Consumer Reviews Summary
13 of 13 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Volvo XC60 Overview
The 2013 Volvo XC60 is a compact luxury crossover that offers the latest in safety features and technology and a luxurious interior.
Competing against other crossovers like the Lexus RX 350 and the BMW X3, the XC60 gets a few small additions for 2013. 18-inch alloy wheels, headlight washers and rain-sensing windshield wipers are now standard on the exterior, while a new leather-wrapped steering wheel is found inside. Up front, the XC60 gets a large version of Volvo’s corporate family grille with the Volvo logo prominently displayed. For those venturing off the beaten path, the XC60’s 9.1-inches of ground clearance is a welcome feature. A power tailgate is optional for added convenience, as well as a panoramic moonroof.
Volvo splits the XC60’s engine options by trim level. 3.2 models feature a 240-hp, 3.2-liter inline-six-cylinder engine, while T6 models offer a 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six. The T6 R-Design gets a version of the turbocharged engine that has been tuned to increase its output to 325-hp. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, as well as front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive and a Four-C adaptive suspension are optional.
Inside, the 2013 XC60 offers seating for up to five-passengers across two rows of seats. The interior’s styling matches what you see outside; it’s not very dramatic, opting for a staid kind of simplicity that is handsome in a way that only Volvo can manage. There are plenty of standard features to found, including dual-zone automatic climate control, USB/iPod port, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Leather upholstery is offered on every trim level except the base. Heated front and rear seats are available, along with a navigation system.
The XC60 utilizes Volvo’s City Safety suite of technologies which can scan the road ahead for obstacles and will even brake the car itself to prevent collisions if the driver fails to react to them. The usual standard safety features are all here, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, and six airbags. A lane departure warning system, pedestrian detection, and a blind spot monitoring system are optional.