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2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Sedan Review

2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Sedan Review

If you’ve been looking to buy a Volvo, the 2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Sedan is not an obvious choice for an entry-level luxury sedan. But interestingly, it gives the expected quality while keeping the charming characteristics of the Swedish automaker, including the latest safety features, the front seats are very comfortable and it has a powerful energetic turbocharged engine.

Engine Bay

2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Engine Bay Pictures

2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Sedan powered by turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine double overhead cam (DOHC) that produces 354 lb-ft of torque @3000 rpm dan 325 horsepower @5400 rpm. The engine power is sent to the all wheels drive with mechanical center differential and uses MacPherson strut front suspension, multi-link rear suspension, four-wheel independent suspension, front and rear stabilizer bar. Six-speed shiftable automatic transmission with center limited slip differential is the only transmission offered. In performance tests, 2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Sedan accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds, the same time as other AWD sedans with similar power. EPA estimated fuel economy with automatic is 18 city/25 highway and 21 combined.

Standard safety features on 2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Sedan includes 4-wheel ABS, front and rear head airbags, dual front side-mounted airbags, child seat anchors, remote anti-theft alarm system, emergency braking assist, front and rear ventilated disc brakes, rear door child safety locks, daytime running lights, engine immobilizer, front fog/driving lights, high pressure washers headlamps, auto delay off headlamps, dusk sensing headlamps, xenon high intensity discharge headlamp, 2 front headrests, 3 rear headrests, passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation, rear center 3-point belt, front and rear seatbelt pre-tensioners, turn signal mirrors, stability control, traction control, electronic brake-force distribution, emergency interior trunk release, front fixed headrests, rear folding headrests, pre-collision safety system, passenger head restraint whiplash protection system, emergency braking preparation, driver head restraint whiplash protection system, adaptive headlights, tire pressure monitoring, bind spot information system, front and rear park assist. In caspecsreview.com brake test, 2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Sedan with its bigger brakes came to a stop from 60 mph in 114 feet, an excellent distance for car in this class. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety give 2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Sedan the best possible rating of “Good” in the frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests.

Price And Package

2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design is a midsize luxury sedan five passenger that sold into the market at prices ranging MSRP from $43.900 and comes with standard equipment that includes unique 18-inch wheels, all-wheel drive, special styling, compass, bigger brakes, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, headlight washers, automatic headlights, automatic wipers, heated mirrors, cruise control, T-Tec cloth upholstery, an eight-way power driver seat with memory functions and adjustable lumbar, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-folding rear headrests, a sunroof, keyless ignition/entry, leather upholstery, bi-xenon headlights, a power passenger seat, sport-tuned suspension and steering, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, sport seat, adaptive suspension Four-C includes three driver-selectable settings, a sport steering wheel, a rear spoiler, a sport-tuned suspension, special interior trim, Bluetooth phone, satellite radio, HD radio, an iPod/USB audio interface, an auxiliary audio jack, audio connectivity and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player. Optional equipment include heated rear seats, front and rear parking sensors, the blind-spot warning system and a rear seat dual DVD entertainment system.

2013 Volvo 18-inch Stock Wheel

2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Sedan offers a Platinum package adding a navigation system, a 12-speaker premium sound system (with DVD player) and a rearview camera. The Climate package includes heated windshield washers, an active cabin filter and heated front seats. The Technology package gets automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, pedestrian detection, a collision warning system with auto braking, lane-departure warning and driver-attention warning.

2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Sedan Interior

Interior materials were used in 2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design is equivalent to a luxury sedan in its class. Heavy graining on the dash and doors may not be suitable for everyone, but there’s no denying that vinyl, leather and plastic in the interior is the high quality of materials. Wood and metal accents on the 2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Sedan becomes a unique, it also provides S60 T6 R-Design cabin personality better than most competitors.

2013 Volvo S60 T6 Front and Rear Leather Seats Black, Tan

One of the advantages from 2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Sedan is the front seats that offer full comfort when long trip and the right support. But unfortunately the back seat is less accommodating, the seats themselves are quite supportive, but the head and leg room tight for adults is higher. Competitors like the 3 Series and C-Class are similarly sized, but an Acura TL is more welcoming for taller passengers. 12 cubic feet of luggage capacity is a little small, but a low lift over height makes access to the luggage space easier. Folding down the rear seats and front passenger seat provides additional room, and there are separate ski pass through.

The features dual-temperature adjustment directly and mode man pictogram make climate control adjustments simple and intuitive. The audio system is easy to use, despite a series of small audio buttons is starting to look outdated. Available navigation system interface based DVD that works well in its use, especially when operating the iPod interface, but the navigation software on the 2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Sedan still looks out of date.

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