2017 Volvo S60 T5 Dynamic 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

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Pricing Information

MSRP: $33,950
Dealer Invoice: $31,913
Delivery Charge: $995
Used Retail Price: $23,497
Used Private Price: $21,675
Used Trade-In Price: $19,261

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Editor Review

2017 Volvo S60 Review

Introduction

Now in its fourth model year since its last major update, the 2017 Volvo S60 receives only minor changes. Despite its age, the S60 continues to be a relevant player in the small luxury sedan segment. Its gutsy powertrains have made a strong impression, and last year's introduction of the long-wheelbase Inscription version gave the S60 lineup's viability a shot in the arm.

What's more, the S60 has good looks and a long list of features including several safety items. It's tuned for comfort rather than sport, a choice that will suit many consumers just fine. The base Dynamic trim level even looks the part more than ever. The S60 turns and steers competently, though, and its comfortable seats are well-suited for long drives. The 3-inch-longer wheelbase of the Inscription model means your backseat passengers will enjoy the trip, too, whereas the base S60's backseat is on the tight side.

Overall, the 2017 Volvo S60 has an easygoing appeal that makes it worth your attention. The BMW 3 Series remains the standard-bearer especially at the enthusiast-oriented end of the spectrum, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a strong all-arounder. Among other comfort-slanted sedans such as the Acura TLX, Hyundai Genesis and Lexus ES 350, the S60 stacks up quite well and is priced attractively to boot.

What's New

For 2017, Volvo has discontinued the S60's 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine and made adjustments to the car's trim levels and feature availability.

Body

A midsize entry-level luxury sedan, the 2017 Volvo S60 is available in standard and extended (Inscription) wheelbase lengths. Trim levels have been simplified for 2017, shrinking to only four this year. The two standard-wheelbase offerings are T5 Dynamic and T6 AWD R-Design, and the long-wheelbase trim levels are T5 Inscription and T5 Inscription Platinum. All wheel-drive is an option on all trim levels, except on the T6 AWD R-Design, where it is compulsory.

The base T5 Dynamic comes standard with 18-inch wheels, a sunroof, xenon headlights, LED running lights, headlight washers, heated mirrors, automatic climate control, leather seats, an eight-way power driver seat (with adjustable lumbar), driver memory settings, power-folding rear headrests, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a 60/40-split folding rear seat. Standard technology features include a low-speed forward collision warning and mitigation system, a 7-inch display screen, Volvo's Sensus smartphone app integration, Wi-Fi capability, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, voice commands and an eight-speaker sound system, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB audio interface and an engine stop-start system.

The T5 Inscription adds side rear window sunshades, a power rear window sunshade, a backup camera, rear parking sensors, a power front passenger seat, navigation, a configurable instrument display and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a multi-filter cabin air filtration system and additional sound-deadening material.

The Inscription Platinum adds a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, adaptive xenon headlights, revised seats, wood interior trim, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and Volvo's Convenience and Technology packages (explained below). As noted previously, the Inscription is the only S60 with the long wheelbase and extra rear legroom.

The T6 AWD R-Design has the Platinum features and adds a more powerful engine, all-wheel drive, 19-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, special exterior and interior trim, sport seats, adjustable steering effort and paddle shifters.

Available on all S60s and standard on Platinum models, the Convenience package adds power-folding mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, and a grocery bag holder. The Technology package features adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlight control, a more advanced forward collision warning and mitigation system, and a lane departure warning and intervention system.

Volvo's optional Climate package, available on all S60s except the Dynamic trim level, includes a heated windshield, heated windshield washers, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel and an active cabin filter. The Sport package (T5 Dynamic only) includes 19-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, adjustable steering effort and paddle shifters. Also available is the Vision package, which features blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear park sensors, and keyless entry and ignition.

Other notable options an automatic parking assistance system and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual displays.

Interior

Volvo's Scandinavian take on design gives the 2017 Volvo S60's cabin a unique personality among its rivals, even if it is starting to look its age. The heavier graining on the dash and doors won't suit everyone, but there's no denying that the interior leather, vinyl and plastic are quality materials.

