Maker of some of the safest cars on the road, Volvo returns with a smaller lineup of passenger cars and SUVs for 2014.
(The C30 and C70 have been discontinued.)
For 2014, Volvo has given subtle front styling tweaks to several of its models, including the S60 and S80 sedans, the XC60 crossover, and the XC70 wagon. Last year, headlight washers and rain-sensing windshield wipers were added as standard equipment to every model.
The S60 midsize luxury sedan is the most exciting car Volvo offers when it comes to performance, featuring a trio of turbocharged engines and an adjustable chassis which changes to suit your mood, whether it be for a more composed ride or sporty hijinks.
Topping off Volvo’s lineup of passenger cars is the S80 which is filled with luxurious touches like hand-finished wood trim along the dash and steering wheel, and perforated leather seating surfaces. The five-seat S80 offers HD radio and Volvo’s Sensus system as standard equipment.
The compact XC60 crossover comes standard with Volvo’s City Safety system, which can detect obstacles and brakes the car at low speeds to avoid collisions if the driver fails to do so. It features 18-inch alloy wheels and a standard leather-wrapped steering wheel.
The XC70 wagon seats five passengers across two rows and was built with family friendliness in mind, sporting features like available built-in rear booster seats and a powered tailgate. It also has plenty of off-road capability making it a very well rounded option for families on the go.
Rounding things out is the seven-seat XC90 midsize crossover, which got refreshed exterior styling in 2013 and instead adds new wheels and a new trim (3.2 R-Design) which offers a few more interior goodies like a digital compass, garage door opener, and grocery bag holders.