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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Main instrument panel
Information display and menu controls 1 - READ Ц access to the list of messages and message confirmation. 2 - Thumbwheel Ц browse among menus and options in the list of functions. 3 - RESET Ц res ...

Activating/deactivating
The control panel is activated by pressing MODE when the audio system is switched on. It is switched off automatically when the audio system is switched off or by a long press on MODE. ...

Introduction
Normally, when the accelerator pedal is released while driving down hills, the vehicle's speed slows as the engine runs at lower rpm (the normal engine braking effect). However, if the downhil ...