2013 Volvo XC60 3.2 

  • $36k
  • 3.2L I6
  • 18 city 24 hwy
7.6 Out of 10
$36,350
 
With 9.1 inches of ground clearance and a solid Haldex all-wheel drive system, the XC60 has the goods for getting through deep snow, or even through a muddy path to a trailhead.
by The Car Connection (Jun, 2013)
And with 9.1 inches of ground clearance and a solid Haldex all-wheel drive system, the XC60 has the goods for getting through deep snow, or even through a muddy path to a trailhead.
by The Car Connection (Jun, 2013)

RideNerd Review Our evaluation of the Volvo XC60

Affordability

Will it break the bank?

XC60 3.2
7.8
RX 350
7.6
Annual cost

Fuel economy

Is it a gas sipper or guzzler?

XC60 3.2
6.2
RX 350
6.2
EPA highway mileage

Air quality

Help the world breathe easier with higher scores.

XC60 3.2
8.8
RX 350
7.9
NMOG/mile, carbon monoxide/mile and nitrogen oxide/mile

Climate friendly

Higher scores leave less of an impact on global warming.

XC60 3.2
n.d.
RX 350
n.d.
combined CO2/mile, methane/mile and EPA greenhouse gas score

7.6

RideNerd Score

Affordability, Fuel economy, Air quality and Climate friendly

XC60 3.2
7.6
RX 350
7.2

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Volvo XC60

Annual Cost The yearly cost to drive 15,000 miles, including fuel and car payments.

XC60 3.2
$9,954
X5 xDrive50i
$16,204
Forester 2.5i
$6,605

Annual Fuel Cost The cost of fuel to drive 15,000 miles each year.

Reviews Word on the street for the Volvo XC60


8.6
Sporty T6 models get a turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line six, now making 300 horsepower (or 325 in R-Design form), plus suspension improvements, as well as screen-based settings to adjust steering feel.

9.9
While I personally prefer more car-like cornering, my husband loved the ride quality.

7.1
Other available additions to the XC60 include in-dash navigation, dual-screen rear entertainment system, 12-speaker premium sound system, heated seats, panoramic roof with power sunshade, and a walnut steering wheel.

Overall

8.5 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Powertrain

And these models do wake up a bit on the highway, where the responsive six-speed automatic transmission helps make the most of it with rapid passes-especially with the Sport mode engaged.
by The Car Connection (Jun, 2013)
The XC60 is surprisingly hefty (more than 4,200 pounds in AWD guise); but the engine seems to come into its own on the highway and with the responsive six-speed automatic can pull off very rapid passes.
by The Car Connection (Jun, 2013)
I appreciated the solid feel and the 325-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine's quick and smooth acceleration, but the soft ride felt a little on the floaty side for my taste.
by cars.com (Oct, 2012)

Handling

And at the top of the line, the R-Design gets the highest-output 325-hp engine, a sport suspension, huge 20-inch wheels, bi-xenon headlamps, and special trim inside and out.
by The Car Connection (Jun, 2013)
It's available with front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD), three horsepower ratings, three or four trim levels and option groups including the Technology Package (adaptive cruise control, collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning and more).
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
Ride quality in the XC60 is a little firmer than you might expect in a family vehicle, yet as we've found it's forgiving enough for most pockmarked roads.
by The Car Connection (Jun, 2013)

Interior

The XC60 offers more features for the money than some luxury rivals; though its navigation interface could be better.
by The Car Connection (Jun, 2013)
Passenger space in back is tight, but good cargo versatility and top-notch interior appointments make the XC60 a standout.
by The Car Connection (Jun, 2013)
As befitting a Swedish automobile, the XC60's interior is sleek and understated.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)

Performance

With the more performance-oriented XC60 T6 model you get a turbocharged six rated at 300 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, the uprated crossover has gutsy performance, and it can accelerate to 60 mph in seven seconds or less.
by The Car Connection (Jun, 2013)
At speeds of 19 mph or below, the system senses stopped or slow-moving objects ahead – other cars or pedestrians – and automatically applies the brakes if the driver does not, avoiding or reducing the severity of accidents.R-DESIGNWith increased horsepower and torque, the 2013 T6 R-Design XC60 is now the smaller luxury SUV to beat.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
The R-Design's 325 horsepower feels downright quick, effortlessly accelerating onto freeways or passing slower vehicles.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)

Engine

Moving up to the turbocharged inline-6 provides a much more rewarding experience, even in the 300-horsepower T6 trim.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
Not surprisingly, the 2013 Volvo XC60 offers distinct driving impressions depending on your engine choice.
by KBB (Oct, 2012)
The base 240-hp, 3.2-liter in-line six-cylinder engine is strong and very smooth, but it doesn't always move the heavy (4,200-pound) all-wheel-drive XC60 as quickly as you might think.
by The Car Connection (Jun, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Volvo
Model year 2013
City range 333 miles
Highway range 444 miles
MSRP $36k
Annual cost $9,954

engine & drivetrain

Engine size 3.2L
Air compressor None
Fuel Gas
Cylinders I6
Paddle shifters N/A
Gearing type Traditional
Transmission 6-speed Automatic 4x4

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes 12.91 in Ventilated Disc
Rear brakes 11.89 in Ventilated Disc
Front wheel width 235 mm
Front wheel diameter 18 inch
Front wheel aspect ratio 60

safety features

Active head restraints Yes
Airbags
  1. Driver
  2. Passenger
  3. Side
  4. Head curtain
Antilock brakes Standard
Child door locks Standard
Electronic stability control Standard
Traction control Standard
Rear camera N/A
Rear sensor N/A
Park assist system N/A
Communication system None

physical dimensions

Width 74.4 in
Front track width 64.3 in
Height 67.4 in
Ground clearance 9.1 in
Length 182.2 in
Wheelbase 109.2 in
Curb weight 4,171 lb
GVWR 5,343 pounds
Tow weight 3,300 pounds
Has a rear spoiler Yes
Seats 5 seats
Front seat room 53 ft³
Rear seat room 46 ft³

emissions

Carbon monoxide/mile 0.36 g
Methane/mile 0 g
NMOG/mile 0.01 g
Nitrogen oxide/mile 0.01 g
Vapor canisters 1
Vapor canister capacity 141 g
Bleed canisters 0
Bleed canister capacity 0 g
Catalytic converters 1
Stops the engine instead of idling No
Disables engine cylinders under low loads No
Recirculates exhaust gas No

power & handling

Max torque 236 ft-lb @ 3,200 RPM
Max HP 240 HP @ 6,200 RPM
Power-to-weight ratio 17.38 lb/hp
Curb-to-curb turning radius 38.4 feet

stereo & entertainment

Brand Generic
Speakers 8 speakers
Has a speed sensitive volume Yes
Has a subwoofer No
Auxiliary input Yes
AM/FM radio Standard
CD player Standard
CD changer N/A
Satellite radio Standard
Entertainment system N/A

features

Cruise control Standard
Front A/C Standard
Front passenger A/C Standard
Keyless entry Standard
Keyless ignition N/A
Sun roof N/A
Navigation system Optional, $795
Roof rails N/A
Power locks Standard
Power mirrors Standard
Power outlets Standard
Power steering N/A
Power windows Standard
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