2011 Volvo XC60

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The Volvo XC60 is a compact crossover that was first introduced to the European market in 2008. However, the North American model was launched for the 2010 model year. This year, Volvo has added a new trim level and increased horsepower on both engines. Lastly, there is a new infotainment system, but it will be released later in the year.

The XC60 is offered in four trim levels - easily understood as two different engine choices with or without the automaker's R-Design equipment package. Compared to the standard models, R-Design models are offered with upgraded and sportier equipment, including more aggressive cosmetics and larger wheels. The standard XC60 3.2 arrives with front-wheel drive, cloth upholstery, power-operated driver's seat, full power accessories, air conditioning, 17-inch alloy wheels, and more. The T6 models are fitted with the turbocharged powerplant, which is accompanied with all-wheel drive, power passenger seat, leather upholstery, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The R-Design adds equipment such as all-wheel drive, adaptive xenon headlights, sport-tuned suspension, unique cosmetics, panoramic sunroof, and 20-inch wheels.

Under the hood of the XC60 is a 3.2-liter, six-cylinder, rated at 240 horsepower. It is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the front wheels. All-wheel drive is optional. All T6 models feature a turbocharged 3.0-liter, six-cylinder, rated at 300 horsepower. Like the naturally-aspirated model, the engine is mated to a standard six-speed automatic. All-wheel drive is standard on all T6 variants. The EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2011 Volvo XC60 between 17 mpg city, and 25 mpg highway, depending on driveline.

The 2011 Volvo XC60 starts with a base price of about $35,000 and tops out with the Turbo Premium model, which starts around $53,000.


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  • Name 3.2L (FWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 32900.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
  • Name 3.2L (FWD 4dr w/Moonroof) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 32900.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
  • Name 3.2L (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 32900.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
  • Name 3.2L (AWD 4dr w/Moonroof) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 32900.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
  • Name 3.2L R-Design (FWD 4dr w/Moonroof) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 38600.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
  • Name 3.2L R-Design (AWD 4dr w/Moonroof) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 38600.00 Engine 3.2L/195 City/Hwy MPG 18/25
  • Name 3.0T (AWD 4dr w/Moonroof) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 38950.00 Engine 3.0L/180 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
  • Name 3.0T R-Design (AWD 4dr w/Moonroof) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 42150.00 Engine 3.0L/180 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
  • Front reclining bucket seats-inc: head restraints
  • 8-way pwr driver seat w/adjustable lumbar, 3-position driver memory
  • 40/20/40 flat-fold rear bench
  • Folding rear headrests
  • T-Tec seating surfaces
  • Front/rear armrests w/storage & cupholders
  • XC front/rear/cargo floormats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/illuminated cruise & audio controls
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Watch-dial instrumentation -inc: tachometer
  • Intelligent driver info system (IDIS)
  • Trip computer
  • Volvo Sensus
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Pwr windows -inc: front auto-up/down, anti-trap feature
  • Central pwr door locks-inc: tailgate, fuel filler
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Private locking
  • Cruise control
  • Security alarm system
  • Ignition immobilizer
  • Dual-zone electronic climate control (ECC)-inc: rear seat vents
  • Pollen filter
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Ultra-slim center control panel
  • Illuminated lockable glove box
  • Brushed aluminum inlays
  • XC door panel stitching
  • Front door storage pockets
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear reading lamps
  • Interior cabin light delay feature
  • Leather shift knob
  • Front/rear 12V pwr outlets
  • Lockable underfloor storage in cargo area
  • Pwr passenger seat
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Leather-wrapped/aluminum steering wheel w/illuminated cruise & audio controls
  • R-Design embossed leather sport seats w/split upholstery & contrasting inlay
  • R-design aluminum sport pedals
  • R-design floor mats
  • Unique R-Design center stack
  • R-Design aluminum inlays
  • R-design gear shift knob
  • 17" "Segin" alloy wheels
  • P235/65R17 all-season tires
  • Black roof rails
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Rear fog light w/auto-off
  • Safe Approach & Home Safe security lighting
  • Pwr heated body colored mirrors -inc: memory, puddle lights, integrated turn signals, tilt function
  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Rear wiper/washer
  • Panoramic 2-panel pwr tilt/slide laminated glass moonroof w/pwr sunshade
  • Silver roof rails
  • Silver accent side decor
  • 20" "Cratus" 5-spoke alloy wheels
  • P255/40R20 all-season tires
  • Side scuff plates
  • Matte silk metal finish exterior trim
  • R-Design logo in front grille
  • Bi-xenon headlamps w/active bending light (ABL) -inc: headlamp washers
  • Front fog lights
  • Aluminum trim around fog lights & lower intake
  • 18" "Zephyrus" alloy wheels
  • P235/60R18 all-season tires
  • 3.2L DOHC 24-valve I6 engine
  • 6-speed Geartronic automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link independent rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Pwr parking brake w/auto release
  • Electronically-controlled all wheel drive w/Instant Traction
  • Rear skid plate
  • Sport suspension
  • 3.0L DOHC 24-valve turbocharged I6 engine w/intercooler
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) -inc: hydraulic brake assist (HBA), optimized hydraulic brakes (OHB), ready alert brakes (RAB), fading brake support (FBS), electronic brake assistance (EBA)
    • City Safety radar-based auto braking system
    • Dynamic stability & traction control (DSTC)
    • Trailer stability assist (TSA)
    • Roll stability control (RSC)
    • Pedestrian protection
    • Daytime running lights
    • Driver/front passenger dual-stage airbags -inc: passenger weight sensor
    • Side impact protection system (SIPS) -inc: driver/front passenger side-impact airbags, front/rear side inflatable curtains (IC)
    • 3-point seat belts -inc: pretensioners, front height adjustable anchors
    • Overhead-mounted seat belt reminder lights
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Rear window deactivation
    • ISOFIX child seat attachments -inc: top tether anchors
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Roll-over protection system (ROPS)
    • Driver/front passenger whiplash protection seating system (WHIPS)
    • Collapsible steering column
    • Anti-submarine seats
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: 160-watt amp, (8) speakers, aux input, USB input, HD Radio
    • SIRIUS satellite radio w/6-month subscription
    • Bluetooth

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