2015 Volvo S60 Polestar Photo Gallery (21 Photos)

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This isn't just a standard-model sedan with a token badge and some performance styling cues. The 2015 Volvo S60 Polestar sedan — now bowing at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show, along with wagon sibling the V60 Polestar — takes its track-ready theme seriously, particularly with regard to its turbocharged six-cylinder engine, which provides 345 horsepower and thrusts the sedan from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.

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The performance-ready powertrain is assisted by new suspension, brakes, chassis and engine hardware, while the standard six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel-drive system work in tandem with new steering-wheel-affixed paddle shifters. No pricing is available yet on this limited-release vehicle, but it should be available closer to its summer dealership date. Check out the gallery below; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears.

By Matt Schmitz | February 7, 2014 | Comments (0)

Volvo's Quickest Cars Yet To Have Extremely Limited Supply

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Volvo's notoriety as a performance brand is practically non-existent compared to its reputation for safety. We've seen a few R-Design models in the past with sporty intentions, but that name is more bark than bite with mostly appearance add-ons.

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Enter Polestar, Volvo's performance tuner that co-developed 2015 Polestar editions of the S60 sedan and V60 wagon to the tune of 345 horsepower that's good for zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds; Volvo says the pair are its quickest production cars to date. More than simply a badge and fancy wheels, the S60 and V60 Polestars have new suspension, brake, chassis and engine hardware to amplify performance credibility.

Volvo announced at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show that only 120 examples of the sedan and wagon are planned for sale in the U.S. when Polestars arrive at dealerships this summer.

By Joe Bruzek | February 7, 2014 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2011-12 Volvo S60

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 30,929 model-year 2011-12 Volvo S60 sedans manufactured between June 22, 2010, and May 14, 2012; only five-cylinder vehicles with a vehicle identification number code of 62 are affected.

The Problem: If the engine oil pressure becomes low, the vehicle may not alert the driver. This could damage the engine and cause it to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will update the affected software for free.

What Owners Should Do: Volvo has already started notifying owners. Owners can call Volvo at 800-458-1552 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.

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By Jennifer Geiger | December 30, 2013 | Comments (0)

Will the Volvo V60 Wagon Offer All-Wheel Drive?

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By Matt Schmitz | October 19, 2013 | Comments (0)

Luxury-Car Prices Tumble Again in September

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Used luxury-car prices slid the most in September, continuing a trend from last month. The Infiniti M37's price dropped the most; it fell 4% ($1,288) to $34,687. The Volvo S60, Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW Z4 registered some of the largest price drops last month, and prices for all three fell yet again in September. The Z4's price dipped 3% ($1,445), while asking prices for the S-Class and S60 dropped 2% ($1,488 and $625, respectively).

There was considerably less price fluctuation among the cars that saw price gains in September, with all models in the top 10 getting a 1% price bump. Of the 10, half were pickup trucks or full-size vans, and not a single luxury model made the list.

By Mike Hanley | September 26, 2013 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014 Volvo S60, S80, XC60 and XC70

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 7,767 model-year 2014 versions of the S60, S80, XC60 and XC70. Only vehicles equipped with keyless ignition are affected.

The Problem: The Central Electronic Control Module may not function correctly, causing the windshield wipers to run continuously and the turn signals, high beams and headlights to malfunction; cruise control may also not work. This could lead to a crash.

By Jennifer Geiger | September 9, 2013 | Comments (1)

What Do You Think of the Volvo S60?

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By Rick Popely | September 7, 2013 | Comments (0)

Tesla Model S Safest Car Overall? Not So Fast

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On Aug. 19, Tesla announced it had the safest car in America with the 2013 Model S, which earned the top score, five stars, across six different crash tests from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Just 1% of cars tested earn five stars across all six grades, Tesla said, and the agency's overall vehicle safety score, which automakers receive from the agency, captures a rating above five stars — in this case, 5.4 stars. That makes the Model S the safest car ever tested by NHTSA under its tougher 2011 standards, Tesla said.

The Model S earns an overall vehicle safety score of 0.42 (lower is better), which beats other five-star cars like the Buick Verano (0.5) and Cadillac ATS (0.53) sedans. Tesla says that translates to 5.4 stars. But NHTSA demurred: "NHTSA does not rate vehicles beyond five stars and does not rank or order vehicles within the starred categories," the agency said in a statement to The New York Times. What's more, a number of other cars — from the ATS to the Honda Accord coupe — also get five stars across the board.

Dig into the details, and the stars reflect assessments of specific crash data — the individual readouts from various sensors on a crash-test dummy. Tesla argues, for example, that the Model S beats the Volvo S60 sedan (another car with five NHTSA stars across the board) because it preserved more driver space in NHTSA's side-pole test.

By Kelsey Mays | August 26, 2013 | Comments (3)

Luxury Cars See Biggest Used-Car Price Swing in August

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The average price of late-model used cars increased just $15 in August to $22,193, a gain of less than a tenth of a percent compared to July. As usual, a number of models experienced significantly larger price increases and decreases, with luxury vehicles at the top of these lists.

The Volvo S60 sedan saw the biggest August price drop as its price slipped 3% to $28,214. Three more luxury models — the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Land Rover Range Rover and BMW Z4 — were next with price declines of 2%.

Luxury models also saw some of the largest price increases of the month. The Infiniti QX56 and BMW 528i led the way with prices edging up 2%. They were followed by the Audi Q5 and Lexus GX 460, both of which recorded 1% price gains.

The charts detail the top 10 used cars from the 2010 to 2012 model years with the biggest price drops — as well as the 10 with the biggest gains. To be eligible for the lists, a model had to have 500 cars in Cars.com's national inventory.

By Mike Hanley | August 23, 2013 | Comments (4)

Volvo Announces Pricing on 2014 Lineup

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Volvo announced pricing this week for its 2014 lineup, across which exterior updates and technological enhancements have been made. Powertrains carry over from the previous year and include the 250-horsepower T5; 240-hp, 3.2-liter six-cylinder; 300-hp, turbocharged T6; and the Swedish automaker's most powerful engine, the turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder, which makes 325 hp and 354 pounds-feet of torque. Click on each of the models for details on what’s changed for 2014 on the S60 sedan, S80 sedan, XC70 wagon and XC60 compact SUV; the XC90 SUV continues virtually unchanged.

New offerings for the 2014 model year include the Adaptive Digital TFT Display instrument cluster that allows drivers to choose between three themes — Elegance, Eco and Performance — all with different configurations and functionality, Volvo stated. New paddle shifters, coupled with the automaker's Advanced Quick Shift transmission-optimization software, are said to improve the speed of each gear change, increasing zero-to-60-mph times by as much as 0.4 seconds on some models. Safety equipment debuting for 2014 includes pedestrian and cyclist detection with full auto brake, cross-traffic alert and a new radar-based blind spot monitoring system.

By Matt Schmitz | August 2, 2013 | Comments (1)

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