Splurge on the Power Lift Gate - 2010 Volvo XC60 Long-Term Road Test

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2010 Volvo XC60: Splurge on the Power Lift Gate

September 17, 2010

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While I'm on a trunk release kick, I found out recently that our 2010 Volvo XC60's interior trunk button doesn't pop open the trunk. Yeah, that button doesn't do what it looks like it does.

I had to pick up a couple of cases of wine the other day and the delivery person carted the boxes to the rear of the XC60 while I was in the car. So I found the trunk release button and pressed it so that I could at least get that open before I got out there to greet them. But then the lift gate didn't seem to respond.

I then went outside to press the exterior trunk release button. It opened. Apparently the interior button only unlocks the hatch. This car isn't outfitted with a power rear lift gate, which is part of the Convenience Package ($1,000). I guess I assumed that since our XC60 felt so deluxe that it would have that.

If I was going to get this car I'd splurge for that package which also includes front and rear parking sensors, a grocery bag holder in cargo area, a 12V power outlet and a HomeLink garage door opener. OK, I don't need the garage door opener but I do like that other stuff, especially with a vehicle like this that has all that cargo room.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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