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2013 Volvo XC60 Overview
Volvo's XC60 is a compact luxury crossover that competes with other premium entries, like the Lexus RX, Cadillac SRX and Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. Powered by a normally aspirated or turbocharged six-cylinder engine, the five-seat XC60 is available with a wealth of safety features like lane departure warning and collision warning.
New for 2013
The XC60 adds standard headlight washers and rain-sensing windshield wipers. There's also a newly standard leather-wrapped steering wheel with aluminum inlays. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels are now standard.
The XC60 is instantly recognizable as a Volvo thanks to its large front grille, which is similar to the one used by the larger XC90 crossover. Despite this similarity, the XC60 is sleeker overall and has unique design cues, like angular, supplementary lights just inside its large headlights. Ground clearance measures a sizable 9.1 inches. Exterior options include adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, backup camera, power tailgate, and a panoramic moonroof.
Whereas the larger three-row Volvo XC90 can seat up to seven people, the XC60 is designed to carry five people in two rows. The cabin has a slim dashboard control panel that gives the cabin aesthetic appeal. The second-row bench seat folds flat to expand the cargo area. Interior features include a power driver's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a USB input. Heated front and rear seats and leather upholstery can also be added.
Under the Hood
The XC60 3.2 is powered by a 240 hp, 3.2-liter inline-six-cylinder engine, and T6 models use a 300 hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder. The T6 R-Design gets a turned version of the second engine that increases output to 325 hp. Mechanical features include a six-speed automatic transmission for all engines, front- or all-wheel drive, and an optional Four-C adaptive suspension.
The XC60's standard City Safety system scans the road ahead and looks for looming obstacles; it can automatically brake the car at low speeds if the driver fails to do so. Other safety features include an electronic stability system, antilock disc brakes, front-seat side-impact airbags, and two-row side curtain airbags. Further safety options include integrated second-row booster seats, lane departure warning system, higher-speed collision warning system with automatic braking, pedestrian detection with automatic braking, and a blind spot monitoring system.
*Overview courtesy of Cars.com