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2012 Volvo S60 Sedan

Price Range: $31,300 - $42,950 | 18 MPG City - 26 MPG Highway

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2012 Volvo S60 Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Volvo S60 Sedan

Volvo made huge leap with its 2011 S60 sedan--in performance, styling and safety. With its new 250-hp turbocharged 5-cylinder engine and front wheel drive, the S60 T5 model will be lighter and even more fuel-efficient than some other models in its class, while its styling remains trend-setting inside and out. The T5 will continue at the front of the pack with its new City Safety system--one that not only serves to warn the driver of an impending crash, but applies the brakes to help avoid it completely. With that, as well as a host of other accident-avoidance features, the S60 series remains the car for those concerned about safety, style and performance.

What's new for 2012?

The mid-size Volvo S60 was completely redesigned for 2011, recast as a more flamboyantly styled luxury sport sedan. The S60 debuted the automaker's City Safety feature and some truly innovative accident avoidance equipment. The new-for-2012 250-hp 5-cylinder turbocharged model offers lighter weight and front-wheel drive for improved fuel economy, with similar performance capabilities.

Model Strengths

  • Strong performance
  • innovative City Safe accident-avoidance system
  • powerful, efficient powertrain

Model Review

2011's S60 was a dramatic redesign of the Swedish automaker's venerable mid-size sedan. Volvo gave the new model more style, more power and more attitude. The S60 now features curvy sheet metal and contouring, with what Volvo terms as a 'double wave' stretching from the headlights to the taillights. It continues into 2012 mostly unchanged, but a newer, lower-cost entry-level T5 model was introduced.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Passenger On/Off Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Opt
Daytime Running Lights Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Opt
Variable Inter. Wipers Opt
Rain Sensing Wipers Opt

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Back-Up Camera Opt
Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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2012 Volvo S60 Sedan

FWD 4dr Sdn T5 w/Moonroof

Engine

Engine Type 2.5L Turbocharged Gas I5
Horsepower 250 @ 5000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 266 @ 1800-4800 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 17.8 gal
Fuel Economy 20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 534 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 17 x 7 in.
Tires P235/45R17

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 38.3 in. / 41.9 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.4 in. / 33.5 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 12.0 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 109.3 in.
Curb Weight 3548 lb.
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2012 Volvo S60 Sedan

FWD 4dr Sdn T5 w/Moonroof

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Sunroof Standard
Leather Seats Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Mirror Position Memory Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Seat Position Memory Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Parking assist Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Standard
Entertainment System Optional
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