Price Range (MSRP): $34,150 (S60) to $43,950 (XC90)
Maker of some of the safest cars on the road, Volvo rings in 2016 with two sedans, two wagons and two crossovers.
The S60 sedan has two new variants in 2016 – the Cross Country with raised suspension, and the long-wheelbase Inscription model with additional rear legroom. The S80 loses its turbo I-6 engine, leaving it with just a turbo I-4 variant. But this car comes loaded with features like sunroof, dual-zone climate control, 18-inch alloy wheels, navigation, City Safety and heated front seats.
The V60 is basically the S60 in wagon form. The top trim level is the T6 R-Design, with standard all-wheel drive and a turbocharged 6-cylinder engine. 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. Standard for 2016 – heated front seats and 18-inch alloy wheels. Look for the new T5 AWD model, with a turbocharged inline five-cylinder engine.
The XC60 small crossover is unchanged from the 2015 model. This is the model to buy if you want something more like an SUV than the V60 or XC70. The large, three-row XC90 crossover is all-new for 2016, with a new Drive-E family of supercharged and turbo four-cylinder engines and an eight-speed automatic transmission. City Safety comes standard, along with pedestrian and cyclist detection.