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2013 Volvo S60 T5

2013 Volvo S60 Review

(0 Stars)  Crisp handling, powerful engines, sumptuous interior.

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New For 2013
Four-wheel drive is now available on the S60 T5. Keyless Drive and a power glass moonroof are now standard on T6 AWD models, and heated rear seats are optional. Automatic windshield wipers, headlight washers, and tunnel detection are now standard on all models. There is a new trim strategy: Premier to Premier Plus to Platinum. There are three new exterior colors: ember black, electric silver, and rebel blue.
Overview
The S60 challenges the class leaders on refinement and handling. The model line has been fully fleshed out now with five- and six-cylinder engines coupled with front- or four-wheel drive. The base front-wheel-drive T5 shares the turbocharged five-cylinder found in the C70 and the C30, but here it has been tweaked to make 250 hp; for 2013, all-wheel drive is available on the T5. The all-wheel-drive T6 is powered by Volvo’s well-regarded 3.0-liter turbocharged in-line six-cylinder making 300 hp. Topping the S60 range is the T6 R-Design, which shares the all-wheel-drive layout and six-cylinder engine of the T6 but has tweaks to the engine and the suspension that raise power to 325 hp and give the S60 a sportier mien. The only transmission is a six-speed automatic. Regardless of which S60 you choose, you will find a superbly executed interior with an aesthetically pleasing center console, a wealth of premium soft-touch materials, and artfully designed trim. The exterior is equally fetching, as the S60 carries on the modern Volvo design aesthetic that was first seen in the original S80 and has proliferated throughout the lineup. With the S60, Volvo has managed to carve out a distinct product in an impossibly crowded field, and it holds its own, in both value and performance, with the best cars in the segment.

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2013 S60 T5 Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Turbocharged
Engine: 2.5L in-line five-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing
Premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline:, 21 MPG city, 30 MPG highway, 24 MPG combined and 428 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
17.8gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 250 hp @ 5,400 rpm; 266 ft lb of torque @ 1,800 rpm

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'13 Volvo T5 Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
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Vehicle Information Center
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
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Premium Interior Trim
  Safety  
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Brake Assist
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Engine Immobilizer
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Headlight Wiper/Washers
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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HID Headlights
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Fog Lights
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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