2013 Volvo S60 Review and News – MotorAuthority

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2013 Volvo S60

2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

If sedans and wagons are indicative of past, the stylish and surprisingly (in certain trims, anyway) S60 may just be the brand’s roadmap to the Not only is there an emphasis on both inside and out, but also an edge to the S60 that of the past have lacked. at its 2010 launch as the “naughty the S60 looks to satisfy those a passion for driving as well as a for safety.

That it does so in a wrapper looks as good as the S60’s metal is just the icing on the We’d go so far as to say that the S60 is the first you’d consider buying of its styling, not in spite of it, and we’ll to being fans of the car’s flowing exterior lines. In R Design trim, the S60 even the part of a luxury sport which isn’t something we say for Volvos of the past.

Inside, the interior has a bit more flair you may expect from Volvo’s understated designs. It’s that the S60 is aimed at both a demographic and at those who previously for Audis and BMWs exclusively. material choices and designs the S60 are decidedly upscale, and we admire its to detail on things like and the “floating” center stack.

The 2013 S60 can be had with two different in three states of tune. T5 models get a 2.5-liter, turbocharged five-cylinder, good for 250 horsepower and 266 of torque. At this trim front wheel drive is with all-wheel-drive (AWD) an option.

Next up is the T6, packing a 3.0-liter six, rated at 300 horsepower and 325 of torque and equipped with AWD. If you want the fastest that would be the T6 R-Design, comes with the same engine as the T6, but tuned to produce 325 and 354 pound-feet of torque. As with the T6, AWD is oddly, the only transmission across the S60 range is a conventional automatic, which seems out of on models with sport aspirations.

If it’s comfort you’re either the T5 or T6 models will do fine, but even R-Design don’t punish occupants an overly harsh ride. the S60 R-Design comes with a suspension and a lower ride it somehow manages to feel a bit less sharp and communicative competitive models from and BMW. Splitting the difference comfort and handling, Volvo regular T6 models with its Active Chassis package, includes a tri-mode suspension with driver-selectable Comfort, and Advanced settings.

As you’d expect from the S60 goes heavy on available features, too.

In addition to the airbags, ABS and electronic stability the S60 features torque vectoring it calls Corner Traction to ensure grip across a variety of surfaces and driving There’s an optional pedestrian and braking system that stop the car at speeds up to 22 mph if a collision is and the same package includes departure and driver inattention too. New for 2013 is a road information system, which drivers to potential hazards

The S60 spans an impressive range of features and prices, so if you’re in the for an entry-level luxury sedan likely an S60 that meets needs and expectations. For 2013, will offer T5 and T6 models in Premier Plus and Platinum but some standalone options over from 2012 as

For a complete look at all the 2013 S60 models, see our comprehensive review on The Car .

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