2013 Volvo S60 Consumer Review: Enjoying my new S60

2013 Volvo S60 Sedan - Consumer Review

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Enjoying my new S60
By keithv on


2013 Volvo S60 T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)


Only about 400 miles on the car so far, so still breaking it in.
The car is smooth and very comfortable, and I'm enjoying the T5's engine, which has better and smoother pickup than the VW EOS I traded in.

For the money, I don't think there is a car on the road with more comfortable seats than the Volvo.
The infotainment system is pretty intuitive.
There is a bit of wind noise in the cabin.
So far getting 23 MPG on regular, which should improve a bit when broken in.

The sales staff at Maroone/AutoNation Volvo in Delray Beach were easy to work with, and very accomodating when I had to factory order the car to get the ext/int combination I wanted.
I also got a very fair deal & trade.

Best Features

Comfortable interior (really great seats), handsome exterior, adaptable headlights that turn with you, blind spot indicator (it's really helpful in the fast, unpredictable south Florida traffic), fairly simple to use infotainment system. Engine offers plenty of power.

Worst Features

This car competes in the entry level luxury segment, but it isn't a sports sedan. Therefore, IMHO, there shouldn't be wind noise in the cabin. Doesn't seem as though this solution would be terribly hard to engineer. Also, the car doesn't come with a spare, to allow for a full sized trunk. This should be redesigned to at least hide a temp spare under the trunk floor. That's a glaring error for a car competing in this segment, especially one that touts safety as its greatest achievement. Who wants to be left on the side of the road at night with a flat and no spare? Doesn't seem safe to me.
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