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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
    Quick Spin: 2011 Volvo XC60 R-Design
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    Tall-Riding Swede Blends Sexy and Safe Despite the company's storied rally history, Volvo seems to have eschewed building its line of R-Design vehicles into street-legal racers in favor of simply creating design packages that give the company's sedans, crossovers and hatches some much-needed attitude. In the case of the 2011 XC60 R-Design, that means ...

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