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Volvo was once known as the king of station wagons, but when crossover SUVs came along, they started building those instead. Not to take anything away from Volvo's crossovers, but we've got some good news: Volvo is back in the wagon game with the 2016 Volvo V60, and it's like they never left.

Who could forget those neat, classic Volvo wagons such as the iconic 240 and the lovably boxy 740 and 850? That's the noble lineage that the V60 carries on. We have five reasons Volvo's latest wagon is a stunning return to form.

High-Tech Engines

A turbocharged engine comes with whichever V60 you choose, and we've seen two of them before. There's a smooth 5-cylinder with 250 horsepower, as well as a turbocharged 302-hp engine. If you don't need all-wheel drive, opt for the 240-hp 4-cylinder turbo instead. The best part is it returns 37 miles per gallon on the highway, which is more like an economy car than a luxury wagon. You can't go wrong with this trio, but we especially love the turbo 4-cylinder's mix of performance and efficiency.

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Beauty's in the eye of the beholder, but we think you'll agree: The V60 is one hot-looking wagon. Wagons generally aren't fashion leaders, but this one's a definite exception. You could pull up to a red-carpet premiere in a V60 without looking out of place.

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If you need more cargo space than a sedan can manage, the V60's a great solution. There's ample room behind the rear seats for just about anything -- a pet, a guitar, you name it. If you need more room, just fold the rear seatbacks down. It's a bit like having a luxury car and your own personal delivery van combined into one vehicle.

Perfect Seats

The V60's front seats offer so much comfort that you'd think they were designed by a chiropractor. The support is perfect, and the cushioning is a great compromise between soft and firm. You can even get unique built-in rear booster seats if you need them for the kids. Volvo has prided themselves on making world-class seats for decades, and that's one thing you can always count on the automaker to deliver.

Mature Driving Character

The V60 isn't quite a sport wagon, and that's a positive. Don't get us wrong: The handling is certainly secure, with a lower center of gravity than any crossover. But the V60 really rides like a luxury vehicle, not a sports car, and we think most buyers will appreciate that fact. It's a classy-looking car, and it feels that way behind the wheel, too.

Autotrader Says:

With the 2016 Volvo V60, the Volvo wagon is back. Get to a Volvo dealer and try it out before buying just any crossover.

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