2018 Volvo V60 – Volvo and train station wagons go together like Ikea and Swedish meatballs. The V60, Volvo’s smallest wagon offering, is neither the latest nor biggest exemplory case of the breed–that would be the larger V90–but it still offers a unique combination of practicality and Scandinavian style despite its age. (It was put into creation this year 2010 and continued sale in america in 2014.) The standard V60 is the traditional choice, as the V60 CROSS-COUNTRY offers somewhat of rugged charm with its standard all-wheel drive, elevated ride height, and extra body cladding. The high-performance V60 Polestar, with 362 horse power, is for those few who would like plenty of tempo with their space.
The V60’s fuel-economy statistics present a mixed tote. The front-wheel-drive V60 T5 Dynamic achieves the best EPA evaluations in its course, but additions such as all-wheel drive, the T6 or Polestar engines, or the CROSS-COUNTRY trim all lead to commensurate efficiency downgrades. The V60 CROSS-COUNTRY we examined performed only properly in our real-world fuel-economy evaluation.
2018 Volvo V60 Specs
Volvo has transitioned in recent years to the all-four-cylinder engine motor lineup, and the V60 offers a 2.0-liter four-cylinder in three talents: the turbocharged T5 with 240 horse power, the turbocharged and supercharged T6 with 302 horse power, and the high-performance turbocharged and supercharged T6 Polestar with 362 horse power. All “2018 Volvo V60” Dynamic and Cross Country models include the T5 engine unit, as the R-Design is offered only with the better T6 powertrain. The CROSS-COUNTRY, R-Design, and Polestar models come standard with all-wheel drive, while it is a $2000 option for the Active model.
The T5 performed well enough in our lab tests to make the extensive upcharge for the T6 R-Design seem to be pointless. (We haven’t strapped our test equipment to a V60 T6, but its sedan counterpart, the S60 T6, sprinted from zero to 60 mph in 5.4 a few moments.) The V60 Polestar is an alternative animal altogether, providing scorching acceleration that isn’t too far faraway from performance cars including the BMW M3. Aside from the $100,000-plus Mercedes-AMG E63 S and Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, there’s no other wagon on the market that can compare with it.
2018 Volvo V60 Exterior
The V60 hasn’t yet benefited from Volvo’s recent design renaissance as showcased on the stunning XC90, S90, and V90 models. Even so, its attractive proportions and simple lines have aged well and continue steadily to look fresh deep into its life routine. The small 2018 Volvo V60 is substantially shorter than its closest rivals. The raised Cross Country offers more earth clearance, rendering it with the capacity of light off-roading.
Volvo dresses up this wagon in several different outfits. The Active is the plainest of the bunch with standard 18-inch wheels and few adornments, as the sportier R-Design spices things up a little with flashier 19-inch wheels and extra chrome trim. The CROSS-COUNTRY takes on the role of any SUV alternative with increased ride elevation, unique 18-inches wheels, and further body cladding. The high-performance Polestar distinguishes itself with an intense body set, attractive 20-inches wheels, and some items of carbon-fiber trim.
2018 Volvo V60 Interior
The V60’s cabin is nicely put together and attractive enough, but unlike newer Volvos, which are designer stylish, it’s barely luxurious. A cramped rear couch compromises its family-hauling ability. The V60 is the tiniest wagon in this competitive set in place, so it comes as no real surprise that the rear chairs aren’t especially accommodating for individuals. It’s only just a little claustrophobic for just two again there, but squeezing a third into the middle position is a task. Small rear entrance doors make access relatively difficult, too.
Although carefully assembled, the V60’s interior uses relatively plain materials that don’t give off an upscale vibe. It especially pales in comparison to the newer V90, which feels substantially richer inside despite not costing all that a lot more. The 2018 Volvo V60’s center stack looks old using its haphazard array of similarly sized control keys including a questionably useful touch-tone phone-inspired dial pad. We do appreciate the convenience of the climate-control air flow buttons, which are established in the shape of a person. Supportive and fantastically comfortable front seats–something Volvo is famous for–are another big plus.
2018 Volvo V60 Prices
We typically choose conventional wagons as opposed to their ruggedized, SUV-inspired counterparts, but Volvo organizes the 2018 Volvo V60 lineup so that the CROSS-COUNTRY model makes the most sense from a value point of view. The V60 CROSS-COUNTRY offers an acceptable amount of standard equipment; its uplevel Platinum trim, for $46,695, includes features such as:
- All-wheel drive
- Sensus Connect infotainment system with navigation
- Forward-collision alert and lane-keeping assist
- Xenon headlights with automated high-beam headlights
In addition, we’d also shell out $925 for the BLIS deal, which include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. If you live in a colder local climate, you’ll either want to pay $750 for heated front seats and a warmed tyre or $1300 for the Environment package, which include those features as well as warmed rear seats, heated up windshield-wiper nozzles, and an inside air-quality system. The final price of our own preferred V60 CROSS-COUNTRY AWD Platinum is $48,920. Or you could completely put caution to the breeze and choose the wild, 362-hp V60 Polestar hot rod for $62,595. And when you are doing want the Polestar, don’t delay any more: 2018 will be its last production year.