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 Google built-in with Apple CarPlay™ smartphone integration and wireless phone charging
  • Available Keyless Entry with Hands-Free Power Tailgate
  • Optional Bowers & Wilkins Premium Sound system

About the Volvo S60

Expertly engineered to cater to the needs of the most discerning luxury shoppers, the elegant Volvo S60 has the prestigious honor of being Volvo's first car built in the United States at a new manufacturing facility in Ridgeville, South Carolina. Shoppers will have their choice of a generously-equipped Core, Plus, or Ultimate variant. A lineup of three distinct powertrain options helps drivers choose the Volvo S60 which is perfectly suited for their individual type of driving style.

Topping the lineup is an advanced S60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid which maximizes efficiency, delivers a total system output of 455 horsepower, and offers greater confidence from a capable all-wheel drive system. Customizable drive mode settings give you complete control over the perfectly balanced chassis design of the S60 to help personalize your drive experience. Step inside the cabin and you'll be greeted with a luxuriously-appointed interior featuring striking Scandinavian accents in addition to plenty of groundbreaking tech 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

What's New for 2023

Trim levels have been changed again for 2023, this time being completely overhauled. There are now four, with the Polestar Engineered staying the same, and the remaining three now known as Core, Plus, and Ultimate. There have been some styling tweaks as well, including the expansion of the Black Edition appearance package to all trim levels except Polestar Engineered. There is a new infotainment system made by Google, which resembles Android Auto and eliminates the need for a separate Android Auto. Apple users can still opt to use CarPlay.

Volvo S60 Features

Volvo S60 Exterior Styling

Eye-Catching Exterior

Inspired by its V60 wagon sibling along with the larger S90 sedan, the Volvo S60 features a dynamic yet confident exterior appearance. Captivating design elements include impressive 18-inch alloy wheels, a panoramic moonroof, and Volvo Thor's Hammer LED headlamps. Emphasizing confidence, the S60 features a chiseled side profile, sculpted character lines, and muscular shoulders found above the rear wheel arches. A longer and more prominent hood provides a subtle hint at the potent performance which powers the S60. No matter where you're headed, the Volvo S60 is far from your typical luxury sedan.

Volvo S60 Performance

Potent Performance

A pair of distinctly unique powertrains offer drivers the opportunity to select a Volvo S60 that matches their driving style and preferences. Included as standard, a B5 turbocharged Drive-E engine cranks out 260 horsepower and features front-wheel drive for a perfected combination of efficiency and response. However, maximum performance thrills come from the S60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid that delivers a total system output of 455 horsepower. With the S60 you'll have complete command over the standard 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission with optional steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. Individual drive mode settings give you the power to customize the efficiency, performance, and versatility of the S60.

Volvo S60 Interior

Refined Interior

Each element inside the Volvo S60 has been meticulously assembled to provide an uncluttered, serene environment that welcomes both drivers and passengers. Inside S60 Polestar Engineered models, you'll find Metal Mesh Aluminum décor panels and contrast stitching for the seats, tunnel console, doors, and gearshift which emphasize its sport-focused personality. If you're craving additional refinement, Ultimate trims offer décor panels trimmed in Linear Lime, a special wood treatment. Optional Contour seats feature multi-directional lumbar support, improved side support, and an adjustable cushion extension for complete relaxation on longer commutes. A collection of traditional Scandinavian design elements adds to the distinctive aura and premium nature of the S60 interior.

Volvo S60 Infotainment

Cutting-Edge Technology & Safety

Serving as your centralized location for infotainment, a standard 9-inch Touchscreen offers a portrait layout for reduced scrolling along with easier access to important drive information. You'll have the power of Google built-in alongside you for every adventure along with standard Apple CarPlay™ connectivity. Pair your phone, tablet, or wearable device to your S60 by using the Volvo On Call app for complete control of a variety of remote functions.

Providing helpful assistance when you need it most, the Volvo S60 features Pilot Assist with Adaptive Cruise Control to make driving in stop-and-go traffic less stressful. You can park the S60 with complete confidence by using a standard 360˚ Surround View Camera which provides a bird's eye view of what's around the vehicle. Using radar and camera technologies, Volvo City Safety can identify other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians, and large animals ahead of you in both daylight and nighttime conditions.


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