Originally Posted by Grovsnus
Volvo still makes the R models? I thought they had stopped making both the R and T ones?
Yeah, they're good cars. But perhaps a bit more boring to drive than BMW, and somewhat overpriced here in the US. I want to try the hybrid when it comes out, though!
The XC60 R-Design is neither boring nor overpriced. The turbo I-6 may not have quite as much punch as BMW's straight six, but it is at least as smooth and certainly doesn't lack for power. The driver interface is a bit outdated, but the amazing seats go a long way toward making up for it. I like the X3, but given the choice between the two I'd take the XC60 in a heartbeat ... at least until the turbo fours supplant the current six cylinder family, that is.