I've always liked the new Volvo style, but the new S60 in 2012 came out blazing. I had the premium design, all leather interior with, at the time, first auto-stop and accident prevention feature that was standard on all Volvos. That alone made the car 3X safer than other similar cars in the price range. The handling was always so smooth, love the turning radius, there wasn't any noise or crackling like in cheaper brands. I love that the interior surfaces were all soft, not cheap hard plastic, it makes a huge difference when you get into and out of the car banding, hands or feet by accident. It felt like the quality was all around me. I loved the connectivity to my iPhone, was always so seamless, and the trunk with folding seats was A+.
Comfortable, quiet, smooth, really fast, solid car. what else can you ask for? Drives like a dream. Highly recommend getting the T6 engine if you can find one. Worth it for the extra 50 horsepower. Volvo's interior styling and quality is second to none in its class. The leather is of a higher quality and feel than other luxury cars I have been in. I would take this over a 3 series or an A4 any day of the week. It has ruined all other cars for me.