2010 Volvo XC60 T6 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Volvo XC60 - Road Test Specs

2010 Volvo XC60 SUV

(3.0L 6-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
StyleT6 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
Base MSRP$37,200
Options on test vehicleTechnology Package ($2,700 -- includes premium Dynaudio sound system, navigation system with real-time traffic and rear backup camera); Climate Package ($1,000 -- includes heated front seats, heated rear seats, heated windshield washer nozzles, rain-sensing wipers and interior air quality system); Metallic Paint ($525).
As-tested MSRP$42,250


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,953cc (180 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.3
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)281 @ 5,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)295 @ 1,500
Transmission type6-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.15:1, II=2.37:1, III=1.56:1, IV=1.16:1, V=0.86:1, VI=0.69:1 final drive=3.75:1


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typePower steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.0:1
Tire brandPirelli
Tire modelScorpion Zero
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, front235/60R18 H
Tire size, rear235/60R18 H
Wheel size18-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearVentilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.8
0-60 mph (sec.)7.1
0-75 mph (sec.)10.4
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.2 @ 93.8
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.7
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)123
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)65.1
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.77g
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.8
@ Full throttle (dB)76.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.5

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsCan defeat traction control but doesn't make any difference, as wheelspin simply doesn't happen. Good acceleration rush as boost rolls up. Best run in Drive using auto shifting.
Braking ratingVery good
Braking commentsSofter pedal than some competitors, e.g. BMW X3, but still a very good number.
Handling ratingVery good
Handling commentsSkid pad: Just understeer. Nothing too special here. Non-defeat stability control seems to cut throttle in direct and immediate proportion to steering angle. Slalom: Good rotation and on-power confidence through cones. Very good at quick transitions -- as if it were tuned for this. Stability control almost imperceptible here, which is excellent. Must get XC60 very out of shape before intervention.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)90.3
Wind (mph, direction)Crosswind @ 2.12

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)15 city/22 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)15.6
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,174
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)4,247
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)59/41
Length (in.)182.2
Width (in.)74.4
Height (in.)67.4
Wheelbase (in.)109.2
Track, front (in.)64.3
Track, rear (in.)62.4
Turning circle (ft.)38.4
Legroom, front (in.)41.2
Legroom, rear (in.)36.4
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)N/A
Headroom, front (in.)39.0
Headroom, rear (in.)39.5
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.2
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)N/A
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)30.8
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)67.4


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years /Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance3 years/36,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBraking assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemPre-collision safety system
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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