2010 Volvo XC60 U.S. pricing released

Volvo has announced U.S. prices for their new premium XC60 crossover SUV. The 2010 XC60 3.2 will be offered with either front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive when the vehicle goes on sale this summer. A front-wheel-drive XC60 is priced at 32,395. The new 3.2L with AWD is priced at $34,395.

The XC60’s naturally-aspirated 3.2 is the same engine that powers the base S80 flagship sedan introduced in 2008 and comes standard with a six-speed automatic transmission. The inline 6-cylinder produces 235 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque.

Fuel economy for the 3.2L is an estimated 27 mpg on the highway and an estimated 18 mpg in the city. Additionally, Volvo offers two version of the 3.2 with either ULEV-II (ultra low emissions) or PZEV (partial zero emissions) systems.

This latest edition of what might be termed the world’s safest passenger vehicle incorporates more than 80 years of safety innovation including the Volvo invented 3-point seatbelt more than 50-years ago to the introduction of standard City Safety, a low-speed collision avoidance system, launched with the 2010 XC60 T6 AWD earlier this year.

Other safety features include Roll Stability Control (RSC), pretensioned seatbelts in all seating positions, an inflatable side curtain for front and rear passengers and a high-strength Boron steel roof structure, the XC60 combines both active and passive safety systems in one stunningly designed package. Additional standard safety features include Dynamic Stability Traction Control (DSTC), anti-lock brakes, WHIPS, Volvo’s whiplash protection seats, and the SIPS side-impact protection system.

Standard equipment on the XC60 3.2 includes 17-inch alloy wheels, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror, Bluetooth with hands free capability, dual zone Electronic Climate Control, front fog lamps, HD Radio, high performance audio system with 8-speakers, a 4×40 amplifier, CD player with MP3 capability, cargo area load cover, power driver’s seat with memory function including the outside mirrors, Sirius Satellite Radio including a 6-month complimentary subscription and USB and auxiliary inputs.

The XC60 3.2 also has five preferred value packages and a wide assortment of stand alone optional equipment available.

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