The 2014 Volvo XC90 is a midsize luxury crossover SUV that has seating for up to seven people in three rows. The XC90 is one of the oldest models in its class. However, this SUV has a stylish interior and it is a family-oriented crossover designed for families with priorities on safety and comfort. Main competitors of the Volvo XC90 are Acura MDX, Volkswagen Touareg and Buick Enclave.
The 2014 Volvo XC90 is offered in two trim levels: the 3.2 and the R-Design. XC90 3.2 comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, rear privacy glass, roof rail, a sunroof, heated mirrors, foglights, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats, 40/20/40-split second-row seats, driver memory settings, a 50/50-split third-row seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, Bluetooth connectivity and an 8-speaker audio system with a CD player and an iPod/USB interface.
The R-Design adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a self-leveling rear suspension, sport-tuned steering, upgraded leather upholstery, adaptive xenon headlights, a fold-flat front passenger seat and a sport steering wheel.
The Premier Plus package adds to 3.2 the features of the R-Design. The Platinum package adds to the R-Design a navigation system, a rearview camera and a 12-speaker premium audio system. Other options available include a rear-seat entertainment system with dual displays, an upgraded leather upholstery and a blind spot warning system.
All 2014 Volvo XC90 models come standard with a 3.2-liter in-line six-cylinder engine that produces 240 hp and 236 pound-feet of torque. This engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. Front-wheel drive is standard while all-wheel drive is available as an option.
Standard safety features of the 2014 XC90 include ABS, traction control, stability control, front-seat side-impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and anti-whiplash front seats.
The 2013 S80 is Volvo’s flagship sedan that combines high-tech safety features with traditional Volvo lines. The 2013 Volvo S80 is a luxury four-door five-passenger sedan that comes with a stylish and functional interior, comfortable seats, impressive safety features and very well equipped. This modern, quick and powerful sedan competes with Acura TL, Audi A6, Cadillac XTS, Infiniti M and BMW 5 Series.
The 2013 Volvo S80 is available in two models: 3.2 and T6 AWD. The S80 3.2 base model comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, foglights, headlight washers, keyless ignition, keyless entry, dual-zone automatic climate control with pollen filter, leather upholstery, automatic wipers, a split-folding rear seat, power front seats with driver memory settings, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with cruise and audio controls, an auto-dimming inside mirror, power heated outside mirrors with memory, power trunk release, outside temperature gauge, two 12-volt outlets, real wood trim, Bluetooth connectivity and an eight-speakers sound system with a 6-CD changer, HD radio and iPod/USB interface. The S80 T6 AWD model adds all-wheel drive, a sunroof and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Both models (3.2 and T6 AWD) can come also in two other trim levels: Premier Plus and Platinum. The Premier Plus add to the base front and rear parking sensors, Homelink remote garage door opener and a compass integrated into the inside rear view mirror. The Platinum trim adds active bi-xenon headlamps, a rearview camera, a navigation system, voice controls and a premium 12-speaker audio system with Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Sound. More options are also available grouped in packages.
The Technology package adds auto high beams, adaptive cruise control, a collision-warning system with automatic braking, and lane departure warning. Exclusive to the T6 AWD model is the Dynamic package which contains a sport-tuned suspension, sport seats, a three-spoke steering wheel, unique aluminum interior trim and 18-inch Fortuna wheels. The Inscription package adds premium leather upholstery, a leather-covered dashboard and center armrest, and ventilated front seats. The Climate package adds heated front and rear seats, Rainsensor windshield wipers and Interior Air Quality System (IAQS).
The 2013 Volvo S80 3.2 comes with front-wheel drive and with a 3.2-liter 6-cylinder inline engine that produces 240 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. The S80 T6 comes with all-wheel drive and a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 engine that produces 300 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. All models come with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Volvo is legendary for safety and the S80 has a high level of safety. The list of safety features includes antilock disc brakes, a sophysticated hydraulic brake-assist system, traction control, dynamic stability control, side-curtain airbags, dual-threshold front airbag and many more.
Experts of the Aol Autos website says about 2013 Volvo S80:
The Volvo S80 is a good choice among luxury sedans. It comes with Volvo’s well-deserved reputation for safety engineering, so it’s a very safe car. It has an understated grace. On the road, it’s quick and powerful, surefooted and solid. The all-wheel-drive system that comes on the T6 enhances safety in slippery conditions.
The 2012 Volvo XC70 is a crossover wagon that has a roomy and comfortable cabin with more cargo space than some larger SUVs. The Volvo XC70 is comfortable, practical and safe and has an expressive design, all this making the XC70 to be an elegant car for an active urban life. The 2012 Volvo XC70 competes with Buick Enclave, Ford Flex, Mazda CX-9, Audi Q5 and Subaru Outback.
The 2012 Volvo XC70 is a five-seat wagon available in two submodels – 3.2 (starting at $ 32,950 MSRP) and T6 (MSRP from $ 39,100) – that are further broken into trim levels. The Volvo XC70 T6 is available with all-wheel drive only, while the 3.2 is available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.
Standard equipment on the 2012 Volvo XC70 3.2 includes 16-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, roof rails, foglamps, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, an eight-way power driver seat with memory functions, a 40/20/40 split rear seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player and an iPod/USB audio interface. The 3.2 Premier trim adds a sunroof, leather upholstery and rear privacy glass. The Premier Plus trim adds keyless ignition, keyless entry and front and rear parking sensors. The Platinum trim adds a rearview camera and a navigation system.
