Volvo S60 Model Review

  Key Features

  • Starting at $38,395 MSRP*
  • Your choice of a T5 turbocharged Drive-E engine with 250 horsepower, T6 turbo and supercharged Drive-E engine with 316 horsepower, or Recharge Twin-Engine Plug-in Hybrid with a combined system output of 400 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 Sensus Connect with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • 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 Momentum model, luxurious Inscription trim, or the performance-oriented R-Design 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 400 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

"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 2021

Back to build on its success, the Volvo S60 receives a handful of key updates for the 2021 model year. Last year's T8 Plug-In Hybrid models are now known simply as the "S60 Recharge". Newly standard features found across the range include LED headlights with Active Bending, blind-spot monitoring, retractable side mirrors with auto-dimming, keyless entry, and a powered trunk lid. Otherwise, the S60 soldiers on relatively unchanged.

Volvo S60 Features

2020 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.

2021 Volvo S60 Performance

Potent Performance

An extensive lineup of powertrains allows drivers to find a Volvo S60 which perfectly mirrors their individual driving preferences. Included as standard, a T5 turbocharged Drive-E engine cranks out 250 horsepower and features front-wheel drive for a perfected combination of efficiency and response. Select the T6 and you'll receive a turbo and supercharged Drive-E engine with 316 horsepower paired with the confidence of an all-wheel drive system. Maximum performance thrills come from the S60 Recharge Plug-In Hybrid that delivers a total system output of 400 horsepower. With the S60 R-Design, you'll have complete command over the standard 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission with steering wheel mounted paddle shifters. Individual drive mode settings give you the power to customize the efficiency, performance, and versatility of the S60.

2021 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 R-Design 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, Inscription trims offer décor panels trimmed in Driftwood, 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.

2021 Volvo S60 Sensus Touchscreen Display

Cutting-Edge Technology & Safety

Serving as your centralized location for infotainment, a standard 9-inch Sensus Touchscreen offers a portrait layout for reduced scrolling along with easier access to important drive information. You'll have the power of your compatible smartphone alongside you for every adventure thanks to standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto 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



  • Starting at $38,395 MSRP*
  • T5 turbocharged Drive-E engine with 250 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 $44,145 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 $44,145 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