Agility, acceleration, transmission, front-seat comfort, fit and finish, advanced safety systems.
Rear seat and trunk room, engine refinement, two-step ignition.
The S60 is one of the best Volvos ever, with agile handling, a taut and steady ride, and a suite of advanced safety systems. Though the five-cylinder can sound gruff, it provides lively acceleration and respectable fuel economy. The top-level T6 trim with all-wheel drive is quick and refined. The interior is quiet and nicely laid out, and the front seats are very comfortable. But the rear is tight, and the trunk is small. Safety features include City Safety, which can automatically brake the car to prevent a collision, and an optional pedestrian-detection system that intervenes to avoid hitting a person. Reliability has been average. The V60 wagon will arrive in the US in 2014.