Stop-Start Won't Go - 2015 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

2015 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

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2015 Volvo S60: Stop-Start Won't Go

by Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor on December 16, 2015

2015 Volvo S60

Most of my daily driving is done in stop-and-go traffic, whether on the freeway during rush hour, or neighborhood streets driving kids on a 12-mile round-trip to and from school. Those sound like the ideal conditions to benefit from the 2015 Volvo S60's fuel-saving stop-start system, but that's exactly when I turn it off.

Months ago, Automotive Editor Mark Takahashi voiced his displeasure regarding the Volvo's stop-start feature. While I was never fond of it myself, it wasn't until I needed to make a left turn onto a busy boulevard that I realized how vulnerable the "slow to reignite" system made me feel.

Now when I slide into the driver's seat, I hit the S60's Start button first, and the auto stop-start Off button immediately after.

Kelly Hellwig, Managing Editor

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