Dual temperature adjustment knobs and "mode man" pictograms make climate control adjustments simple and intuitive. Unlike touch-sensitive interfaces, the Volvo's controls can be operated without looking. For more complicated tasks such as selecting a media player playlist, programming the optional navigation system or controlling more complicated vehicle functions, the S60 relies on the standard Sensus system. It's fairly easy to use, though the multipurpose knob's location on the dash (rather than the center console) is odd, and it lacks a touchpad input like some rival controller systems.

As is typical among Volvos, the front seats (Comfort, Contour or Sport) offer proper support and outstanding comfort on long trips. Full-size adults, however, might find that the ample bolsters are on the narrow side. In the backseat, the S60 isn't quite as accommodating. The seats themselves are supportive, but space is at a premium — legroom and footroom are tight for folks taller than 5 feet, 10 inches. Competitors such as the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class are more welcoming for taller passengers. If you'll regularly be taking along rear passengers, the T5 Inscription with its extra 3 inches of legroom is the way to go. It's also easier to get in and out of, and that extra room can be helpful for installing rear-facing child safety seats.

The trunk's 12-cubic-foot capacity is a bit small for the class (it's the same cargo space for either wheelbase), but a low liftover height makes it easy to access the space. Both the rear seats fold down, and there's a separate pass-through for skis.

Powertrain

The 2017 Volvo S60 T5 Dynamic and T5 Inscription are equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. EPA fuel economy estimates stand at 29 mpg combined (25 city/36 highway) for the base T5 Dynamic and T5 Inscription, while AWD variants drop to 26 mpg combined (23 city/31 highway).

The T6 AWD R-Design is all-wheel-drive and packs a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out 302 hp and 295 lb-ft. It, too, uses the eight-speed automatic. In prior Edmunds testing, a front-wheel-drive Volvo S60 with this engine accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, which is a slower than average time for a small luxury sedan with an upgraded engine. EPA fuel economy numbers are 26 mpg combined (22 city/32 highway). We found it difficult to match these numbers in our long-term testing of a T6 Drive-E, which is fundamentally similar to the T6 AWD R-Design save for our car's front-wheel-drive layout.

Driving

The 2017 Volvo S60 is a comfortable and cooperative luxury sedan with ample oomph under the hood, especially in T6 AWD R-Design guise. Despite packing both a supercharger and a turbocharger, it's always well-mannered. The all-wheel-drive system effectively apportions power to individual wheels to maximize traction around turns or on slippery roads.

One thing the S60 is not is a true sport sedan. Even with AWD, it lacks the handling precision and driver engagement offered by a few other rivals. Instead, it takes a balanced approach to sport and comfort. It's sporty enough not to be a complete wet blanket on a winding mountain road, yet it's also smooth and quiet enough for easy everyday commuting.

Safety

The S60 comes with a raft of standard safety features that include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags and whiplash-reducing front head restraints. Low-speed frontal collision warning and collision mitigation with automatic braking ( City Safety) systems are standard and can help the driver avoid a collision with other vehicles or a run-in with a stationary object at speeds of up to 19 mph by automatically applying the brakes if reaction from the driver isn't quick enough. Also standard is Volvo's On Call system that includes emergency assistance, automatic crash notification and stolen vehicle assistance.

Included in the optional Technology package (standard on the Platinum trim) is an upgraded version of the forward collision mitigation system that adds pedestrian and cyclist detection. This package also includes electronic warnings for driver inattention, lane departure warning and lane departure intervention.

Other available safety features include front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

In Edmunds brake testing, an XC60 T6 Drive-E stopped from 60 mph in 120 feet, which is average for this class of car.

In government crash testing, the S60 earned a perfect five-star rating for overall crash protection, with five stars each for total front and side crash protection. In testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2016 S60 (we expect similar results from the essentially identical 2017 model) received the best possible rating of Good in all tests, including the moderate-overlap front-impact, small-overlap front-impact, side-impact, roof strength and head restraint/seat design (whiplash protection). The IIHS also rated the S60's optional forward collision warning and mitigation system as Superior.

Pro

Pleasing balance between a comfortable ride quality and sporty handling; excellent safety scores and available advanced safety features.

Con

Standard-wheelbase sedan has less rear legroom than competitors; fuel economy for the turbo- and supercharged engine might not live up to expectations.

Bottom Line

Volvos are known for their exceptional safety, and the 2017 Volvo S60 is no exception. It also offers a nice ride and powerful engines. Read more about this appealing compact luxury sedan below.

