A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo XC60

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The 2012 Volvo XC60 is exactly what you’d expect in a small luxury SUV, but it’s the trademark safety from this automaker that sets it apart. However, you’ll also love the unmistakable beauty that this crossover provides, especially when compared to the decidedly blocky shapes from Volvo’s past lines. With two different engine options and choice of all wheel drive or front wheel drive, there are plenty of choices to meet your traveling needs.

Key Features

The 2012 XC60 comes standard with City Safety, which is a system that applies the brakes automatically when the driver fails to do so. The dashboard controls also provide a wealth of options, but you won’t have to worry about being confused thanks to the easy to understand shapes and images. Drivers will also appreciate the front and rear skid plates and the six-speed automatic Geartronic transmission.

Changes for 2012

There are plenty of new trims available for the 2012 Volvo XC60; however, the 10 available are all based off the base 3.2, R-Design or T6 models. The three newly added trims for 2012 include the Premier, Premier Plus and Platinum. The R-Design also features boosted power thanks to a 354 lb-ft of torque and 325 horsepower.

What We Like

The 2012 XC60 boasts a ground clearance of 9.1 inches, which means light off-roading is always possible. We also love the versatility, power and overall improved looks offered by this model. The fact that the R-Design is also the most powerful SUV in its class is also a major bonus.

What Concerns Us

You will want to be aware that the gas mileage on this SUV is a bit lower than others available in its class. While it is an SUV, make sure you’re prepared for the fact that it only seats five, which could make it too small for those with larger families.

Available Models

Volvo’s 2012 XC60 is available in three models. The base 3.2 model offers 240 horsepower @ 6,200 rpm and 236 lb-ft of torque @ 3,200 rpm. For those who want a bit more, the T6 delivers 295 lb-ft of torque and 300 horsepower. If you want the high-end version, the R-Design’s 354 lb-ft of torque at 3,000 rpm and 325 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm is sure to impress – and give you the speed you want.

Major Recalls

The major recalls on the 2012 XC60 include the seat wiring harness, which may not be attached properly to the frame. This can cause the harness to be caught when moving the seat. The second recall is due to excessively applied undercoating, which could result in sharp hanging areas that could puncture fuel lines.

Common Issues

The most commonly reported issues with this vehicle are due to a metal piece on the steering wheel that comes loose and results in cuts and scratches on the hands, sudden alternator failure that results in loss of power steering.

Volvo XC60 2012 Interior


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