Jean Jennings, editor in chief of Automobile Magazine, reviews the value leader in the Volvo S60 lineup, the T5, from her driveway in southeastern Michigan. Come to jeanknowscars.com to see more short, personal reviews of the latest vehicles from Jean's driveway.
Jean's Driveway: 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye
Jean Jennings, editor in chief of Automobile Magazine and
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MultiAir turbo engine and sub-$20,000
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Jean's Driveway: 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel
This Porsche Cayenne Diesel is endurance-racing legend Hurley Haywood's
personal vehicle. I borrowed it to check it out. The first diesel from
Porsche on the U.S. market, it will take you above 700 miles before you
need to fill it up. It's also filled with luxury inside, and it has
Porsche's great eight-speed Tiptronic transmission. Have a look!
2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S: Jean's Driveway
The Porsche 911 is a gorgeous automobile. For this Jean's Driveway review
of the 2013 Porsche 911 Carrera S, I invited the three most white-hot auto
enthusiast members of my Group of Seven to review it with me: Anna Eby, Val
Luepke, and Heather Sager. Did they love the yellow Porsche? What do you
Jean's Driveway: 2013 Bentley Continental GTC V8
The $231,535 Bentley is, as might be expected, stunning inside and out.
Watch me run my hands over it--and run it up and down the road--in this
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2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD Sedan $1,000 Conquest Offer at PortlandVolvo.com
Danny (Hey That's Me!) walks around a new 2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD sedan. It
looks incredible painted in the Caspian Blue metallic exterior color, with
17" Balder aluminum alloy wheels. Equipped at the Premier Trim level this
250 hp sedan also includes the Climate package & chrome tipped tailpipes!
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Safe & Secure standard for 5 years, or 50,000 miles. That's a full
warranty, complimentary scheduled maintenance, wear & tear coverage &
roadside assistance. It's the best program in the business, and better than
Acura, Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Lexus & Mercedes.
City Safety is included standard on all S60's which is a brilliant system.
With the Volvo SENSUS Infotainment system standard on all 2013 S60's these
Volvo's have more computing power than NASA* If you have any questions feel
free to comment below. Give me (Danny) a call at (207) 883-5568, or make
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about NASA...do they even still exist?
2015 Volvo V60 Sport Wagon Review and Road Test
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There was a time when wagons roamed the interstates ferrying families from
one National Lampoon vacation to another. With the rise of the crossover,
those looking for the original "looks practical but handles like a sedan"
mode of transport have few options and most of them live in the luxury
segment. Let's count them before we go too far. We have the
soon-to-be-cancelled TSX, the last-generation Cadillac CTS (the new wagon
may arrive next year) Jetta, E-Class, 3-Series and Prius V. Even if you
expand things to include "off-road wagons"the list only grows by three
(Allroad, Outback and XC70.) Despite the shrinking market, Volvo's brand
has long been associated with practical wagons that it's almost hard to
believe it has been three full years since Volvo sold one in America.
That's about to change with the 2015 V60.
Back in 2010 Volvo was selling two wagons in America. The V50 was based on
the compact S40 sedan and the V70 shared its soul with Volvo's 5-series
competitor the S80. Although the V70 is still sold in Europe and the V40
(the replacement for the V50) splashed down in 2013, Americans will have to
settle for Volvo's middle child: the V60 wagon. Based on Volvo's S60 sedan,
the V60 competes internationally with wagon variants of the 3-Series,
C-Class, Audi A4 and many others. But this is America and Volvo's only
direct competitor is the BWM 328i xDrive wagon. More on that later.
Despite ditching the boxy form years ago, Volvo's style remains the
automotive Birkenstock to BMW's Prada. The entire Volvo lineup in America
(except for the XC90) received a 2014 face lift with a more aggressive
grille and more creases in the hood. Volvo has finally tucked their radar
cruise control module behind a plastic panel that blends into the grille
rather than sticking out like a gray sore thumb. Out back we get bumper
cover integrates Exhausts, a large
black surround on the rear glass that made me wish it was separately
hinged, and a continuation of those oh-so-sexy Swedish hips. Volvo's
engineers kept the V60's roofline fairly high at the rear, but even the
Swedes have given in to modern "coupé" styling cues, most notable in the
greenhouse shape. The raked rear glass which looks sexier but takes a toll
on cargo space.
Birkenstocks are comfy. Prada? Hit and miss. (Or so I'm told.) And so it is
with Volvo and BMW interiors. The S60 on which the V60 is based is now 5
years old. Aside from massaging color and trim options, the only
substantive changes to the interior since it was launched is Volvo's LCD
disco dash, a new steering wheel with shift paddles (optional) and a new
gear shift knob. Despite its age, the Scandinavian chic cabin has what it
takes to complete with BMW, especially now that the 3-Series has gone
slightly down-market with more hard plastics in this generation. My only
major gripe is the small 7-inch infotainment display that is clearly
outclassed by BMW's ginormous iDrive screen.
