You won’t believe what’s changed inside!

This is the , and Mat's about to discover if it's as excellent in 2023 as it was when it was very first released in 2017!

Well for starters, let's take a look at the design. If we're being truthful, it hasn't altered all that much from the original 2017 edition … But that's not necessarily a bad thing! It's got a good-looking, well proportioned side profile, and particular locations featured smart looking chrome trim, such as around the grille at the front. There is the alternative to swap this for black trim, however we 'd certainly select to keep the chrome!

Take an action inside and it's a comparable story with the style of the outside – it's all pretty comparable to how it was back in 2017. The portrait design infotainment system stays, although we're not the greatest fan of it, offered all controls are handled through the touchscreen. Thankfully though it's surrounded by soft touch products throughout the cabin, apart from the odd bit of scratchy plastic dotted around. The current variation of the also comes with a complete digital dial motorists show!

There are a number of engines to choose from. There's a 2-litre diesel with 197hp, or a 2-litre turbo gas with 250hp. There are likewise two plug-in hybrid editions that use the 2-litre turbo fuel, with the range-topper delivering 455hp. Each includes a 14kWh battery pack and the capability to drive on electric power alone for as much as 43 miles.

When it pertains to the rate, an entry-level XC60 begins with just under ₤ 48,000, increasing all the method as much as around ₤ 68,000! So provided the design has barely altered in the last couple of years, is it truly worth it? Or should you opt for something like a Mercedes GLC or Audi Q5 instead? Let us understand in the remarks!

00:00 Intro
00:33 Design
02:36 Interior
05:57 Rear seats
07:40 Boot
09:03 5 Annoying Things
10:47 5 Cool Things
12:44 Engines
13:48 Town Driving
16:00 Motorway Driving
17:40 Back Road Driving
19:06 0-60mph
19:36 Verdict

Mat's XC60 choice:

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58 responses to “You won’t believe what’s changed inside!”

  1. carwow Avatar

    Would you pick an XC60 over a GLC or Q5?!

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      yoshi_lol28 shorts


    2. CaseyMusic Avatar


    3. Life with chippy Avatar
      Life with chippy


    4. Thailandball Avatar

      Of cause because of the design but I will still pick a glc.

    5. CaseyMusic Avatar

      whats a GLC?

  2. Life with chippy Avatar
    Life with chippy

    Mat is the goat of car reviews .

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Agreed. Along with TH and Doug Demuro.

    2. Ali Saied Avatar
      Ali Saied

      ​@purwantiallan5089 who is TH ?

  3. Arda Celik Avatar
    Arda Celik

    We bought one last week! Very happy with it in general. The android infotainment system is great with Spotify and Google Maps but it occasionally has its issues lags/freezes etc. The air suspensions makes it the most comfortable Volvo I have ever driven but it kinda drives like a boat because of it. We found the GLC too expensive for its interior quality. The X3 was also great but 22/23 models lack crucial features because of chip shortage.

    1. Cem Avatar

      Hayırlı olsun

    2. Vladislav Dimitrov Avatar
      Vladislav Dimitrov

      Which crucial features?

    3. wulfris Avatar

      you expect an SUV to drive like a sports car?
      it’s a fucking cruise ship bro.

    4. Smok Wawelski Avatar
      Smok Wawelski

      The Volvo’s front drive or Haldex (as in the Passat) puts me off a bit. And the biggest disadvantage of the volvo is that there are no engines above 2.0. I don’t know about this model, but in other Volvos the fit of the interior is at a nightmare level, everything creaks when you touch it. Since the Chinese bought them, the quality has dropped dramatically.

    5. Kronos Avatar

      It’s a hatchback not a SUV

  4. F Normansell Avatar
    F Normansell

    Had 2 XC60’s and more recently a GLC the xc60 is by far my favourite, I would have got another but the prices went mental , great car but too much cash

    1. Martin Günther Avatar
      Martin Günther

      Yeah totally not understandable, especially for a Made in China car

    2. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @Martin Günther Martin Gunther, and also amazing to ride. Although can be a rather dull to drive tho.

    3. tsint Avatar

      @Martin Günther AFAIK only some XC40 are built in china

  5. rayzin4 Avatar

    I still have my 2012 R design which is @0:55 they are amazing vehicles, fast and sleek not a heat seeker like M’s or AMG’s. They have classy designs like Audi’s in my opinion and it’s very quick. The Swedish are doing it right. 😊

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      2012 R and 2009 Volvo S30 R both are still as good as this XC60.

    2. Vinayak Gupta Avatar
      Vinayak Gupta


    3. M Johns Avatar
      M Johns

      @Vinayak Gupta so is BMW and Audi. Check where the parts are made.

  6. Alexander Sousa Avatar
    Alexander Sousa

    I gotta say, the pace of this review is very good. Going through the details of things as though it would be someone who’s using the vehicle versus rushing through all the features. Really appreciate the timing of this one 🙌.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      The pace is as quick as Lexus NX.

  7. Steven Avatar

    Best looking medium size suv on the market right now ❤ and yes I own one 😊

    1. Jeff S Avatar
      Jeff S

      Agree, and same! 2 years now coming from an XC40. 😁

    2. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      @Jeff S XC40 and XC60 are as cool and awesome as the RAV4.

