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Volvo is in the midst of a transformation, both from gas to EV and from midrange to premium luxury brand. As such, there are plenty of excellent choices from the Swedish automaker and picking just five was a true challenge. But after much consideration, these are the best 5 Volvo Cars available in 2024.

Volvo EX30 – Finally a truly affordable EV and the best Volvo car of 2024

A front angle view of the 2025 Volvo EX30
2025 Volvo EX30 | Volvo

The Volvo EX30 arrived to raucous approval a few weeks back, and for good reason. It uses all-electric power, gets from zero to 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds, and costs just $35,000. That’s both faster and cheaper than a Golf GTI, and $6,000 less than the cheapest Hyundai IONIQ 5. Furthermore, 275 miles of range and estimated 10-80% charge time of just 26.5 minutes means the EX30 isn’t just the best Volvo of 2024. It isn’t even the best car of 2024. Of the new model year cars we’ve seen so far, the Volvo EX30 is the best of them all.

Volvo S60 Recharge – The best Volvo sport luxury car

A front-facing 2023 Volvo S60 Recharge T8 PHEV compact executive car in Thunder Grey
2023 Volvo S60 | Volvo Car Corporation

Flipping the script, the Volvo S60 Recharge is the best of Volvo’s last-generation cars. The S60 is the smaller of Volvo’s luxury sedans, but that shorter wheelbase makes it more nimble than the larger S90. With the Recharge plug-in hybrid powertrain, a twincharged four-cylinder and electric motor work together to give you 415 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque. Plus, standard all-wheel drive, heated and ventilated seats, and four-zone automatic climate control combine to put the S60 Recharge just behind Volvo’s newest toy.

Volvo V60 Polestar – Fun, luxurious, and practical

Volvo V60 Polestar is one of the best Volvo Cars of 2024
Volvo V60 Recharge Polestar | Volvo

As one of the few wagons left in the U.S. market, leaving the V60 Polestar off of a “best Volvo cars” list wasn’t an option. That said, if you’re going to have one and your budget allows, the $70,000 V60 Polestar is the one you want. Complete with Ohlins sport dampers and Brembo sport brakes, the V60 Polestar is the best handling wagon on sale right now. In addition, it gets the same 415 horsepower plug-in hybrid powertrain from the B8 Recharge line, so it’s got serious straight-line performance as well.

Volvo XC40 Recharge – The best compact SUV comes from Volvo?

The 2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge in green on a foggy road
2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge | Volvo

There are plenty of compact SUVs on the market today, but the Volvo XC40 Recharge earns top marks. Sitting fourth among the best Volvo cars of 2024, the 402 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque sends this compact electric crossover from zero to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Furthermore, all-wheel drive and a truly luxe interior make it one of the most enjoyable cars for daily commutes.

Volvo XC90 – Three-row comfort and timeless style

A gray Volvo XC90 midsize SUV is parked.
The Volvo XC90 | Volvo

Volvo has transformed into a true luxury brand over the past decade, and no model is a better representative than the Volvo XC90. Three-row comfort, heated and ventilated first and second-row seats, and some of Volvo’s best safety technology make this SUV an undeniable contender.

The best Volvo cars of 2024 run the gamut

Volvo has quietly put together one of the best overall car lineups available in 2024. And while there are no trucks or sports cars available, there are no shortage of excellent options in every other segment. And with a Volvo minivan coming for 2025, plus the LIDAR-equipped EX90 on the way, Volvo’s lineup just keeps getting better.