Sunday, November 16, 2014


The 2015 Volvo V60 is a brand new wagon that comes standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and reviewers say it feels very powerful and has great acceleration off the line. It comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission that test drivers agree shifts smoothly. A turbocharged five-cylinder engine and a turbocharged six-cylinder engine are available. 

Both come with a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. The base V60 gets an EPA-estimated 25/37 mpg city/highway, which is outstanding for a wagon. Automotive journalists are impressed with the V60’s comfortable ride and composed handling. The V60 corners with little body lean, especially with the optional sport chassis, and has accurate steering and strong brakes.

The V60, launched this year along with a mid-cycle refresh to the S60 sedan it's based on, is more of a large five-door hatchback than a classic Volvo wagon. It's a low, sleek, stylish adaptation of the sedan in which a descending roofline supplants the trunk with a steeply raked rear window and opening liftgate. Cargo space is minimal, at least for those U.S. households that tend to carry lots of sports gear--and home-renovation goods, and literally the kitchen sink--at the drop of a hat. Fold down the rear seat, and you get just 43 cubic feet in which to put...well, the stuff people haul around in wagons.

If you want the big, boxy wagon-like Volvo, head for the XC60 crossover utility vehicle that's closely related to the S60 and V60. It's got more than twice the V60's cargo space.

tandard features in the 2015 Volvo V60 include Volvo’s City Safety system, a moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-speaker audio system, Bluetooth, a USB input, satellite radio and Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system, which comes with a 7-inch display. Available features include navigation, adaptive cruise control, an automated parallel parking system, a remote starter, a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system, a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system and a touch-screen version of the Sensus infotainment system called Sensus Connected. 

Other optional features include front and rear cameras and parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane departure warning, driver distraction monitoring and a system that scans and responds to road signs.

• Blind Spot Information System
• Cross traffic alert
• Front and rear park assist
• Lane change merge aid
(Optional T5)
• Steering wheel gear paddles
• 19" Bor alloy wheels
• Sport chassis

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