    3. Lolita Pitpong Avatar
      Lolita Pitpong

      And one of the most boring

  8. Dean Travis Avatar
    Dean Travis

    I had the 2018 xc60 and now own a current 2021 model, and the bonnet is a thing!! When k first opened the new one thought they left the struts in service mode but turns out they haven’t! I can close it as I’ll over 6 foot but my wife at just over 5 foot can only stand and dream 😂

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      2018 XC60 also has 6bhp more than 2023 counterpart.

  9. Ross Mukheiber Avatar
    Ross Mukheiber

    Last year I convinced my dad to buy the this car. I felt so proud and really love the car. I remember showing him your original vid of the 2017 model. He got the 2021 momentum model, it is really great. Thanks for the great content and humour!

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan


    2. Baron Von Jo Avatar
      Baron Von Jo

      My dad got a Volvo S60.
      Left us stranded after a month and had issue after issue. Turbo and electric issues.
      Hope yall have better luck. Never buying European again.

    3. Hassan Ger Avatar
      Hassan Ger

      I tried to do the same with my friend. He almost bought it but totally changed his mind when we casually visited the cross street BMW dealership.
      He finally got the X3.

    4. Joshua Duarte Avatar
      Joshua Duarte

      Interesting that you say that. Here in Europe it’s well known American cars are awful in most ways

  10. Wakanda Forever Avatar
    Wakanda Forever

    Finally Matt! A normal car…I was starting to think Carwow had forgot it’s roots..

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Matt should review 1996 Dodge Viper GTS.

  11. Kyron Smarcaro Avatar
    Kyron Smarcaro

    We have a ‘17 on the family, right when it came out. Got 60k miles and is still going strong, love it!

  12. Oliver Mboya Avatar
    Oliver Mboya

    This gen design of Volvo is really timeless its absolutely lovely

  13. tomaž Ocepek Avatar
    tomaž Ocepek

    20″tyres might look beter than 18″ ones but the 18″ ones are cheaper to buy and replace . Also I think that smaler wheels are more comfortable than the biger ones . Great rewiew though 😉

    1. Steven Thoseby Avatar
      Steven Thoseby

      My wife’s is on 18” Michelin CrossClimate2’s and is more comfortable as a result. Drove one with 20” wheels (without air suspension) and just wasn’t as composed.

    2. lbnewell Avatar

      @Steven Thosebyyou can test what the difference would be like by adjusting the pressure in your tires and I was amazed what a difference squishier rubber makes so I think I would do the happy medium of 19”s you still have a chunky sidewall but the car doesn’t look like it’s on donor wheels

    3. tomaž Ocepek Avatar
      tomaž Ocepek

      @Steven Thoseby my point exactly😉

    4. tomaž Ocepek Avatar
      tomaž Ocepek

      @lbnewell the only reason in my personal opinion why would anyone put 20″ and bigger than that wheels on any car is to look cool . Sacrificing ride comfort in the proces. But hey that is my opinion and I know for a fact that I would newer put 20 on mu car no mater how cooler they would look

    5. lbnewell Avatar

      @tomaž Ocepek yeah but I suppose if you have a car that already rides hard what are big wheels going to do

  14. E53 Avatar

    The car has a brilliant Bowers & Wilkins stereo from what I’ve heard but how come Mat didn’t even mention it?
    I’d only have this car for that

    1. Ahyaan Avatar

      Im surprised too that b&w system is next level

    2. Brad Avatar

      I’ve noticed that car reviewers hardly ever talk about the stereos. When they do it’s almost always the briefest mention possible too. It’s strange. I guess since YouTube is so aggressive about copyright strikes or whatever it makes sense basically no one lets us hear anything, but to avoid talking about it entirely?

      And yeah I definitely pay attention to stereos when I’m shopping. It’s one of the top considerations. Some people plan to take the car to an aftermarket place immediately anyway but that’s not always an option.

    3. Hassan Ger Avatar
      Hassan Ger

      $5000 extra

    4. E53 Avatar

      @Hassan Ger not really around 3k to the harman/kardon. In BMWs it costs 7 grand

  15. Priit Karu Avatar
    Priit Karu

    The only thing that might be “the same as it’s always been” regarding the main infotainment screen might be the LCD itself. The software is completely new. It was Volvo’s own Sensus at launch, but has been replaced with a new Android Automotive based system from model year 2022. Otherwise, a great punchy review, Mat!

    1. Andrea Soresina Avatar
      Andrea Soresina

      It even allows to show google maps on the driver’s display!

  16. Wenderson Rodrigues do01 Avatar
    Wenderson Rodrigues do01

    Queria vêr H2r correndo com algum carro forte ia ser show.

  17. Arnold Mbuthia Avatar
    Arnold Mbuthia

    my like is for the script writer. I remember watching Mat asking us to help him spec the xc60 back in 2018 and the days of the pop up banner.

  18. Okith De Silva Avatar
    Okith De Silva

    Mat thank you so much for this insane video!

  19. Okith De Silva Avatar
    Okith De Silva

    One of the best SUV ever! I love everything about this Volvo XC60!

  20. Michael Staunton Avatar
    Michael Staunton

    Enjoying the content on the channel well done everyone 👌👌

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