Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Volvo S60 T6 AWD

5. Hot Hands and a Toasty Tush

Taking the quick acting climate control’s comfort to another level, our S60 featured the climate package that adds four seat heaters that not only warm up quickly, but feel like they could fry an egg if left on too long. Our frozen rears appreciated this fast-acting seat heater, but not as much as our hands loved the heated steering wheel. Quickly becoming one of our favorite features on a vehicle, the heating steering wheel makes gripping frozen leather to control a cars direction a thing of the past.

With an as tested price of $49,215, the S60 T6 AWD Platinum isn’t exactly cheap. But it is an all-year around car that is packed with the latest technology, looks gorgeous thanks to the 2014 refresh and of course is safe. Plus, an AWD model starts at just $40,165 after destination charges if one is a little more restrained in the option department. However, we would suggest splurging the $1,550 for the climate package if this car is intended to be a winter warrior – your fingers and buttocks will thank you.

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  • 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.