Volvo XC60

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

85
Priced From $32,900
MPG 21.0
Styles Reviewed
SUV/TruckSUV/Truck

Washington Post

04/21/12
2012-04-21
90
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2012 Volvo XC60 SUV/Truck

The all-wheel-drive 2012 Volvo XC60 is worth the price. It beats most things its class. Even the base model elevates the notion of “base.” It is so structurally sound and well equipped with standard equipment, it flirts with premium.

Washington Post

09/14/12
2012-09-14
87
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Warren Brown Warren Brown 7.3 out of 10 2013 Volvo XC60 SUV/Truck

The 2013 Volvo XC60 is a tough, safe, well-engineered, simply but beautifully designed wagon that can serve as a long-distance travel companion and family hauler over rough roads and in inclement weather.

Edmunds.com

12/13/11
2011-12-13
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 Volvo XC60 SUV/Truck

The 2012 Volvo XC60 is a well-rounded compact luxury SUV that’s one of the top choices for families. With impeccable crash test scores, generous interior space and several unique features, the XC60 is ideally set up to keep your family comfortable and safe.

Motor Trend

06/02/11
2011-06-02
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Allyson Harwood Allyson Harwood Score Pending 2011 Volvo XC60 SUV/Truck

The XC60 is Volvo’s best-selling XC. That’s not too surprising, considering the small luxury crossover’s good looks inside and out, loads of safety features, and excellent power.

New Car Test Drive

04/23/12
2012-04-23
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Tom Lankard Tom Lankard 6.4 out of 10 2012 Volvo XC60 SUV/Truck

The Volvo XC60 packs a lot of space into a stylish, compact SUV that seats five. It’s maneuverable and pleasant on freeways and city streets. It offers more cargo capability than its competitors and it’s loaded with Volvo’s trademark safety technology.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

12/19/11
2011-12-19
86
100

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Michael Karesh Michael Karesh Score Pending 2012 Volvo XC60 SUV/Truck

The XC60 T6 R-Design is roomier, more comfortable, more functional, and more fun-to-drive than the S60 sedan. A BMW X3 is a stronger performer and better handler, but the Volvo has more attractive styling, a more natural feel, and those oh-so-comfy seats.

AutoWeek

03/01/12
2012-03-01
86
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Bob Gritzinger Bob Gritzinger Score Pending 2012 Volvo XC60 SUV/Truck

If your lifestyle demands the utility of a crossover and your common sense requires the safety of a Volvo but your enthusiast bones yearn for performance, the XC60 T6 R-Design is a winning combo.

CNET.com

06/09/11
2011-06-09
85
100

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Wayne Cunningham Wayne Cunningham 6.2 out of 10 2011 Volvo XC60 SUV/Truck

The 2011 Volvo XC60 T6 is a very practical car with good fuel economy. Tech options are cutting-edge when it comes to safety, but mundane for infotainment.

MotorAuthority.com

02/20/12
2012-02-20
84
100

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Kurt Ernst Kurt Ernst Score Pending 2012 Volvo XC60 SUV/Truck

The 2012 Volvo XC60 still looks a bit wagon-like, but it has the rugged appointments and available all-wheel-drive that crossover buyers have come to expect.

CarReview.com

08/02/11
2011-08-02
83
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Bill Clark Bill Clark Score Pending 2011 Volvo XC60 SUV/Truck

The Volvo XC60 is almost the perfect family crossover and certainly one that provides enough ‘fun factor’ to entertain car enthusiasts. If it wasn’t for the frustrating vehicle electronics menu systems, I’d call it perfect.

AutoBlog.com

01/04/11
2011-01-04
82
100

Overall score awarded to vehicle by this critic. [?]

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Zach Bowman Zach Bowman 6.0 out of 10 2011 Volvo XC60 SUV/Truck

If you can get past the hurdle of starting the XC60 R-Design, you’ll find one very beautiful, but pricey crossover. Give us a little more power, a set of adjusted dampers and a reworked starting sequence there’s no denying how right the Volvo design team got the XC60 R-Design.

About.com

09/15/11
2011-09-15
81
100

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Aaron Gold Aaron Gold 7.1 out of 10 2011 Volvo XC60 SUV/Truck

From the driver’s seat, I love almost everything about the XC60. But people don’t buy CUVs because of the way they handle; they buy them because they have people and stuff to haul, and that’s where the XC60 falls down.

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