Manufacturer's Warranty

Type: Roadside
• Maximum Years: 4
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Comments: For OnCall Roadside Assistance, Dial Toll Free 1-800-63-VOLVO (1-800-638-6586)
• Miles Limited/unlimited: U
• Start Date: Aug-09-2016 10:36 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099

Type: Basic
• Maximum Years: 4
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Aug-09-2016 10:36 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 50000

Type: Free Maintenance
• Maximum Years: 3
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Aug-09-2016 10:36 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 36000

Type: Drivetrain
• Maximum Years: 4
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: L
• Start Date: Aug-09-2016 10:36 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099
• Maximum Mileage: 50000

Type: Rust
• Maximum Years: 12
• Years Limited/unlimited: L
• Miles Limited/unlimited: U
• Start Date: Aug-09-2016 10:36 AM
• End Date: 09-Sep-2099

Standard Features

Audio Features - High Performance Sound System

• Audio System Memory Feature: Includes Audio System
• Total Number Of Speakers: 8
• Digital Audio Input: Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
• Cd Player: Single CD Player
• Cd Mp3 Playback
• Speed Sensitive Volume Control: Adjustable Speed Sensitive Volume Control
• Usb Connection
• Radio: AM/FM HD Radio
• Radio Data System
• Satellite Radio
• Watts: 160
• Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service: 6
• Consumer Generic Feature 0: Aux Audio Inputs
• Consumer Generic Feature 1: USB Inputs

Telematic Features - On Call

• Vehicle Collision Notification
• Airbag Deployment Notification
• Vehicle Locator
• Emergency Service
• Stolen Vehicle Tracking/assistance
• Remote Door Unlock
• Remote Door Lock

Cargo Dimensions

• Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place (cubic feet): 12.0

Mobile Connectivity

• Bluetooth: Bluetooth
• Mobile Router
• Months Of Free Satellite Communications Service: 6
• Satellite Communications: On Call

Instrumentation

• Clock
• External Temperature Gauge: External Temperature Display
• Tachometer
• Tire Pressure Monitoring System: Tire Pressure Monitoring
• Trip Computer

Misc. Exterior Features

• Exterior Camera: Rear View Camera

Doors

• Number Of Doors: 4

Exterior Lights

• Adaptive Headlights
• Adaptive Taillights
• Cornering Lights
• Daytime Running Lights
• Exterior Entry Lights: Exterior Entry Lighting
• Front Fog Lights: Front Fog/driving Lights
• Headlight Cleaners: High Pressure Washers
• Headlights Auto Delay: Auto Delay Off
• Headlights Dusk Sensor: Dusk Sensing
• Rear Fog Lights
• Xenon Headlights: Xenon High Intensity Discharge

Front Passenger Seat

• Height Adjustable Passenger Seat: Height Adjustable
• Number Of Passenger Seat Power Adjustments: 8
• Passenger Seat Adjustable Lumbar: Power Adjustable Lumbar Support

Steering

• Power Steering: Electric Power Steering

1st Row Seats

• 1st Row Seat Type: Sport
• 1st Row Upholstery: Leather
• Adjustable Seat Headrest: Fixed Headrests
• Number Of 1st Row Headrests: 2
• Seat Whiplash Protection: Whiplash Protection System

Interior Dimensions

• 1st Row Head Room: 38.6
• 1st Row Hip Room: 54.9
• 1st Row Leg Room: 41.9
• 1st Row Shoulder Room: 57.0
• 2nd Row Head Room: 37.6
• 2nd Row Hip Room: 53.5
• 2nd Row Leg Room: 33.5
• 2nd Row Shoulder Room: 55.2 in.

Spare Tire/Wheel

• Tire Repair Kit

Power Outlets

• Power Outlet(s): 12V

Exterior Dimensions

• Overall Height: 58.4
• Overall Length: 182.5
• Overall Width Without Mirrors: 73.4
• Wheelbase: 109.3

Windows

• Intermittent Front Wipers: Variable Intermittent
• One Touch Windows: 4
• Power Windows
• Rain Sensing Front Wipers: Rain Sensing
• Rear Defogger
• Rear Window Sunshade: Power

Steering Wheel

• Audio Controls On Steering Wheel: Audio Controls
• Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel: Cruise Controls
• Phone Controls On Steering Wheel
• Steering Wheel Adjustments: Tilt And Telescopic
• Steering Wheel Trim: Leather And Simulated Alloy

