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2018 Volvo V60
Select a Different Model (5 Available): T5 Cross Country AWD Wagon
Fair Market Price $ 38942
Zero to 60 6.7 seconds
Real MPG 15 CTY /33 HWY
Cargo (Std/Max) 44 cu.ft.
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2018 Volvo V60 MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Solid safety scores
  • Powerful engine options
  • Comfortable ride

You Won't Like

  • Outdated infotainment system
  • Polestar model understeers when driven hard
  • Vague steering feel

New for 2018

Minor updates for the new model year include an available power adjustable passenger seat for the base V60 (the feature is already standard on other trims), as well as heated front seats and a heated steering wheel.

Vehicle Summary

The V60 is Volvo's entry-level wagon that shares the same platform as the S60 sedan and slots below the larger and more expensive V90 wagon. Expect a redesigned V60 wagon in the next couple years.

Overview

The 2018 Volvo V60 T5 base model is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged I-4 that produces 250 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and comes with an EPA rating of 25/36 mpg city/highway with front-wheel drive and 22/33 mpg with all-wheel drive (AWD). The Cross Country model (a raised model with 7.9 inches of ground clearance) comes standard with AWD and exclusively uses that T5 engine to deliver 22/30 mpg.

If you stick with the more traditional non-Cross-Country model, upgrading to the T6 will result in AWD and the more powerful 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged I-4 that churns out 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and comes rated at 22/32 mpg. The high-performance Polestar model packs the same engine but tuned to produce 362 hp and 347 lb-ft of torque and with 20/27 mpg ratings. In Motor Trend testing, the 2017 V60 Polestar hit 60 mph in a quick 4.8 seconds and stopped from 60 mph in an impressive 105 feet.

The Volvo V60 comes standard with HID headlights with LED daytime running lights, leather upholstery, eight-way power adjustable driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, illuminated gearshift knob, interior aluminum trim, glass moonroof, an R-design grille, 18-inch diamond-cut wheels, and Sensus Connect. For additional luxury opt for the Navigation/Audio package that includes Sensus Navigation and a Harman Kardon premium audio system or the Sport package that consists of a sport-tuned chassis, power steering personalization, paddle shifters, and 19-inch black alloy wheels. The V60 Polestar comes standard with Polestar exterior and interior trim and badging, six-piston Brembo brakes, Ohlins shock absorbers, 20-inch Polestar exclusive wheels with performance summer tires, carbon fiber rear view mirror covers, and a carbon fiber front splitter.

Safety

The Volvo V60 is considered a 2017 Top Safety Pick+, the IIHS' highest designation, for receiving the highest score of Good in all five crash tests and the highest rating of Superior for front crash prevention for properly warning the driver of a possible collision, avoiding a 12 mph collision, and reducing the speed of a 25 mph collision by 16 mph thanks to the optional Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection found in the Technology package. When equipped with the standard City Safety feature, the wagon received the rating of Advanced for avoiding a 12 mph collision and reducing the speed of a 25 mph collision by 2 mph, but did not warn the driver. Additional safety features found in the Technology package are adaptive cruise control, active high beams, lane keep assist, Driver Alert Control (sleepy driver alert), Distance Alert, and road sign information. Blind Spot Information System, rear cross-traffic alert, and a rear view camera with rear parking sensors are found in the Vision package. Active bending lights are standard.

What We Think

In a First Test review of the 2017 Volvo V60 Polestar, we liked the wagon's immediate and quick acceleration and the snarly engine note. Handling prowess has improved over the outgoing inline-six engine model and the new eight-speed transmission is eager to downshift but the wagon still likes to understeer as it did before. The ride is good considering the stiffer suspension and the seats are very comfortable but the infotainment system is outdated. "That said, it doesn't get more special than the Volvo V60 Polestar, especially in our tester's eye-catching Rebel Blue Metallic paint. And with the next-generation V60 just around the corner, we're hopeful Volvo will continue to supply us with our fix of fast and fun wagons."

After one year with our long-term 2015 V60 T5, we had few complaints that included an annoying auto start/stop feature and hard sport seats and said, "Although I may not be Volvo's quintessential customer—I have no kids or pets—the Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E quickly became one of my favorite vehicles I've had the pleasure of driving in the past few years. The combination of performance, styling, comfort, and safety make this sweet wagon one I would consider purchasing with my own money if I had the $45,625 to spare. We're sad to see it go, and look forward to the next chance to drive such a fun sporty wagon."

Many of Volvo's competitors have dropped out of the wagon segment, and that gives the V60 an advantage. In sedan form, the S60 felt dated and placed last in a 2017 large test of compact luxury sport sedans.

