Intro: Volvo has pushed the bounds of its corporate styling cues on the 2011 XC60 compact crossover SUV. The end result is a 5-passenger sport 'ute that's both gracefully sculpted and impressively versatile.
Features: Highlighting this blend of style and substance are features including a dual-panel power moon roof and 40/20/40 split-fold rear seats that give way to over 67 cubic feet of cargo space. The rear seats are also available with built-in child booster seats.
Performance: The base engine on the XC60 is a 3.2-liter inline-6, sending 235 horsepower through a 6-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels or available all wheel drive, while the up-rated 3-liter turbocharged inline-6, sends 281 horsepower through a 6-speed automatic to all wheel drive.
Fuel Economy: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2011 Volvo XC60 is $32,400. A range-topping all wheel drive, turbocharged R-Design model starts at $41,550. The XC60 is backed by a 4-year, 50,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: With versatile features, capable powerplants, and styling that pushes the limits of Volvo's traditional design cues, the 2011 XC60 makes for a striking addition to Volvo's lineup.