Volvo XC60 Offers Roomy Luxury -Car Review Soup

4 Mar 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on Volvo XC60 Offers Roomy Luxury -Car Review Soup

2013 Volvo XC60

Volvo has been a master of for decades, and the sturdy, boxy sets the standard for upscale transport.

So it#8217;s no surprise its tall wagons, the XC crossover, that bar higher to give the RX 350 a run for its money. The XC does so with a deal of style and luxury.

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The tested Volvo #8242;s shoulders are broad and sculpted with the taillights and balanced above curved haunches, a welcome styling

While always a premium-priced today#8217;s Volvos push the envelope and driving experience delivering a bit of punch via the drive The 300-horse V6 with twin-scroll ups the torque to 325 lb.-ft. There is a turbo lag, but once it in, the 4,200-lb. wagon jumps to

This is no slouch in the power and it will easily pull lbs.

The six-speed automatic manual shifting option is and feels perfectly geared to power the all-wheel-drive wagon to speeds. With AWD, the feels as if it#8217;s on rails maximum traction even on wet

Aiding the car#8217;s luxury is a 109.2-inch wheelbase that out road bumps. The test ride was firm and well

Road cracks and bumps are dealt with, yet you don#8217;t as if you#8217;re being cushioned too I liked the feel and credit the ride tuned suspension, MacPherson struts and coil up front and a multilink rear with coils and shocks.

Handling is fairly precise. The XC to the pavement well, turns flat, and hugs apexes a sporty sedan. Not sure call this fun, but pleasant and responsive.

Gas mileage the turbo is mediocre, the wagon at 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. I got just mpg in about an even 50-50 mix of and highway driving.

The handsome crossover was listed as being metallic#8221; in color, a metallic

Volvo#8217;s interior was easily one of the I#8217;ve sat in all year.

The test car brown-over-tan leather that was and stylish with brown in its tan seats and door panels, polished chrome surrounding the stack down onto the and trimming parts of the doors and on the tan steering wheel#8217;s hub. It just the materials, which rich, but the design and overall looks great.

This is no slouch in the power and it will easily pull lbs.

Amenities include mirrors and sun screen over the sunroof. Volvo puts to open the power rear and fuel filler doors easy sight on the dash#8217;s along with an automatic control.

Gauges are two simple in front of the driver for the tachometer and with all the trip computer and gas displayed digitally in the center of circular gauge. The trip is easily operated by a stalk to the left, but oddly this is a tilt/telescope wheel. That peculiar given the car#8217;s

The XC60#8242;s seats are power with three memory for the driver, plus three of seat heat for both and rear seat passengers. heat is part of a $900 package.

Head and legroom are front and rear, and the soft seats are well contoured and comfortable. The rear seats down for extra cargo although there#8217;s a sizable cubic feet, even the seats down. The well quiet of the XC60#8242;s interior is and relaxing.

The radio, although it great, is less relaxing. because you must press the button for five seconds to the radio on or off. Not sure benefit that delivers, as no automaker does this. there was a glitch in my test Twice the radio#8217;s volume did not when I first started the car in the

Yes it was on, but the volume knob only it was working on the screen. There was no until I pulled over and the car.

Volvo#8217;s interior was one of the finest I#8217;ve sat in all year.

I the park assist camera helps you see out the back, but got tired of the and rear assist system when you pull between in a parking space. I think we can see there#8217;s a car next to us when we are That park assist with navigation, a premium system, HomeLink, active headlights that help you see corners and electric fold-down headrests are part of a $4,600 package.

You can live without much of although I#8217;d like to see the camera as a separate option.

at a starting price of $40,450 you a fair amount of amenities. one added in a lot of extras to go beyond A base XC60 3.2 begins at and gets 2 mpg better gas mileage.

to the top-level XC60 T6 R-Design pushes the price to $48,750.

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