Volvo’s Newest Station Wagon: The V60 T5

Volvo is a brand that is known for its station wagons. But the wagon recently left American dealerships, leaving only the XC70 model as the closest thing that resembled the iconic station wagons of yesteryear.

But Volvo has brought the wagons back (perhaps in a response to other automakers putting wagons out there). And that's where its latest wagon, the V60 T5, a four-door hatchback sports model, enters the picture. A glance at the vehicle from the exterior will send Volvo drivers down memory lane, as its design is deeply rooted in designs of the past. But don't think the new V60 is like those other models. In fact, it was designed to be the best wagon the automaker has produced to date. It certainly looks that way from a look at the exterior.

Aren't you glad wagons are cool again?


Here's a look at the Volvo V60 T5 and what makes this new model arguably the best wagon on the market:

We'll start with what's under the hood. In case you didn't know, Volvo is currently in the midst of an $11 billion reinvention program to prepare itself for the future. A big part of this investment can be seen in the automaker's Drive-E powertrain, which is offered on the V60 T5. The base model V60 T5 comes equipped with a 2-liter, 4-cylinder turbo charged, direct injection engine, although the T5 all-wheel drive model has an upgraded, 2.5-liter, 5-cylinder engine.

The base model engine generates 240 horsepower and 5,600 rpm. Not too shabby, as it can go from 0 to 60 mph in 6.1 seconds.

But perhaps the most significant under-the-hood improvement on the V60 T5 wagon is its transmission. It comes equipped with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and the increase in gears directly translates to an increase in fuel economy. The wagon has an EPA fuel rating of 25 miles per gallon in the city and up to 37 mpg on the highway.

Ok, so now that you know that it's equipped, you might be wondering how it drives? It rides well - in fact, if you listen to most auto experts who've had a chance to drive the wagon, they'll tell you it drives surprisingly well.

Its steering is smooth, the brake pedal is firm and it's said to handle better than many vehicles that are in the sedan class. The center console is simple, yet elegant. The interior is classic Volvo. It can seat up to five passengers comfortably and the standard model also comes with 43.8 cubic feet of interior space. It has a wheel base of 62.1 inches, a wheel-to-wheel length of 109.3 inches and a height of 58.4 inches.

Finally, we'd be careless if we didn't mention the price of the wagon. The base model V60 T5 starts at just $35,300, which makes it more than comparable to its competitors on the market. It sure is good to have a Volvo wagon back on the U.S. market.

Stop in to O'Steen Volvo today to learn more about and to test drive the Volvo V60 T5 today. The classic Volvo wagon is back in a bold new sporty way.
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