Volvo has been famous for its station wagons since the first model, the Duett, debuted in 1953, and the Swedish company celebrated 60 years of producing wagons in 2013. Many people were understandably disappointed when Volvo discontinued its V70 wagon in 2011, choosing instead to focus on sedans to keep up with popular market demand.
Happily, Volvo returned to the game in 2015 with the unveiling of its V60 station wagon -- a model with features tempting enough to sway buyers away from other top contenders such as the Acura TSX and Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.
The V60 is a five-passenger luxury model similar to Volvo's S60 sedan. It handles like a smaller car, yet provides the flexibility and added space of a larger vehicle, without venturing into crossover territory. Unlike earlier Volvo models, the V60 is more akin to a hatchback than a wagon, with classy styling, all the latest tech features, and top-notch handling.
A 2-liter turbo-charged 4-cylinder Drive-E engine powers front-wheel drive models, and all-wheel drives come with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder turbo, which can be upgraded to a 3-liter V6 turbo. There are plenty of luxury upgrades available for those who want an even cushier ride.