Road Trip Ready - 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: Road Trip Ready

October 19, 2009

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I did not drive our new long-term 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD to San Francisco this past weekend as this photo might suggest. But I would without hesitation given the opportunity and the gasoline.

When I stumbled upon this fantastic image of the XC60 sitting under the Golden Gate Bridge I found myself asking a question nobody has asked me about Volvo's new crossover, "Would you want to drive it to San Francisco and back?"

For those of you that don't live in the west, San Francisco is a six-to-seven-hour drive north of our office in Santa Monica if you take the freeways and interstates. Take the coast and the trip will require a toothbrush and fresh pair of undies.

It's the kind of all day run that requires a comfortable vehicle with above average fuel range (to get you through those "middle of nowhere" stretches) and plenty of passing power (to get around all those 18-wheelers).

Anyway, the answer is yes. Absolutely yes I would gladly take our Volvo XC60 to San Francisco and back. Such road trips are partly what family trucksters like this are all about and the Volvo hits the mark.

What about your ride? Is it road trip friendly?

Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief

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