Volvo XC60 2.0T R-Design Review: An even safer bet

Volvo XC60 2.0T R-Design Review: An even safer bet

OneShift Editorial Team
OneShift Editorial Team
30 Aug 2010
What we like:
pros
Well-damped ride
pros
mid-range torque
pros
safety features
pros
handsomely styled exterior and interior
What we dislike:
cons
Blank space on dashboard in place of sat nav screen
cons
uncommunicative steering
cons
uninspiring engine note


And now to the XC60's piece de resistance - City Safety. This feature is a collision avoidance system that brakes the car automatically if the driver is about to drive into the vehicle in front. A collision can then be fully avoided or if this is not possible, damage to cars and personal injuries are kept to a minimum. The system is active at all speeds below 30km/h. It's not a necessity or something any driver should solely rely on but its good to know that its there when you have a moment of brain fade in traffic!

Other safety kit standard on the XC60 include DSTC electronic stability control, front, side and curtain airbags, RSC Roll Stability Control as well as traditional Volvo safety features like WHIPS and SIPS.

With so much safety kit on board, the XC60 offers safety like no other car in the segment. With the 2.0T, the safety conscious can no longer rue that XC60s are too expensive to tax and fuel. The Audi Q5 might offer better performance but if safety is high on your priority list then you can safely bet your money on the Volvo.

Credits: Story and Photos by Raymond Lai

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