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When shopping for a new or used vehicle, a lot of our Ohio customers have been wondering about the benefits of buying a luxury vehicle over a more mainstream car. As many vehicles have become more and more expensive and offer a wider selection of features, it's even more important to ask the question. So why buy a luxury vehicle? Let's take a look at some of the factors that keep many of our customers strongly in the luxury camp.

Here at Volvo Cars Dayton, we're committed to matching the quality of vehicles with world-class service. Whether it be financing, appraising a trade-in, or getting you out on a test drive of one of our luxury vehicles, you can count on friendly, professional service from the staff at Volvo Cars Dayton. Located at 7124 Poe Ave in Dayton, OH, Volvo Cars Dayton is the area's premier luxury car destination. Come in today for a test drive, or give us a call at (937) 890-6200 with any questions you have about our dealership or our vehicles.

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Why Buy Luxury? The Experience

There's a reason that luxury brands like Volvo have remained so popular throughout the years. When it comes to the driving experience, mainstream vehicles just can't keep up. Luxury vehicles are engineered to a higher standard, with a special emphasis put on the driving experience. This entails both comfort and responsiveness. Driving dynamics are rigorously tested to balance Volvo's signature luxury comfort with a sporty, dynamic driving experience when cornering.

For owners of mainstream vehicles who come in to test drive their first luxury vehicle, the difference is immediately apparent. Steering feels more connected and responsive, and the ride is more connected to the road while still providing comfortable cushioning of bumps in the road. And while driver assist features are becoming more common in mainstream vehicles, luxury vehicles like Volvo tend to offer more as standard with all trims. Which brings us to our next point.

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Features & Comfort

If you compared the cabins of a Volvo and more mainstream vehicle, there'd be no doubt which one was the luxury vehicle. Not only do luxury cabins tend to be more stylish, they also offer a much greater level of comfort and features. Luxury vehicles, for example, will normally come standard with leather interior or simulated leather of a much higher quality than the vinyl used by mainstream automakers like Toyota, for example. This immediately improves comfort, and often contributes to durability as well. If you've ever spilled coffee on cloth seats, for example, you know what we're talking about.

And when it comes to overall feature content, we can use the Volvo S60's standard equipment as an example. Included with the base Momentum trim is an extensive feature list, including:

18-inch wheels, LED headlights, automatic high beams, a panoramic sunroof, automatic heated wipers, keyless ignition, selectable drive modes, dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch instrument panel display, power-adjustable driver seat with memory, split-folding rear seats with power-folding headrests, auto-dimming rearview mirror, 9-inch touchscreen, rearview camera, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a 10-speaker sound system.

Standard safety features include forward collision warning, full-speed automatic emergency braking, run-off road mitigation, lane keeping assist, a road sign reader, a drowsy driver warning system, and remote vehicle controls.

Finding a similarly equipped mainstream vehicle will likely take the price into luxury territory, and will not do anything about the tuning of the suspension or overall driving feel. The feature-rich nature of luxury vehicles combined with their superior driving capability and style makes them a much better investment than even top-trim mainstream vehicles. Add to this greater overall quality and workmanship, and you can see why those who drive luxury vehicles never want to go back.

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People buy luxury for a variety of reasons, but all those reasons add up to one thing: a better ownership experience. Luxury vehicles like Volvo exude quality and value, which is often evident before you even step into the cabin. But once you do, you'll be greeted by a level of luxury that you just can't get from a standard vehicle, whether in interior construction or driving experience.

The best way to see the difference for yourself is to test drive a luxury vehicle. At Volvo Cars Dayton, we have a wide selection of new and used Volvo vehicles, from sporty sedans to large crossovers that can carry the whole family in luxury. Stop into the dealership at 7124 Poe Ave in Dayton, OH or give us a call at (937) 890-6200 to set up your personal test drive of one of our fine vehicles. Our dedicated finance department can talk to you about financing and lease options, and we'll be happy to answer any questions you have about the luxury vehicles we have in stock.