2012 Volvo XC60

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2012 Volvo XC60
Available in 14 styles:  2012 Volvo XC60 4dr AWD shown
Asking Price Range
$21,448–$34,584
Estimated MPG

17–19 city / 23–25 hwy

Summary

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Vehicle Overview

Volvo's XC60 is a compact luxury crossover that competes with other premium entries, like the Lexus RX, Cadillac SRX and Mercedes GLK. Powered by a normally aspirated or turbocharged six-cylinder engine, the five-seat XC60 is available with a wealth of safety features like lane departure warning and collision warning.

New for 2012
New trim levels for the XC60 are Premier, Premier Plus and Platinum, all available with front- or all-wheel drive. In addition, the T6 R-Design version gains 25 horsepower and 29 pounds-feet of torque for totals of 325 hp and 354 pounds-feet.

Exterior
The XC60 is instantly recognizable as a Volvo thanks to its large front grille, which is similar to the one used by the larger XC90. Despite this similarity, the XC60 is sleeker overall and has unique design cues, like angular, supplementary lights just inside its large headlights. Ground clearance measures a sizable 9.1 inches. Exterior features include:

  • 17-inch wheels
  • Available 18- or 20-inch wheels
  • Optional adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • R-Design trim includes silver roof rails, tinted rear windows, aluminum accents, a unique grille, unique tailpipes and scuff plates
  • Optional backup camera, power tailgate with new memory feature
  • Optional panoramic moonroof


Interior
Whereas the larger Volvo XC90 can seat up to seven people with its optional third row, the XC60 is designed to carry five people in two rows. The seats can have some rather startling two-tone color combinations, including black and yellow leather. The XC60 also has a slim dashboard control panel that gives the cabin aesthetic appeal. The second-row bench seat folds flat to expand the cargo area. Interior features include:

  • Power driver’s seat
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • CD stereo with USB input
  • Optional premium stereo
  • Optional heated front and rear seats
  • Available leather upholstery
  • R-Design models include unique instruments, steering wheel and sport seats


Under the Hood
The XC60 3.2 is powered by a 3.2-liter inline-six-cylinder engine, and T6 models use a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder. Mechanical features include:

  • 3.2-liter inline-six makes 240 hp and 236 pounds-feet of torque; low-emissions version sold in some states makes 230 hp and 221 pounds-feet of torque
  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder makes 300 hp and 325 pounds-feet of torque (T6)
  • New turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder generates 325 hp and 354 pounds-feet of torque (T6 R-Design)
  • Six-speed automatic transmission for all engines
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Optional Four-C adaptive suspension (T6)


Safety
The XC60's standard City Safety system scans the road ahead and looks for looming obstacles; it can automatically brake the car at low speeds if the driver fails to do so. Other safety features include:

  • Electronic stability system
  • Antilock disc brakes
  • Front-seat side-impact airbags, two-row side curtain airbags
  • Optional integrated second-row booster seats
  • Optional lane departure warning system
  • Optional higher-speed collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Optional pedestrian detection with automatic braking
  • Optional blind spot monitoring system

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