2010 Volvo XC60 – First Drive Review – Car Reviews – Car and Driver

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2010 Volvo XC60

makes safety sexier this stylish crossover.

has been a longtime leader in the milieu, a position that has the Swedish company with a persona that’s given it the ground in the family market. But persona doesn’t translate well with singles or couples who want utility yet cool above sensible.

If those priorities describe and you’ve been eyeballing urban utes such as the BMW X3, the RDX, or, at the size/price periphery, the new VW here’s a ride that time-honored Volvo virtues a generous dollop of style, and even fun.

This mean the XC60 deviates Volvo’s dedication to keeping its out of the emergency room, though. The new offers every safety standard, some optionalyou can of, plus one you probably wouldn’t. it’s also good to at, readily identifiable as a Volvo, within, reasonably agile, and of holding its own in the 0-to-60 department.

Familiar Innards

The basics: The structure is based on the architecture supports the V70 and XC70 wagons, as as the S80 sedan. It’s basically a unibody, although the first of XC60s will be all-wheel using the Haldex 4 system.

Like most contemporary systems employed in vehicles from a front-drive design, particular setup sends of the engine’s power to the front the majority of the time, apportioning to the rear wheels when the begin to lose grip. the universal all-wheel-drive crossover but unlike most crossovers primarily for urban duty, the promises to be fairly useful in terrain, thanks to 9.1 inches of clearance, the most in this

The XC60’s dimensions are at or near the top of the too. At 182.2 inches, the longest in the class (although it is with the Audi Q5). Its wheelbase trails only the and Q5’s, while its 74.4-inch and 67.4-inch height fall only those of the Land LR2. Size adds up at the of course.

Volvo lists curb at 4174 pounds, which is than all but the porky LR2, is yet another vehicle based on the European Ford platform.

The 3.0-liter inline turbo six offered in the XC70 and S80) up 281 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, of this bunch, but Volvo 0 to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds, about a half-second than the RDX and nearly on par with the X3. it holds its own, the XC60 be quicker but for its extra heft, can be blamed for the disappointing 15-mpg and 22-mpg highway fuel-economy

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