Though 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 turbocharged four-cylinder engines are responsive and coupled to a smooth eight-speed automatic. Wind and road noise are well-suppressed. The interior is well-constructed with high-quality materials, but many controls are too fussy to use. The seats are nicely shaped and comfortable up front, although rear legroom is a bit tight. Some controls are overly complicated. City Safe automatic braking is standard and crash-test performance is excellent, but opting for other cutting-edge safety gear gets pricey.