Volvo has revealed its sedan lineup for 2016, and as expected, the new models are both stunning and classy. Available to start the new year are the Volvo S60 and the Volvo S80 sedans, and while the S80 is similar to its previous model year version, the new S60 features more leg room and various new features throughout its available trim and options packages. Even more exciting is the all-new Volvo S90 sedan, which is set to debut in showrooms later in 2016. The new S90 will replace the aging S80 as Volvo's new flagship sedan, offering unique luxury and technology such as semi-autonomous driving assistance and a powerful engine that's both supercharged and turbocharged. Volvo sedans are known for their elegance, comfort and performance, and the newest crop of 2016 sedans does not disappoint. Read on to learn more about the exciting, highly performing sedans in Volvo's 2016 lineup.
What are some highlights of the all-new Volvo S90 sedan?
This new Volvo sedan is going to be amazing. The S90 will include Pilot Assist technology, which automatically maintains distance and speed when following other vehicles while also making steering adjustments to keep you within your lane. There's also an overhead 360-degree camera and automated Park Assist technology. The new S90 also features City Safety technology to help avoid collisions during your daily commute.
What kind of engine is in the 2016 Volvo S80 sedan?
The full-size Volvo S80 packs a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that packs 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This isn't the fastest luxury sedan on the market -- the S80's 0-60 time is an average 6.6 seconds -- but that's still respectable for this size of sedan. Also, the S80's engine features stop-start functionality which saves gas by shutting down when the vehicle stops.
What kind of luxury features do I get with an R-Design sedan?
The 2016 Volvo S60 R-Design sedans are the most luxurious of Volvo's lineup. In addition to the numerous features of the Platinum trim, the high-end R-Design gets 20-inch alloy wheels, a sleek body kit, interior trim enhancements and improved brakes. The R-Design also gets a beefier 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that pumps out 325 horsepower and 354 pound-feet of torque for an impressive 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds.
What is the Inscription body style for the new Volvo sedans?
The Inscription body style was created to give more legroom for rear-seat passengers. This was accomplished by spreading out the wheel base by three inches, allowing for an extra three inches of legroom. While this may not seem significant, the additional leg room makes the S60's and S80's rear seating comparable to the Acura TLX, Lexus ES 350 and other competing sedans.
How many trims are available for the 2016 Volvo S60?
The S60 is sold in two body styles -- the standard and inscription versions. The trims for the standard S60 are T5 Drive-E, T5 AWD, T6 Drive-E, T6 Drive-E Platinum, T6 R-Design AWD and T6 R-Design AWD Platinum. For the inscription body, trims for the S6 include the T5 Inscription, T5 Inscription Platinum, T5 AWD Inscription and T5 AWD Inscription Platinum.
Do these 2016 Volvo sedans get good gas mileage?
The S60 gets better gas mileage than the S80, but not by much. The S60 T5 Drive-E trim has EPA ratings of 26 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway, and those fuel ratings vary according to each trim level's engine. The S60 T6 R-Design AWD is rated at 18/27 city/highway. Meanwhile, the S80 is rated at 25/37 city/highway.
How many trim levels are available on the 2016 Volvo S80?
The Volvo S80 is available in just two trim levels: the T5 Drive-E Premier and the T5 Drive-E Platinum. The Premier trim includes features such as 17-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, a sunroof, keyless ignition and entry, heated front seats and leather upholstery. The Platinum trim adds features such as power-retractable side mirrors, a premium audio system, adaptive xenon headlights, front and rear parking sensors, automatic high beams and more.
How powerful is the Volvo S90's engine?
The all-new Volvo S90 will feature a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that's both supercharged and turbocharged, producing 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. It's the same engine used in the Volvo XC90 crossover, although it's likely to produce significantly better performance in the lighter S90 sedan.