Volvo's midsize SUV, the XC60, carries the price and accoutrements of a premium vehicle. It is a five-seater with a reasonable amount of cargo space in back. The XC60 is Volvo's smallest SUV, slotting in under the XC90. Read full review
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Two engine choices are available for the XC60. The base model has a 3.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine. Shown here is the turbocharged 3-liter inline six-cylinder, which makes 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque. Read full review
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The XC60's suspension can be a bit springy, making the car's body shift substantially in a series of turns, but it also leads to a very comfortable ride in normal driving circumstances. Read full review
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The base model of the XC60 comes with front-wheel drive, but all turbocharged T6 models have all-wheel drive. Read full review
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The cargo area is modest for an SUV. Read full review
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As a premium vehicle, the XC60 offers nice amenities, such as leather-covered, power-adjustable, heated seats. Read full review
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The driver can flip down the rear headrests at the push of a button for better visibility, or to annoy the rear-seat passengers. Read full review
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Volvo still uses hydraulic power steering, instead of the electrically boosted systems gaining favor among automakers. Read full review
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Volvo's instrument cluster has a nice, clean design, a theme repeated throughout the car. Useful information shows up on both gauges' internal monochrome displays. Read full review
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Volvo's cabin electronics cover the basics of navigation, phone, and stereo, but the interface can be a little difficult to figure out. Read full review
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The navigation system maps show traffic and some buildings in 3D renderings. Read full review
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Volvo uses color coding for the cabin electronics' different features. Navigation is green, the hands-free phone yellow, and the stereo screens are in red. Read full review
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Voice command is limited to phone and navigation. Read full review
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The keypad on the center console makes it very easy to enter phone numbers, although most people will use the voice command to enter a name from the paired phone's contact list. Read full review
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The XC60 offers a good set of digital audio sources, but it lacks popular apps, such as Pandora. Read full review
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The Bluetooth audio streaming integration shows track information on the LCD. Read full review
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The XC60 offers bass and treble controls, but also has this five-band equalizer for people who really want to fine-tune the listening experience. Read full review
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