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2019 Volvo V60 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 14, 2019


Station wagons may not appeal to a mass audience, still, there are some core fanatics who loves everything about this segment. Most of the Americans can't relate the term "Wagon" and "Sporty", but the V60 wants to change that. Volvo without a wagon will be Lambo without swivel doors. Introduced around three decades ago the current generation V60 is powered by a wide variety of turbocharged powertrain. Front wheel drive is standard is standard and all-wheel drive is optional.

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Pros

Sporty exterior design

A long list of standard safety features

High quality cabin

Spacious and utilitarian

Compliant ride

Fuel efficiency

Cons

The touchscreen system is huge

Dated navigation system

All-wheel-drive only in premium trims

Reliability rating is below average

What's New?

Revamped exterior design

More standard features added


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$38900

bodystyle

4dr Wagon

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

120 cu.in.

horsepower

250 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

258 lbs.-ft @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Scalable Product Architecture

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

63.1/63.1

dimensions

wheelbase

113.1 in.

length

187.4 in.

width

72.8 in.

height

56.2 in.

curb weight

3748 lbs.

ground clearance

5.8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

40.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

50.9 cu ft.

towing capacity

2000 lbs.

payload capacity

1212 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.4 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

24/28/36 mpg

highway range

522 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

48 months. / 50000

corrosion warranty

12 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / Unlimited


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Styles

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Birch Light Metallic

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Ratings

Features

7.5

Engine And Performance

7.4

Interior

8.2

7.7

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

T5 Momentum

power
250 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
28 combined

$38,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
T5 Momentum 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $38,900 MSRP (24/28/36) 250 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Volvo V60 T6 Momentum

T6 Momentum

power
316 hp @ 5700 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$43,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
T6 Momentum 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) Starting at $43,400 MSRP (21/25/31) 316 hp @ 5700 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Volvo V60 T5 R-Design

T5 R-Design

power
250 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
28 combined

$43,900


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $43,900 MSRP (24/28/36) 250 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5

 2019 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design

T6 R-Design

power
316 hp @ 5700 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$48,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
T6 R-Design 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) Starting at $48,400 MSRP (21/25/31) 316 hp @ 5700 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Volvo V60 T6 Inscription

T6 Inscription

power
316 hp @ 5700 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
25 combined

$49,400


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
T6 Inscription 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A) Starting at $49,400 MSRP (21/25/31) 316 hp @ 5700 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.7

Overall Rating


You get driving dynamic of the S60 sedan with extended cargo space. The interior is serene and crafted from high quality material such as driftwood and nappa leather.The 2019 Volvo V60 will compete in the segment occupied by a small group of vehicles such as the Audi A4 Allroad, Subaru Outback and Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.


7.5/10
Features

 

7.4/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

8.2/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Volvo V60 Features

7.5/10

The 2019 Volvo V60 wagon is the smaller variant of the bigger V90 wagon. It shares most of its underpinnings with most of the Volvo models like the XC90, XC60 and S60 sedan. The T5 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine which generates 240 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque and sends power to either the front or all four wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The T6 R design comes with 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque and standard all-wheel drive. There is a climate and sports package which adds different amenities to the car like safety and convenience features. The T6 also features R-Design-specific outer trim such as the grille, rear fascia, and silver window surrounds and roof rails.
 

Trim

T 5 Momentum

T 6 Momentum

T5-R Design

T6-R Design

T6 Inscription

MSRP

$38,900

$43,400

$43,900

$48,600

$49,400

Key Feature

Volvo On-Call with 4-Year Complimentary Subscription - Includes Mobile App with Remote Start

Volvo On-Call with 4-Year Complimentary Subscription - Includes Mobile App with Remote Start

Volvo On-Call with 4-Year Complimentary Subscription - Includes Mobile App with Remote Start

Volvo On-Call with 4-Year Complimentary Subscription - Includes Mobile App with Remote Start

Volvo On-Call with 4-Year Complimentary Subscription - Includes Mobile App with Remote Start

 

High Performance Audio System (160W) with HD Radio, AUX, USB and iPod Inputs

High Performance Audio System (160W) with HD Radio, AUX, USB and iPod Inputs

Sensus Navigation with Real Time Traffic

Sensus Navigation with Real Time Traffic

Sensus Navigation with Real Time Traffic

 

Bluetooth Hands Free with Audio Streaming

Bluetooth Hands Free with Audio Streaming

High Performance Audio System (160W) with HD Radio, AUX, USB and iPod Inputs

Harman Kardon Premium Audio System with HD Radio, AUX, USB and iPod Inputs

Harman Kardon Premium Audio System with HD Radio, AUX, USB and iPod Inputs

 

Sensus with Integrated 7" Color LCD Monitor

Sensus with Integrated 7" Color LCD Monitor

Sensus with Integrated 7" Color LCD Monitor

Sensus with Integrated 7" Color LCD Monitor

Sensus with Integrated 7" Color LCD Monitor

We Recommend

For your hard earned money, it is suggested to go with the T5 dynamic variant which comes with all-wheel-drive as standard and a long list of safety tech. The price is also reasonable.

