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Volvo Cars’ replacement for the original XC60 is here. It was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show. The new XC60 SUV comes nine years after the vehicle was originally launched. It has been a solid performer for Volvo with nearly a million units sold across the world. The company says the XC60 currently represents about …

Rating 78/100 Background It’s been hard for family vehicles to shake a reputation for being boring, but Volvo is doing a pretty good job of giving consumers a fine alternative with its 2016 XC60. We’ve appreciated the XC60’s sleek good looks and stylish cabin since the model was introduced back for 2010. The XC60 is …

Rating 60/100 Background Small and midsize crossover SUVs are very popular with families, who favor their spacious passenger and cargo compartments, elevated seating positions and available all-wheel drive. But oftentimes these vehicles can be rather plain and anonymous. If you desire a crossover with style and presence that is still quite family-friendly, the 2014 Volvo …

Rating 78/100 Background Every company in the luxury business has recently developed midsize crossovers with plenty of comfort and convenience features. But let’s not forget that crossovers are meant to deliver utility as well, and it’s this quality that makes the 2013 Volvo XC60 a top choice for families. Chief reasons include a cozy cabin, …

Rating 68/100 Background The compact luxury SUV segment is growing. Almost every premium automaker now offers one, and while each has its own character, the 2012 Volvo XC60 sets itself apart with its capability as a family car. With impeccable crash test scores, generous interior space and several unique features, the XC60 is ideally set …

Rating 62/100 Background Volvo used to be known solely for building vehicles that were ahead of the curve in the area of safety. These days, the manufacturer’s lineup stands out not just for safety features but also for distinctive good looks and appealing performance. A perfect example is the 2011 Volvo XC60. Thanks to distinctive …

Rating 65/100 Background Most people know of ABBA, the popular Swedish pop band from the 1970s that enjoyed a recent revival after its songs were used in the “Mamma Mia!” musical and movie. Now it seems there’s another Swedish export ready for a re-release — and it’s not Ace of Base. It’s Volvo. Yes, Volvo …

SUVs have many benefits that make them appealing options. However, based on the latest research conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, it seems many manufacturers overlooked a key component of their SUV’s safety: their headlights. The IIHS tested headlights on 37 models, then assigned each SUV a grade based on its findings. Those …

We all want our sports utility vehicle to be dependable. We certainly don’t want to waste precious time sitting in a repair shop. After all, SUV owners are all about adventure and being out on the road. In fact, J.D. Power research says that aside from exterior and interior styling, vehicle dependability is the most …

82 vehicles earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s praise for 2017. The IIHS is a non-profit organization that’s supported by auto insurers. It works to reduce the number of motor vehicle crashes each year as well as the rate of injuries and amount of property damage. Of the 82 vehicles that earned the non-profit’s …

Rating 62/100 Background Shoppers have flocked to the reasonably priced Acura MDX for years due to its strong resale value and reputation for reliability. The 2016 MDX boasts numerous updates, including a standard nine-speed automatic transmission and a widely available AcuraWatch Plus bundle that provides cutting-edge safety technologies. Add the MDX’s rewarding driving dynamics to …

Rating 63/100 Background The original RDX bounded onto the scene as Acura’s high-tech wonder, boasting a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (Acura’s first) and a sophisticated all-wheel-drive system. It failed to resonate with as many shoppers as Acura had hoped, however, so in 2012 the company redesigned it as a more conventional small luxury crossover SUV with …