New 2017 Volvo S80 Release Date and Review

With great fuel economy ratings, plenty of value for the money, and comfortable seats and ride, the 2017 Volvo S80 seems as a sensible alternative to flashier, more expensive luxury sedans. However, it disappoints with its lackluster power, and anonymous looks. The Volvo S80 release date should be expected sometime in the second half of 2017.

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While the S80 is appealing in certain ways, it’s least appealing relative to contemporary luxury sedans that are notorious for fancy wheel designs, high-tech infotainments system, supple leather and interior woodwork. Its aging design and minor updates for 2017 only makes the situation worse.

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On the upside, though, the Volvo S80 2017 offers impressive fuel economy ratings and an array of high-tech safety systems. Elevating its performance and efficiency is its new turbocharged four-cylinder engine that cranks out 240 hp and 258 lbs. ft. of torque, and offers an incredible 0-60 mph acceleration in 6.6 seconds.

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The exterior design, while it isn’t a bad thing, has only received mild cosmetic freshening, and seems rather dated in today’s luxury car market. The interior layout is however quite appealing and upscale. The materials used on its surfaces look premium, and the infotainment system has improved responsiveness relative to the previous model.

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Yet, the new Volvo S80 isn’t the only vehicle in its class that offers plenty of value for the money. Rivals you should check out include the Acura TLX, Hyundai Genesis, Lexus ES 350, Buick LaCrosse, and Cadillac XTS. Pricier alternatives include the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, BMW 5 Series, and the Audi A6.

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While the Volvo S80 does come pretty well equipped and is typically less expensive than many other midsize luxury cars, the reality is that it’s simply outclassed for 2017.

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2017 Volvo S80 Trims

Two trims are offered for the 2017 Volvo S80: Platinum and Premiere. Two models are additionally available: T5 and T6 Drive-E.

2017 Volvo S80 Interior Accessories & Exterior Changes

The S80 Premier specs include a split-folding rear seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, driver memory settings, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, an eight-way power front seats, foglights, LED running lights, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, heated front seats, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, heated mirrors, and a leather upholstery.

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Equipment offered include an eight-speaker sound system, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack, a seven-inch display screen, frontal collision warning and mitigation system, a six-CD changer, HD and satellite radio, a navigation system, and a USB port.

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Upgrading to the Volvo S80 Platinum package gets you an automatic high-beam headlight control, special interior accent lighting, a folding front passenger seat, power-retractable side mirrors, lane-departure warning system, a rearview camera, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, a folding front passenger seat, adaptive xenon headlights, blind-spot monitoring, cyclist detection, and a grocery bag holder.

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Options include a leather-covered dashboard and center armrest, windshield washer nozzle, premium leather upholstery, heated rear seats, nineteen-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension system, a wood-trimmed steering wheel, a quick-fold front passenger seat, and wood and metal trimmings.

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2017 Volvo S80 Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Under the hood of the new 2017 Volvo S80 is a four-cylinder mill rated at 258 lbs. feet of torque and 240 horsepower. Standard systems include the stop-start system, the front wheel drive system, and the eight-speed automatic transmission system. The S80 AWD is optionally available.

EPA rates the fuel economy of the 2017 S80 T5 Drive-E at 25/37/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

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As already mentioned above, 6.6 seconds is all that you require to sprint from 0-60 mph. an average time in the segment as rivals fare much better with majority of them accelerating in the sub-6 seconds region.

Safety features include frontal collision warning and mitigation system, active front head restraints, driver-fatigue monitor, front and rear parking sensors, side curtain airbags, front-seat side airbags, antilock disc brakes, pedestrian and cyclist detection, and blind spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alerts.

2017 Volvo S80 Release Date & Price

According to various rumors going round within the precincts of the industry, the vehicle should be expected to go for sale sometime in the second quarter of 2017.

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The Volvo S80 price starts from an MRSP of $43,450.

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2017 Volvo S60 Release Date and Review

To be frank, the fresh Volvo S60 2017 won’t bowl you over with excitement, but with its impressive safety technologies and a diverse selection of engines, it might be the car you have been looking for. Its pros include a well-balanced handling and ride quality, fuel-efficient and muscular engine lineup, and excellent safety scores. Its release date should be expected in the middle of 2017.