2019 Volvo V60 Engine and Performance

7.4/10

"The redesigned Volvo V60 makes a compelling case as an urbane yet practical premium vehicle for those who don't want to follow the herd. It may not be the ultimate driving machine, but it handles better and uses less fuel than many high-riding SUVs or crossovers while offering a similarly configurable and capacious interior."- Motortrend

The Volvo V 60 comes with two engine options, the standard T5 and performance oriented T6. The T5 powertrain produces 250 hp and 250 lb feet of torque. A supercharged and turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder engine puts out 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, which has more than enough grunt for your daily commute. It comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission that delivers smooth shifts.

Both of engines come mated to an Eight-speed automatic transmission which drives the front wheels and four-wheel drive is optional. The shifts are seamless and power is evenly distributed over the whole rev range. The T6 engine always has power when you need it, and the gearbox is almost always in the right gear, whether you're in Standard mode or Dynamic mode.

 

Models

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Fiat 500L Pop Wagon

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen 1.4T S Wagon

Volvo V90 T5 R-Design Wagon

MSRP

$39,895

$37,400

$22,740

$27,320

$22,790

$52,445

Engine

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

1.4L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.5L flat4 Regular Unleaded

1.4L i4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

Transmission

8 Speed automatic

7 Speed S Tronic

6 Speed Automatic

Continuously variable automatic

6 Speed manual

8 Speed automatic

Horsepower

250 hp@ 5500rpm

248 hp@ 5,000-6,000 rpm

160 hp@ 5500rpm

175 hp@ 5800rpm

147 hp@ 5000rpm

250 hp@ 5500rpm

Torque

258 ft-lbs@ 1500rpm

273 ft-lbs@ 1,600-4,500 rpm

184 ft-lbs@ 2500rpm

174 ft-lbs@ 4000rpm

184 ft-lbs@ 1400rpm

258 ft-lbs@ 1500rpm

The Audi Allroad have better power delivery when compared to the Volvo V60 and the Audi also produces more torque. The Subaru Outback and VW golf are way down in terms of power output but the price difference is significant.

Acceleration

The bigger engine which produces 316 can sprint the V60 from 0 to 60 in just 5.5 seconds which is faster than most of the rivals. Its standard engine can take to 60 mph from standstill in just 6.5 seconds. A 400 horsepower T 8 plugin hybrid variant is speculated to launch later this year which will offer lively performance as compared to other variants.

Models

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Fiat 500L Pop Wagon

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen 1.4T S Wagon

Volvo V90 T5 R-Design Wagon

0-60 MPH

6.9 sec

5.9 sec

8.9 sec

9.5 sec

7.7 sec

N/A

Quarter mile

15.3 sec

N/A

16.9 sec

17.4 sec

N/A

N/A

Engine

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

1.4L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

2.5L flat4 Regular Unleaded

1.4L i4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded

2.0L i4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A

N/A

7.1

N/A

5.1

N/A

The Audi A4 Allroad takes the flag with shortest acceleration time, followed by Volvo V60 which is a second slower. The VW Sportwagen takes the third spot because of its low curb weight while the Subie comes at last.

Ride and Handling

The spirited exterior design of V60 is complemented by the dynamic performance of the turbocharged T5 powertrain. In the front, you get a double wishbone suspension and in the rear, you get a multilink suspension which makes it composed like a sedan. The ride is firm with the adaptive dampers, yet the body control is excellent on corners. Steering is well weighted but it feels rubbery while turning the car. The cabin remains quiet over bumps and the undulation are well muffled, it is meant to be a comfortable cruiser rather than outright sporty.

Volvo offers four drive modes—Eco, Comfort, Dynamic which helps you to manipulate engine power, automatic gearbox, steering, brakes, stability control system .You can even create your own combination with Individual mode. The all-wheel drive system is tailor made for wet and wintery roads plus it provides traction for instantaneous acceleration.

