The 2017 Volvo sedans are the height of luxury with their stylish good looks and incredibly comfortable interior. They come with state-of-the-art infotainment systems and a variety of trim options. This is the time of year to get a good deal on the 2017 models, too. Volvo is already marketing the 2018's. Here are the answers to important questions that you should ask about the Volvo sedans before you go for a test drive.
Does Volvo make more than one sedan?
Yes, Volvo has two different sedans, the S90 mid-sized sedan, and the S60 compact sedan.
What trim options does Volvo offer on its 2017 sedans?
The S60 is available in four different trims, the T5 Dynamic with front-wheel drive, the T5 Dynamic with all-wheel drive, the T6 R-Design with all-wheel drive and the Polestar all-wheel drive. The Volvo S90 also has four available trim options. The T5 Momentum and T5 Inscription are both front-wheel-drive sedans. The T6 Momentum and T6 Inscription trim options are both all-wheel-drive trim options. They are all four-door models.
Are Volvo sedans fuel-efficient?
Yes, they are fuel-efficient for luxury sedans. The majority of the S60 models are, of course, slightly more fuel efficient than the S90 models. The S60 T5 Dynamic gets a combined mileage of 29 mpg. The T5 Dynamic and T6 R-Design both get 26 mpg, and the Polestar gets 23 mpg. The S90 T5 Momentum and T5 Inscription get a combined 27 mpg. The S90 T6 Momentum and T6 Inscription both get a combined 25 mpg.
Aren't Volvo sedans expensive?
That depends on which model and trim you get. The base trim S60 T5 Dynamic is actually fairly inexpensive with a starting price of just $33,950. However, the S60 Polestar starts out at $60,000. The S90 base T5 Momentum trim is a bit more pricey, starting out at $46,950. The S90 T6 Inscription, the most expensive trim level, starts out at $55,450.
Do the 2017 Volvo sedans have any new, exciting features?
Yes. The 2017 Volvo sedans have more powerful engines and something called the Pilot Assist System. The new Pilot Assist system includes adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist capabilities that help keep the car on the road if you let go of the steering wheel for up to 15 seconds.
What type of infotainment system does the Volvo sedan have?
SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan and a single CD player, wireless cellphone connectivity, a diversity antenna, eight speakers, audio controls in the steering wheel, one 7" LCD monitor in the front seat, two 8" back-seat LCD monitors and internet access come standard in the S60. It also comes with a six-month free SiriusXM trial.
The S90 comes with two front-seat LCD monitors, ten speakers, a digital processor, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite with seek-scan, wireless cellphone connectivity, Apple CarPlay smart device integration capabilities and a diversity antenna. It also comes with a six-month free SiriusXM trial.
What type of engine does the 2017 Volvo sedan have?
The 2017 Volvo S60 T5 Dynamic front-wheel drive and T5 Dynamic all-wheel drive (AWD) both come with Volvo's 2.0-L I-4 240-hp engine. The S60 T5 R-Design comes with the 2.0-L I-4 302 hp engine. The S60 Polestar comes with the 2.0-L I-4 362 hp engine. The Volvo S90 T5 Momentum and T5 Inscription both come with a 2.0-L I-4 250-hp engine. The S90 T6 Momentum and T6 Inscription come with a 2.0-L I-4 316-hp engine.
Has the Volvo sedan gotten good safety ratings?
Yes. The 2017 Volvo S60 got a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and received the Top Pick+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). They gave the S60 a Good rating, the highest possible rating, in crashworthiness tests and a Superior rating (with optional equipment) in the front crash prevention test. It only got an Acceptable rating for the headlights and child seat anchors - ease of use.
The S90 got a Good rating in crashworthiness tests and a Superior rating in the front crash prevention test along with the Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. It only got a Marginal rating for the headlights and Acceptable for the child seat anchors ease of use. The S90 wasn't tested by the NHTSA.