• Jun 5th 2009 at 5:29PM
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In addition to the turbocharged 3.0-liter T6 model, Volvo has introduced a new, less expensive 3.2-liter variant of the 2010 XC60, with pricing starting at $32,395 for the front-wheel drive model and $34,395 for the AWD version (*plus $850 in destination charges). The inline six is the same mill that motivates the S80, putting out 235 hp and 236 lb-ft through a six-speed automatic gearbox, and returning a claimed 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

Standard features include 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, Bluetooth integration, dual-zone climate control, eight speaker stereo, HD radio and a six month subscription to Sirius. Billed as the safest Volvo ever to roll out of Sweden, the XC60 is available equipped with "City Safety" automatic braking, anti-rollover control and a host of other features. All of the options are posted below the fold broken down by price and equipment along with Volvo's press release.


Volvo announces pricing for the value laden 2010 XC60 3.2

Irvine, CA (June 5, 2009) - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC (VCNA) announced pricing today of its newest version of its acclaimed small premium utility the XC60. The 2010 XC60 3.2 will be offered with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive when the vehicle goes on sale this summer. A front-wheel drive XC60 is value priced at 32,395*. The new 3.2-liter with AWD is aggressively priced at $34,395*.

The XC60's normally aspirated 3.2 is the same engine that powers the base S80 flagship sedan introduced in 2008 and comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission. The inline 6-cylinder produces an energetic 235 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque across a wide power band that provides for the XC60's quick, fluid acceleration.

Fuel economy for the 3.2-liter is nothing short of excellent with an estimated 27 miles per gallon on the highway and an estimated 18 miles per gallon in the city. Additionally, Volvo - a perennial leader in emissions control - offers two version of the 3.2 with either ULEV-II (ultra low emissions) or PZEV (partial zero emissions) systems.

This latest edition of what might be termed the world's safest passenger vehicle incorporates more than 80 years of safety innovation including the Volvo invented 3-point seatbelt more than 50-years ago to the introduction of standard City Safety, a low-speed collision avoidance system, launched with the 2010 XC60 T6 AWD earlier this year.

Other safety features include Roll Stability Control (RSC), pretensioned seatbelts in all seating positions, an inflatable side curtain for front and rear passengers and a high-strength Boron steel roof structure, the XC60 combines both active and passive safety systems in one stunningly designed package. Additional standard safety features include Dynamic Stability Traction Control (DSTC), anti-lock brakes, WHIPS, Volvo's whiplash protection seats, and the SIPS side-impact protection system.

Standard equipment on the XC60 3.2 includes: 17-inch alloy wheels; auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, Bluetooth with hands free capability, dual zone Electronic Climate Control, front fog lamps, HD Radio, high performance audio system with 8-speakers, a 4x40 amplifier, CD player with MP3 capability, cargo area load cover, power driver's seat with memory function including the outside mirrors, Sirius Satellite Radio including a 6-month complimentary subscription and USB and auxiliary inputs.

The XC60 3.2 is also included in Volvo's excellent Complimentary Factory Scheduled Maintenance program, which covers the first three years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first). Complimentary Factory Scheduled Maintenance helps reduce the cost of ownership by providing customers the first four maintenance visits to their Volvo retailer as complimentary. A wide range of services are covered by the program, including oil and filter changes, cabin filter replacement, complete fluid level top-offs and a check of the vehicle's on-board diagnostic system.

The XC60 3.2 also has five preferred value packages and a wide assortment of stand alone optional equipment available:

Premium Package: $1,700
Leather Seating Surfaces
Tinted windows rear seats and cargo area
Compass in Rearview Mirror
Power Passenger Seat
Climate Package: $1,000
Heated Front Seats
Heated Rear Seats
Heated Windshield Washer Nozzles
Headlamp Washers
Rain Sensor
Humidity Sensor
Interior Air Quality System (IAQS)
Total Package Value
Convenience Package: $1,000
12V Power Outlet in Cargo Area
Grocery Bag Holder, Cargo Area
Home LinkTM
Park Assist, Front & Rear
Power Operated Tailgate
Total Package Value
Multimedia Package: $2,700
Dynaudio Premium Sound System with Dolby® Pro Logic® II Surround Sound
Navigation System with DVD Map Data, Real-Time Traffic, & Remote Control
Rear Park Assist Camera
Total Package Value
Technology Package: $1,700
Adaptive Cruise Control
Collision Warning with Auto Brake
Distance Alert
Driver Alert Control
Lane Departure Warning
Stand Alone Options:
All Wheel Drive with Instant Traction & Hill Descent Control $2,000
Metallic Paint $550
Electric Silver Metallic Paint $675
Laminated Panoramic Roof, Two Laminated Glass Panels w/Power $600
Modern Wood Center Stack Inlay $295
Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) $700
Personal Car Communicator (PCC) with Keyless Drive, Two-Way $550
Car Communicator and Heartbeat Sensor
Dual Outboard Two-Stage Child Booster Seats w/ Adaptive Seatbelts $500
and Power Child Locks (Rear Doors) $465
Dual Xenon Gas Discharge Headlights with Active Bending Light (ABL) $800
18" MERAC Wheels $750
VCNA, part of Volvo Car Corporation in Gothenburg, Sweden, provides marketing, sales,
parts, service, technology and training support to Volvo automobile retailers in the
United States, and oversees Volvo operations in Canada.
The 2010 Volvo Cars model lineup includes the award-winning S40 and its wagon
counterpart the V50; the award-winning XC90; the sporty S60 sedan; the flagship
S80 luxury sedan; versatile V70 wagon and rugged XC70 (Cross Country);
the stunning C70 retractable hardtop convertible; the dynamic C30 and the new
XC60 with standard City Safety.
*prices do not include destination charges of $850

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    • 1 Second Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      The 70's called...they want there green back
        • 6 Years Ago
        Forget about the eighties. What decade did that hideous brown come from?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Your grade school teacher called. She wants you to correct your grammar.

