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2012 Volvo XC60 Reviews & Lease Deals

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2012 Volvo XC60 Quick Facts

Comfortable, high-quality cabin

Lots of cargo space

Cutting-edge safety features

Base engine is underpowered

Confusing navigation system

Turbocharged engine has poor fuel economy for the class

The 2012 Volvo XC60 ranks 2 out of 8 Luxury Compact SUVs. This ranking is based on U.S. News analysis of 33 published reviews and test drives of the Volvo XC60, and U.S.

News analysis of reliability and safety data.

Reviewers say the 2012 Volvo XC60 is a stylish family hauler that doesn’t sacrifice function for fashion.

When selecting a family vehicle, safety is a priority. In that case, the 2012 Volvo XC60 is a parent’s dream car. It comes standard with a host of safety features like Volvo City Safety, which can prevent about 25 percent of low-speed crashes according to the IIHS.

It also receives a five-star overall rating, the highest possible, from the federal government. The XC60 even has an optional integrated child booster seat, which is a great feature for parents with small children or car pool duty.

In exchange for one of the safest luxury compact SUVs on the market, drivers will make a few compromises. The automotive press says the base engine is good for most situations, but they prefer the optional turbocharged engine, even though it doesn’t compare with the BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLK. Another downside is the 2012 XC60’s confusing interior controls on models with the optional navigation system.

But if you decide not to select navigation, reviewers predict shoppers will be pleased with the fit and finish of this compact SUV, and say it’s stylish both inside and out.

If you need a powerful, fuel-efficient compact SUV, and are willing to spend to get it, the Audi Q5 is a good choice. Unlike the 2012 XC60, the Q5 comes standard with all-wheel drive, but still manages to earn the highest fuel economy ratings in the class. It also has a higher-quality interior, a navigation system that’s easier to use and a base four-cylinder engine that reviewers prefer over the X60’s standard V6.

The Cadillac SRX is another eye-catching SUV, and this year, reviewers say it has the performance to match thanks to its standard V6 engine. Inside, reviewers also say the SRX is one of the most luxurious models in the class, but unlike the 2012 XC60, you must upgrade to higher trims to get things like navigation and a rear-seat DVD entertainment system. The XC60 has more features on the base model, which means you’ll spend less to customize it compared with the SRX.

The Volvo XC60 comes in three trims: 3.2, T6 AWD and T6 R-Design. The base model is well-equipped with features like Bluetooth and satellite radio.

Because XC60 hasn’t changed much, this review uses test drives from earlier models.

The 2012 Volvo XC60 is large for its class, but test drivers report good acceleration with the turbocharged engine, but its large size leads to body roll and understeer.

The 2012 Volvo XC60 has more curves than the boxy Volvos of the 1980s, but reviewers rave about its exterior styling, and say the XC60 R-Design is their preferred choice.

If you can live without a complicated navigation system, the automotive press says the 2012 Volvo XC60 is one of the most high-quality, comfortable and spacious luxury compact SUVs on the market.

The federal government gives the 2012 Volvo XC60 its highest score of five stars overall, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety names it a Top Safety Pick.

The 2012 Volvo XC60 reliability score shown is the Predicted Reliability rating provided by J.D. Power and Associates. The 2012 Volvo XC60 has a new car limited warranty that lasts for four years or 50,000 miles.

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