Volvo S60 Model Review

Key Features

  • Starting at $42,395 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 electric motor for 455 combined horsepower
  • Choice of Core, Plus, or Ultimate 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 Core, Plus, or Ultimate variant. 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 455 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

"Volvo flaunts its superb build quality inside the S60, which delights with upscale materials throughout and uncommon attention to detail. The design is undeniably forward-thinking and replete with flourishes such as jeweled switchgear and supremely comfortable seats." - Car & Driver

Volvo S60

Volvo S60 Exterior

What's New for 2023

For 2023, Volvo has introduced a new infotainment system for the entire lineup. This is new system is provided by Google, and is based on Android Auto. As such, Android Auto users no longer need to connect their phones, they can simply sign in directly. Apple users can do this too, but CarPlay comes standard, so it's not required. Trim levels have been updated, with the Polestar Engineered being the only trim that stays the same. The other three now go by the names Core, Plus, and Ultimate. There have been a couple of minor styling tweaks, including the Black Edition appearance package now being offered on all trims but the Polestar Engineered.

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 mild hybrid turbocharged engine with 260 horsepower and front-wheel drive. Available all-wheel drive provides enhanced control and grip in all types of weather conditions. The new B5 mild hybrid powertrains recover energy produced when braking and store it in a 48V battery. When this energy is used to assist the engine, fuel consumption and tailpipe emissions are both reduced.

For the ultimate in performance, choose the S60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid which delivers a combined system output of 455 horsepower. You'll have complete control of the standard 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission with optional 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 Polestar Engineered 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, Ultimate models include décor panels trimmed in Linear Lime, 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 Infotainment

Cutting-Edge Technology & Safety

Serving as your centralized hub for infotainment, a standard 9-inch 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 Google built-in and Apple CarPlay™ 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

Volvo S60 Core

Core

  • Starting at $42,395 MSRP*
  • 8-speed Geartronic™ automatic
  • 18″ 5-Spoke Black Diamond Cut wheels
  • Iron Ore aluminum decor
  • Google built-in
  • Laminated Panoramic Moonroof with Power Sunshade
Volvo S60 Plus

Plus

  • Starting at $45,095 MSRP*
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Linear Lime decor
  • Leather upholstery
  • One-touch fold of the rear seat backrests
  • 360° camera
Volvo S60 Ultimate

Ultimate

  • Starting at $47,845 MSRP*
  • 19″ 5-Open Spoke Black Diamond Cut wheels
  • Four-zone climate system
  • Graphical Head-Up Display
  • Tailored dashboard
  • Harman Kardon Premium Sound
Volvo S60 Polestar Engineered

Polestar Engineered

  • Starting at $69,145 MSRP*
  • Plug-in hybrid drivetrain producing a combined 455 horsepower and 523lb-ft of torque
  • Polestar Engineered Chassis and Brembo brakes
  • Polestar Engineered 19″ forged wheels
  • Metal Mesh aluminum decor
  • Bowers & Wilkins® Premium Sound

*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.