Long noted for its unique styling and safety, Volvo has emerged as a strong contender in the entry-level luxury sedan market with its new 2017 Volvo S60 and prior S60 models for some time now. Volvo made headlines last year with its agile and fuel-sipping turbocharged engine lineup, and for 2017, the vehicle is well-placed to put up a strong battle front against its German arch rivals.

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To start off, the vehicle comes with a refreshed body style. For instance, the Inscription comes with 3” longer wheelbase and 3” more for the rear-seat legroom. Apparently, the model was developed in part for the business professionals in China who have a liking for well-appointed backseat and spacious backseat.

Additionally, with a comfortable cabin, impressive safety technologies, luxury feature galore, handsome styling and the spruced up engines, the new 2017 Volvo S60 will also be an endearment to many U.S shoppers looking for such qualities within the price range.

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Still, the new 2017 Volvo S60 will still have to fight it out with seasoned and popular entry-level sedans. They include 2017 BMW 3 Series, 2017 Lexus ES 350, and 2017 Acura TLX.

Volvo S60 – Available Trims

The vehicle is available in two distinct body styles: standard and Inscription versions. The standard wheelbase comes in a walloping six trim levels, while the long-wheelbase version comes in four trims. The former is available in T5 Drive-E, T5 AWD, T6 Drive-E, T6 Drive-E Platinum, T6 R-Design AWD and T6 R-Design AWD Platinum, and the latter in T5 Inscription, T5 Inscription Platinum, T5 all-wheel-drive Inscription Platinum, and T5 all-wheel-drive Inscription.

Exterior Review & Interior Changes – 2017 Volvo S60

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Except for the differing powertrain’s specs, both the T5 Drive-E and T5 AWD are available with a 7” touchscreen display, adaptive cruise control, 17” wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, automatic wipers, a 60/40-split folding rear seats, voice commands, HD radio, satellite radio, driver memory settings, LED running lights, heated mirrors, headlight washers, 7” infotainment display, an 8-speaker sound system, smartphone app integration, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and automatic climate control (dual-zone).

Next up, both the T5 Inscription and Inscription all-wheel-drive models comes equipped with an air filtering system, rear parking system, rear window sunshade, 18” steel wheels, increased sound-deafening materials, accent interior lighting, a sunroof, auto-diming rearview mirror, a configurable instrument cluster, bright window trim a navigation system, additional bolstering, and upgraded front seats.

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The 2017 Volvo S60 Platinum model adds xenon adaptive headlights, premium sound system, and automated parallel parking system.

The T6 Drive-E comes with keyless ignition, keyless entry, steering adjustable effort, a powerful engine, a suspension sport-tuned system, 18” alloy wheels, power lumbar front seats, and paddle shifters.

Opting for the T6 R-Design AWD gets you 19” wheels, a sport steering wheel, an all-wheel drive system, a more powerful engine, a special R-Design sport seat, and a special cabin trim.

The AWD T6 R-Design Polestar comes with an exclusive exterior color, 20” alloy wheels, powerful engine, beefier front brakes, and a special aerodynamic kit.

Engine Specs – 2017 Volvo S60

A turbocharged inline four-cylinder 2.0L engine comes fitted under the hood of the 2017 Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E and T5 Inscription models. EPA ratings stand at 26/38/30 mpg in the city/highway/combined for the T5 Drive-E and 25/37/29 mpg for the Inscription.

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Both the T5 all-wheel-drive and T5 AWD Inscription come fitted with a turbocharged 2.5L inline five-cylinder engine rated at 270 pounds of torque and 260 horsepower. EPA fuel economy ratings stand at 20/29/23 mpg.
Also, a supercharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine rated at 300 pounds of torque and 310 hp is available for the T6 Drive-E model.

Finally, a 3.0L turbocharged engine good for 354 pounds of torque and 325 horsepower comes under the hood of the T6 R-Design all-wheel-drive.

Release Date & Price – 2017 Volvo S60

The 2017 Volvo S60 release date should be expected in the middle of 2017. As for its price, expect the base Drive-E to go for sale for 33,400 USD.

