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Key Specs of the 2013 Volvo XC60

XC60 base trim shown

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

Our Take

The good

  • Stylish interior and exterior
  • Handling
  • Highway stability
  • Optional integrated booster seats

The bad

  • Front seats may be too firm for some
  • Snug backseat
  • Rear backrests don't recline

Notable Features
2013 Volvo XC60

  • Newly standard headlight washers and rain-sensing wipers
  • Newly standard leather-wrapped steering wheel with aluminum trim
  • Choice of inline-six engines
  • FWD or AWD
  • Standard City Safety collision avoidance system

2013 Volvo XC60 Road Test

Kristin Varela

Editor's note: This review was written in April 2012 about the 2012 Volvo XC60. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2013, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.

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 courtship with the well-mannered XC60 started out positive, the chemistry just wasn't there. However, he … I mean it would make a perfect fit for someone else.

The XC60 comes in front- and all-wheel-drive versions in 3.2, T6 and T6 R-Design trims with Premier, Premier Plus and, new for this year, Platinum editions (see the 2011 and 2012 versions side by side). I tested the T6 R-Design — it offers a slightly more aggressive look and driving experience — in the all-wheel-drive Platinum edition, which checked in at $52,675.

With a huge number of mix and match configurations, there's an XC60 for every taste and budget. See them compared here.

The XC60 is a sharp-looking little crossover, a poster child for Volvo's evolving modern image. No longer the square, boxy station wagon we remember from our ... Read more

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