Volvo V60

The Volvo V60 is a compact executive station wagon produced and manufactured in Sweden. Volvo has a long history of spacious, family-oriented cars, but the V60 has some new features that might impress future drivers. The Volvo V60 is based on the Volvo S60, a concept car presented in 2009 at the Detroit Motor Show. Reviews didn’t rush to praise this car, but nobody could deny that it has its advantages and qualities. First of all, besides being spacious, the new seats are incredibly comfortable and supportive, and the rear seats can fit three people comfortably, or a lot of luggage.

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Secondly, what’s great about Volvos in general and about Volvo V60 is that safety is always one of the priorities. One can determine this by observing the City Safety auto-braking system, as well as the newly-added radar with incorporated video camera which are fitted with collision warning and pedestrian detection systems. These will not only help the driver drive safer, but parking and other more complex maneuvers will become easier thanks to them. Another detail is the optional adaptive cruise control, very useful for long-hour drives. The front camera is also fitted with a sensor which detects the people in front of the car and which automatically brakes unless the driver does it in time.

Its 2.4-liter five-cylinder engine with six-speed automatic transmission makes the Volvo V60 really easy to drive and maneuver. Thanks to its added sports mode, this car is a pleasant drive for family types but for speed amateurs as well, while taking care of everyone’s safety. However, those with more classical preferences can opt for a six-speed manual transmission and a less powerful engine with a 1.6-liter capacity. Its 18-inch wheels make the Volvo V60 a stable and balanced car and easy to handle and control. The braking system is very reliable too, even more so than the steering and thanks to the auto-brake this Volvo considerably reduces chances of accidents.

Theoretically, the Volvo V60 has about 205 horsepower at 4,000 rotations per minute and a net weight of 309 pounds. The registered top speed was 143 miles per hour, and the car can reach from 0 to 62 mph in 7.9 seconds. As for price, this Volvo variant is neither here nor there, with most reviews deeming it a fair estimate of the car’s value. However, the same reviews sometimes indicate other brand cars from the same category as being better in certain ways. The future alone will tell how the Volvo V60 can cope on the long term.

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