Braking

The brake feel is soft yet they feel powerful. Volvo V60‘s braking remains consistent with repetitive use and inspires confidence in the driver. It is easy to modulate around town and on highways. You can push it into a corner and it will not roll, but remains composed like a sedan. The V60 comes with an emergency braking system that automatically activates maximum braking in case it senses a head-on collision, which is potentially lifesaving.

Model

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Fiat 500L Pop Wagon

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen 1.4T S Wagon

Volvo V90 T5 R-Design wagon

Brake Front (in.)

12.7

12.4

12

12.4

11.3

13.6

Brake Rear (in.)

12.6

11.8

10.4

11.8

10.7

12.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3749

3450

3254

3624

2978

3897

60-0 MPH (ft.)

126

N/A

123

129

N/A

N/A

There is not much of a difference in terms of braking performance, but you can consider VW as the best performer here because of low curb weight.

2019 Volvo V60 Fuel Economy

The Volvo’s turbocharged engine which puts out 316 hp is able to return 24 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. Its bigger supercharged and turbocharged engine delivers 21 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The supercharged engine gets slightly lower estimates because of the higher power output but that extra punch is worth it.
 

Model

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Fiat 500L Pop Wagon

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen 1.4T S Wagon

Volvo V90 T5 R-Design Wagon

MPG (city)

24

27

22

25

29

23

MPG (highway)

36

34

30

32

37

35

MPG (combined)

28

30

25

28

32

27

Range (miles) (city/highway)

348/522

N/A

290/396

463/592

383/488

334/508

Tank Capacity (gal)

14.5

15.3

13.2

18.5

13.2

14.5

The figures obtained by V60 beats the Audi A4allroad, while the Subaru and Volkswagen deliver almost the same numbers despite of underpowered engines.

2019 Volvo V60 Interior

8.2/10

The sublime seats contribute greatly to the Cross Country's overall appeal. After a long day at work or doing something active outdoors, there's nothing quite like sinking into these impeccable buckets. Sadly, the ride is not as supple as we'd expect from a Volvo wagon.- Edmunds

Seating and Comfort

The Volvo V60 from the inside takes design cues which were established by the S90 sedan. Designed to delight the cabin is created from upscale material and highlights include a 9-inch touchscreen flanked by unique air vents which features a vertical metal finish. The interior is sleek with contrast stitching and elegant driftwood treatment

The 10-way power-adjustable orthopedic seats look superb and surpass every rival in terms of comfort. Power lumbar support and memory setting are also standard. The front seats are sculpted to support the spine and provide exceptional comfort. The shape of the backseat is superb and provide more legroom than any of the other vehicles in this segment. The cabin is spacious and individually controlled heated seats mean every occupant have an equal level of comfort.

Model

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Fiat 500L Pop Wagon

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen 1.4T S wagon

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.4/56.1/42.3

38.9/55.9/41.3

40.7/57.3/40.0

40.8/58.1/42.9

38.6/55.9/41.2

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

38.1/54.5/35.2

37.4/54.5/35.7

38.7/54.6/36.7

38.9/57.3/38.1

38.6/53.9/35.6

The Subaru Outback is the most spacious from the inside as compared to the rivals. Other are somewhat similar in terms of interior dimension.

Interior Features

  • 10-way, Power Front seat incl. Power Lumbar and Driver Seat Memory Sensus Navigation
  • Volvo Sensus Connect with 9" Touchscreen
  • 8" Driver Display (Digital Instrument Cluster)
  • 12.3" Driver Display (Digital Instrument Cluster) o
  • USB Input
  • Rear Seat USB Hub
  • Voice Control
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Dark Flame Birch Wood Inlays
  • Crystal Gear Shift Knob by Orrefors
  • Volvo Aluminum Sill Plates Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Clean Zone Air Quality System
  • 2-Zone Climate Control
  • 4-Zone Climate Control and Cooled Glovebox


 

Infotainment system

The V60 comes equipped with the Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system. According to sources, it is 50 percent faster than the previous variant in terms of processing speed. You get reduced startup time, faster access to backup camera and jitter free navigation. Even the trademark yellow speaker cones of the optional Bowers & Wilkins audio system peer forth from perforated-metal grilles. It comes with the following amenities:

  • 12.3" Digital Driver Display (T6 and T8)
  • 9" Sensus Touchscreen
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming
  • USB inputs
  • Voice control
  • Steering wheel controls
  • Tethering via WiFi
  • High Performance audio system (330 W, 10 speakers)
  • Internet radio via apps
  • Volvo On Call with Engine Remote Start 4-Year Complimentary Subscription

Cargo Volume

The V60 has 23.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, which is less room than the previous generation offered. However, its maximum cargo capacity of 50.9 cubic feet is much higher than the previous generation’s 43.8 cubic feet. That said, these are still lower estimates than what its competitors offer.

