2012 Volvo XC60 3.2 FWD SUV Ratings, Prices, Trims, Summary | J.D. Power

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2012 Volvo XC60 SUV – Overview

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Overall Quality 3.0

Overall Performance and Design 3.0

Predicted Reliability 2.5

Ratings data for all body styles and trim levels within a particular model family are aggregated when calculating the model’s overall Power Circle Rating.


What’s New for 2012:

– Sub-trim levels in place of previous option packages

– T6 R-Design gains engine power

– Upgrade in suspension and engineering in optional Dynamic package for T6 AWD

Exterior Features

The 2012 Volvo XC60 is a compact, near-luxury crossover SUV that seats 5 passengers and provides ample cargo space. It is offered in three models–3.2, T6, and T6 R-Design–and in three trim levels–Premier (3.2 only), Premier Plus, and Platinum. Standard features include roof rails and heated mirrors.

Interior Features

Standard amenities on the Volvo XC60 include cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, 8-way power driver seat with memory and adjustable lumbar, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, some leather accents, and Bluetooth connectivity.

Optional Features

Options on the Volvo XC60 upper trims include 8-way power passenger seat, leather upholstery, power liftgate, rearview camera, and a 12-speaker surround-sound system. Stand-alone options include a blind-spot monitoring system, and rear-seat entertainment system with dual screens.

Under the Hood

The 2012 Volvo XC60 is fitted with a 3.2-liter, inline 6-cylinder engine rated at 240 horsepower. Standard are a 6-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive (FWD). with all-wheel drive (AWD) optional. The T6 version is fitted with a 3.0-liter, turbocharged, inline 6-cylinder engine rated at 300 horsepower and mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission and AWD.

The T6 R-Design has a more powerful version of this engine with 25 extra horsepower, and also mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission and AWD.

Fuel Economy

EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Volvo XC60 are:

– XC60 with 3.2-liter engine: 19/25/21 mpg (city/highway/combined)

– XC60 T6 and T6 R-Design: 17/23/20 mpg


Every 2012 Volvo XC60 comes standard with braking and stability controls and City Safety technology, which Volvo says can mitigate or avoid low-speed frontal impact by applying brakes without driver intervention. Integral dual booster seats for children in the back seat are optional, as is a blind-spot monitoring system and other accident-avoidance features.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the XC60 received 5 (out of 5) stars overall, as well as 5 stars for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the XC60 received #34;Good#34; ratings–the Institute’s highest–for frontal-offset, side-impact, and rear-crash protection and for roof strength, and was named a #34;Top Safety Pick#34; for 2012.

Available Trims for the 2012 Volvo XC60 SUV

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