|Reviewed By||Kristen Hall-Geisler|
|Price as Tested||$44,335|
Zippy 300-hp turbo 2.5-liter 5-cylinder; sport suspension setting was distinct and fun; firm seats are supportive on long rides; striking blue analog gauges easy to read.
Taking advantage of the horsepower caused a noticeable drop in stated highway 25 mpg to way under 20; rain-sensing wipers not so sensitive; neither the radio nor the iPod supplied with the test car displayed the song title when the iPod was plugged in.
Our Sonic Blue metallic model came kitted out with a low front spoiler that was out of place and shredded by daily driving, and we were careful. Once that was put in the trunk, the all-wheel drive handled Northwest weather conditions with Volvo-standard predictability.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
Jan 19, 2006