Volvo V60 Overview
The Volvo V60 has a long sloping hood, a broad front fascia and wrap around headlight assemblies. It has a sweeping roof line, not unlike a coupe, that flows to the liftgate. A rear spoiler, oversized taillights, dual exhaust tips and a diffuser bring up the rear of the V60.
Volvo offers multiple engine choices for the V60 depending on the trim level. These include a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine making 240 horsepower. It comes paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and is available in front-wheel drive models only. This vehicle is EPA-rated at 25/37 mpg city/highway.
A turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine making 250 horsepower is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. It is available with all-wheel drive models only. This vehicle is rated at 20/29 mpg city/highway.
All-wheel drive models can also be outfitted with a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine making 325 horsepower. It comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This model is rated at 19/28 mpg city/highway.
The V60 sport wagon offers seating for five with bucket seats up front and a split-folding bench seat to the rear. Volvo has the ergonomic game down pat and offers some of the most supportive front seats anywhere. Buttons and switches are intuitively placed for ease of access.
All Volvo V60 models come equipped with a tilt and telescopic steering column, power front seats, power accessories, climate control and a power moonroof. An eight-speaker audio system, navigation, a USB connection and an auxiliary input port are included.
Heated seats, a folding front passenger seat, sport seats, a heated steering wheel, a heated windshield and grocery bag holders are available. Maximum storage volume is 43.8 cubic feet.
In safety testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Volvo V60 attained a Top Safety Pick+ award, which is the IIHS’ highest rating. This model makes available a collision avoidance system with automatic braking.
The top competitor for the Volvo V60 is the Audi Allroad. Various utility vehicles from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Cadillac, Lincoln and Lexus might also be considered.