Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

4. Let There be Heat!

Ok, so the car is fine in stupid-cold weather, but the occupants are not. Good news, the cabin doesn’t stay that cold for long. Unlike some vehicles that hail from countries unaccustomed to frigid conditions, the Swedes know what real cold is like and have developed a climate control system that makes short work of it.

Within minutes, the S60 would begin blowing warm air into the cabin and full heat was reached shortly there afterwards. Some test vehicles we have sampled this unusually cold winter have took upwards of 15-20 minutes to heat up inside. We were turning the S60’s climate control down by that time.

  • 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.