By Alex Kramer
- Gutsy turbocharged V6
- Well-balanced ride
- High quality interior
- Good fuel efficiency
- Outdated 6-speed automatic transmission
- Handling is a bit soft for a high performance sports sedan
Ask any car enthusiast what they think of Volvo, and most will probably comment on the unique boxy exterior design, or the brand’s extensive focus on safety, or the practicality of a wagon with more trunk space than most SUVs. Discussions of performance or driving excitement probably won’t enter the picture.