Now featuring an AWD T5 model, the 2013 Volvo S60 is an entry-level luxury sedan available in T5 and T6 trim levels. The base FWD T5 is powered by a 2.5-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder engine that produces 250 hp and 2266 lb-ft of torque. Upgrading to the AWD T6 trim grants the driver a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 engine that produces 300 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Both trims come with a 6-speed automatic transmission with sport mode. Fuel mileage for the base S60 is an EPA estimated 20 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. Features include heated front seats, moonroof, blind spot information system, dual xenon headlights, headlight washers, rearview camera, front park assist, rear park assist, hands-free phone capabilities, navigation system, premium sound system, and rear seat entertainment system. Safety is comprised of an advanced airbag system, hydraulic brake assist (HBA), ready alert brakes, anti-lock braking (ABS), distance alert, dynamic stability control (DSC), traction control (TCS), tire pressure monitoring (TPMS), and whiplash protection system. The S60 is backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
Following a significant redesign back in 2011 and the introduction of the entry-level 2.5L turbocharged T5 model last year, Volvo's popular S60 enters 2013 with subtle updates to keep it fresh and exciting. Most notable is the availability of Haldex all-wheel drive on turbocharged T5 models, a feature previously found on T6 models alone. More changes in the T5's mechanicals include a revised compression ratio and engine management to allow for faster shifts from the 6-speed automatic transmission and improved acceleration; Volvo claims a 0 to 60 mph time of 6.4 seconds in front-wheel drive models. Additionally, the Dynamic Package has been dropped, rear heated seats are now an option and trim levels have been labeled Premier, Premier Plus and Platinum.
Impressive handling performance; innovative safety features; powerful, efficient turbocharged engines; all-wheel drive available across the lineup
Volvo's handsome S60 is the Swedish carmaker's strongest international superstar sedan yet, and it covers all bases in the realms of design, performance and safety. The entry-level T5 offers excellent turbocharged power and now the sure-footedness of all-wheel drive, while the 3.0L T6 and T6 R-Design models offer standard all-wheel drive and world-class performance. As always, safety features abound on the S60, and the overall package provides stiff competition to everything from the cars of the BMW 3-Series to offerings from Acura, Lexus and Infiniti.