Volvo s60 review




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    Volvo s60 review

    Volvo s60 review

    Dual-motor Tesla Model 3 possibly coming in July. It also did a splendid job keeping track of the edge of the road, something other systems can have difficulty with. Volvo's mph speed limiter has received 'very positive' feedback. On the other hand, even with a new, faster chipset, the system can take its sweet time loading, and some basic workaday in-car functions are buried in the menu structure.

    Volvo s60 review

    Volvo s60 review

    Volvo s60 review

    Volvo s60 review

    Volvo s60 review

    Volvo S60 Review | Top Gear

    The Good The Volvo S60 boasts modern design, a delightful driving experience and a competitive array of safety technology. The Bad A sluggish infotainment system and less-than-stellar fuel efficiency. The Bottom Line Volvo's newest sedan gives you exactly what you need and nothing you don't. The latest car on Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture SPA modular architecture, the Volvo S60 sedan, once again proves that the Swedish automaker knows exactly what to put into a luxury sedan -- and exactly what to leave out.

    The result is a car that's incredibly easy to live with and tough to pick fault with. Volvo's appeal begins with its understated design. Bold light elements at either end add more visual impact and look especially fantastic in the dark. And with its wheels inchers in the case of my R-Design tester pushed toward the ends of the body, the S60 has a very athletic stance on the road. The cabin is likewise a straightforward affair, with almost no buttons anywhere to be seen.

    Volvo s60 review

    There are but a few material types and shapes throughout the interior, but all of them are great to behold and lovely to the touch. Visibility is very good in all directions thanks to the tall, upright seating position, as well as narrow pillars and big windows all round.

    Special note must go to the Volvo's seats. I drive a lot of different cars and it's always notable whether I can find a comfortable position immediately or fiddle with the seat for the first half hour behind the wheel.

    Volvo s60 review

    The S60 falls into the former camp, with gorgeously designed, nicely bolstered leather chairs that are effortlessly supportive and comfortable. I don't recall once adjusting the seat again to stay comfortable, which is high praise from a fidget like myself.

    Not that second-row passengers have much to complain about, as there's ample headroom for regular adults and good, if not exceptional, legroom; my toes just tuck under the front seats. The wide trunk is rated at That's not best-in-class space, though if you really need to transport a lot of stuff you could buy the Volvo V60 station wagon instead. The T6 badge on the trunklid indicates that my test car has a turbocharged and supercharged 2.

    The engine delivers horsepower and pound-feet through an eight-speed automatic transmission. What's most impressive about this powertrain is its incredible flexibility. The engine serves up torque across its entire rev range with little hesitation and the automatic downshifts promptly and smoothly.

    Volvo s60 review

    Cut-and-thrust maneuvers in traffic take no second thought at all. When I first drove the T6 engine several years ago in an XC90 crossover, it sounded strained and sent a good amount of vibration into the cabin. But this S60 test car stays quiet and calm in the cabin, even when exploiting all of the car's performance with the Drive Mode dial switched to Dynamic. A delight to drive, the S60 has incredibly natural and well-judged control weights; there's no learning curve to driving it because it follows your inputs so obediently.

    Ride quality and high-speed stability are right up there with the Volvo's German rivals. Though very responsive and plenty quick, the S60 is not quite so thrilling to drive hard as a BMW or a Mercedes -- but frankly, most luxury-car customers are not chasing lap times. The Volvo's balance of luxury and sportiness is better suited to everyday driving. With my loan occurring in January, I had ample chance to assess the Volvo's winter suitability, too. The all-wheel-drive system handles snowy roads ably and even delivers an entertaining amount of power oversteer in the white stuff; the factory Michelin MXM4 all-season rubber is good but not great in snow.

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