that make installing car seats straightforward. There’s even an option for integrated rear seat booster cushions. The quiet and smooth ride quality ensures that children can nap comfortably on long drives, while the rear-seat entertainment options keep them engaged on the road.

The 2024 XC60 offers a choice of powertrains to suit different driving preferences. The base model comes with a turbocharged, 2.0 liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers a balanced mix of power and fuel efficiency. Volvo also offers a plug-in hybrid variant that boasts an electric range of up to 32 miles, the XC60 Recharge.

The XC60’s handling is poised and responsive, with a suspension system that soaks up bumps and rough roads with ease. Whether navigating city streets or cruising on the highway, the XC60 provides a composed and confident driving experience. AWD comes standard and ensures excellent traction and stability, making it a reliable choice for all weather conditions.

The 2024 Volvo XC60 stands out as a versatile and luxurious SUV that caters to a wide range of needs and preferences. Its combination of safety, space and comfort makes it an exceptional family car, while its performance and technology ensure a top-notch driving experience. Whether for daily commutes, family road trips or weekend getaways, the XC60 is a vehicle that delivers on all fronts, embodying the best of what Volvo has to offer. To find out more about the 2024 Volvo XC60, and learn more about its features, models and benefits, visit Sill-TerHar Motors at 150 Alter Street in Broomfield.

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