The 2019 Volvo S60

Starting at $35,800
Available at Borton Volvo

Highlights

  • Revamped modern interior and exterior styling
  • Premium materials throughout
  • New 9-inch infotainment touchscreen
  • Onboard Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, satellite radio
  • Collision warning system
  • Manufactured in Charleston, South Carolina

Known for comfort, efficiency, performance and sleek styling, Volvo recently announced the latest addition to its lineup: the 2019 S60. Redesigned from the bottom up, it boasts new interior and exterior features that rival other luxury sport sedans. The S60, which hits the street this month, will also be the first Volvo to be manufactured in the United States at the automaker’s new facility in Charleston, South Carolina.

Inside, the high-end materials and attention to detail are second to none. The cabin comes with some impressive upgrades from previous generations. The overall design and layout has been simplified, giving it an elegant feel. The comfortable leather seats, metal finishes and large digital screen make for an exceptional driving experience.

The technology packed into this car is quite impressive. The intuitive 9-inch Sensus touchscreen has replaced almost all buttons and provides drivers with a plethora of functions. The S60 also comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, arguably the best software for mobile connectivity on the market right now. The Volvo On Call app, meanwhile, lets owners control their vehicle through a smartphone or tablet, giving them the ability to remotely lock/unlock, adjust the climate control, check the fuel level or locate the auto.

The exterior styling also received an impressive upgrade, giving the S60 a bold stance. Slimmer headlamps, a larger grille, distinct LED running lights and an aggressive front bumper make for a sporty appearance. The rear of the car also received a pair of new LED taillights and dual exhaust tips. Overall, the exterior design can be summarized as the perfect blend of luxury and performance styling.

In my opinion, one of the S60’s most impressive features is the City Safety system. Equipped with cameras and radar technology, the auto is constantly scanning all surroundings. If there is a potential collision, it will give a warning or autonomously apply the brakes if the danger is advancing too quickly. This technology can prevent or reduce the severity of collisions that drivers might otherwise not been able to avoid.