2016 Volvo S60 Polestar Review - Tallahassee, FL

2016 Volvo S60 Polestar

2016 Volvo S60 Polestar

Serving Tallahassee, Valdosta, Thomasville, Quincy, Bainbridge


3.0 L Inline 6

Fuel Economy:

18 city / 27 hwy mpg *


345 hp @ 5250 rpm


369 ft-lbs. @ 3000 rpm


6-speed shiftable automatic


The 3.0L, 6-speed Geartronic transmission propels you from 0-62 mph in less than 5 seconds, to 124 mph in under 18 seconds, and tops out at an electronically-limited 155 mph. Modifications to the chassis which increase rigidity combine with Ohlins shock absorbers, 20-inch Polestar wheels, ventilated disc brakes, and Brembo brake calipers to provide you with superior maneuverability and precision stopping on the road.


The restrained interior design continues to emphasize driver control while cradling you in luxury. The Nubuck steering wheel improves your grip while the modified pedals and foot rest enhance feedback from the road. The soft leather upholstery encases seats which are sculpted to grip and support you whether you’re on a curvy mountain road or on an 8-lane expressway.


The Polestar’s entertainment and connectivity features are also engineered for your driving convenience and pleasure. Sensus Connect solutions allows your 7-inch dashboard display to shift seamlessly between information and entertainment options on the vehicle. You can switch from DVD, Tune-in Internet radio, or Web Apps to Sensus Navigation for global maps or to Volvo OnCall which establishes a 3G connection to convert your car into a Wifi hotspot for your phone, tablet, or laptop. All of these convenience technologies can be controlled from the heated steering wheel or by voice command. Electronic climate control, front and rear heated seats, humidity sensors, Harman Kardan Premium sound/Bluetooth, Antitheft Stolen Vehicle Recovery, and numerous other luxury features provide all the necessary comfort to balance vehicle control.


For all of its comfort and control features, the Volvo Polestar doesn’t compromise on traditional Volvo safety. Among its exceptional safety features which earned the S60 a 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are safety belt sensors and reminders on front and back seats, two-step airbags with passenger side cutoff switch in front, side-impact airbags, inflatable curtains, and whiplash protection. Additional safety features include lane departure warnings, full automatic braking up to 19 mph, pedestrian protection, and blindspot information. Although the NHTSA didn’t test the V60, the National Insurance Institute for Highway safety gave it good scores in all impact and roof strength tests as well as superior scores for front collision warning and mitigation systems.

The best way for you to experience the superb balance between Volvo Polestar’s high performance track and predictable on-road driving features is to try it out for yourself. Contact your local authorized Volvo dealer for details and to schedule a test drive as soon as possible.

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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