Volvos have a sleek design that may look luxurious but aren't as costly as some other companies. Their new slate showcases that combination of luxury and affordable and may mean it's time for an upgrade.
The Volvo S60 may look sporty, but it offers a comfortable, safe ride in addition to a fun one. In fact, it has been a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for the last six years. The starting MSRP for the Volvo S60 is $33,950 for the T5 Dynamic and comes with features like Bluetooth connectivity, 160-watt stereo output, eight total speakers, USB ports, and auxiliary audio input. The fuel economy for the S60 is estimated at 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
The Volvo XC90 has an elegant design inside and out. It also has plenty of space for anyone that does a lot of shopping or just loves to travel, with ample room in the second and third seats. The gas mileage for the XC90 is estimated at 22 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway, and the T5 Momentum trim has a starting MSRP of $45,750. The standard features of this SUV include front-collision detection with automatic braking, Bluetooth connectivity, four one-touch power windows, ten total speakers, auxiliary audio input, USB ports, 330-watt stereo, and a rear-view camera. If you’re worried about cargo volume, the XC has a maximum of 85.7 cubic feet.
Even though the XC60 comes with a four-cylinder engine, it’s stronger than you’d think. The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine produces 240-horsepower at 5,600 rpm and 258 ft.-lbs. of torque at 1,500 rpm. With the right additions, the base T5 can tow up to 3,500 lbs. Cargo space is less than the XC90 at 67.4 cubic feet, but it comes with just as many standard features. Included with the XC60 are Bluetooth connectivity, eight total speakers, 160-watt stereo output, auxiliary audio input, and USB ports. You can expect the XC60 to have an estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway and have a starting MSRP of $40,950 for the T5 model.
The S90 is a massive upgrade in style from its predecessor, the S80. It comes with a wide array of convenience and safety features including active high beam, rear collision warnings, road sign recognition, and run-off road mitigation. It gets 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The starting MSRP for the basic S90 T5 Momentum model is $46,950 and comes with features like Bluetooth connectivity, heated seats, an eight-inch driver display, rain sensing windshield wipers, rear park assist, and a rear-vision camera.
This year seems to be the year of wagons as Volvo brings the V60 to 2017. The cushy, supportive seats are some of the best you’ll find in a Volvo. The vehicle has responsive handling, although it feels smaller than your average SUV once inside. It has a starting MSRP of $36,150, which is much lower than some of the other vehicles on this list. However, it still comes with plenty of standard features like heated seats, Bluetooth connectivity, four one-touch power windows, eight total speakers, two subwoofers, USB connections, video monitor, auxiliary audio input, and a DVD player. For fuel economy, the V60 estimates 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.
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