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2012 Volvo XC60
2012 Volvo XC60
Available Price Range $12,825-$26,753 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 20-22 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Volvo XC60

Our Take

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 wa... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Front seats may be too firm for some
  • Light-colored lower dashboard
  • Snug backseat
  • Rear backrests don't recline

Notable Features

  • New Premier, Premier Plus and Platinum trims
  • Newly available 325-hp six-cylinder engine
  • FWD or AWD
  • Standard City Safety collision avoidance system


Our Expert Reviews

I had high hopes for the 2012 Volvo XC60. I recently (reluctantly) ended a long-term relationship with my own beloved Volvo, a C30, because it no longer fit my evolving family. Having recently added a husband and stepdaughter to my previous status as a single mom of two, we're now in the market for a five-seater like the XC60. I hoped that maybe this car would fill my empty heart. While my... Read full review for the 2012 Volvo XC 60

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The best enginered SUV for the money

by ROAD RUNNER from Allentown, Pa on November 9, 2011

Well designed. Very functional. Runs like a rabbit. 235 hp. Handles very well. No constant down shifting when going up a slight grade. In cruise control their is no change in rpm. I get 25mpg doing 60... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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