Style With Substance - 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: Style With Substance

January 11, 2011

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The 2010 Volvo XC60 has reached the end of its term with us and we're all sad to see it go. It did so many things well - commute, trek, carry, haul, motor, and cruise. But I'll miss it especially because of its style.

There's more to the XC60's look than just its graceful combination of the usual European-style themes, though. It has style without silliness, which is more than you can say of utility vehicles executed recently by BMW (X6), Mercedes-Benz (GLK) and Porsche (Cayenne).

I'd argue that the ideal of utility helps Volvo resist the extravagance of the German brands. A vehicle is what it does as well as what it looks like, the Swedes remind us. And in a world where so much has the sickly sweet odor of marketing, such appreciation for utility is refreshingly honest.

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com

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