We are about three weeks and 600 miles into enjoying our new XC 60. We traded an 07 XC 70 so some comparisons may be in order. This vehicle has a much smoother power band than the XC 70 had...VERY powerful at low RPM and very smooth and quiet. Ride is very tight and smooth, not cushy but actually similar to our '08 C 70...fairly tight cornering, some feedback from dips and rises in the roadway. Haven't been over 80 yet but freeway speeds are effortless. Even somewhat loaded, this wagon has plenty of low-end grunt. The wagon we traded was plenty capable...the XC 60 is all that...and more refined. The bells and whistles... Nav, Blis, City Safety, etc deserve their own review--to follow.
So many features to enjoy...but this engine is fantastic! Extremely smooth and effortless, even when loaded. I look forward to some spirited mountain driving!
Lost some cubbies and convenience in the cockpit area(compared to XC 70 or RX330, even C 70). Gas mileage is so-so.