The new 2017 Volvo S60 is a midsize entry-level luxury sedan available in standard and extended wheelbase lengths. The two standard-wheelbase offerings 2017 Volvo S60 T5 and 2017 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Dynamic R-Design, and the long-wheelbase trim levels T5 Inscription and T5 Inscription Platinum. All-wheel drive is an option on all trim levels except the 2017 Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design, where it is compulsory.
The 2017 Volvo S60 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. As previously noted, the inscription is the only 2017 S60 with the long wheelbase and extra rear legroom.
Available on all S60s and standard on Platinum models add the convenience package power folding mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, and a grocery bag holder. The 2017 Volvo S60 Technology package features adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam headlamp control, a more advanced forward collision warning and mitigation system, and a path departure warning and intervention system.
Volvo’s optional climate package, which is available on all 2017 Volvo 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 includes 19-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, adjustable steering effort and paddle shifters. Also available is the vision package that blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, front and rear park sensors and keyless entry and ignition have. Other notable options an automatic parking assistance system and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual display.
The 2017 Volvo S60 is a comfortable and cooperative luxury sedan with enough oomph under the hood, especially in T6 AWD R-Design guise. Despite packing both a supercharger and a turbocharger, it is always well-mannered. The all-wheel-drive system effectively may pull divided individual wheels maximize cornering or on slippery roads.
One thing that the 2017 S60 is a true sports sedan. Even with AWD, not dealing with precision and driver involvement offered by some other opponents. Instead, it takes a balanced approach to sport and comfort. It’s sporty enough for a full wet blanket on a winding mountain road not to be, but it is also smooth and quiet enough for easy daily commute.
2017 Volvo S60 Interior
The 2017 Volvo S60’s interior a unique personality among its competitors, even if it looked the beginning of his age. The heavier graining on the dashboard and doors will not suit everyone, but there is no denying that the interior leather, vinyl, and plastic is quality material. Dual temperature adjustment knobs and “off man” pictograms make climate control adjustments simple and intuitive.
Unlike touch interfaces, the Volvo can controls, operating without looking. For more complicated tasks like selecting a media player playing, programming of the optional navigation system or controlling more complex vehicle functions, the S60 rely on the standard Census system. It is fairly easy to use, but the location of the multi-purpose button on the dashboard is strange, and it does not have a touchpad input as a competitor controller systems.
2017 Volvo S60 Specification
Type: Luxury vehicle
Rating: 3.5/5 Car and Driver | 7/10 The Car Connection
MSRP: From $33,950
MPG: Up to 25 city / 36 highway
Fuel tank capacity: 17.8 gal
Dimensions: 183″ L x 73″ W x 58″ H
Horsepower: 240 to 362 hp
2017 Volvo S60 Configuration & Price
2017 Volvo S60 T5 Dynamic $33,950
2017 Volvo S60 T5 Dynamic AWD $35,950
2017 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Platinum $47,400
2017 Volvo S60 Polestar $60,000