Volvo S60 Model Review

 Key Features

  • Starting at $39,250 MSRP*
  • Your choice of a B5 direct-injected turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 260 horsepower or T8 direct-injected turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine with an 87 horsepower electric motor with 400 combined horsepower
  • Choice of Momentum, Inscription, or R-Design trim levels
  • Optional Ventilated Perforated Fine Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Available All-Wheel Drive and standard Eight-speed Geartronic™ Automatic Transmission
  • Standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto smartphone integration and wireless phone charging
  • Available Keyless Entry with Hands-Free Power Tailgate
  • Optional Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound system

About the Volvo S60

Featuring precision craftsmanship to elevate it above the competition, the striking Volvo S60 has the honor of being Volvo's first car manufactured in the United States at a new manufacturing facility in Ridgeville, South Carolina. Drivers will have their choice of a generously-equipped Momentum variant, luxurious Inscription, or the dynamic R-Design. Three individual powertrain options help ensure that there's a Volvo S60 to suit every type of driving style.

Topping the range is an advanced S60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid which boasts a combined system output of 400 horsepower along with capable all-wheel drive to help you conquer the elements. A balanced chassis design combined with a selection of drive mode settings provide a rewarding experience behind the wheel of the S60. Inside, drivers will be greeted by a cabin finished with traditional Scandinavian design elements along with an array of advanced technology features.

What the Critics Say

"We found the S60 to be a handsome, solid, quiet, and roomy sedan with plenty of headroom, even with the large panoramic sunroof. Backseat room is equally impressive, as a 6-foot-tall person can sit with ease behind a driver of the same height. The electric-assist power steering feels natural, and well-controlled body motions help this 5-seat Volvo stay composed on twisty and undulating roads." -- Kelley Blue Book

"At first glance, the S60 doesn't look all that different from the big-boy S90 sedan. But, as with the V60 and V90, there are definitely some major differences. The "Thor's Hammer" LED headlights extend the running light closer to the grille. The front and rear bumpers are a bit more aggressive in their layout, and the door panels are more expressive, as well." - Roadshow by CNET

Volvo S60

Volvo S60 Exterior

What's New for 2022

The most significant change to the Volvo S60 for the 2022 model year is the addition of a new B5 mild-hybrid powertrain that boosts both power and efficiency, now included as standard. R-Design and Inscription trim levels gain wireless charging as standard equipment. Other features that have shifted to standalone option packages include enhanced air filtration, a heated steering wheel, rear door child locks, and headlight washer nozzles. Aside from those updates, the S60 continues to build on its successful reputation.

Volvo S60 Features

Volvo S60 Exterior Styling

Eye-Catching Exterior

Taking cues from its V60 wagon sibling and the larger S90 sedan, the Volvo S60 offers a completely refreshed exterior appearance. Signature design elements include Volvo Thor's Hammer LED headlamps, panoramic moonroof, and elegant 18-inch alloy wheels. A sleek side profile, chiseled sides, and muscular shoulders above the rear wheels emphasize strength while giving the S60 an instantly-recognizable look. A longer hood emphasizes the potent performance found on every S60. No matter where you're headed, the S60 will help you make a memorable entrance.

Volvo S60 Performance

Potent Performance

Two distinctive powertrains make it simple to find a Volvo S60 that perfectly suits your driving preferences. Standard power comes from a B5 turbocharged engine with 260 horsepower and front-wheel drive for the perfect balance of efficiency and agility. Available all-wheel drive provides enhanced control and grip in all types of weather conditions. For the ultimate in performance, choose the S60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid which delivers a combined system output of 400 horsepower. On R-Design models, you'll have complete control of the standard 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Selectable drive modes give you the ability to customize the performance, versatility, and efficiency of the Volvo S60.

Volvo S60 Interior

Refined Interior

Each aspect of the interior of the Volvo S60 has been meticulously crafted to provide a serene, uncluttered environment that welcomes drivers and passengers. S60 R-Design models feature Metal Mesh Aluminum décor panels and contrast stitching for the seats, tunnel console, doors, and gearshift to reflect its sport-focused style. If you're craving additional luxury, Inscription models include décor panels trimmed in Driftwood, a unique wood treatment. Optional Contour seats provide multi-directional lumbar support, an adjustable cushion extension, and improved side support for a refreshing feeling on long journeys. Throughout the cabin, traditional Scandinavian design and craftsmanship combine to produce a truly upscale environment.

Volvo S60 Sensus Touchscreen Display

Cutting-Edge Technology & Safety

Serving as your centralized hub for infotainment, a standard 9-inch Sensus Touchscreen offers a portrait layout for easy access to information and reduced scrolling. Thanks to its special non-reflective coating, you can even interact with the screen while wearing gloves. Seamless smartphone integration is made possible by standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto connectivity. The Volvo Cars app connects your phone, tablet or wearable device with your S60 and gives you complete control of numerous remote functions.

Giving you support when you need it most, the Volvo S60 includes Pilot Assist with Adaptive Cruise Control to make driving in heavy traffic less tiring. Take the guesswork out of parking with a standard 360˚ Surround View Camera which provides a bird's eye view of your surroundings. Volvo City Safety uses radar and camera technology to identify other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians and large animals ahead, day or night.

Volvo S60 Trims & Specs



  • Starting at $39,250 MSRP*
  • B5 turbocharged Drive-E engine with 260 horsepower and Eight-speed Geartronic™ Automatic Transmission
  • LED Headlights w/ Thor's Hammer Daytime Running Lights & Auto Highbeam
  • Smartphone Integration (Apple CarPlay/Android Auto)
  • Laminated Panoramic Moonroof
  • Electric Folding Second Row Rear Seat


  • Starting at $42,250 MSRP*
  • 12.3" Digital Driver Display with integrated navigation system
  • R-Design steering wheel, gearshift knob, pedals, and sill-molding
  • R-Design Grille, 18-inch alloy wheels, and Sport Chassis
  • Keyless Entry w/ Hands-free Power Trunk Opening
  • Blind Spot Information System with Cross Traffic Alert


  • Starting at $42,250 MSRP*
  • Harman Kardon Premium Sound
  • Tailored Dashboard with Driftwood Inlays
  • Dynamic Chassis with Drive Mode Settings
  • Park Assist Rear Front and Rear
  • 18-inch Inscription Alloy Wheels

*Prices shown are Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) and exclude destination fees, taxes, title, license, and registration and/or electronic filing fees, dealer fees