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2017 Volvo XC60 Release Date, Specs and Info

2017 Volvo XC60 news – For a small luxury crossover SUV, the Volvo XC60 for 2017 is a good option particularly if interior space and safety features are top priorities. Some of its strengths include a generous cargo space, efficient and strong turbocharged four-cylinder engines, supportive seats, and great crash test scores. Its release date should be expected during the 1st Q f 2017.

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Volvo has been in the forefront in trying to fight off a reputation that has considered family vehicles boring. And it has been doing pretty well to this end. We’ve particularly appreciated the stylish and well-appointed cabin that was introduced six years ago. Despite the changes, the new 2017 Volvo XC60 will still be a Volvo at its core.

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The vehicle is more practical than ever. For instance, it comes with plenty of interior space, top crash test scores, and a comprehensive feature list. Volvo altered its engine lineup two years ago and with that came impressive results including fuel-efficient ratings. Both the front-wheel-drive Drive-E T6 and T5 offer some of the best engine consumption ratings in the entire segment.

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You won’t lack some alternative options in the segment nonetheless. Some its rivals include the 2017 Lexus NX 200t, the 2017 Acura RDX, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, and the 2017 BMW X3. In overall, if you want a vehicle that offers strong safety credentials and some Swedish flair to go along with a family-oriented character, look no more as the 2017 Volvo XC60 is the only vehicle that can offer that.

Available Trims – Volvo XC60

The five-passenger configuration 2017 Volvo XC60 crossover SUV comes in five trims: T5 Drive-E, T6 Drive-E, T5 AWD, T6 AWD, and the top-of-the-line T6 AWD R-Design. The 2017 Volvo XC60 Hybrid is separately reviewed.

Interior News & Exterior Review – 2017 Volvo XC60

Both the T5 all-wheel-drive and the T5 Drive-E comes standard with telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, automatic climate control (dual-zone), an eight-way power fronts seats, 18” alloy wheels, LED running lights, automatic headlights, driver seat memory settings, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic wipers, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, “T-Tec” fabric upholstery, roof rails, and heated mirrors.

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Technology features available include a 7” infotainment display, USB audio interface, satellite audio, Wi-Fi capability, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, automatic braking, smartphone app integration, voice commands, a CD player, low-speed forward collision warning system, an eight-speaker sound system, and an auxiliary audio jack.

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The T5 Drive-E and T5 AWD system comes with an auto-dimming mirror, a configurable digital gauge, a panoramic sunroof, a navigation system, leather upholstery, and a rear privacy glass.

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Opting for the T5 Platinum gets you a rearview camera, 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, interior accent lighting, and a power liftgate.

The optional Volvo Technology package offers driver alertness and lane departure warning system, high beam headlight control, adaptive cruise control, and an upgraded forward collision system.

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Stand-alone options available for all the trims include an interior air quality system, power-folding rear head restraints, heated seats, sport front seats, a heated windshield washer nozzle, a power outlet, a power retractable exterior mirrors, a cargo cover, a heated steering wheel, 20” wheels, a pop-up grocery bag holder, blind-spot monitoring system, rear parking sensors, rear cross traffic alert, keyless entry and ignition, special sill plates, upgraded leather upholstery, a power tailgate, a rearview camera, and an extended leather upholstery.

Engine Specs – 2017 Volvo XC60

Generating 240 horsepower and 258 lbs. of torque is a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that comes fitted under the hood of the 2017 Volvo XC60 Drive-E trim. An eight speed automatic transmission system, which is standard, transfers all the power output to the front wheels.

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Next up is a 2.5L five-cylinder engine rated at 250 hp and 266 lbs. of torque and comes fitted under the hood of the 2017 Volvo XC60 T5 AWD system. It comes mated to a six-speed automatic transmission system which consequently feeds the power to all wheels. EPA estimates the fuel consumption to stand at 19/26/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

The Drive-E gets a four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 302 hp and 295 lbs. of torque and it returns fuel economy ratings of 22/29/24 mpg.

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Finally, the T6 All-wheel-drive gets an inline-6 3.0L turbocharged engine rated at 300 horsepower and 325 pounds of torque. The power is transferred to all wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.

Price & 2017 Volvo XC60 Release Date

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The 2017 Volvo XC60 SUV will cost you an MSRP starting from $36,400. As for its release date, the vehicle should be expected during the 1st Q of 2017.

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