Technology 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).
2,953cc (180 cu-in)
Double overhead camshaft
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
281 @ 5,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
295 @ 1,500
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
Can 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.
Softer pedal than some competitors, e.g. BMW X3, but still a very good number.
Skid 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.