        Anyway, it's a stunning car to me and this is definitely worth looking into if you're considering the CR-V, the RAV-4, or the VW Tiguan.
      • 6 Years Ago
      CORRECTION Damon, XC60 comes with "City Safety" standard.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I saw one on the highway a few weeks ago. I got a really good look at it due to slow-moving traffic. It looks stunning, ESPECIALLY from the rear (which is usually not the best spot in an automobile design).
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wish this model was out a few months ago when my wife leased her Tiguan. The VW is nice, but the cargo room with the seats up is the same as a golf very small. Also, add the standard features to the VW that the Volvo has and I am guessing the VW is more.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is the pricing even in luxury range? BMW better be ready...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man lot of dumb comments in this thread lets clear up some misconceptions.

      @ Tim

      What is it Volvos are overpriced or they priced the base XC60 too cheap?

      Go to Cars.com and compare the XC60 T6 to the main competitors, GLK, X3, Q5. Most hp ant torque of all of them with basically equal if not better gas mileage. Only car with available adaptive cruise control and the only new car period that has a system like City Safety for low speed accident avoidance standard. The City Safety thing works too I have tried it out it is awesome.

      Yes a DVD RSE system is available as either a factory option or dealer installed. Either way it is around 1,800 bucks.

      Cheaper then all of them but the GLK with real leather and a panoramic sunroof standard. The GLK is standard with leatherete, no sunroof and RWD and is a good bit smaller so of course it is cheaper but not by much. In typical Mercedes fashion once you add any options the price skyrockets to insane levels.

      More cargo capacity then any of them but the X3.

      AFAIK the XC60 is the only one with a trailer stability system for towing too.

      GM completely destroyed Saabs pricing model so there are almost always big rebates back on 9-3s.

      Right now there is 2,500 dollars back on 9-3s plus you can usually buy Saabs for a good bit below invoice. Most Saabs only have a 1,000 dollars in them between MSRP and invoice so figure a minimum of 4,000 dollars off anything in stock. Then you have Saab coupons that might take another 2,000 to 3,000 dollars off.

      For example I just sold a XWD 9-3 that stickered at around 39,000 and had similar equipment to a 2.0 Premium quattro A4 with a sticker of around $38,000. Final price on that 9-3 before taxes and reg was 33,500.

      Volvo doesn't usually have the big rebates or market allowance on their small cars but do on the larger ones. You can get 10,000 dollars off sticker on a XC70 now if you have owner loyalty.

      Also Audi won't let you buy a FWD manual A4 but Saab and Volvo both make FWD manual 9-3s and S40s. Well Volvo will again for 2010 as they realized dropping the manual from the S40 in 2009 was stupid.


      Volvo only really makes four engines two of which come in two versions.

      The inline six that is either 3.2 NA or 3.0 T6 Turbo version.

      The 4.4 V8 that Yamaha makes for them

      2.4 NA or the 2.5T Turbo version

      The T5 which doesn't really share any components with the 2.4 and 2.5T.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Audi doesn't have FWD manuals because their 2.0T is a CVT.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Saw one in person - the logo on the front grill is as big as a dinner plate - HUGE!!! Really ruins it. + you cant do an aftermarket grill on this thing because of the sensors embedded in it.

      No rear DVD player as an option? I was thinking of downsizing from my XC90, but what will my kids do coming back from ski trips? Play games, talk to each other, sing soings, and read? sheesh!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This must have been painful for Volvo. This is priced much lower than I would have thought.
      IMO Volvos and Saabs are vastly overpriced.
      Volvo s40 - starting 28k this puts it in price level with an AUDI A4.
      Saab 9-3 32k puts it above the AUDI even though its older design.

      Now that the Swedish car makers don't have the market cornered for safety (Acura actually has the most cars that rank highest in IIHS) there is really no reason to buy. No wonder Ford is trying to dump Volvo and Saab is essentially bankrupt.
        • 6 Years Ago
        That may be true about Saab, but I disagree with this statement with regards to Volvo. In Europe, Volvo and Saab were traditionally seen as sensible and quirky Scandinavian alternatives to the more common options from Germany. While Saab's designs are now terribly outdated and GM destroyed its brand image, I think this reputation still holds for Volvo. Why should a Volvo cost significantly less than a A4 if it is just as luxurious with the same upscale trimmings? Because fewer "brand-hog" drivers in L.A. own them?

        FoMoCo did drop the ball with Volvo's safety reputation, but I think the brand still has a lot going for it. Did you see the other recent post with those 2010 C70 spy shots? I refuse to believe that design doesn't compete well with BMW and Benz. I would buy that car over the new BMW E-Class convertible in a second. As poster British_Rover suggested below, compare this XC60 to the GLK, X3, and Q5, and you'll see it competes quite well in most all respects.

        You mention Acura, but I personally would not cross shop an Acura with a Volvo -- They're just different approaches to the segment. The TSX is little more than a rebadged European-maret Accord, with more polarizing styling.
      • 6 Years Ago

      Does Volvo make ugly cars on purpose, or what?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pricing is not too bad and the mileage is good. Now if I ever go to Sweden for a sex change I can own a Volvo too!
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