Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

3. Never Leaves You Stranded


Even with the temperatures dipping below -4 Fahrenheit some mornings, our S60 would start up without issue on first crank. Simply hit the start button and the car roars to life. Better yet, unlike a lot of vehicles, neither the engine nor transmission suffered from any unusual sounds, quirks or performance issues when operating at these temperatures. From cold start to reaching the proper operating range, the S60 was flawless.

The heated windshield included in the technology package also ensures the windshield wiper would unfreeze, making it fully operational when called into duty to remove the wintery muck splattering on the windshield. This is a great feature for the highway portion of our daily drive.

  • 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.