I am here in Canada at a local dealer and I have been offered both cars at nearly the same price. The XC60 is a T6 model with basically everything but NAV. The XC90 is a premium model (I think that is the package) with NAV, no bluetooth although I understand that this can be added.
I drove both yesterday, the XC60 is of course a lot sportier and has all the latest tech, but the pure size and greater feel of luxury of the XC90 (plus value I guess) make it a tough decision. The 3.2 engine in the XC90 however feels a bit overloaded.
Any input here? I have read about a lot of problems with the XC90 (tranny, etc) but they seem to be isolated to the older models? The XC60 is a lot newer but I was hoping the smaller size would equate to much better mileage than the XC90 but they seem to be close as I drive almost exclusively on highways and unbroken stretches of country road. I have a family of 4 with two little ones, we snow ski, at some point will probably buy a boat for fishing, and we will use the car for driving up north. We have successfully used a V40 + roof box in the past for these trips so room is not a huge consideration. We will be trading in a Sienna Van (too big) and our second car is a Camry Hybrid.
Just looking for experience/opinion (all are welcome) from someone who has experience with one or the other or both.