2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD

With its good looks, surprising performance, and excellent value, should Audi and BMW be worried about the Volvo S60? I think so. Read full review
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3.0 stars
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Sleek Swede

The S60 features a handsome design both inside and out that is modern with hints of classic Volvo design (such as the crossbar that slants through the sedan's grille). Read full review
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2.5-liter, turbocharged inline-5

Our S60 T5's turbocharged five-cylinder engine outputs 250 horsepower and 266 pound-feet of torque. More powerful 300-horsepower and 350-horsepower models are available in the T6 and R-Design models, respectively. Read full review
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Available all-wheel drive

All-wheel drive is optional on the T5 and standard on the T6. Read full review
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Standard stability control

Stability control is standard on all S60s and uses a combination of bias braking, engine power reduction, and torque vectoring to keep the sedan between the lines when rounding a bend. Read full review
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Supple ride

The Volvo's suspension offered a good balance of control when cornering and suppleness for soaking up bumps. Read full review
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Minimal cabin

The S60's cabin may not be as well-appointed as a competing BMW or Audi, but it's by no means an unpleasant place to find oneself for a long commute. Read full review
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Selectable steering

You can adjust the steering feel on the Volvo S60, from heavy and direct to light and easy. Read full review
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Steering-wheel controls

The S60's steering wheel is home to buttons for controlling the cruise control system and the audio source and volume. Read full review
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Instrument cluster

The S60's instrument cluster is simple, bordering on dull. However, it is easy to read and manages to integrate a pair of customizable displays in the centers of the two gauges. Read full review
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Physical buttons

Users interact with the infotainment system using this bank of physical buttons and knobs. Read full review
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3.0 stars
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Premier leather

The Premier package adds leather trim to the seats and doors, a power moonroof, and keyless entry and start. Read full review
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SiriusXM is standard

The S60 comes standard with SiriusXM Satellite Radio and a trial subscription. Digital HD Radio is also standard and requires no subscription. Read full review
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What's playing?

I enjoyed this view, which showed what artist was currently playing on every SiriusXM radio station. Read full review
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3.0 stars
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'My S60' menu

From this onscreen menu, you can enable or disable the standard City Safety collision prevention system or the DSTC stability control system. Read full review
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Fuel economy monitor

At the end of the week, the S60's average fuel economy settled at 20.6 mpg -- just shy of the EPA's estimated 23 combined mpg. Read full review
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Hands-free calling

Bluetooth hands-free calling is standard on the S60 with address book sync. Read full review
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Audio sources

Available digital audio sources include a single-disc CD player, Bluetooth audio streaming, and USB connection. An analog auxiliary input is also standard. Read full review
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iPhone 5-friendly

We hooked up the new iPhone 5 and found that the Volvo S60 was Lightning connector-friendly with a USB adapter cable. Read full review
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Safety tech

Many driver aid and safety features are available for the S60, including blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and driver alertness monitoring. Read full review
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