While a good choice overall, the XC60 isn't as engaging to drive or as sporty as the Audi Q5 or BMW X3. The ride is stiff, but handling is responsive and secure. The 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder performs well, but fuel economy is mediocre at 17 mpg overall. The new turbocharged four-cylinder engines are coupled to an eight-speed automatic for better fuel economy. Wind and road noise are well suppressed. The interior is well-constructed with high-quality materials, but some controls are fussy to use. The seats are nicely shaped and comfortable up front, although rear leg room is a bit tight. City Safe automatic braking is standard, and crash-test performance is excellent, but opting for other cutting-edge safety gear gets pricey.