Cool Fact

The Polestar model utilizes MacPherson strut suspension front and rear, versus the standard V60's more traditional multi-link set-up.

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2018 VOLVO V60 SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter
Transmission Name
Transmission, Geartronic 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (AW TG-81SC)
Trim
T5 Cross Country AWD Wagon
Class
Premium Compact Utility
Horsepower
240@5600
Standard MPG
22/30
Body Style
Wagon
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
N/R
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Heated Front Seats & Heated Steering Wheel

INCLUDES: Driver Seat, Heated; Passenger Seat, Heated; Steering Wheel, Heated
Opt $750

Climate Package

INCLUDES: Driver Seat, Heated; Heated Washer; Passenger Seat, Heated; Rear Seats, Heated; Steering Wheel, Heated; Ventilation System; Windshield, Electrically Heated
Opt $1300

Convenience Package

INCLUDES: Coming Home Device; Foldable Mirrors; Garage Door Opener; [583] Keyless Entry & Drive; Load Restraint; Main Dashboard Display; Multi-Function Display Screen (2); Parking Assistance; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Park Assist Camera NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [MCG1N] Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) Package
$1410 $1500

Technology Package

INCLUDES: Brake Assist With Preview; Collision Warning System, City Safety; Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive; Distance Alert, Driver Alert Control; Headlight Control; Lane Departure Warning System
$1410 $1500

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter

Std Std

Transmission, Geartronic 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode (AW TG-81SC)

Std Std

Exterior Color, Black Stone

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Passion Red

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ice White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Twilight Bronze Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Crystal White Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Bright Silver Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Rich Java Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Osmium Grey Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Onyx Black Metallic

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Mussel Blue Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brake Assist With Preview

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1M/Y] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Cornering Brake Control

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Keyless Entry & Drive

INCLUDES: Engine Start Button; Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key); Smart Card/Key CONTAINED IN: [MCG1L] Convenience Package
$494 $525

Air Conditioning: Dual-Zone Climate Control

Std Std

Bluetooth®

Std Std

Built-In Apps

Std Std

Cargo Hooks

Std Std

Coming Home Device

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1L] Convenience Package
Pkg Pkg

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

CONTAINED IN: [XRSESY] Dual Screen Rear Entertainment System
Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control, Adaptive

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1M/Y] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Door Entry Light

Std Std

Engine Start Button

CONTAINED IN: [583] Keyless Entry & Drive
Grp Grp

Entertainment Display Screen

CONTAINED IN: [XRSESY] Dual Screen Rear Entertainment System
Std Std

Garage Door Opener

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1L] Convenience Package
Pkg Pkg

Internal HD

Std Std

Internet Connection, Sensus Connect

Std Std

Load Restraint

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1L] Convenience Package
Pkg Pkg

Memory Adjustment: Mirror

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internal HD and Traffic Info

Std Std

Power Locks, With Passive Access (Card Key)

CONTAINED IN: [583] Keyless Entry & Drive
Grp Grp

Power Locks

Std Std

Power Outlet, 12v

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Remote Engine Starter

Std Std

Secondary Ventilation Controls

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

CONTAINED IN: [583] Keyless Entry & Drive
Grp Grp

Telematics

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1F/H/G/J] Climate Package
Std Std

Voice Activating System, Sensus Connect, with Radio Settings, Phone, Navigation System

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Windshield, Electrically Heated

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1F/H/G/J] Climate Package
Pkg Pkg

Dual Screen Rear Entertainment System

INCLUDES: Audio Control, Rear Separate; Audio System, with Wireless Headphones; Connection To External Entertainment Devices; DVD/VCD; Entertainment Display Screen
$1920 $2170

Multi-Function Display Screen (2)

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1L] Convenience Package
Pkg Pkg

Multi-Function Display Screen, 8.0-Inch

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 3.329

Std Std

Brakes, Regenerative

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

Driver Modes: Stability Control, Traction Control

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 17.8 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Start/Stop

Std Std

Drive: Electronically Controlled AWD w/ Instant Traction Full and Part-Time Four-Wheel Drive with Automatic Selection AWD

Std Std

Body Side Molding

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Body Side Bumpers

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Roof Rails

Std Std

Sunroof, Glass Power

Std Std

Wheel Opening Molding

Std Std

Window, Rear

Std Std

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front and Rear

Std Std

Piano Black Wood Inlay

$376 $400

Urbane Wood Inlay

Opt $400

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Cargo Area Cover (/Rear Parcel Shelf)

