The 2012 Volvo XC60 is a compact FWD crossover powered by a standard 3.2-liter V6 engine that produces 240 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. For upgraded performance, Volvo offers an optional 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine that produces 300 hp/325 lb-ft of torque for the T6 AWD trim level and 325 hp/354 lb-ft of torque for the T6 R-Design trim level. All engines are paired with the same 6-speed automatic transmission which enables the XC60 to achieve an EPA estimated range of 17 mpg city to 25 mpg highway, depending on engine and drivetrain selection. Features include heated front seats, flat-folding three-split 40/20/40 rear seat, electronic climate control, laminated panoramic roof, automatically dimmed rear-view mirror, heated rear seats, headlight washers, front and rear park assist, rear-view camera, dual xenon headlights with active bending lights, hands-free phone system, navigation system, premium sound system and rear seat entertainment system with dual DVD players. Safety is comprised of blind spot information system, brake assist, anti-lock braking, dynamic stability control, traction control, roll stability control, and an advanced airbags system, The XC60 is backed by a 5-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
Volvo revised their trims for the XC60. It now comes in Premier, Premier Plus, Platinum and R-Design models. The R-Design's engine has been tuned to make 25 more horsepower over last year.
Plenty of interior room; on- and off-road capable; strong safety emphasis
Understated luxury, Volvo's lifelong attention to safety and strong on and off-road performance are hallmarks of the automaker's nameplate. The XC60 is a stylish compact crossover intended to compete with BMW X3 and the Acura RDX. The XC60 is a competent traverser of snowy roads but a luxurious interior featuring the latest of safety equipment. Volvo's always had an intense interest in safety technology and the XC60 sports the City Safety automatic braking system, a roll-over protection system, a whiplash protection seating system and numerous side and front airbags.