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2013 Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design

Turbocharged Sports Sedan

A three-quarter front view of 2013 Volvo S60 R-Design

In short: A value-based, performance-oriented luxury sedan.

Volvo S60 R-Design Review

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. With its turbocharged inline 6-cylinder reworked by Swedish racing team Polestar to provide 325 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, the Scandinavian sports sedan jets from 0 to 60 in just 5.2 seconds. Inside the cabin, Volvo displays an equal amount of attention to detail, offering cool features like real time traffic information and City Safety collision avoidance technology. Considering its muscular drivetrain, comfortable interior and handsome appearance, the Volvo S60 R-Design is definitely an all-around pleasing sedan for the entire family.

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Warranty/Service: Five-year/60,000-mile limited warranty; five-year/60,000-mile complimentary scheduled service and repair; four-year roadside assistance.

Base Price: $43,900 / As Tested: $48,195

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, all-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 3.0-liter turbocharged inline 6-cylinder
Horsepower: 325 hp @ 5,400 rpm
Torque: 354 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed Geartronic automatic

Curb weight:
3,877 lbs
Wheelbase: 109.3 in
Length/Width/Height: 182.2/73.4/58.4 in
Turning circle: 39 ft

ABS with hydraulic brake assist and Ready Alert brakes
Suspension: independent strut front; fully independent multi-link rear; front and rear stabilizer bars
Traction: all-wheel drive with Instant Traction; dynamic stability and traction control with corner traction control

0-60 mph: 5.2 seconds
Top Speed: 130 mph (electronically limited)

EPA City:
18 mpg
EPA Highway: 25 mpg

driver and front passenger airbags; dual-chamber side airbags; inflatable curtain; pedestrian detection and collision warning with full auto brake

Likes: sportiness; quality Volvo safety

Dislikes: obviously not the best mpg in the city


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PNW081711 (Updated: 03/11/13 NW)