2015 Volvo S60: Sleepy Style, Luxury Appeal
June 18, 2015
Recently, I was talking with a fellow parent after dropping my kids off at school. "What are you driving?" he asked. "A Volvo S60," I replied. He paused for a moment, brow slightly furled. Presumably, he had to mentally call up what an S60 was. And I don't think he knew much.
"Huh. What do you think of it?" he finally asked.
"It's pretty nice," I replied. "It's got a lot of what people shopping for a car like this will want." But as we were standing there looking at the car, I added, "It just doesn't stand out all that much."
I suppose part of that is the styling. The S60 is handsome enough, but it doesn't immediately boast the prestige of a C-Class or the stylish flair of a Cadillac ATS. Also, the Volvo brand itself is a little mixed in its messaging. Safe? Sporty? Both?
Nonetheless, the S60 T6 Drive-E is a nice addition in our long-term fleet. It's quick when you want it to be, enjoyable and comfortable to drive every day, and packed with features that reinforce the luxury sedan experience.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 6,148 miles