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Car & Driver Long Term Test: S60 T6 AWD

Let’s talk S60 T6 AWD

The venerable car magazine runs a 2012 Volvo S60 T6 AWD through their long term test machine… and they like it. So far. This from a magazine that ranked the same model last in a shootout just two months ago and IMHO has traditionally neglected Volvos.

They’ve had it almost a year and put 24k miles on it. Some notables, directly from the article:

  • Service: $0
  • Normal Wear: $0
  • Repair: $0
  • Damage and Destruction: $0

Not bad. I haven’t driven the new S60, but from their C&D piece, it looks like you might want to avoid lane departure warning and the other nanny options, and maybe the navigation. My 2004 V70 R‘s nav was rarely worth the time spent programming in the destination address. It was too tedious.


Bonus! More about the 2012 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

After skipping the 2010 model year, Volvo’s wallflower, middle-child sedan, the S60, reemerged for 2011 wearing shapely new sheetmetal and a freshly honed set of dynamic skills. The S60 took many staffers by surprise at our 2011 All-Stars test and ended up as one of the dark-horse candidates to win an award. Its profile suddenly raised, the S60 became an obvious candidate for a closer, yearlong look.

At the time we ordered our 2012-model test car, the S60 was offered in two flavors: five-cylinder, front-wheel-drive T5 and six-cylinder, all-wheel-drive T6. The T6 was the version that impressed us so much during All-Stars, so that’s what we went with. Since then, Volvo has added the S60 R-Design as a sporty new line-topper.


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John Brewton says:

Received my 2013 S60 T6 AWD three weeks ago. I special ordered it in August to get the exact trim and options I wanted. The car is stylish, comfortable and fast.

Maxwell Atherton says:

The new S60 is great! Got one as a dealership loaner for service one day. It is a truly wonderful car!

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