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2012 Volvo XC60 R-Design

Will Pumping Up With Polestar Make People Notice? There are injustices in the auto industry just like in life. Sometimes the right person gets passed over for a job, the best player doesn't get to start or the wrong verdict is reached by a jury. And sometimes a good vehicle just doesn't get bought. That's what is happening with the Volvo XC60, which ended last year at the bottom of the sales list compared to luxury crossover competitors from Lexus, Cadillac, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Lincoln and Acura. While it's certainly true that luxury segments are packed with qualified... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 3.0L I6
Power:
325 HP / 354 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
MSRP:
$52,675 (as tested)
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    Volvo XC60 faces small recall over side airbags
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    Volvo is recalling select XC60 models for an airbag assembly issue that could result in the safety device failing to deploy or deploy improperly. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the defective air bag "may not properly protect the occupant, increasing the risk of injuries." All 58 vehicles (yes, just 58 vehicles) covered ...

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    Bang for Your Bark: AAA picks best canine-friendly cars
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    Dog owners looking for a new set of wheels can take heart; the American Automobile Association has taken the time to pick a handful of vehicles best suited to moving your furry friend from one place to another. With around 45 million households across the country boasting at least one dog in the family, it should be no surprise that the ability to ...

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    Volvo V70 axed in favor of front-drive XC70, S80 V8 going away?
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    It's a refrain that two-box enthusiasts have to be tired of hearing, but proper station wagons apparently remain a really hard sell in America. The latest casualty appears to be segment-stalwart Volvo, which, according to a leaked dealer document from an AB tipster (click here to view), is apparently giving up on its V70 estate in the U.S. As noted in a ...

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    Volvo introduces new direct injected, turbocharged 2.0-liter GTDi
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    Direct injection and turbocharging go together like peanut butter and jelly. Abbot and Costello. Brett Favre and protracted retirement negotiations. And it's easy to understand why, considering that very few of us seem willing to give up performance in the name of fuel efficiency and these two technologies combined squeeze both extra ponies and extra ...

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    Volvo introduces new direct injected, turbocharged 2.0-liter GTDi
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    Direct injection and turbocharging go together like peanut butter and jelly. Abbot and Costello. Brett Favre and protracted retirement negotiations. And it's easy to understand why. Few of us seem willing to give up performance in the name of fuel efficiency and the combined efforts of these two technologies squeeze both extra ponies and extra mileage ...

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    Volvo recalls over 140K 2001-2005 and 2010 MY vehicles over fuel system issues
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    Vehicles manufactured by Volvo are the subject of two different recalls newly announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). The recalls, both involving problems with fuel systems, cover more than 140,000 vehicles manufactured within the past decade. The first recall is directed at 136,100 2001-2005 model year S60, S80, V70, XC70, ...

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    More Bulk Store Buying: Costco and Volvo team up to sell cars
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    It's the holiday season and that means shopping and deal-finding is at a premium. A trip to warehouse stores Costco or Sam's Club will likely net you some tidy deals on anything from eggs and Hot Pockets to a Jacuzzi or even a casket. Even carmakers are getting in on the dealmaking, as a recent promotion with Mitsubishi and Sam's can attest. Not to be ...

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    LA 2009: Ford Taurus and Volvo XC60 named International Car and Truck of the Year
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    Hold onto your hats folks, because while magazine award ceremonies appear to be just about finished, the auto show trophies are just starting to be handed out. This time, it's the International Car of the Year at the LA Auto Show, and we've got two winners from within the Ford empire. The Ford Taurus took top car honors while the Volvo XC60 won as the ...

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    VIDEO: Volvo goes after tween vampire demographic with New Moon promotion
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    Paying for product placement for big-screen movies can be a pretty risky business. If the movie is a flop, doing so could be a big-time waste of ad dollars that could have been better spent elsewhere. But if the movie turns out to be a global blockbuster, it can look like a very wise move, indeed. Volvo struck such gold with the first Twilight movie, as ...