Storage

• Center Console: Front Console With Storage
• Cupholders Location: Front And Rear
• Door Pockets Location: Front And Rear
• Seatback Storage: Front Seatback Storage

Sunroof

• One Touch Power Sunroof: One-touch Power Sunroof
• Sunroof: Power Glass

Seating Configuration

• 1st Row Seating Capacity: 2
• 2nd Row Seating Capacity: 3

Air Conditioning

• Air Filtration: Interior Air Filtration
• Front Air Conditioning: Automatic Climate Control
• Front Air Conditioning Zones: Dual
• Rear Heat: Rear Ventilation Ducts
• Sun Sensor: Sun Sensor

Seatbelts

• 2nd Row Center Seatbelt: 3-point Belt

Suspension

• Front Spring Type: Coil Springs
• Front Stabilizer Bar: Stabilizer Bar
• Front Suspension Classification: Independent
• Independent Suspension: Four-wheel
• Rear Spring Type: Coil Springs
• Rear Stabilizer Bar: Stabilizer Bar
• Rear Suspension Classification: Independent

Specifications

• Curb Weight (lbs): 3619
• EGE City MPG: 25
• EGE Combined MPG: 29
• EGE Highway MPG: 36
• EPA City MPG: 25
• EPA Combined MPG: 29
• EPA Highway MPG: 36
• Fuel Capacity (gallons): 17.8
• Manufacturer 0 60mph Acceleration Time (seconds): 6.0
• TCO Curb Weight (lbs): 3619
• Towing Capacity: 3500
• Turning Diameter (feet): 39.0

Brake System

• Antilock Braking System: 4-wheel ABS
• Braking Assist
• Emergency Braking Preparation
• Front Brake Type: Ventilated Disc
• Rear Brake Type: Disc

Drive Type

• Driven Wheels: Front Wheel Drive

Misc. Interior Features

• Cruise Control
• Floor Mat Material: Carpet
• Floor Mats

Collision Safety System

• Post Collision Safety System: Post-collision Safety System
• Pre Collision Safety System: Pre-collision Safety System

Driver Seat

• Driver Seat Adjustable Lumbar: Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
• Height Adjustable Driver Seat: Height Adjustable
• Number Of Driver Seat Power Adjustments: 8
• Number Of Memorized Driver Seat Settings: 3

Security

• Anti Theft Alarm System: Remote Anti-theft Alarm System
• Engine Immobilizer
• Power Door Locks: Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Airbags

• Head Airbags: Front And Rear
• Knee Airbags: Dual Front
• Passenger Airbag Deactivation: Occupant Sensing Deactivation
• Side Airbags: Dual Front
• Side Curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor: Side-curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor

2nd Row Seats

• 2nd Row Center Armrest: Folding With Storage And Pass-thru
• 2nd Row Seat Type: 40-60 Split Bench
• Adjustable 2nd Row Headrests: Folding Headrests
• Folding 2nd Row: Split Folding
• Number Of 2nd Row Headrests: 3

Mirrors

• Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror: Electrochromatic
• 1st Row Vanity Mirrors: Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirrors
• Side Mirror Memory: Includes Exterior Mirrors
• Turn Signal Side Mirrors: Turn Signal In Mirrors
• Exterior Mirror Adjustment: Power
• Heated Exterior Mirrors: Heated

Tires - 18" Pirelli All Season

• Rear Tire Width: 235
• Tire Type: All Season
• Rear Tire Diameter: 18
• Rear Tire Profile: 45