The T6 version of these trim levels offers the same equipment but other engine, standard all-wheel drive, 18-inch wheels and upgraded instruments. The Climate package adds automatic wipers, heated front and rear seats and an air quality sensor. The Technology package adds warning systems for impeding collisions and adaptive cruise control.
The 2012 Volvo XC70 has been developed and balanced to give a first-class driving experience, based largely on pliant ride and secure road holding allied to high stability. Stability is particularly important when driving with many passengers and a lot of luggage. Thanks to the design of the body structure and the optimised use of different grades of high-strength steel, torsional rigidity was increased by no less than 15 percent compared to the previous XC70 model. The chassis technology has been further developed to provide even more stable and more controlled road manners.
The engine for the 2012 Volvo XC70 3.2 is a 3.2-liter 6-cylinder that produces 240 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. The front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. The Volvo XC70 T6 comes with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 engine that produces 300 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. The all-wheel drive is standard. All 2012 Volvo XC70 models come with a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2012 Volvo XC70 comes standard with ABS, traction control, stability control, hill descent control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, anti-whiplash front head restraints and Volvo’s City Safety feature that helps drivers avoid collisions with vehicles in front of them.
The all-new 2012 Volvo S60 has an extrovert attitude never before seen in Volvo showrooms. It is also without a doubt the most dynamic Volvo model so far. The redesigned S60 was the latest Volvo to distance the brand from its boxy design of old. The 2012 Volvo S60 is one of the sportiest-looking cars Volvo has ever built and it is also one of the most fun to drive.
Competitors of 2012 Volvo S60 include the Cadillac CTS, Infiniti G37, Acura TL, Audi A4, BMW 3 series and Mercedes-Benz C class.
In its 2012 Volvo S60 review, thecarconnection.com website says:
The 2012 S60 is more rakish and aggressive than any previous Volvo sedan on the outside, with smooth contours and swooping lines matched up with a low, wedgy front and pert tail, and framed with large flashy alloy wheels.
The all-new 2012 Volvo S60 is a midsize luxury sedan available in three trim levels: the entry-level T5 (MSRP from $31,300), mid-grade T6 (starting at $ 38,450 MSRP) and the range-topping S60 R-Design ($ 42,950 MSRP).
The 2012 Volvo S60 T5 comes standard with 17-inch wheels, cruise control, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat with memory functions, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio, auxiliary audio jack and USB/iPod audio interface.
The 2012 Volvo S60 T6 adds a more powerful engine and standard all-wheel drive, bigger brakes, sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels, leather upholstery and the auto-dimming rearview mirror. The adaptive bi-xenon headlights, a sunroof and an eight-way power passenger seat are disponibles with the Premium package.
The Volvo S60 R-Design adds more power, unique 18-inch wheels, rear spoiler, sport-tuned suspension, sport seats and the contents of Premium package. The Climate package adds heated front seats, automatic wipers and headlights washers. A rearview camera, a navigation system and a 12-speaker premium surround-sound system are disponibles on Multimedia package.
Like all good Scandinavian design, the S60’s interior is simple and functional. The materials have an upscale quality. The floating center stack, which has storage space carved out underneath it, was trimmed in aluminum and artistic to behold. The center stack is also easy to use. The climate control system has an icon of a person on the center stack that makes warming up the different parts of your body easy.
The 2012 Volvo S60 is the first sedan model on the market with Advanced Stability Control. With a new roll angle sensor, it is possible to identify any skidding tendency at a very early stage. Advanced Stability Control is a great asset in dynamic driving involving considerable lateral forces, thus improving handling and rapid avoidance manoeuvres.
The front-wheel-drive 2012 Volvo S60 T5 gets a 2.5-liter turbocharged 5-cylinder inline engine that produces 250 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque. A six speed automatic transmission is standard on this model. Estimated fuel economy for Volvo S60 T5 is 20 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
The 2012 Volvo S60 T6 AWD (all-wheel-drive) gets a 3.0-liter 6-cylinder inline engine that produces 300 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard too. Estimated fuel economy stands at 18 mpg city / 26 mpg highway.
The 2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design gets a more powerful version of the same 3.0-liter engine good for 325 hp and 354 lb-ft of torque. The six-speed auto and all-wheel drive are still standard. Fuel economy is identical to T6 model.
Volvo offers a lot of safety features for the 2012 S60. It comes standard with six airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control, tire pressuring monitoring system and Volvo’s City Safety System. Optional safety features include a lane departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, front and rear park assist and more.
You can watch and read more about this car on 2012 Volvo S40 review by autoguide.com.
More images have hit the Web, revealing the V40 from almost every angle and including a look at the interior for the first time. The Swedish V40 premium hatchback is Scandinavia’s answer to the Audi A3 and BMW 1 Series.
For starters, the new 2013 Volvo V40 will be available with the cleanest diesel Volvo’s ever offered with 254 horsepower.
The new 2013 Volvo V40 incorporates the latest in safety features including low-speed collision avoidance and pedestrian detection with full auto brake and the world’s first pedestrian airbag.
The new 2013 Volvo V40 will be officially launched next week, at 2012 Geneva Motor Show.