The Truth About Cars » volvo xc60 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 13:22:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Capsule Review: 2013 Volvo XC70 T6 Polestar – Brown Wagon Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/capsule-review-2013-volvo-xc70-t6-polestar-brown-wagon-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/capsule-review-2013-volvo-xc70-t6-polestar-brown-wagon-edition/#comments Wed, 02 Oct 2013 13:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=501161 If you had to pick a Q-Car, the vehicle you see above would be nobody’s first choice. Something like a Camry V6, a Pentastar Avenger, or perhaps even a Verano Turbo with a Trifecta tune would be a more suitably anonymous roller skate with enough power to pummel most “civilian” cars on the street. Or […]

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If you had to pick a Q-Car, the vehicle you see above would be nobody’s first choice. Something like a Camry V6, a Pentastar Avenger, or perhaps even a Verano Turbo with a Trifecta tune would be a more suitably anonymous roller skate with enough power to pummel most “civilian” cars on the street. Or […]

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Review: 2013 Lexus RX 350 F-Sport (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/review-2013-lexus-rx-350-f-sport-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/review-2013-lexus-rx-350-f-sport-video/#comments Tue, 07 May 2013 20:09:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484893 I remember when the RX rolled onto the scene in 1998. It was truly the first successful crossover as we would know it today. While everyone else was trying to produce a truck-based luxury SUV, Lexus took the Camry/ES platform, put a jelly-bean inspired box on top and jacked the ride height up to 7.7 […]

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I remember when the RX rolled onto the scene in 1998. It was truly the first successful crossover as we would know it today. While everyone else was trying to produce a truck-based luxury SUV, Lexus took the Camry/ES platform, put a jelly-bean inspired box on top and jacked the ride height up to 7.7 […]

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Ten Best and Worst Automotive Gadgets http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/ten-best-and-ten-worst-automotive-gadgets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/ten-best-and-ten-worst-automotive-gadgets/#comments Wed, 17 Apr 2013 18:44:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485138 As the line between automotive electronics and consumer electronics grows ever closer, the list of new-car options has grown at an incredible pace. As a person who’s constantly in a new vehicle and has an insatiable love for gadgetry, click through the jump for my top 10 must-haves and the 10 options you should avoid […]

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As the line between automotive electronics and consumer electronics grows ever closer, the list of new-car options has grown at an incredible pace. As a person who’s constantly in a new vehicle and has an insatiable love for gadgetry, click through the jump for my top 10 must-haves and the 10 options you should avoid […]

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Volvo V40 Cross Country; We May Actually Get This http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/volvo-v40-cross-country-we-may-actually-get-this/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/volvo-v40-cross-country-we-may-actually-get-this/#comments Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:40:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461071 Apparently, the Volvo V40 isn’t being imported to North America; but nobody said the Cross Country wasn’t coming here, did they? The iconic V70 ended up being usurped by the XC60. The V50 wagon was effectively replaced by the XC60. And with Audi, BMW and Mercedes offering entry-level compact luxury cars (the A3, X1 and […]

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Apparently, the Volvo V40 isn’t being imported to North America; but nobody said the Cross Country wasn’t coming here, did they? The iconic V70 ended up being usurped by the XC60. The V50 wagon was effectively replaced by the XC60. And with Audi, BMW and Mercedes offering entry-level compact luxury cars (the A3, X1 and […]

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Review: 2012 Volvo XC60 R-Design Polestar Take Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/review-2012-volvo-xc60-r-design-polestar-take-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/review-2012-volvo-xc60-r-design-polestar-take-two/#comments Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:51:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=449629 Volvo has long been the “safe choice” in more ways than one. The brand’s reputation is steeped in safety, but for the past 30 years “luxury with a hint of performance” has been a secondary focus. Even still, arriving at the country club in a Volvo won’t bring out the green-eyed-monster. Your fellow socialites will […]

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Volvo has long been the “safe choice” in more ways than one. The brand’s reputation is steeped in safety, but for the past 30 years “luxury with a hint of performance” has been a secondary focus. Even still, arriving at the country club in a Volvo won’t bring out the green-eyed-monster. Your fellow socialites will […]

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Volvo CEO: “Our Cars Are Too Complicated” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/volvo-ceo-our-cars-are-too-complicated/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/volvo-ceo-our-cars-are-too-complicated/#comments Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450113 Here’s a breath of fresh air; Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby declared that his cars, laden with safety systems and other gadgets, are too complex for most of Volvo’s customers. Jacoby cited a study, which claimed that 75 percent of Volvo customers didn’t know the full potential of their cars. Citing Apple as an example, Jacoby […]

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Here’s a breath of fresh air; Volvo CEO Stefan Jacoby declared that his cars, laden with safety systems and other gadgets, are too complex for most of Volvo’s customers. Jacoby cited a study, which claimed that 75 percent of Volvo customers didn’t know the full potential of their cars. Citing Apple as an example, Jacoby […]

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Future Volvos Powered By Turbocharged Modular 4-Cylinders http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/future-volvos-powered-by-turbocharged-modular-4-cylinders/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/future-volvos-powered-by-turbocharged-modular-4-cylinders/#comments Fri, 06 Jan 2012 21:44:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=424648 Amid Volvo’s announcement of a plug-in hybrid for markets besides diesel-loving Europe came another tidbit about the lone Swedish brand’s future direction. Rather than 5, 6 or 8 cylinder engines like years past, Volvo will be downsizing, much like BMW – and using modular engines to boot, much like their Bavarian rivals. While Volvo’s plans […]

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Amid Volvo’s announcement of a plug-in hybrid for markets besides diesel-loving Europe came another tidbit about the lone Swedish brand’s future direction. Rather than 5, 6 or 8 cylinder engines like years past, Volvo will be downsizing, much like BMW – and using modular engines to boot, much like their Bavarian rivals. While Volvo’s plans […]

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Volvo XC60 Plug-In Hybrid: Because Wagons Don’t Play In Peoria http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/volvo-xc60-plug-in-hybrid-because-wagons-dont-play-in-peoria/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/volvo-xc60-plug-in-hybrid-because-wagons-dont-play-in-peoria/#comments Wed, 04 Jan 2012 17:51:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=424266 There was ample hand-wringing when Volvo announced the death of their iconic station wagon in North America. While enthusiasts mourned the death of a cult classic, Volvo also announced a plug-in hybrid version of their V60 wagon, powered by a diesel engine and a hybrid drivetrain. Naturally, this vehicle was not destined for sale in […]

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There was ample hand-wringing when Volvo announced the death of their iconic station wagon in North America. While enthusiasts mourned the death of a cult classic, Volvo also announced a plug-in hybrid version of their V60 wagon, powered by a diesel engine and a hybrid drivetrain. Naturally, this vehicle was not destined for sale in […]

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