2009 Volvo XC60: Safety First, Style a Close Second

By KBB.com Editors on April 25, 2008 12:37 PM
It wasn't long ago that the premium compact crossover segment consisted of not much more than the BMW X3 and decidedly less successful Land Rover Freelander (now LR2). Today, it's the fastest growing segment in the industry. In addition to a 281-horsepower, turbocharged, six-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive, the stylish XC60 will of course sport a slew of safety features. For instance, the XC60 can sense an imminent front-end collision and, if the driver doesn't react, automatically apply the brakes. Look for the XC60 to arrive early in 2009 at prices expected to start in the low $30,000 range.