Volvo V60 0-60 Times
|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2016 Volvo V60
|Cross Country T5 Platinum||2.5L Turbo I-5||AWD||6A||6.4 sec||15.0 sec @ 93 mph||20/28/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
2015 Volvo V60
|Cross Country T5 Platinum||2.5L Turbo I-5||AWD||6A||6.8 sec||15.2 sec @ 90.1 mph||20/28/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|T5 Drive-E Platinum||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||8A||6.8 sec||15.2 sec @ 91.3 mph||25/37/25.4 mpg||Motor Trend|
|T5 Drive-E Platinum||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||8A||6.9 sec||15.3 sec @ 92.2 mph||25/37/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|T5 Drive-E Premier Plus||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||8A||6.2 sec||14.9 sec @ 95 mph||25/37/27 mpg||Car and Driver|
|T5 Drive-E Premier Plus||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||8A||6.3 sec||14.9 sec @ 92.4 mph||25/37/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|T5 Drive-E Premier Plus||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||8A||6.7 sec||15.0 sec @ 96 mph||25/37/29.6 mpg||Motor Week|
|T6 R-Design Polestar||3.0L Turbo I-6||AWD||6A||4.9 sec||13.5 sec @ 105 mph||18/27/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
|T6 R-Design Polestar||3.0L Turbo I-6||AWD||6A||5.0 sec||13.6 sec @ 104 mph||18/27/22 mpg||Car and Driver|
|T6 R-Design Polestar||3.0L Turbo I-6||AWD||6A||5.0 sec||13.5 sec @ 102.6 mph||18/27/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
About Volvo V60
The Volvo V60 is a wagon that you’ll love for its strong acceleration and fuel economy. However, the smaller cargo area compared to its competitors may be enough for you to look for other options.
Volvo is one brand that people tend to associate wagons. And for good reason, as the Swedish company has been producing wagons since the 50s. When it found out that there were extra parts of the PV 444 sedan in 1953, Volvo decided to build a vehicle that could serve as both a sedan and a delivery vehicle.
Fast forward to 2015 and Volvo remains a staunch believer that people would still need wagons. Although the luxury wagon market is not the biggest there is, Wagon remains a very formidable player. Its Volvo V60 counts the Toyota Prius V, BMW 328i and the Acura TSX as among its competitors.
Here are the specs of the 2015 Volvo V60 wagon (T5 Drive E):
- Engine: 2 liter, four-cylinder turbocharged inline six
- Power: 325 horsepower at 5400 RPM
- Transmission: Eight speed geartronic automatic with adaptive shift
- Drivetrain: Front wheel drive
- Fuel Efficiency: 25 MPG city driving, 37 MPG highway driving
- Price: $35,300 (base)
Eye Catching Looks
The Volvo V60 looks good that they don’t look like the boxed Volvo vehicles of the past. The black and chrome trimmings are gone, and Volvo reshaped its hoods. It also improved the grille and headlights to make it look more contemporary.
The sleek look and nice clean lines would make a lot of heads turn. The same goes for the roofline, side curves and rear tail lamps.
Inside, the Volvo V60 won’t disappoint. The materials all feel high-quality, the fit and finish perfect, and the cabin quiet. In fact, you could say that the interiors of this wagon are a lot more stylish than its German counterparts. The central console has an elegant look as well.
When you sit inside the V60, you’ll be immediately awed by the soft, cushy, and bolstered seats of the wagon. As mentioned, the V60 can sit five passengers, although the three others at the back ought to be smaller than the typical adult. The front seats are power-adjustable, while both the front and rear seats are heated. The steering wheel is also heated.
If you’ve been inside a Volvo S60, you’ll notice that there are similarities between the two models in terms of the way its interiors were designed. The center console and person-shaped ventilation controls are two features that are present in both the V60 wagon and the S60 sedan.
The major issue that drivers and automobile experts have with this wagon is the rather lack of space in the rear. The rear seat cushion is also too close to the floor, and the legroom is tight when compared to other mid-size sedans. Suffice to say, you would have to think twice in getting this wagon if you have more than two adults at home. At best, the V60 wagon is best for use of parents in bringing their children to school.
To give you an idea on how the V60 fares against its competition, consider that the Toyota Prius V has a cargo volume of 34 cubic feet compared to the measly 28 cubic feet of the V60.
There are many engines available for the V60. There’s the 1.6 liter T3 engine that churns out 148 horsepower, while the T4 1.6 engine can produce a slightly better 177 horsepower. The T5, meanwhile, is a two liter engine that produces 237 horsepower, and the T6 is 3.0 liter with 300 horsepower.
There are also eco-friendly engines (DRIVe) models, with a 1.6 liter engine at 113 horsepower, 2.0 liter at 161 horsepower, and 2.5 liter with 212 horsepower.
Of these engine types, the T6 model is said to post the fastest time in terms of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour, doing so in around 5 seconds.
Regardless of the engine type you get, expect that the V60 would deliver in terms of performance on the road. The V60 has precise steering, adequate braking and excellent seats. Aside from providing good power, the engines of the V60 are quite economical in using fuel.
You could also opt for the sport package of the V60 which equips it with suspension able to absorb rough patches on the road. No matter what type of engine you get for this wagon, you will enjoy smooth and quiet shifting of gears.
It’s pretty obvious that the major weakness of the V60 is its cramped interiors, particularly at the back. It’s such a pity given that Volvo has incorporated numerous engine models for this wagon, and that the classic Volvo design is still present in this wagon. But if you need a lot of space for passengers and stuff, the V60 may not be the wagon for you.
To read more about Volvo S60, visit the official Volvo website.