2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD: Bad Weather Brand
December 29, 2010
There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes. If you're wearing the right stuff, then you can get through any kind of weather.
Driving the Volvo XC60 is like having the right kind of clothes for any weather. If you're looking out the window and seeing rain or snow right now, you'd be a lot happier if you had the key to this Volvo in your pocket.
It's more than just the Haldex all-wheel-drive system. It's the Pirelli Scorpion tires, good headlights and effective wipers, not to mention good door seals, and a full-strength defrosting and heating system. Plus seat heaters.
Even better, when you're wearing a winter coat and have got boots and gloves and all the rest of it, you can actually drive this Volvo, which is not something that might be said of a snappy little sport coupe with high-bolstered seats, little tiny pedals and toylike buttons on the dash.
It's true that there's probably only a week or two the whole year when this sort of stuff is important. The rest of the time you can make through with shorts and flip-flops. But when you need what the XC60 offers, you really need it.
More than 25,000 miles on the Volvo XC60 and we seem to like it more every day. And that's not something that happens often. The next thing you know, someone is going to turn the XC60 into ski boots.
Michael Jordan, Executive editor, Edmunds.com