This car is sweet. I mean quality relative to cost
The XC60 R Design is perfect - test drive if possible. Most importantly, compare it to its competitors (Audi, Porsche, BMW, Chevrolet, etc.) before purchasing a crossover.
I traded in my '10 XC60 for the '12 R Design.
My wife and I split the cost of the upgrade, so the cost became a lot more tolerable.
As a financial counselor, this was not easy for me.
However, getting into this vehicle and driving it just clarifies the differences... and the true worth of this near 50K vehicle.
Since no media outlet that I have seen has tested this car, the myths are everywhere, with a limited supply of facts.
Let's start by flat out saying the power band is hardcore right off the bat, all the way up to 6500 rpm.
A 0-60 mph jaunt at less than 6 1/2 seconds.
And for a non-V8 engine, in a crossover SUV that gets 23mph/gal at 65, this vehicle really makes me wonder just what kind of maintenance issues will be surfacing later.
The interior is all high quality; leather two-tone seats, large sunroof, heated seats, (heated steering wheel should be added as well), safety standards galore that allow this car to drive itself.
I would ask for quad exhaust (I am creating my own) and BMW drilled-out rotors purely for racing looks.
Love the rims and low-profile Pirellis.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th December, 2011