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Volvo Reviews


Named after the Latin "volvere" ("to roll" in English), the aptly titled Volvo car corporation was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1915, although the manufacturer's first automobile didn't roll off the assembly line until 1927. While that car, affectionately known as "Jakob," earned a paltry 28 horsepower and topped out at 37 mph, today's Volvos are known for delivering solid performance and top-of-the-line safety features. Acquired by Chinese auto giant Geely in 2010, Volvo looks poised to continue producing high-quality automobiles well into the future.

The Volvo Drive-E engine offers improved performance and efficiency
Volvo Introduces New Drive-E Powertrains
The product of several years' and billions of dollars' worth of research and development, Volvo's new line of Drive-E powertrains utilizes forward-thinking technology to provide improved performance and fuel economy.

A three-quarter front view of the 2016 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design

2016 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design
The all-wheel-drive V60 T6 R-Design is a sporty wagon that adds quick acceleration to the traditional Volvo virtues of safety, comfort and practicality.

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The 2016 Volvo XC90

2016 Volvo XC90 T6 AWD
The luxurious, seven-passenger, all-wheel-drive XC90 features advanced safety technologies and one of the most efficient powertrains in its class.

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A 2015 Volvo V60 Cross Country

2015 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country
A rugged version of the Volvo V60 wagon with extra ground-clearance and standard all-wheel drive, the V60 Cross Country is aimed at the active lifestyle market.

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A 2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E

2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E
For 2015, Volvo's volume sedan gets the new Drive-E powertrains along with a mild facelift. In T6 trim, the S60 comes with a four-cylinder engine that makes use of both turbo and supercharging to make over 300 horsepower. All-wheel-drive models, however, keep the old five and six-cylinder engines for now.

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2015 Volvo XC60 Drive-E

2015 Volvo XC60 T6 Drive-E Platinum
Featuring an advanced new powertrain that makes use of both turbo and super-charging, the 2015 XC60 remains a leader in the crossover segment. A hybrid version is on its way, as is a new all-wheel-drive system.

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2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E

2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E
Utilizing Volvo's fuel-efficient new Drive-E technology, the 2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E offers V6-like power from its thrifty inline-4. Posh amenities and top-of-the-line safety features make this station wagon a great option for families.

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MARCH 2013

Volvo S60 R-Design
Featuring a sport-tuned suspension and a more powerful engine than the base level S60, the Volvo S60 R-Design delivers solid performance in a stylish package. Inside, the Swedish sports sedan shows the same attention to detail with an advanced telematics system and top-of-the-line safety features.

A three-quarter rear view of a red 2012 Volvo S60 R-Design

JUNE 2012

A three-quarter front view of a 2012 Volvo C70 Inscription

Volvo C70 Inscription
Limited to only 500 models in the U.S., the special-edition Inscription improves upon the already-impressive Volvo C70, boosting the luxury convertible's performance while adding several subtle-yet-appreciated design improvements.

JUNE 2010

Volvo S60
Coming standard with an athletic 300-horsepower inline-6 and innovative safety features like Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Stop, the Volvo S60 is not only one of the smartest cars on the road, it's also one of the safest.

A three-quarter front view of a 2011 Volvo S60

MARCH 2010

A three-quarter front view of a white 2011 Volvo C30 R-Design

Volvo C30 R-Design
Volvo's entry into the small car market is sure to catch the eye of younger buyers thanks to its cool, sporty design; however, this hatch offers more than just fun and frivolity. With great fuel economy and impressive safety features, the C30 R-Design is a smart choice for those looking for both performance and practicality.


Volvo XC60 T6 AWD
Wrapped in an appealingly sculpted body, the car-like yet roomy XC60 provides families with a comfortable and safe ride. This five-passenger crossover comes standard with a 281-hp six-cylinder engine, an all-wheel drive, and City Safety, a low-speed crash prevention system.

A three-quarter rear view of a tan 2010 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD

JUNE 2008

A three-quarter rear view of a red 2008 Volvo C70 T5

Volvo C70 T5
This attractive hardtop convertible is sure to win over the hearts of a few drop-top detractors with its pleasing mix of performance engineering, comfort, and of course, Volvo's advanced safety features.

MAY 2008

Volvo V70
A sleek and reliable family-hauler, this roomy five-passenger station wagon features a unibody construction with an integral high-strength steel passenger safety cage and independent suspension.

 A three-quarter front view of a silver 2008 Volvo V70


Volvo XC70

Volvo XC70
This SUV features a rugged build and luxurious, high-tech interior so drivers can safely and stylishly trek through the wilderness.

JUNE 2007

Volvo C30 T5 Version 2.0
This sporty hatchback features a simplistic, intuitive instrument panel and sleek interior styling.

 Volvo C30


Volvo S80 V8
It may look like the 2006 edition, but this S80 is all-new. We drove it on its home turf in Sweden where we enjoyed its stylish interior and 311-horsepower V8.


Volvo C70 T5
If you can't decide between a convertible and a coupe, don't! A special three-piece retractable hardtop makes it possible to have both.


Volvo V50 T5 AWD
Station wagon's aren't just for soccer moms anymore. The Volvo V50 is sleek and sly, asking to be taken out to more than a weekend watching the kids.


Volvo XC90
Driving as well as parking is easy, and you might forget you are driving an SUV rather than a luxury sedan, despite the fact that you have a cargo area of 93.5 cubic feet. With family-friendly options such as individual DVD screens and plenty of safety features, this vehicle might be hard to resist.

JUNE 2004

Volvo S80-T6 A SR
This is a large sedan, and you’d expect it to feel heavy and therefore slow. Set yourself straight and enjoy this nimble and fast family car. It glides effortlessly, remains quiet and never ceases to deliver power. It doesn’t guzzle too much gas, either.

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