Just as Honda is known for fuel efficiency and Hyundai is associated with long warranties, for Volvo, it's all about safety.
Once upon a time, Volvo safety could be described in one way: boxy. The 240 sedan, for example, was built like a tank with equal visual appeal. Thankfully, the more modern lineup of used Volvo cars and SUVs provides the protection the brand is known for, wrapped in some of the most attractive sheet metal models on the market. This includes the small Volvo S40 sedan and its wagon counterpart, the Volvo V50; the P1800-esque Volvo C30 hatch and sexy Volvo C70 hardtop convertible; the more substantial Volvo S60, Volvo S70, Volvo S80 and Volvo S90 sedans; the Volvo V60 and V90 wagon; and a trio of utility vehicles: the Volvo XC60, Volvo XC70 and Volvo XC90.