in 2013 Luxury Compact SUVs

Avg. Price Paid: $23,178 - $30,426
Original MSRP: $34,350 - $48,950
MPG: 19 City / 25 Hwy
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Used Car: 2013 Volvo XC60 Review

Review Last Updated: 4/6/15

Reviewers liked the 2013 Volvo XC60’s available safety features and generous cargo room, but they thought its base engine is underpowered.

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According to test drivers, the 2013 XC60’s base six-cylinder engine is weak, but many were pleased with the available turbocharged six-cylinder engine, which they thought has plenty of power in all driving situations. All trims have a six-speed automatic transmission. The EPA estimates that the base 2013 XC60 gets 19/25 mpg city/highway, which is a bit low for the class. Some automotive writers thought the XC60 offers a comfortable ride, though others found its ride to be a bit stiff. The XC60 has secure handling in turns, some reviewers said, but a few noted that there is some body lean at higher speeds.

Test drivers complimented the 2013 Volvo XC60’s attractive cabin styling and top-shelf materials. The 2013 Volvo XC60 seats five on standard leatherette seats. Leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats and rear seats with integrated child booster seats are available. Automotive journalists reported that the XC60’s front and rear seats are roomy and comfortable. Standard features in the 2013 XC60 include Bluetooth, satellite radio, a USB port and City Safety, which automatically applies the brakes at low speeds if a collision is about to occur. Available features include navigation, a 12-speaker Dolby Pro-Logic surround-sound audio system, a rear-seat entertainment system, front- and rearview cameras, adaptive cruise control, collision warning, pedestrian detection and lane departure warning. Many critics thought the XC60’s navigation system is outdated and takes a while to learn. However, most said the audio and climate controls are easy to use. Test drivers also appreciated the Volvo XC60’s abundance of available safety and driver assistance features. With 30.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats in use and 67.4 cubic feet with them folded, the XC60 has one of the highest overall cargo capacities in the class.

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Other SUVs to Consider

The base 2013 BMW X3 comes with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that test drivers said is powerful and responsive. Additionally, the X3 gets better fuel economy than the XC60, and it comes standard with all-wheel drive.

Test drivers praised the 2013 Infiniti EX for its sporty handling and powerful standard V6 engine. Additionally, automotive journalists said the EX’s interior is stylish and has straightforward navigation and infotainment controls.

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