About the 2010 Volvo XC 60

September 27, 2010

5029941090_2aa02ce3e4_m.jpgThe 2010 Volvo XC60 is not one of the cheapest cars on the market today, but it is one of the nicer ones. In fact, it was ranked number 3 on the US News and World Report’s Ranking and Reviews Site on their list of the top 8 luxury compact SUVs. The car goes for an average price of around $31,500 to $36,100. So, if it’s within your price range and you’re looking for a great car you can be proud of, you should definitely consider the 2010 Volvo XC60.

This car also has the incredibly rare distinction of having gotten a perfect overall safety score from the media. It scored a 10 out of 10 in safety, according to US News. The car fared well with the insurance industry which considered it a “Top Safety Pick” for the year. Furthermore, the insurance industry gave the car a score of “Good,” (the highest possible rating) in frontal offset, side impact, and rear crash testing. In addition to having fared so well during these extensive tests, the car also comes with Dynamic stability and traction control systems, roll stability control, dual chamber side airbags, a roll over protection system, and a newer feature known as “City Safety.” This feature automatically brakes for the driver when a possible collision is expected and the car is going less than 18 miles per hour, this will get you cheaper car insurance as well. If you’re extra cautious about safety, you can also choose to add on other safety features for an additional fee. These options include Blind Spot Information System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Distance Alert, and Collision Warning with Auto Brake, Lane Departure Warning, and Driver Alert Control. It is also possible to bundle several or all of these features together into an affordable “technology pack” at some dealerships.

In addition to scoring high in the safety category, the 2010 Volvo XC 60 also did surprisingly well in the “Performance” category. It scored a high 8.7, thanks in part to its 281 horsepower 3.0 liter turbocharged inline six cylinder engine. Of course, drivers can also opt for a 3.2 liter six cylinder engine with a 235 horsepower if they’re looking for more fuel economy. Either model comes standard with a six speed automatic transmission for easy driving. If you think this could be the car for you, get down to the local Volvo dealership and be sure to take a look. Also, make sure you ask about special deals on extra features or customizations.

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