Std Std

Charcoal Headliner

CONTAINED IN: [K3XX] Contour (Sport) Front Seats
Grp Grp

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Luxury Trim, Alloy Look On Console; Doors And Instrument Panel ; Leather On Shift Knob

Std Std

Main Dashboard Display

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1L] Convenience Package
Std Std

Steering Wheel, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1F/H/G/J] Climate Package; [11 / 869] Heated Front Seats & Heated Steering Wheel
Pkg Pkg

Steering Wheel: Alloy & Leather-Trimmed, Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

LED Lights, Brake Lights

Std Std

Foldable Mirrors

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1L] Convenience Package
Std Std

Rear View Mirror, Automatic

Std Std

Toned Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Warranty Full Service, 36 Months / Other Miles

Std Std

Metallic Paint

Opt $595

Paint, Gloss

Std Std

Dual Two-Stage Child Booster Seats w/Power Child Locks

INCLUDES: Booster Seat, 2 Rear Seats; Power Child Locks
$470 $500

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 6

Std Std

Collision Warning System, City Safety

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1M/Y] Technology Package
Std Std

Distance Alert, Driver Alert Control

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1M/Y] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Dynamic Stability And Traction Control (DSTC)

Std Std

Glass, Tinted

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlight Control

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1M/Y] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Heated Washer

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1F/H/G/J] Climate Package
Pkg Pkg

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lane Change Merge Aid

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1N] Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) Package
Grp Grp

Lane Departure Warning System

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1M/Y] Technology Package
Pkg Pkg

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Limited Slip Differential

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) Package

INCLUDES: Lane Change Merge Aid; Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS); Parking Distance Sensors, Front Radar; Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Radar; Rear Cross-Traffic Alert NOT AVAILABLE WITH: [MCG1L] Convenience Package
$870 $925

Overtaking Sensor, Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1N] Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) Package
Grp Grp

Parking Assistance

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1L] Convenience Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Front Radar

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1N] Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) Package
Grp Grp

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Park Assist Camera

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1L] Convenience Package
Pkg Pkg

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Park Assist Radar

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Radar

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1N] Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) Package
Grp Grp

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Power Child Locks

CONTAINED IN: [322/114] Dual Two-Stage Child Booster Seats w/Power Child Locks
Grp Grp

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Automatic Intermittent Rain Sensor

Std Std

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1N] Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) Package
Grp Grp

Booster Seat, 2 Rear Seats

CONTAINED IN: [322/114] Dual Two-Stage Child Booster Seats w/Power Child Locks
Grp Grp

Driver Seat, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1F/H/G/J] Climate Package; [11 / 869] Heated Front Seats & Heated Steering Wheel
Pkg Pkg

Driver Seat, Sports

CONTAINED IN: [K3XX] Contour (Sport) Front Seats
Grp Grp

Contour (Sport) Front Seats

INCLUDES: Charcoal Headliner; Driver Seat, Sports; Passenger Seat, Sports
$470 $500

Passenger Seat, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1F/H/G/J] Climate Package; [11 / 869] Heated Front Seats & Heated Steering Wheel
Pkg Pkg

Passenger Seat, Sports

CONTAINED IN: [K3XX] Contour (Sport) Front Seats
Grp Grp

Rear Seats, Bench 40/20/40 Folding

Std Std

Rear Seats, Heated

CONTAINED IN: [MCG1F/H/G/J] Climate Package
Pkg Pkg

Seat Upholstery, Leather

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front 12-Way Power Bucket with Memory

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Blonde/Off-Black Sport Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Off-Black Sport Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Beechwood Brown/Off-Black Sport Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Off-Black Comfort Leather

N/C N/C

Seat Upholstery/Color, Soft Beige Comfort Leather

N/C N/C

Audio Control, Rear Separate

CONTAINED IN: [XRSESY] Dual Screen Rear Entertainment System
Grp Grp

Audio System, Sensus Connect AM/FM Radio, MP3/CD/DVD Player, Digital/Satellite/Internet Radio with Color Screen

Std Std

Audio System, with Wireless Headphones

CONTAINED IN: [XRSESY] Dual Screen Rear Entertainment System
Grp Grp

DVD/VCD

CONTAINED IN: [XRSESY] Dual Screen Rear Entertainment System
Std Std

Eight Speakers

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Spare Tire, Limited Use w/Steel Rim

Std Std

Tires, P235/50VR18 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 18" Alloy

Std Std

Wheels, 19" Bor Alloy Matte Black Finish

Opt $750
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
144
Powertrain Warranty Miles
50000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
48
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
48
IIHS Best Pick
1
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
Good
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated