2010 Volvo XC60 T6: I Like This Shape
December 16, 2009
Last night I took my first drive in our 2010 Volvo XC60 T6. After 60 miles, I can say that it drives fine. Acceleration is just fine, with more than enough torque for passing (peak is 295 lb-ft at 1,500 rpm). The ride is just fine, with about the right blend of compliance and control. Handling is fine, with a nice flat cornering attitude around cloverleaf ramps.
But this is the attribute of the XC60 I'm fixated on: this taillight. I saw it reflected in my neighbor's window and it reminded me how much I like the design of current Volvos. In almost every case, I find their styling more interesting and memorable than how they actually drive.
Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 8,722 miles