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4 of 4 (100%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2014 Volvo S60 Overview
- Updated styling and new technology added for 2014
- Two turbocharged engine options
- Excellent safety ratings (Top Safety Pick+ award, Five-Stars)
The 2014 Volvo S60 sports sedan gets a mild refresh for the new model year, that adds new front styling and several new interior features that update the cabin.
The versatile, five-seat S60 now has a smoother front, with a wider front grille and revised headlight clusters that are thinner and have new LED daytime running lamps. 17-inch wheels come standard and also get a new design. 18- and 19-inch cogs are optional. Out back, there are new LED accents in the taillights, atop integrated tailpipes which fit the rest of the car’s flattened, clean aesthetic. It’s handsome but in an understated, very uniquely Volvo kind of way.
Under the hood, T5 models get the S60’s base engine, a 250-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder that is mated to a six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive. T6 models get a more powerful, 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six (R-Design variants get a version of this engine making 325-hp), and standard all-wheel drive. A touring suspension comes standard, with dynamic or sport focused suspensions available.
Inside, the S60 gets a restyled dashboard and several new technology features, including an optional all-digital gauge cluster that can be customized with several different color schemes (such as green for eco) and instruments, including a traditional speedometer/tachometer setup. Also new is an optional Sensus Connected Touch multimedia system, which includes a 7-inch display. It can connect to the web via a smartphone or a wireless card and offers internet radio, weather, even a web browser.
The S60 also continues Volvo’s reputation for safety, earning a full five-star overall rating from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, the highest possible designation from both agencies. Volvo’s City Safety technology is standard, using forward facing cameras to help avoid low-speed collisions; it will automatically brake the car to stop it at speeds of up to 31 mph if it sense a crash is imminent. Antilock brakes, electronic stability control, and traction control are also standard.