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    VIDEO: Autoblog tries out Volvo City Safety on boss's BMW
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    A number of bloggers on our team actually have real jobs, those crazy 9-5 things we full-time bloggers hear so much about. Sure, an actual 40-hour work week can tie one arm behind your back when trying to be a power blogger, but our own Dan Roth gets around this by incorporating his two incomes to achieve a task we set out for him. The charge was ...

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    Review: 2010 Volvo XC60 delivers on looks and lux - handling, too. Nav? Not so much.
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    Volvo has seen better days. Just a few short years ago, the Swedish automaker was the lone bright spot in Ford's European luxury operation, boasting impressive sales and actual profits. Fast-forward to 2009, and the situation couldn't be more different. Sales are downright depressing, revenues are worse, and the automaker has a "For Sale" sign on the ...

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    Volvo shows off sporty new XC60 R-Design
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    From the "You knew it was coming" file is word that Volvo is readying an R-Design variant of their new XC60 crossover. With the company's sporty trim designation finding its way into nearly every product in the fold (C30, S40, V50, S80, V70, and XC90), the move may be an expected one, but it is pleasant nonetheless.Given that it features stiffer damping ...

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    Volvo prices new normally-aspirated XC60 3.2 from $33,245*
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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 ...

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    Volvo COO sees company's less eye-catching lineup as an advantage in these times
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    For years, Volvo has been pushing harder and harder to attract buyers of rival luxury automakers like BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz by slowly ditching its stodgy, safe and reliable reputation in favor of a more premium, upmarket marketing position. Now that money around the world is getting tighter, even those who can afford to shop in the fancy European ...

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    Volvo XC60 diesel beats gas over 662 miles in Northern California
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    The guys at Popular Mechanics recently had an opportunity to test out Volvo's new XC60 crossover in Northern California. When the XC60 goes on sale in the U.S. next month, it will only be offered with a 281 hp turbocharged 3.0L inline six cylinder. For the media drive, Volvo brought over some examples of the European-spec diesel model. The PM crew took one ...

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    Volvo announces 2010 XC60 pricing starting at $37,200
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    Pricing has been released for the 2010 Volvo XC60 crossover, and the T6 with standard AWD and Volvo's pioneering City Safety low-speed collision protection system will have a base price of $37,200 plus destination. Power is provided by a turbocharged 3.0L T6 engine pumping out a solid 281 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Premium features like leather, power ...

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    Volvo to webcast Detroit Auto Show press conference live
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    It may not be the same as attending the event in-person, but a live, interactive webcast of Volvo's press conference at the Detroit Auto Show, where the S60 concept and production XC60 for North America will be shown, could be the next best thing. The broadcast is intended for media types and members of the press, but the fact that it's being aired on ...

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    Rendered Speculation: Volvo's Vs could get new roofline
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    One of the last bastions of contentment for wagon lovers may be over as reports indicate that Volvo is considering abandoning the classic long and low shape for something a bit more modern. Of course, that means a higher roof-line, ground clearance and seating position, along with a slightly trimmed footprint. In fact, the Swedish automaker seriously ...

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    Volvo XC60 comes from Sweden with "leaves"
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    Vehicle sales are brutal everywhere of late, but Volvo has been tanking long before any industry-wide slowdown took place. That makes the March 2009 arrival of the XC60 crossover that much more important, as it's the first all-new Volvo (besides the low volume C30) in many years. Since customers have been turning away from the Volvo brand of late, ...

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    Geneva 2008: Volvo XC60 163 hp, CUV under 170 g CO2 / km for next year
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    Volvo has announced its new crossover for the 2009 year: the XC60. The CUV fills a gap in what Volvo calls the "Small Premium Utility" segment where it will compete against the BMW X3. The XC60 will feature an impressive array of safety features and, a-ha, good news regarding fuel consumption. On the security side, the XC60 will include something City ...

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