2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD: Answering Your Questions
December 27, 2010
04:05 PM, 12/22/10
kevm14, I had the same experience with a 2002 Camry. The current generation is significantly better (I'd call it "not bad").
How tippy does the XC60 feel? Is it sedan-like at all?
Carlisimo, one of the reasons I like driving the XC60 so much is that is doesn't feel tippy. The Volvo feels very sedan-like, from its seating position (you feel like you sit in it, not on it) to its solid road manners, it's easy to forget you're not in a traditional car.
05:21 PM, 12/22/10
Editor in Chief Oldham:
But is the steering heavy like an old Volvo's?
I think that's what the guy was asking.
Heavy? Well, that's hard to define exactly. Heavy or light is a very personal judgement. But I will say that I'm a huge fan of the Volvo's steering. I like the weight of the assist (not too heavy and not too light for my taste) and I find its ratio to be just quick enough. I also appreciate how natural it feels. Remember its good old fashioned hydraulic power steering (no electric) and its feels good as a result.
05:19 PM, 12/22/10
"Softer pedal than some competitors like BMW X3"
That is a great thing. I leased an X3 when I lived in Denver for a few years as a 2007 model, it being equipped with the sport package. Other than a back-breaking ride, both the accelerator, and the brake were far too touchy to live with every day. After 36 Months/30,000 Miles, I still didn't feel completely used to the touchiness of practically everything in that car.
Anyway, I do have a question, in regards to the XC60, as well as all the other cars in your fleet.
How's the range of the keyfob?
The Volvo's keyfob range is about 200 ft. Why did you want to know?
Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief @ 27,140 miles