Wheels - 18" X 8.0" TUCAN

• Rim Type: Painted Alloy
• Rear Wheel Diameter: 18
• Rear Wheel Width: 8.0

Available Options

Option/Package Availability MSRP/Invoice
Vision PackageBlind Spot Information System (BLIS) that monitors traffic on either side of the car and alerts the driver of other vehicles in their blind spots through a discreet lamp built into the front door post on the approaching side of the car; Rear park assist sensors; Cross Traffic Alert; Rear park assist camera; TFT display; Keyless drive; HomeLink integrated garage door opener Dynamic$1,950 / $1,833
All Wheel DriveAll wheel drive that's electronically controlled with instant traction Dynamic/All Inscription$2,000 / $1,880
Sport PackageSteering wheel gear shift paddles; 19" x 8.0" Portia Diamond Cut alloy wheels with 235/40R19 Pirelli brand tires; Sport chassis; Electric power steering personalization Dynamic$1,000 / $940
Navigation/Harman Kardon PackageSensus navigation; Harman Kardon premium sound Dynamic$2,300 / $2,162
Heated Front Seats All exc Polestar$500 / $470
Technology PackageAdaptive cruise control with Queue Assist; Collision warning with full auto brake; Pedestrian and cyclist detection with full auto brake; Distance Alert; Driver Alert Control; Lane Keeping Aid; Road sign information; Active high beam; Rain sensing windshield wipers Dynamic$1,500 / $1,410
Keyless Drive Dynamic$525 / $494

Available Colors

Volvo S60 Exterior Colors:

Osmium Grey Metallic
 
Onyx Black Metallic
 
Passion Red
 
Ice White
 
Electric Silver Metallic
 

Volvo S60 Interior Colors:

Soft Beige
 
Off-Black
 

Safety Features

Traction control
Engine immobilizer
Front and rear head airbags
Stability control
Child seat anchors
Post-collision safety system
Emergency braking assist
3 rear headrests
Emergency braking preparation
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear door child safety locks
Adaptive headlights
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Dusk sensing headlamps
Tire pressure monitoring
Turn signal mirrors
Dual front side-mounted airbags
2 front headrests
Auto delay off headlamps
Rear center 3-point belt
Pre-collision safety system
Cornering lights
4-wheel ABS
High pressure washers headlamps
Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes
Rear folding headrests
Front fog/driving lights
Daytime running lights

IISH Information
(Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ratings)

Side impact test - Good

Roof Strength Test - Good

Rear crash protection/head restraint - Good

IIHS Small Overlap Front Test Results - Good

IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test Results - Good

Mechanical Features

Engine: 2liter
Cylinders: 4
Displacement: 1969
Horsepower: 240
Valves: 16
Torque: 258
Fuel: Premium Unleaded (recommended)
Transmission: 8 speed AUTOMATIC
Drive Type: Front Wheel Drive

Recalls

Volvo S60 Recalls Issued - 2017

Recall Number: 17V127000
Component Description: AIR BAGS
Manufacturered From: to
Owner Notification Date:
Number of Vehicle Affected: 112
Consequence: If the air bag inflator initiator fails to ignite, the air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.
Corrective Action: Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the front seat side air bags, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 31, 2017. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R89712. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 16V-918.
Description: Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain 2017 S60, S60CC, V60, V60 Cross Country, and XC60 vehicles. The affected vehicles have driver and front passenger seat side mounted side air bags (SAB) with inflator initiators that may fail to ignite during a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection" and number 214, "Side Impact Protection."
Recall Number: 16V918000
Component Description: AIR BAGS
Manufacturered From: to
Owner Notification Date:
Number of Vehicle Affected: 377
Consequence: If the air bag inflator initiator fails to ignite, the air bag will not deploy, increasing the risk of injury.
Corrective Action: Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the front seat side air bags, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R89712.
Description: Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2017 S60 and S60 Cross Country, V60 and V60 Cross Country, and XC60 vehicles manufactured August 16, 2016, through October 21, 2016. The affected vehicles have driver and front passenger seat side mounted side air bags (SAB) with inflator initiators that may fail to ignite during a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection" and number 214, "Side Impact Protection."
Recall Number: 16V798000
Component Description: SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
Manufacturered From: 2015-02-15 to 2016-08-21
Owner Notification Date:
Number of Vehicle Affected: 74,027
Consequence: If the seat belt buckle separates from the bracket, the front seat passenger may not be adequately restrained in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury in the event of a crash.
Corrective Action: Volvo will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the front passenger seat belt buckle stud, replacing the seat belt buckle as needed, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 12, 2016. Owners may contact Volvo customer service at 1-800-458-1552. Volvo's number for this recall is R89708.
Description: Volvo Car USA LLC (Volvo) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 XC90, S90, XC60, V60 Cross Country, V60, S60 Cross Country, S60, and S60 Inscription vehicles manufactured February 16, 2015, to August 22, 2016. On the affected vehicles, the front passenger seat belt buckle attaching stud may loosen, allowing the buckle to separate from the seat belt bracket. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 210, "Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages" and number 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies."