2010 Volvo XC60: Family Duty
January 25, 2010
I'm no vampire, but I do like the XC60 a lot and would consider it if I were in the market for a luxury compact family vehicle.
I love the styling. I really love our car's Terra Bronze Metallic paint. The visibility is very good, and safety equipment is off the charts.
I installed my gigantic Recaro Como car seat in the rear passenger side position so I could shuttle my almost-4-year-old around this weekend. Cinching it down was a bit of a squeeze in the compact rear quarters, but that's not unusual for crossovers of this size.
I love the fact that the Volvo has integrated booster seats, but my daughter isn't heavy enough yet to take advantage of them. Editor in Chief Oldham says they're quite easy to use, too. That would definitely be a selling point for me.
The cargo area is plenty spacious, but I could have really used a cargo net or other divider of some sort to prevent unruly groceries from rolling about back there this weekend. That's one of just a couple of minor complaints I have about this very capable family crossover.
Bryn MacKinnon, Senior Editor, Edmunds.com @ 10,736 miles