The V60 has been priced aggressively for 2015 starting at $35,300 that's an
$800 upsell over then S60 and $6,150 less than a base 3-series wagon.
Adjusting for feature content, the base V60 is still $5,000 less. If
bargain wagons with premium badges are your thing, the TSX is king at
$31,985 starting but the delta shrinks to less than two grand when you
adjust for the V60's feature set. The $36,800 might be the more appropriate
competitor for the AWD-only 3-wagon, but a more interesting match up is the
$44,300 V60 T6 AWD. Configuring a 3 or the CTS wagon with the same
equipment you find on the Volvo will set you back at least $2,000 more. In
addition to the value factor, the Volvo brings 35% more power to the fight.
The extra power and AWD go a long way in compensating for the better weight
balance in the BMW or the Caddy. Since GM hasn't refreshed their wagon yet
the 3.0 and 3.6 liter V6 engined are outclassed in every metric by the
Swede. Option your V60 with every conceivable option and you end up at
As a former Volvo wagon owner I'm probably biased, but all the reasons I
opted for a Swedish cargo hauler in 2006 apply to the V60. Aside from the
fact that "value" strikes a fire in my loins, the Volvo is the clear
performance option in this segment. Want more shove than the $44,300 Volvo?
Pony up $64,900 for the CTS-V wagon or $102,370 for an E63 AMG wagon. I'll
reserve my final judgement until I can get my hands on one for a more
thorough evaluation, but in the mean time the V60 is quite simply the best
performance and value option in this phone booth sized segment.
2012 Volvo S60 review
I put about 400 miles on a Volvo S60 and give you my thoughts on some of
the interior features and performance of the vehicle.
2013 Volvo S60 T5 FWD Premier Trim Level at PortlandVolvo.com
From PortlandVolvo.com Danny takes a look at this 2013 Volvo S60.
Equipped at the Premier Trim level, Featuring the climate package and FWD
drive-train this Flamenco red S60 is the ideal vehicle for short commutes
and long cross-country treks.
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2013 Volvo S60 Review - Kelley Blue Book
Defying Volvo's outsider status the latest generation S60 was built to
compete head on with the compact luxury power players like the BMW 3
Series, Audi A4, and Mercedes C-Class. Does it succeed? KBB's Micah Muzio
finds out in this video.
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2012 Volvo S60 - Expert Car Review by Lauren Fix
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The 2012 Volvo S60 is a well-balanced and stylish luxury sedan. It's a
solid alternative to many German luxury sedans. Lauren Fix, the Car Coach,
takes a look.
Make: 2012 Volvo
Model: S60 T5
Where Manufactured: Sweden
MPG: 20 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy.
Engine: 2.5L 5-cyl. engine = 250 hp.
Price: starts at $30,975
The Volvo S60 is Volvo's best selling vehicle. It was very quick and easy
One area that Volvo always shines is in its tradition of top safety.
Dynamic stability and traction control are standard, while a new
pedestrian-recognizing safety system is optional. Capable of detecting when
a collision with a pedestrian is imminent, the system automatically
triggers the car's brakes to prevent an impact. The technology adds $2,100
and comes in a package that also includes adaptive cruise control and lane
departure warning. Standard dual front, side and curtain airbags round out
the list of safety features.
There is an optional moonroof, power passenger seat and Xenon headlamps,
plus a climate package that includes heated front seats, heated windshield
washer nozzles, headlamp washers, rain-sensing windshield wipers and an
interior air quality system. The multimedia package adds a Dolby Pro Logic
II audio system by Audyssey, and rear parking camera with navigation.
• Audi A4
• BMW 3-Series
• Mercedes-Benz C250
• Acura TSX
• Powerful engine but still fuel efficient
• Comfortable interior
• Well balanced handling
• Great safety features
• Pedestrian warning / city safety
• Small back seat
• Options can make the car pricey
• Small buttons in center stack
The Volvo S60 T5 is a good option to consider if you are looking for a
premium European sedan with cutting edge safety.
Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you
can in the class you are looking in to make sure you find the car that is
best for you.
2013 VOLVO S60 REVIEW ENGINE INTERIOR
In this video I give a detailed tour of the 2013 Volvo S60 showing the
exterior, engine and interior.
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All new Volvo FH16 750
The Volvo FH16 is now available with 750 hp and 3550 Nm to handle the
heaviest and most demanding transport assignments. It will reach the market
just in time to celebrate the 16-litre engine's 25th anniversary. 1987 saw
the introduction of the Volvo F16 with Volvo's first-ever 16-litre engine,
producing 470 hp. Since then, market needs have driven the development
towards increasingly powerful trucks.