For years Volvo has been at the top of the heap when it comes to interior comfort, I place their seats as the most comfortable in the business. Like nothing else in the market, they have a unique Scandinavian approach that is refreshing. Some criticism has been placed on the ''floating'' centre consol that some might find too small or too simple. After a while, the radio and heat controls do become easy to master and the experience is pleasing. The dash and door panels are fitted with soft-touch materials but it could be argued that the textures and colours are a little drab. The centre computer interface is rather small but it does a good job of providing information in an easy to use format similar to the popular Audi MMI system. Overall the interior is very functional and supremely comfortable.
Here are the stats on the S60 T6 and why it is a relative bargain. With standard AWD, 300hp and even more torque, it competes with the $52,100 BMW 335i xDrive, and $52,500 Audi S4 but it is over $6000 cheaper than both. The closest competitor on price and power is the $43,450 Infiniti G37X. The road handling and engine response is similar in feel to an Audi A4, compared to the more athletic feeling BMW. The feedback to the driver is very good through the steering wheel and chassis, providing a nice balance of refinement and sportiness. The engine is the star of the show, pulling effortlessly at any speed and showing no signs of turbo-lag. Not only does the T6 come with standard AWD but also the ability to reduce wheel pull/slip when exiting a corner by briefly applying the brake to the inside wheel. This provides very sure-footed handling.
maryanne runnalls 8:44 AM on January 8, 2013 driving my 4th Saab; 2008...like newer. what is there that compares. drives well. have a great service person. like the unusualness of the brand. solidness . all things that make devotees of this car. #1 never stuck on ice or snow.plow through when others can't. so? love your show. though NOT a big car person.
Motormouth.ca says: 5:03 PM on January 8, 2013 If you like something a bit ''different'' but great in snow, the new Volvo S60 is a very nice car. Swedish too!
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