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Experts continue recognizing Volvo cars and SUVs for being the best

  • All-new S60 wins 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Sport Sedan
  • XC40 named 2019 MAMA Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year and Chicago News 2019 SUV/Crossover of the Year
  • XC90, XC40 named 2019 Consumer Guide Best Buys

– A wide variety of auto experts have presented Volvo Cars with five more awards, adding to a winning streak unprecedented in the luxury carmaker’s almost century-long history.

This year MotorWeek, the Midwest Automotive Media Association (MAMA), Consumer Guide, and Chicago News gave Volvo high honors for the all-new S60 sedan as well as the XC90 and XC40 SUVs.

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“You know you’re doing something right when the car experts keep saying great things about your cars,” said Anders Gustafsson, Senior Vice President Americas and President and CEO Volvo Car USA. “It means Volvo buyers can be confident they are making a smart purchase, not because we say so, but because the experts do.”

The all-new Volvo S60 luxury sedan won the 2019 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Sport Sedan. Since 1983 MotorWeek staff have been recognizing the cars and trucks they would like to have parked their driveways, or at least dream about owning if they won the lottery. They look at the factors mattering most to consumers - price, practicality, performance and fuel efficiency.

The S60 is the first Volvo car made in America. It features all the design, technology and safety features found in the company’s award-winning XC90 and XC60 SUVs. The S60 is available via traditional purchase or lease, as well as Care by Volvo subscription.

"We began our road test of a Made in America all-wheel-drive Volvo S60 T6 R-Design expecting a car that delivers understated Swedish-style luxury and comfort, and over delivers on safety and technology,” said John Davis, creator and host, MotorWeek, television's original and longest running automotive series. “Well, we found all that. But we also found a car fully capable of competing with Europe’s best known sporty four-doors. We were impressed at the spot-on chassis tuning, the instant rush of power, the brakes, really everything about the S60. It simply wowed us."

The Midwest Automotive Media Association named the XC40 SUV its 2019 MAMA Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year. Based in Chicago, the MAMA consists of more than 240 journalists representing influential websites, news outlets, and social media channels across the country.

“MAMA created the Luxury Family Vehicle of the Year award to recognize outstanding family-friendly vehicles from premium brands,” said MAMA president Damon Bell. “Our journalist members voted the XC40 the inaugural winner over a formidable group of contenders.”

The 2019 XC90 and 2019 XC40 were named Consumer Guide Best Buys in the Premium Midsize Crossover/SUV and Premium Subcompact Crossover/SUV classes, respectively. Consumer Guide is one of the longest-running auto-review operations in the country. This is the fourth year in a row the XC90 has been named a Consumer Guide Best Buy, the 52-year-old organization’s highest ranking.

“The XC90 earned Consumer Guide® Best Buy recognition for its sumptuously trimmed cabin; better-than-class-average fuel economy from its 4 cylinder engines; and loads of innovative and unconventional features that set it apart from the competition,” said Tom Appel, publisher, Consumer Guide® Automotive. “The XC40 offers surprisingly high levels of luxury, style, and all around refinement in a petite, modern, urban-friendly package.”

And finally, local weekly news source Chicago News named the XC40 its 2019 SUV/Crossover of the Year, the third consecutive year Volvo has been recognized.

The XC40 is also available via traditional purchase or lease as well as Care by Volvo subscription

Volvo Cars has completed its product refresh begun in 2015 and now has the youngest lineup in the industry. Along the way these new SUVs, sedans and wagons have collectively earned hundreds of awards from around the world, including 2018 World Car of the Year (XC60), 2018 and 2016 North American Utility  of the Year (XC60, XC90) 2018 European Car of the Year (XC40) and 2016 Motor Trend SUV of the Year (XC90).

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