2013 volvo xc60 t6 review




2013 volvo xc60 t6 review

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    2013 volvo xc60 t6 review

    2013 volvo xc60 t6 review

    The interior felt old and plain, the leather was fake and the centre armrest and console creaked and groaned if you leant on it. Most importantly though, my wife loves it and the lobbying has ceased. If you can bypass the "status factor" you know what I mean: Only drawback is that acceleration is sluggish.

    2013 volvo xc60 t6 review

    2013 volvo xc60 t6 review

    2013 volvo xc60 t6 review

    2013 volvo xc60 t6 review

    2013 volvo xc60 t6 review

    Volvo XC60 T6 review notes | Autoweek

    It was helpful to have the XC60 during a stretch of days that required some two- to three-hour driving stretches on roads that were somewhat covered with snow or freshly plowed. The XC60's all-wheel-drive system did not falter once, regardless of the road conditions. Torque moved to the wheels with the most traction seamlessly and without hesitation. How do I know? Because no one in the vehicle ever had a hint that the car was working to compensate for a slick surface.

    Spend some time in this Volvo and it becomes clear why this was the Swedish brand that survived the last global auto industry crisis.

    2013 volvo xc60 t6 review

    The XC60 gives off an aura of solid construction and luxurious fittings that will rival anything with a German badge. The giveaway to the XC60's Swedish lineage is an interior covered in an abundance of light-colored materials. With outside temps below the freezing mark the heated seats become your best friend. I even collected some highly valued brownie points from the in-laws when they were coddled with the XC60's heated rear seats during a weekend road trip.

    Overall, front and rear seats are supportive and well designed to be comfortable over longer trips. An interesting side note: At least in the front seats, the seat heater does not automatically turn off and reset when you shut off the engine. That was a nice strategy when you parked the car at night and had the seat heater kick in at startup the next morning.

    2013 volvo xc60 t6 review

    This could only get better if you added a heating steering wheel and remote start to the XC In line with its crossover nature, the XC60's ride is firm. You'll feel and hear that when driving on rough roads.

    But when the pavement is smooth the XC60 glides along the road, with firm feedback in the steering. Power delivery from the turbo six is smooth and there's more than enough oomph. But it was tough to equal the EPA highway mileage rating, even with long stretches of steady-state driving and cruise control use on highways. The cargo area seems huge, it's easy to reach into and grab stuff up against the seatbacks, and the power liftgate is handy when you're rolling up with a loaded Costco cart.

    The area of the XC60 that needs improvement is the control interface for the radio and navigation system. Kudos to Volvo for the air flow icon that makes it easy to route the heat to where it's needed in the cabin. But the panel full of small buttons, combined with a knob to scroll and select menu options, is hard to master at a glance.

    2013 volvo xc60 t6 review

    Even after living with the system for several days it's still easy to make a mistake. My suggestion is to ditch the button symmetry and go with a design that gives each function a unique look. I didn't spend nearly as much time in the XC60 as Dale did, but this Volvo crossover would be close to the top of my list for near-luxury utility vehicles. Inside and out, there's a lot of form and function offered here, and the horses of turbo power are excellent for everyday commuting battles; I really enjoy this engine.

    It's strong from launch and able in passing situations. If you like simple, elegant styling, this is your machine. The curves look smart, proper and athletic. Inside is more of that theme, with a natural, handsome experience thanks to the placid colors and materials. There is nice trim -- notice the outlines on the insides of the doors and the shifter -- and it is obvious Volvo paid great attention to detail in this execution.

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