2014 Volvo S60 — a nearluxury sedan that stands out in the crowd …

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2014 Volvo S60 — a near-luxury that stands out in the crowd.

is, however, a way to stand out.

Buy a Better still, buy a Volvo

To the discerning sedan observer, the S60 is one will really stand largely because there are so few of out there. Last year Volvo sold 23,210 S60 in the U.S. according to the statistics-tracking web site. By contrast, BMW sold Three-series cars, Mercedes-Benz 88,251 C-class and Audi 42,130 of their A4 model.

German triumvirate is Volvo’s competition, although an argument be made that the Asian too, handily outsell

So…. if you wanna be noticed, get few other people have. always stood Rolls-Royce in good stead, so why not join And what do you get in your S60?

The first and biggest impression was the They’re big, drenched in tan and, moreover, they like leather. It’s stepping into a rich library, replete with books by the yard and a fat old leather and ottoman over by the crackling not far from the bar.

I suppose the impression Volvo wants to

The newest iteration of the S60 gives us a wedge-shaped four-door with the S-class crisp styling. It in that mid, near-luxury that is best represented by the mentioned above and it will you comfortably across town or the country.

Volvo offers choices in S60 power trains – the T5, 2.5-liter, turbocharged five-cylinder, automatic transmission, front-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive (AWD); the T6, 300-horsepower, AWD; and the go-fast model, the T60 with 325 horses, firmer and other ornamentation that is to make you feel like in a race car, albeit a sedan. Sedate, but not so sedate.

The prices range from to $45,700, depending on the power and extras. Our tester was the FWD five-cylinder car started life at $32,400 by the time the options were on, the car had a sticker price of $38,715

A or two on options: every car sold days seems to come mandatory options. It’s difficult to find a stripper moreover, since nearly car is optioned up to the hilt, the factory has us into a sensibility that when the car is not optioned up. We’re To options.

In other words, not optional. Five hundred for heated seats in the S60? wear a coat, thank

On the road, the S60 acquits itself as you expect a $38,000 car to run: quiet, there’s plenty of in the 250-horse five-banger, and those seats are extremely comfortable, you all around.

There are some nits and we as well get to them now. The S60 has shifters on the back of the steering They’re so close to the turn and wiper stalks that the of your fingers touch the

It’s annoying.

You can change the of the lighted main instrument the one that dead ahead of containing the tach/speedometer, but the 384-page manual was not entirely clear on how to do As it was, I could live the outer-perimeter tachometer and the center-displayed speedometer, but I did want to change its just to see how it was done. This, of allows me to rant about the of today’s cars.

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They’re so that the manufacturers are duty-bound to us owner’s manuals that are than most novels as the S60’s manual showed us, not as clear.


Which leads me to my general, if Volvo rant: for a long Volvo was the car for people who either cars or simply didn’t about cars. They cars the way they bought maybe with even care. The car was an appliance.

And so the Volvo got the care as the refrigerator – to Volvo’s these cars lasted even if maintenance was largely

Back when Volvo was the 200 series (1974-93), these straight-up orthodox sedans humongous taillight clusters each had six lenses (one for light, another for turn I figured the other four were there because the owners were so oblivious to the winking out of old light bulbs Volvo engineers thought better fill up the back of the car plenty of red warning lights. At one bulb would be functioning by the the car was put out to pasture.

No matter. We’re past aren’t we? After all, the side of the coin is that gave us the quite wonderful sports car and P1800S Estate

One other note on the S60: it is a modern car and it bears almost no to the staid old Volvos of yore. So, if you to stand out, in a very way, this might be the car for

For more consumer information on check these Web sites:

information can be seen in the  studies conducted by J.D. and at Consumer Reports.

Fuel figures are available at this maintained by the U.S. Department of

For trivia lovers: the sticker you see on the of every new car for sale in the United is known in the auto industry as the It is named for U.S. Senator Stilwell (Mike) Monroney, the Democrat who sponsored the Automobile Disclosure Act of 1958, which all new cars to have labels detail the price of the car and its options.

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