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The 2014 Nissan Rogue crossover has occupied the top spot now for weeks on end, and even after brief absences in its four months on the roster, it has managed to muscle its way back to No. 1. Another popular crossover, the 2014 Honda CR-V, gives the Rogue a run for its money, though, checking in at No. 2. And way down at No. 10, a 2015 model joins the list for the first time in the Volvo V60 wagon. Check out what else was popular:

1. 2014 Nissan Rogue
2. 2014 Honda CR-V
3. 2014 Infiniti QX80
4. 2014 Subaru Forester
5. 2014 Dodge Durango
6. 2014 Infiniti Q50
7. 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible
8. 2014 Jeep Cherokee
9. 2014 Mini Cooper Hardtop
10. 2015 Volvo V60

By Matt Schmitz | March 9, 2014 | Comments (1)

2015 Volvo V60 Polestar Photo Gallery (31 Photos)


It's still not the Antartic Blue sports wagon the Griswolds were supposed to get instead of the Metallic Pea Wagon Queen Family Truckster, but the Rebel Blue-colored 2015 Volvo V60 Polestar now appearing at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show could've gotten the family from the Windy City to Wally World a heck of a lot faster. The high-performance variant of the luxury-brand wagon has a turbocharged six-cylinder engine that makes 345 horsepower and sprints from zero to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, great for blowing past lame roadside attractions and annoying cousins' houses.

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To match its performance theme, the V60 Polestar has aerodynamic enhancements including new front and rear splitters for increased down force, as well as 20-inch wheels and a new rear spoiler and diffuser to streamline airflow. Only a small number of the wagons are expected to be available in the U.S. this summer, so interested buyers might want to plan their cross-country vacation accordingly. Check out the gallery below; photos by Evan Sears.

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

Volvo's Quickest Cars Yet To Have Extremely Limited Supply


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)

2015 Volvo V60 Review

2015-volvo-v60 reviewer and admitted wagon lover Kristin Varela says there's a lot to like about Volvo's new wagon, but there's also a few things missing. The 2015 V60 delivers a comfortable ride and great cargo flexibility, but intrusive wind noise and a less-than-competitive amount of backseat legroom disappoint. Click the link below to read more.

2015 Volvo V60 Review

By Jennifer Geiger | February 4, 2014 | Comments (0)

Can the Volvo V60 Bring Families Back to Wagons?


Volvo is one of those iconic brands that people have associated with families and safety for generations. Many of us have at least one memorable life experience with a Volvo station wagon. My memory? Riding in the rear-facing jump seat of one in a carpool while scheming up all sorts of mischief.

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I bought into the Volvo family brand when I purchased a C30 several years back when I was a single mom of two girls. It was safe. It was functional. It was cute, and it was fun. I sadly sold it when my family recently outgrew it. Volvo has laid the C30 to rest (cue dramatic single tear) along with many other Volvos in recent years like the V50, S40 and C70, taking just a little bit of their Volvo soul to the grave with them.

Volvo isn't gone, however, and it's banking on a bit of a brand revival starting with the introduction of its newest wagon, the V60, which I saw at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

By Kristin Varela | November 25, 2013 | Comments (5)

Will the Volvo V60 Wagon Offer All-Wheel Drive?

"What about a manual transmission?"


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

2014 Volvo V60 Photo Gallery

Another wagon is heading our way. Volvo plans to bring its V60, based on the midsize S60 sedan, to the U.S. for the 2014 model year.

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While we don't know all the details, we do know that the V60 wagon is set to go on sale early next year. Inside there’s seating for five, with a 40/20/40-split folding backseat. On the outside, the V60 also shares some styling with the its redesigned S60 sibling.

Expect powertrains and models to be similar to those available on the current S60 sedan such as a front-wheel-drive T5 and an enthusiast-oriented V60 R-Design — pictured here — with all-wheel drive.

Check out photos of the newest Volvo wagon, the V60, below. photos by Evan Sears.

By Robby DeGraff | March 29, 2013 | Comments (6)

2014 Volvo V60: Up Close


Wagon enthusiasts rejoice: The Volvo V60 wagon sold elsewhere in the world is coming to the U.S. in early 2014. As a wagon version of the S60, Volvo's V60 is as sleek and classy as its sedan counterpart; it looks more organic and warm than competitors like the edgy Acura TSX Sport Wagon. Volvo had a V60 R-Design on display at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, though that won’t be the first model on sale.

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The currently available S60 holds up well against German competitors like the BMW 3 Series and Audi A4 sedans, and the V60 will pull Volvo's U.S. offerings even closer to its German rivals with its own wagon counterpart — both 3 Series and A4 lineups have wagon variants.

By Joe Bruzek | March 28, 2013 | Comments (5)

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