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2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD: First Drive Page 2

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When it comes to features the Swedes don't skimp. The S60 has Bluetooth hands-free wireless and audio streaming, rain sensing windshield wipers, headlight washers, torque vectoring, a 7-inch color LCD screen, HD radio, electronic climate control, and Volvo's innovative City Safety. In addition to the standard equipment, Volvo has created new trim levels for 2013 which contain previous optional equipment such as push-button start, an auto-dimming rear view mirror, and front and rear park assist.

A Swedish value

Volvo undercuts the competition with its pricing on the S60, which starts at $32,645 for a base T5 model. The trim levels are reasonably priced, with each increasing the price approximately $2,000. A fully loaded T6 R-Design will ring in close to $55,000.

Volvo's in a unique position, as it has always been a reference point when it comes to safety. With the current-generation S60, Volvo has upped the safety technology while adding a dose of aggressive styling and luxury.

At the end of the day, the Volvo costs less than the competition, offers more interior space, and is distinctly Swedish. For more information be sure to read our full review of the 2013 Volvo S60 here.


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  1. Nice review. I really love the XC60 but if I were looking for a sedan this would definitely be it.
     
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  2. you need to compromise for your own sanity. The V60 T5 AWD is absolutely brilliant, i would recommend it to anyone considering a sedan or even better an SUV in the size of the XC60. Trust me you will not be dissapointed.

    as a side note, i would request anyone to put the Ford Mondeo and the S60 side by side and see the old Ford design similarities. Ypou will be amazed !
     
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  3. I totally agree there. A friend just bought a new XC60 and I am very jealous. It's so comfy, the price is reasonable and looks half decent. Anyone know what reliability on Volvos is like?
     
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  4. I've been a volvo enthusiest since I was 15, and the T5 engine is their crown jewel in my opinion. Nothing on earth sounds like that monster. I really think they could capture the imaginations of the younger generations if they produced another RWD sports car like the p1800. That is the model that really caught my attention when I was younger.
     
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  5. Still dealing with the Nightmare that is my 2012 S60 T5! My 2nd car has a laundry list of issues. Some Volvo will ack. others they stay blissfully ignorant. Just look at the recalls since '10 for Volvo's. Fuel cut out (which mine was a nexus for & still happens) Fires & faulty airbags. The new 25% offset crash test results are nice. But with my exp; I want to know how it performs if hit from the rear in the same manner. I say this due to have broken down in 6 states. With several near misses while waiting in the side of the road for Volvo on call. The new product isn't up to par quality wise as we have come to expect from this once great brand.
     
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