Video: 2012 Volvo XC60 R-Design is a safe, sturdy, dependable, and fast and sporty crossover


The 2012 Volvo XC60 R-Design competes with other premium 5 passenger crossovers like the new BMW X3, the new Acura RDX and of course the segment leading Lexus RX350. Compared to those cars the Volvo has a high degree of Swedish flare.

Volvo has a well earned reputation for building safe, sturdy and dependable cars but when you think of sporty and fast all-wheel-drive crossovers…the name Volvo is not the first thing that pops into your mind and yet….

This new Volvo XC60 R-Design is exactly that….a safe, sturdy, dependable, and fast and sporty crossover. From the duel tailpipes, to the low rocker panels and aero body kit you can immediately tell that this is not your father’s Swedish brother’s Volvo.

Under the hood you’ll find a tweaked 3.0L I6 engine that puts out 325 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. And believe me that’s plenty of power for this 5-seater crossover. In fact the turbo-charged engine dials up almost seamless power delivery with just a hint of turbo log to spoil some of the back road fun.

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