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2017 Volvo S90



PHOENIX — We were more than impressed with the completely redesigned XC90 when it was introduced for 2015. It was the first Volvo to be updated since Chinese automaker Geely bought the Swedish car company from Ford in 2010. For the record, the brand has kept its promise to completely refresh and revamp its entire product line by the end of 2017, recently introducing a redesigned XC60 crossover, V90 and V60 crossover wagons, and the all-new flagship S90 mid-sized luxury class sedan tested here.

Volvo S60 — Numerous engine options

By David Finkelstein

Volvo's compact S60 sedan enters the 2017 model year instantly recognizable as a Volvo with its brand DNA very much in evidence the moment it comes into sight. While it is a bit cutesy, it's overall size makes a statement suggesting that it's a perfect city-type commuter car, thus serving as a nice daily driver. It's also well engineered for interstate usage as well.

Volvo XC60 — Convenience, luxury and safety

By David Finkelstein

With Volvo's award winning product mix, its consumer acceptance has gained traction, and sales in general have been noteworthy. This up-tick should continue with the introduction of such products as the XC60 two-row sport utility vehicle for 2016.

Volvo S60 — With the capability of the Cross Country

By David Finkelstein

For 2016, Volvo charts a new course with the introduction of the S60 four door sedan. Designed for those who tend to think outside the box, this "segment first" model is the only premium sedan with the same levels of capability and crossover design cues found in Volvo’s renowned Cross Country station wagons.

Volvo V60 Cross Country — Outdoor adventure in style

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Volvo has endowed a version of its excellent V60 luxury mid-sized wagon with 2.6 inches of additional ground clearance, added front and rear skid plates, included standard equipment roof rails, and made all-wheel drive standard equipment. Presto! Now we have the 2015 V60 T5 AWD Cross Country for those among us who are forced to handle nasty winter weather or who want a more traditional wagon with the capabilities of a crossover to tackle light-duty off-roading.

Volvo XC90 — An SUV for the modern world

By David Finkelstein

I think it's fair to suggest that the more sophisticated the vehicle, there is an elevated number of operating control and command switches for the driver to use. This pattern has been consistent for many years. A notable illustration occurred the last time I took the time to calculate the interior switches on an upscale Mercedes S-Class.

2016 Volvo XC90



LOS ANGELES — By early summer the all-new 2016 Volvo XC90 will be rolling into a showroom near you. Volvo is referring to the next generation XC90 as “all new” because almost nothing but its name has been carried over from the 2014 version. Some might take issue with the term all new, as opposed to “totally redesigned,” but Volvo makes a pretty convincing argument for this choice.

Volvo XC60 — An alluring vehicle

By David Finkelstein

To my amazement, while recently test driving the 2015 Volvo XC60 wagon, a number of motorist and pedestrians alike stopped me, asking about the vehicle. In the 43 years that I've been test driving and writing about new automobiles, no one has ever inquired about a wagon, with a twinkle in their eye and a smile on their face.

The alluring draw that this new automobile had on people was obvious by the high accolades they gave to this vehicle. Volvo has really raised the bar when it comes to styling their product mix. Of course, that's the first thing most people notice when they see any new vehicle on the road.

Volvo XC60 — Engine technology on display

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The all-new Drive-E engine architecture has transformed Volvo's 60 Series vehicles into frugal high-performance driving machines using both a supercharger and a turbocharger on its new 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making an energetic 302 horsepower while providing class-leading fuel economy. Earlier this year we drove the 2015 S60 E-Drive T6 sedan and came away astounded by the performance and gas mileage. Next up was the compact 2015 XC60 crossover and it did not disappoint.

Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E — Beauty meets practicality

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

We've always favored station wagons —especially in luxury guise — because they possess passenger and cargo hauling practicality while rewarding us with the good things a fistful of cash can bring to driving life. They are usually more fuel efficient than a sport utility with better handling and performance, and offering the driving dynamics of a sedan.