2012 Volvo XC60 Review

2012 Volvo XC60 Review  - Reviews - Volvo XC60

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.

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Opening the tailgate
To open the upper section of the tailgate, pull the handle downward. To fold down the lower section of the tailgate, pull handle upward. ...

Cleaning the sensors
Park assist sensors The sensors must be cleaned regularly to ensure that they work properly. Clean them with water and a suitable car washing detergent. Ice and snow covering the sensors may c ...

Screen settings
Screen settings can be made (when the vehicle is not moving) for: • Brightness • Contrast 1. PressOK/MENU and choose Image settings and confirm by pressing OK/ MENU. 2. Turn TUNE to the desi ...