2011 Volvo XC60 Review & Picture. Now comes the latest products from Volvo in 2011, the Volvo XC60 with the addition of new trim 3.2 R-Design. Also adding horsepower, 5 more hp for 3.2-liter inline 6 and turbochanger 19 more inline 6. Note that the XC60 to get new system for 2011. Volvo used to be known simply as the car to build in the area of safety alone. But this time, prominent producers on the performance lineup of interesting and characteristic good. For a perfect example of the Volvo XC60.
Equipped with the latest cabin design and a distinctive exterior styling, the Volvo XC60 is a luxury crossover that is very stylish on the market. The utility is a must for buyers crossover SUV’s and the Volvo XC60 meets this need with an impressive cargo capacity. We find there is plenty of room for passengers so as to create comfort while driving. Equipped with a comfortable safety belts.
Volvo XC60 standard equipment is a part of other advantages, the basic model is equipped with bluetooth, dual climate control and satellite radio. Of course emphasizes the safety of the Volvo XC60. Example, a list of standard equipment including safety XC’s City, and a system that involves at low speeds and can detect a vehicle ahead stops or slows down soon. Automatically apply the brakes XC’s to minimize or avoid the collision.
The 2011 Volvo XC60 small luxury crossover is available in four trim levels: 3.2, 3.2 R-Design, T6 and T6 R-Design. Standard equipment on the base 3.2 includes 17-inch alloy wheels, roof rails, a power driver seat with memory functions, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, cruise control, Bluetooth, steering-wheel audio controls and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, satellite radio, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface. The XC60 T6 adds a turbocharged engine, all-wheel drive, 18-inch wheels, power passenger seat and leather upholstery.
A host of option packages are available. The Premium package (3.2 only) adds the panoramic sunroof, privacy glass and leather upholstery. The Multimedia package adds a 12-speaker Dynaudio surround-sound audio system, a navigation system and a back-up camera. Selecting the Climate package gets you heated front and rear outboard seats (not available with the integrated booster-seat option), heated washer nozzles, headlamp washers, rain-sensing wipers and an interior air quality system. The Convenience package adds a power tailgate and parking sensors. Finally, the Technology package adds adaptive cruise control, a driver attention alert system, a collision warning system and a lane-departure warning system.
XC60 3.2 and 3.2 R-Design models are powered by a 3.2-liter inline-6 that generates 240 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque. Volvo also offers a version of this engine that meets squeaky-clean PZEV emissions certification; it’s rated at 230 hp. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. The all-wheel-drive T6 and T6 R-Design models receive a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine rated at 300 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. All XC60s feature a six-speed automatic with manual shift control. In Edmunds testing, an XC60 equipped with last year’s less powerful T6 engine sprinted from zero to 60 mph in 7.1 seconds, which is a good number for this segment.
Stability control, antilock brakes with brake assist, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and whiplash-reducing front seats are all standard on the 2011 Volvo XC60. Also standard is City Safety, which can mitigate or avoid a low-speed frontal impact by applying the vehicle’s brakes without driver intervention. Hill-descent control is standard on all-wheel-drive models. Other safety options include a lane-departure warning system, a blind-spot warning system, a driver alert system, a heartbeat monitor that can detect intruders inside the vehicle and a collision warning/braking system.
Volvo has been making an effort in recent years to give its vehicles some interior flair, and the five-passenger XC60 is the brand’s best result yet. The thin-panel center stack — which comes with metallic trim as standard and real oak wood trim as an option — combines with the optional two-tone upholstery to make the XC60′s cabin look upscale and inviting.
Halfway through the model year, the XC60 got a new infotainment system that brought with it updated navigation and audio interfaces; the new infotainment system is the same one seen in the Volvo S60. It’s easy to find your way around the audio system, though the array of small audio buttons is starting to look dated. The new DVD-based navigation system thankfully does away with the complicated back-of-the-steering-wheel controls seen on previous XC60s and adopts a more conventional dial-type controller. In practice, this interface works fine, though Volvo’s navigation software still feels a few years behind the times.
The 2011 Volvo XC60′s impressive blend of performance and comfort should satisfy the majority of shoppers looking for a small luxury crossover. The T6′s turbocharged engine lacks the aural excitement one might expect of an inline-6, but its smooth and energetic power delivery make it the preferred XC60 engine. Models with the base 3.2-liter engine are noticeably slower.
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