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About Volvo Vehicles

Vehicle Summary

Founded in 1927, Volvo is an automaker based in Gothenburg, Sweden. While the brand had relatively humble beginnings, Volvo has claimed its stake as a luxury brand in recent years. Volvo currently offers a wide range of sedans, hatchbacks, crossovers, and SUVs for sale in the North American market, with popular models including the S60 sedan, the C70 convertible, and the XC90 SUV.

The Volvo S60 is a luxury sedan that offers spacious seating for up to five people; in its 2018 model year, its base T5 Dynamic trim is offered with standard equipment such as a turbocharged 2.0L engine at 240 hp, a sunroof, forward-collision warning/mitigation, and even Wi-Fi capability. The 2018 S60 is also available with optional all-wheel drive, though front-wheel drive is standard on most trims.

Those with a need for more space would do well to check out the Volvo XC90, a midsize crossover SUV that is available for sale in both two- and three-row configurations to seat anywhere from five to seven passengers. Standard equipment on the 2017 XC90 includes a turbocharged 2.0L engine at 250 hp, a panoramic sunroof, premium vinyl upholstery, 10-speaker sound system, and roof rails. As with many Volvo models, all-wheel drive is optional and front-wheel drive is standard on most trims.

The 2017 Volvo XC90 also comes in a plug-in hybrid version, which boasts a supercharged 2.0L engine at 316 hp and an electric motor for a combined output of 400 hp; it gets an EPA-estimated 54 MPGe combined.1

From its modest beginnings in the 1920s to the powerhouse it has become today, Volvo has come a long way over the years. There's no doubt that today's Volvo cars are synonymous with luxury, power, and style.

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Q: Who is Volvo owned by?

A: The Volvo Car Group is owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding (also commonly referred to as Geely Holding), which is based in China. Prior to this, Volvo was owned by the Ford Motor Company from 1999-2010.

Q: Is Volvo a luxury brand?

A: While Volvo wasn't launched as a luxury vehicle brand, it is safe to say that within the past decade or so, Volvo has evolved to become known as a luxury car maker by the cars they now offer for sale.

Q: Do Volvos use Ford engines?

A: When Volvo was briefly owned by the Ford Motor Company in the early 2000s, some Volvo models (including the V70 and S80) were manufactured with Ford engines. However, Volvo began using its own in-house scalable platform architecture (SPA) engines in 2013.

Q: What does the Volvo logo mean?

A: While many people associate the Volvo logo with the male gender symbol, it is actually believed that the logo was created to represent an ancient symbol for the chemical element iron. In ancient times, most weapons in Sweden (where Volvo got its start) were made of metal—so the logo is meant to be associated with the characteristics of iron, including longevity and strength.

Reliability Research

Above Average

RepairPal gave Volvo an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Volvo 24th out of 32 among all car brands. This rating is based on an average across all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average annual cost for repairs and maintenance on all Volvo models is $529, compared to an average of $543 across all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset. This includes both scheduled maintenance and unscheduled repairs.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Volvo owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.9 times per year, compared to an average of 1.2 times across all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 8% across all Volvo models, compared to an average of 11% for all the models RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more.


Reviews for Volvo

Overall Rating

4.6 out of 5 (242 reviews)

great car great deal

This is my third Volvo and bar far my best yet. Was originally a rental car - thus it was in excellent shape - virtually brand new with low mileage which is hard to find when buying a used Volvo. I had it shipped to my location and was sold immediately. It arrived as described and the sales process was easy and fast. Everything was in working order and I have enjoyed the car everyday since then. Carmax was easy to work with and came recommended to me - I now recommend them to others looking for a great car.


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  • Braking: only complaint is brakes squeak in reverse - literally no other complaints

- A K Madden, 2017 Volvo V60

Love my S60 Polestar

Been searching for this limited numbered vehicle for quite sometime. Finally pulled the trigger on an 2017 with under 8,000 miles in Colorado. I live in Missouri so had it transported back home. I have #71/1500 made that year. It is very easy to drive and all the safety features I would be looking for in new vehicles. It's enjoyable to drive and get lots of comments! Interior may not be as fancy as my past Acura's or Audi's, but it has all what I need and simplistic and not too flashy. FYI the Polestar tuned T6 is fantastic and much easier to live with versus my 2014 Audi TTS. Solid vehicle, definitely recommend!


  • Value: Performance Style Safety AWD Easy to drive


  • Cargo Space: Not having a spare tire. Not too big of a deal for me though. This is not my daily driver.

- Emer Gency, 2017 Volvo S60

Car Not Inspected Well by CarMax

NOTE: CAR NOT LISTED IN DROP DOWN MENU FOR REVIEW. CAR IN QUESTION IS A 2019 BMW X3. This is the third car I have purchased through CarMax and have also sold two to them. All good transactions except for this one. The sales pro in this instance was wonderful. Unfortunately, the car was not inspected well by CarMax and has had issues not disclosed at the time of sale costing me money immediately after the purchase. Specifically, CarMax is usually great at putting new tires on their cars, when appropriate. They were not replaced in this case on the X3 I purchased. When I took the car into my mechanic, the front right tire had a large piece or rubber cut out of it and it had been switched to the inside of the wheel where not obvious. Thus, I now have to replace my tires at my expense. I drove to the CarMax in Escondido as they had the car I really wanted. Unfortunately, it is not a convenient drive for me to take it back and have it addressed. There were also issues in one of the seatbelt sensors and a slow leak in the rear left tire. I shared the low tire pressure warning on my dash when purchasing the car. They put more air into it on the spot, but once home, the warning light came on again. I had to take the car in to my mechanic and also have that slow leak addressed. That was when he pointed out the interior damage to the front tire which I shared above. The brakes squeak loudly and the mechanic states it's because they used non-OEM brakes when replacing them. Again, another issue that should have been found on inspection and shared in the buying process. This takes all of the joy of a new purchase away! CarMax...Inspect the car more thoroughly or don't advertise your inspection process as a benefit when selling the vehicle. Really disappointed in the lack of effort and misstated inspection process!


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  • Braking: The car has non-oem brakes installed which squeak loudly. This is an easy catch as CarMax states that a break inspection is part of their car review process. In this case, it is costing me!
  • Reliability: Items that are stated to be covered in the inspection process are not actually inspected. Details specified above. Multiple items that are obvious when inspected which were not shared in the purchase process, costing additional monies immediately following the purchase from CarMax.

- Brian Duskin, 2019 Volvo XC90

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