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2010 Volvo XC60 Long-Term Road Test

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2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD: Track Tested

December 29, 2009

Like every car in our Long Term fleet, our 2010 Volvo XC60 paid its dues upon entry with a trip to the track and a hearty flogging at the hands of our trained professional test drivers.

They chucked this 4,000+lb SUV through the slalom, around the skidpad and down the skidpad.

Follow the jump for the full results!

Vehicle: 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD
Driver: Josh Jacquot
Price: $44,240

Drive Type: All-wheel drive
Transmission Type: Six-speed automatic
Engine Type: Inline-6
Displacement (cc/cu-in): 2,953/180
Redline (rpm): 6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm): 281 @ 5,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm): 295 @ 1,500
Brake Type (front): Ventilated disc

Brake Type (rear): Ventilated disc
Steering System: Power Steering
Suspension Type (front): MacPherson struts

Suspension Type (rear): Multi-link

Tire Size (front): 235/60R18 103H
Tire Size (rear): 235/60R18 103H
Tire Brand: Pirelli
Tire Model: Scorpion Zero
Tire Type: All-season
Wheel Size: 18 inches
Wheel Material (front/rear): Alloy
As tested Curb Weight (lb): 4,275

Test Results:
0 - 30 (sec): 2.9
0 - 45 (sec): 4.9
0 - 60 (sec): 7.3
0 - 75 (sec): 10.8
1/4 Mile (sec @ mph): 15.4 @ 92.3
0-60 with 1-ft Rollout (sec): 6.9
30 - 0 (ft): 30
60 - 0 (ft): 119
Braking Rating: Very Good
Slalom (mph): 65
Skid Pad Lateral acceleration (g): 0.79
Handling Rating: Very Good
Db @ Idle: 43.9
Db @ Full Throttle: 76
Db @ 70 mph Cruise: 67.7

Acceleration Comments: No wheelspin. Makes best run first which likely means intercooler suffers heatsoak in these temps. Best run w/trac on, not that it matters.

Braking Comments: Softest brake pedal of the group, but still an excellent number.

Handling Comments: Skid pad: Non-defeat stability control. Heavy understeer. Stability control handles throttle admirably and instantly rather than exceeding tires' limits then heavily intervening. Slalom: Remarkably absent stability control intervention and, even when stab does step in, it corrects rather than punishes. Volvo is softest in this group but yields the best slalom number. Mike Magrath, Vehicle Testing Assistant

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