Unless you’ve been under a rock in the new millennium, you’re familiar with the term “cougar.” Because it no longer carries the stigma of shame, but of power and control instead, the women who proudly exercises the control to partake of such a glorious experience no longer do so on “the DL.” Men, on the other hand, have opted for younger women since the beginning of time and held a trophy for it…I’m just saying. For us perhaps it’s the appreciation to see all things positioned further north. For women the thrill of things kept up and steady may be the draw. For such a woman or man, one of the most befitting vehicle to own and operate has got to be the Volvo S60.
Just two days behind the wheel and I got it… The relentless spunk and power that allowed me to keep going, going, going; The agility that allowed me to maneuver through tight spaces with the perfect degree of force and precision; The tightness that kept me in control all all times versus being all over the place, all of which I enjoyed while comfortable and safe behind the wheel of the S60. I really enjoyed that ride.
For 2011, the Volvo S60–starting at $30,950, has a far more youthful, sexy, savvy and spirited look. From the the dazzling front fascia adorned with the brands new standout grill and tastefully bodacious Volvo insignia, to the excitement of LED running lights by day and high intensity headlamps by night, the S60 signifies motion from front to rear and on all sides. No doubt, Volvo has come a long way from days of mundane, to compete with more racy look of luxury today.
Safety-wise, Volvo remains on the leading edge. Its Collision Warning system not only flashes red on the dash, but emits a warning signal and automatically applies brakes. The same holds true with Pedestrian Detection. Distance Alert and Lane Departure Warning add further assurance to the possibility of a safe experience of you and your loved ones each and every time you are behind the wheel. And in the day and age when drivers are known to sometimes multi-tasks behind the wheel, every driver should be so fortunate to have all of these options as included in the $2,100 Technology Package of the 2011 model. For this and more, the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety awarded the S60 as it’s “Top Safety Pick: Midsize Cars.”
Speaking of awards, just last month, at the New York International Auto Show, the Volvo S60 carried home the title of “2011 International Sedan of the Year.”
Amidst vehicles in its class (Audi A4 @ $32,300; BMW 3281 @ $34,600; Lexus IS 250 @ $33,815; Mercedes C300 at $35,480) the S60 enjoys “Best in Class” ratings in performance, acceleration (0-60 in 6.8 seconds), fuel efficiency ( 18 city / 26 highway) and coverage plan (complimentary factory scheduled maintenance for 3 years/36,000 miles).
With all of the features mentioned herein, including a power glass moonroof and power passenger seat, the Volvo S60 T6 AWD retails for $43450, with a lease price of $299. For more information visit www.volvocars.com.