2013 Volvo XC60 Bristles with Safety Features

March 13, 2013, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Billed the maker of the safest cars in the world, Volvo has been pushing the envelope in the safety category regularly. It’s latest, the 2013 model XC60, is now out.

Even the basic model of this beast form Volvo will have all the safety features one might seek in a car.

After its superior ride height and curvy coupe design conspire to lure you inside, you’ll find that the Volvo XC60 also provides one of the world’s most seductive car interiors. Select materials complement modern Scandinavian design with genuine leather upholstery, real wood inlays and state-of-the-art technology.

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The XC60 has quite the solid feel of a very sturdy car and it should, weighing 4,225 pounds. The ride is smooth and comfortable, with the AWD keeping the vehicle grounded at all possible times.

The Volvo XC60 T6 trim’s inline 3.0-liter turbo 6 cylinder puts out 300 horsepower and propels the SUV athletically on the highway and under heavy acceleration. The 6-speed automatic, which also has a sport mode, shifts smoothly.

The estimated mpg is at 17 while on the city and 23 on the highway. As you would expect from a Volvo, there’s a host of safety features that include standard City Safety, which helps avoid a low-speed frontal impact by applying the brakes without driver intervention. This SUV has earned five stars in government crash tests.

Priced at $34,350 for the base model, $40,650 for the T6  base model and $48,145 for the top variant, the pricing is reasonable considering the car offers more than what it costs. With a wheelbase of 108.2 and cargo volume up to 67.4 cubic feet, the mileage seems decent when the safety feature as well as the power it delivers are taken into account.

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