Volvo S60

Volvo S60

About Volvo S60

The 2017 Volvo S60 isn’t just another fancy midsize-luxury sedan. It’s a truly versatile platform offering consumers a wide range of variation, power and pricing. The base S60 competes well with the Audi A4 and Lexus IS, while the Cross Country is rather unique in that it offers the high ride height of an off-road-ready SUV, only in sedan form. The luxurious 2017 S60 Inscription delivers luxury on par with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and its stretched wheelbase permits an additional three inches of rear-seat legroom. With a starting price undercutting most competitors and a range of powerful yet fuel-efficient turbocharged and supercharged engines, Volvo’s S60 line for 2017 is a tempting prospect worthy of consideration.

LATEST MODEL
2017 Volvo S60
What's new for 2017?
2017 Volvo S60

Volvo’s 2017 S60 luxury sedan drops its 5- and 6-cylinder engines choices while adding the option of all-wheel drive (AWD) to cars equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged Drive-E engine. The S60’s trims are reduced this year to five: Dynamic, Inscription, Cross Country, Polestar and R-Design Platinum.

  • Expert Rating: 8.6
  • Consumers Rating: 9.0
  • MPG 25|36
2016 Volvo S60
What's new for 2016?
2016 Volvo S60

The 2016 Volvo S60 luxury-sedan lineup heads into unexplored territory, quite literally with the new S60 Cross Country model thanks to its raised ride height and off-road-ready suspension. The 2016 S60 Inscription extends the S60's appeal by extending the car for an additional three inches of rear legroom.

2015 Volvo S60
What's new for 2015?
2015 Volvo S60

With a thorough refresh last year, the only real change to the 2015 Volvo S60 is the addition of the Drive-E 4-cylinder engines. Available in either turbocharged T5 or turbocharged and supercharged T6 models, the new engines are the first of a family that will eventually replace all of Volvo's existing engines.

2014 Volvo S60
What's new for 2014?
2014 Volvo S60

The 2014 Volvo S60 has an all-new front end. Inside, there's a new instrument cluster and trim treatments. The option packages are upgraded, and there’s a new Sport Package and a Blind Spot Information System Package, an enhanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System, additional stand-alone options and some new paint colors.

2013 Volvo S60
What's new for 2013?
2013 Volvo S60

The big news for 2013 is the fact that Volvo All-Wheel Drive with Instant Traction is available for the first time on the value-priced S60 T5. The 2.5-liter T5 5-cylinder engine also receives internal tweaks that allow it to pull stronger, though peak horsepower and torque remain the same.

2012 Volvo S60
What's new for 2012?
2012 Volvo S60

Following a major redesign in 2011, the Volvo S60 adds two new model grades to the lineup for 2012, including an entry-level T5 trim with a turbocharged 5-cylinder engine and an R-Design variant boasting a 325-horsepower turbocharged engine and a sportier design. The 2012 S60 also adds a rear-seat entertainment system with headrest-integrated LCD displays to the list of options.

2011 Volvo S60
What's new for 2011?
2011 Volvo S60

Volvo would like its S60 to become its bestselling nameplate, and to aid that effort the company has filled it with innovative safety features and dressed it in un-Volvo-like styling.

2009 Volvo S60
What's new for 2009?
2009 Volvo S60

All models receive more standard equipment, along with a higher price tag. The contents of the Premium Package have been made standard on 2.5T and 2.5T AWD models, while the sporty S60 T5 receives features contained in last year's Advanced Package. In addition, the Geartonic manual-shift feature is now standard on all trims.

2008 Volvo S60
What's new for 2008?
2008 Volvo S60

The high-performance S60 R is no more. All 2008 Volvo S60 models receive upgraded audio units, while T5 models feature leather sport seating, a power sunroof and a five-speed Geartronic automatic transmission.

2007 Volvo S60
What's new for 2007?
2007 Volvo S60

The S60 gets a slight exterior freshening featuring a revised grille and front headlamps, front and rear bumpers and new side mirrors with integrated turn signals. The S60's suspension has also been improved to provide better handling and a firmer ride. Volvo's Dynamic Stability Traction Control (DSTC) becomes standard across the line, as does a tire pressure monitoring system.

Consumer Reviews

The Sure-footed Swede

By on Thursday, March 24, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 14,100

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Beautiful, value, efficient, fast, agile"

Cons: "Ride, rear seat, trunk"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned this car, certified pre-owned, since 8,800 miles (approx.). I've put a little over 5,000 miles on it since, and I can't say much of anything negative about it. Ember Black Pearl metallic paint is a WONDERFUL color. If there is anything I would improve, it would be the dashboard. There is an area around the central air vent that's missing an aluminum ring around it (compare it to the outer air vents), and I wouldn't mind having the dashboard wrapped in stitched leather. (It's soft-touch plastic.) Mercs, Jags, Lexuses and Audis probably have marginally-better attention to the finer details. That being said, short of a few niggles on the interior, there is absolutely NO shortage of comfort. The leather and seats are soft, sumptuous and supportive enough for the average sport driver, though those dedicated to the art would likely prefer a REAR-wheel drive car. The rear seat room is a little tight so I wouldn't recommend it for VERY long hauls. You better not mind frequent trips to the grocery store because of its small trunk. And if you get the Sport Package, be prepared to feel the imperfections in the road. On the flip side, with the sport suspension, it corners every bit like a BMW or a Cadillac. It's a beautiful, stylish and unique car that's a fantastic alternative to the more common German choices. It feels put together like a drum, and projected reliability (and experienced, in my case, so far) is excellent. Fuel economy is terrific (I only fill up about once a month AND it takes Regular gas), and it's a wonderful value if you're buying CPO. For the same price as a mid-range Camry or Accord, you can buy this beautiful, efficient and stylish full-on luxury car, fully-loaded, fast and fun. And its base engine is equal or superior to the competitors' offerings in both power and efficiency. Highly, HIGHLY recommended."

17 people out of 17 found this review helpful

BEST CAR I HAVE EVER OWNED

By on Tuesday, September 12, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 79,900

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car is incredible. AWD, tons of low torque, most comfortable seat in a car. Drives like a sports car and seats 5. Safest vehicle in its category. I have now owned it for 1 year and had no issues. CPO vehicle. I could not ask for more."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

So Far So Good

By on Sunday, February 13, 2011

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

"Definitely not your father's Volvo. Smart looking, incredibly comfortable, powerful engine. Some controls may be difficult to get use to. My initial experience has been a great one. The 5 year-60,000 bumper-to-bumper warranty with scheduled maint. included is about as good as it gets."

17 people out of 18 found this review helpful

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