Volvo XC60 sets the standard of tarnsport
Since the decades, Volvo has been a master of wagons and the sturdy, boxy 240S sets the standard for upscale suburban transport. There is no reason to be surprised when its tall wagons, the XC crossover, push that bar higher in order to give the Lexus RX 350 a run for its money. The XC has a good deal of style and luxury.
The XC60 shoulders which are being tested are broad and well sculpted with the taillights tall and balanced above curved rear haunches. This model welcomes stylish change to the car lovers. The 300-horse V6 with twin-scroll turbo ups the torque to 325 lb.-ft. There is a slight turbo lag, but once it kicks in, the 4,200-lb. wagon jumps to life. This is no slouch in the power department, and it will easily pull 3,300 lbs. The six-speed automatic with manual shifting option is seamless and feels perfectly geared to effectively power the all-wheel-drive wagon to highway speeds.
This car has a luxury feel along with a 109.2-inch wheelbase that spreads out road bumps. The test car’s ride before it came in to the market was firm and well controlled. Road cracks and bumps are easily dealt with and also multilink rear system with the coils and shocks. The handling of the car is mainly precise. The XC sticks to the pavement well, turns corners flat, and hugs apexes like a sporty sedan. The journey in the particular is really enjoyable and pleasant.
Gas mileage along with the combination of turbo is average, while the wagon rated at 17 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. The handsome test crossover was listed as being “seashell metallic” in color, a metallic gray. Volvo’s interior was easily one of the finest in all year. The test car featured brown-over-tan leather that was soft and stylish with brown inserts in its tan seats and door panels, plus polished chrome surrounding the center stack down onto the console and trimming parts of the doors and on the tan leather steering wheel’s hub. The design layout and the materials used in the car looked very rich.