Auto HVAC Adjustment Pitch - 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Long-Term Road Test

2010 Volvo XC60 Long-Term Road Test

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2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD: Auto HVAC Adjustment Pitch

January 19, 2010

Our long-term 2010 Volvo XC60 has a fine-working dual-zone auto HVAC that keeps the cabin comfortable. Our tester also has the optional Interior Air Quality System with a carbon monoxide air quality sensor that helps filter out dust, pollen, and exhaust particles.

However, our XC60's auto HVAC has a 2 degree F temp adjustment pitch (interval). Most of the vehicles I have seen have a 1 deg temp pitch.

To me it makes no difference at all since I adjust the temperature to what's comfortable, as the temp setting can vary from vehicle to vehicle. And one degree doesn't mean anything to me.

But some people are quite particular about their HVAC setting, even bypassing the Auto function altogether. Others want 75F -- exactly.

How about you? Does your car have 2 deg temp pitch? Would this matter to you?


Albert Austria, Senior Engineer @ 10,550 miles

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