The Good City Safety collision prevention comes standard on the 2011 Volvo XC60 T6, and adaptive cruise control is available. The turbocharged engine strikes a good balance between fuel economy and power.
The Bad The navigation system does not display traffic information on its maps, and the automatic transmission is slow to downshift.
The Bottom Line The 2011 Volvo XC60 T6 is a very practical car with good fuel economy. Tech options are cutting-edge when it comes to safety, but mundane for infotainment.
2011 Volvo XC60 T6
An automaker becomes defined by its cars, and the longer those cars stay on the road, the harder it is for newer models to change that perception. When people think of Volvo, the boxy 240 wagon comes to mind, as many still trundle down the roads showing off body panels rusted by over 30 years of weather.
But, as the 2011 XC60 makes clear, somewhere along the way Volvo went from a maker of boxy, reliable vehicles to a purveyor of automotive elegance. Where the 240 enjoys popularity among the hipster set for its awkwardness, the XC60 is more the car for family ski weekends.