Volvo

Volvo has been in the car-making business for 92 years now. The company is best known for handsomely contributing to the safety aspects in a car. In fact, the three-point seatbelt that is used in every single car built today was invented by Volvo. The Swedish automaker has all the traits and features in all its cars that would make them best-sellers, but it still lags behind for some reason. The design philosophy can be considered as the culprit too. While I'm a fan of the Scandinavian look, some folks find it too edgy and sharp for their liking. The company has potent powertrains in its lineups, but they are appreciated much, perhaps because of their unorthodox specifications. Even in butch SUVs, Volvo offers tiny 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engines. People who live by ‘no replacement for displacement' don't even give these cars a second look. Volvo has also been subject to a lot of collaborations and different owners over the years and is currently owned by China's Geely Holding Group. Nevertheless, Volvo cars are splendid machines that not just great to drive, but are also filled to the brim with features and gadgets to die for.

What is the Cheapest Volvo?

The XC40 is the cheapest offering from Volvo. It does not follow Volvo’s design philosophy as much as the other products do. That does not mean it’s bad-looking, but it does feel a little out of place. Not a good view if you are looking to associate yourself with the ‘Volvo’ feels. This compact SUV starts from $33,700. Although the interior is well-laid out and has most of the creature comforts, look away if you are planning to seat more than four people in your vehicle. It is also the first car sold through the company’s subscription plan.

What is the Sportiest Volvo?

Now, this is a tough call, but going with the driving dynamics and the likes, it is the Volvo S60. The sedan’s strongest points are its ride and handling, and the butter-smooth drivetrains. The only fly in the ointment is the steering. It does not feel dead, but it lacks feedback, which is not confidence-inspiring at high speeds. The base S60 trims come with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine that churns out 250 horses and 258 pound-feet of torque. The top trim is offered with the same mill found in the XC90 as well – a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder supercharged engine that makes 400 ponies and 472 pound-feet of twist.

What is the Most Popular Volvo?

As is the market trend right now, sedans are not doing well, and Volvo is going through the same struggle. Its bigger SUVs, the XC60 and the XC90, are doing pretty well. The XC60 was the most popular vehicle as Volvo managed to move 32,425 examples in 2018. It beat the XC90 by a narrow margin of fewer than 1,000 examples. Overall, Volvo sold almost 100,000 vehicles in 2018, out of which the XC60 and XC90 accounted for almost 64 percent of the sales.

What is the Most Expensive Volvo?

On paper, the Volvo V90 has a higher starting price - $51,500. But if you are looking at the top-of-the-line trims, it is the XC90. The top trim of this magnificent SUV breaches the six-digit mark. This SUV defines Scandinavian looks, and if you are a sucker for understated looks, this SUV will win your heart. While it comes with all bells and whistles, and tech-heads will feel at home, the enthusiast driver in you will be disappointed. For $105,000 before taxes, the XC90 does not justify its price.

What is the Fastest Volvo?

Well, the fastest cars from are the Polestar-badged Volvos. The 2017 S60 Polestar takes just 4.4 seconds to hit the 60 mph figure from a standstill. But, if you are looking at pure Volvo cars, then it’s the XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. Although this trim comes with a puny 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, it can sprint to 60 mph from naught in 5.3 seconds, thanks to the supercharger. It tops out at 130 mph, and that’s when you miss the extra punch from the engine. As for the power figures, it makes 400 horses and 472 pound-feet of torque.

Are Volvo Cars Reliable?

Considering that Volvos are considered well-built, safe cars, they are not as reliable as you would think. Repair Pal ranks them 19th out of 32 automakers. This rating is not a good sight if you are planning to buy a Volvo. But if you are not looking to go extreme with your vehicle, a Volvo is not that hard to maintain. The average annual repair is also slightly on the higher side, but that will be for the mid-tier and top-tier Volvo vehicles. For the likes of XC40, the repair costs will be comparatively lower.

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2020 Volvo XC90

2020 Volvo XC90

Volvo’s range-topping model now features an energy recovery system and a six-seat layout
Volvo Raises the Bar for Safety, Limits All New Cars from 2020 Onward to 112 MPH

Volvo Raises the Bar for Safety, Limits All New Cars from 2020 Onward to 112 MPH

It sure will have polarizing opinions, but it’s good to see Volvo sticking to its core beliefs and principles
2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country

2020 Volvo V60 Cross Country

A well-rounded Scandinavian package that may cannibalize into the sales of other Volvo products
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Volvo to Offer Driver-Focus Cameras - Does the Concept Threaten Our Privacy?

Will they save your lives or rat you out?
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Volvo and Google Come Together to Create an Android-Based Infotainment OS for Cars

No new Volvos in sight at the L.A. Auto Show as connectivity takes center stage
The L.A. Auto Show is Going to Be Packed and Some Genius Decided to Keep Volvo's Stand Empty

The L.A. Auto Show is Going to Be Packed and Some Genius Decided to Keep Volvo’s Stand Empty

It’s technically not empty, but there won’t be any cars in it
The Three Million Mile Man Takes His Last Ride To Heaven

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Uber Moves to Resume Autonomous Testing on Public Roads

But will the public move on from the deadly accident in March?
2019 BMW X7 vs 2019 Volvo XC90

2019 BMW X7 vs 2019 Volvo XC90

Two new SUVs from two established brands compete for segment bragging rights
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13 Crossover Wagons You Could Buy Instead of an SUV

Buck the trend, get a wagon!
2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country

2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country

Sweden’s take on the Audi A4 Allroad
2019 Volvo V60 R-Design

2019 Volvo V60 R-Design

The sporty Volvo for the whole family we wished was sportier still
2018 Volvo 360c

2018 Volvo 360c

Worried about the stress of regional flights? Take the Volvo 360c instead
What in the World is Volvo Teasing?

What in the World is Volvo Teasing?

It’s supposed to be the sound of the future, or at least that’s what Volvo’s teasing
2019 S60 T8 Polestar Engineered Sells Out In Less Than An Hour

2019 S60 T8 Polestar Engineered Sells Out In Less Than An Hour

Forget SUVs - the fast four-door is still going strong!
Comparison: 2019 Volvo S60 vs. 2019 Mercedes C-Class

Comparison: 2019 Volvo S60 vs. 2019 Mercedes C-Class

A Swedish challenger for the German titan
Pricing for the Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered is Far From What You'd Expect

Pricing for the Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered is Far From What You’d Expect

The S60 Polestar Engineered is a subscription-only car