The 2012 Volvo XC60 is one of three “crossover” entries from Volvo that carries on the Swedish automaker’s decades-long tradition of producing bulletproof wagons. Though technically billed as an XUV, the Volvo XC60 shares more in character with the rough-and-ready wagons of old than most give it credit for. The XC60 R-Design in particular pays important homage to the 850 R Wagon (discontinued in the late 90s), which is still revered in many enthusiast circles for its jaw-dropping, unexpected performance.  Power is sourced from one of three six-cylinder engines, producing 250, 300, and 325 horsepower, all of which are mated to Volvo’s six-speed Geartronic automatic transmission.

Pricing begins at the lower end of the spectrum with MSRP for the XC60 3.2 FWD starting at just $33,330. Options and price point increase in tandem with the XC60 T6 AWD (starting: $39, 450) and the premium XC60 T6 AWD R-Design ($43,700). Prices can easily sore north of the $50,000 mark, however, with the addition of either the Premier, Premier Plus, or Platinum trim levels priced at $2,500, $4,250, and $6,950 (respectively).  

Cars similar to the S60 are the Lexus RX350, BMW X3, and Mercedes GLK.

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