2011 Volvo S60 Review
Redesigned version shooting for the stars.
The redesigned 2011 Volvo S60 hits the mark everywhere it aims. Its styling is beautiful, its leather and aluminum interior satisfying, and its function flawless. Superb power and cornering with all-wheel drive, with unmatched safety and warranty. The base price of $37,700 buys an awful lot of car, although the luxury options mount up.
Sam Moses filed this report to NewCarTestDrive.com after his test drive of the S60 T6 AWD near Newburg, Oregon.
Model Line Overview
|Model Lineup:||Volvo S60 T6 AWD ($37,700)|
|Engines:||3.0-liter turbocharged I6|
|Safety Equipment (standard):||dual stage front airbags, side curtain airbags, side impact airbags, Dynamic Stability and Traction Control, corner traction control, Side Impact Protection System (SIPS), Whiplash Protection Seating System (WHIPS), tire pressure monitoring system, anti-lock braking system with hydraulic brake assist, optimized hydraulic brakes, ready alert brakes and fading brake support|
|Safety Equipment (optional):||all-wheel drive|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles|
Specifications As Tested
|Model Tested (MSRP):||Volvo S60 T6 AWD ($37,700)|
|Standard Equipment:||leather sport seats, dual zone climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, power driver seat, 7-inch color display, auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass, CD/DVD/MP3 sound system, Bluetooth, power locks, power windows, power mirrors|
|Options As Tested (MSRP):||Premium Package ($1500) with power moonroof, power front passenger seat, Xenon headlamps; Climate Package ($800) with heated front seats, heated windshield washer nozzles, rain-sensor wipers, headlight washers, interior air quality system; Multimedia Package ($2700) with 650-watt Dolby Surround Sound 12-speaker audio system, navigation system, split-lens rearview camera; Technology Package ($2100) with pedestrian detection with full auto brake, adaptive cruise control, collision warning with full auto brake, distance alert, alert driver control, lane departure warning; Metallic paint ($550)|
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|Price as tested (MSRP)||46200|
|Horsepower (hp @ rpm):||300 @ 5600|
|Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):||325 @ 2100-4200|
|EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:||18/26|
|Head/hip/leg room, f:||37.6/54.9/41.9|
|Head/hip/leg room, m:|
|Head/hip/leg room, r:||37.4/53.5/33.5|
|Suspension, f:||MacPherson strut|
|Brakes, f/r:||vented disc/vented disc with ABS, Brake Assist|
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