2010 Volvo XC60: Respectable Handling
September 22, 2010
When you hear the phrase "Volvo crossover SUV," going out on a curvy road for an enthusiastic drive is not the first thing that comes to mind. But should you find yourself driving a XC60 on a curvy road, you certainly won't complain.
There's decent grip from the Pirelli 235/60R18 tires, the steering is precise and overall the XC60's handling is pretty balanced. This isn't to say it's the athlete the small luxury crossover SUV segment; that award falls to the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. But the XC60 definitely holds its own in this segment, and that allows its other qualities (functionality, safety, styling) to shine through.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor