Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

2. See and Be Seen

Part of the problem when the weather turns foul is visibility. And this doesn’t just mean the driver’s visibility, but also ensuring other motorists can see the car as well. The first part of this is covered in spades by the Volvo S60 T6 thanks to the optional active dual xenon headlights with active high beam. On roads where high snowbanks blocked visibility around corners, having the headlights bend around the corner really helps with outward visibility at night.

To ensure our white test vehicle didn’t blend in with these snowbanks to other driver’s eyes, full LED marker lights can be found around the entire car. By making all of the lights LEDs, there is less of a chance of one of these lights burning out and making that portion of the car invisible when the weather gets nasty. Speaking of which, being a European vehicle, our S60 also came equipped with a bright rear fog light to help other drivers see the Volvo more easily during a storm.

  • Herb Simpson

    Volvo impresses with its tech and styling, and surprises with performance. You’d think they would sell a bit better than they do.

  • Rickers

    Agreed. I think they need a wow product to get people talking. Maybe a sports car or a true luxury sedan… like the S-Class?

  • Merc1

    I really like these new Volvos. They are great winter cars too for those very reasons, I know because I’ve had OTHER cars that did the opposite of what the Volvo did here.