Model

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Fiat 500L Pop Wagon

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen 1.4T S Wagon

Volvo V90 T5 R-Design Wagon

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

23.2

13

22.4

35.5

30.4

53.9

The Subaru Outback has the highest amount of cargo space followed by VW Golf spaortwagen and Volvo V60. If you are planning to buy an Audi A4 Allroad than think about cargo capacity.

2019 Volvo V60 Exterior

"Having driven the new XC60, I believe the V60 has it beat in terms of both looks and driving dynamics. In fact, I think it's one of Volvo's best implementations of its parts catalog to date, and if buyers are willing to forego ride height in favor of something more carlike, the V60 is worth more than just a look." - CNET

Dimension and Weight

The V60 like its bigger siblings is based on Scalable Product Architecture (SPA) which accounts for a stylish design like sedans. The transformation from sedan to wagon hasn’t changed much apart from its rear and carry’s the Volvo’s design language exceptionally well. A prominent character line along the rear fenders helps to differentiate the V60 from the V90.

The concave grille is upright between sweptback headlights which are shaped like Thor’s hammer. The long-hood, low-slung body, with the classic Volvo hallmark of a wide and muscular shoulder line makes the car look lower than it actually is. The athletic stance of the V60 is is 4.9 inches longer and 2.0 inches wider than the outgoing model, also the wheelbase has grown to 3.8 inches more.

Model

Volvo V60 T5 Momentum

Audi Allroad 2.0 TFSI Premium S Tronic

Fiat 500L Pop Wagon

Subaru Outback 2.5i

Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen 1.4T S Wagon

Curb weight (lbs.)

3749

3450

3254

3624

2978

Length(in)

187.4

186.1

167.0

189.9

179.8

Width(in)

72.8

72.5

70.2

72.4

70.8

Height(in)

56.6

56.2

65.3

66.5

58.3

Ground clearance (in)

5.8

N/A

4.7

8.7

5.4

Wheelbase (in)

113.1

111

102.8

108.1

103.5

Track width (in) F/R

63.1/63.1

61.9/61.2

59.1/59.4

61.8/62.2

61/59.8

The Volvo V60 is largest among the lot with the heaviest curb weight and similar to the Subaru Outback. The Audi A4 all road also matches in dimension with the latter. The VW sportwagen is shortest with the lowest curb weight.

Exterior Features

  • Laminated Panoramic Moonroof with Power Sunshade
  • LED Headlights with Thor’s Hammer DRL & Auto Highbeam (AHB) LED Fog Lamps with Corner Illumination
  • LED Taillights with Side Marker Lights
  • 19" 5-Triple Spoke Tech Matte Black Diamond Cut Alloy Wheels
  • Retractable Side View Mirrors
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Front Grill, High-Gloss Black with Glossy Chrome Frame
  • Bright Chrome Window Surround
  • Dual Visible Tailpipes with Chrome Sleeves

2019 Volvo V60 Safety

Road safety is synonymous with Volvo and they have been working from decades to make your car safer. Your Volvo S90 comes with comprehensive IntelliSafe technologies as standard, including all the safety you’d expect from a Volvo. Those features can see what the driver cannot.

  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Volvo On-Call Emergency Sos
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • BLIS Blind Spot Sensor
  • City Safety and Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Keeping Aid/Run-Off-Road Mitigation Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Keeping Aid/Run-Off-Road Mitigation Lane Departure Warning
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Power Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Park Assist Back-Up Camera
  • Dstc/RSC Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control

2019 Volvo V60 Competition

Audi A4 All Road

The Audi A4 All road is similar to the Volvo V60 that offers driving dynamics of a sedan with the utility of a wagon. The A4 All road is the only wagon offered by Audi and you have acknowledged its taller height. The German wagon is smaller than the V 90 and also costs less. The Volvo offers much interior space while Audi can be thought of as an extended hatchback.

Subaru Outback

The Subaru Outback is a decent alternative to the V60 which is priced way lower. It has one of the largest cargo in this segment, spacious cabin and comes with loads of standard features. The ride is comfortable and you get all-wheel drive as standard. The Outback also comes with state of the technology like Pilot Assist semi-autonomous driving technology and also an upscale cabin.

Golf GTI Sport Wagen

The Sportwagen offers the driving dynamics of popular Golf hatch with extended cargo capacity. Powered by a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder which puts out 170 hp and 199-pound feet of torque. You can choose between a six-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The VW Sportwagen is priced lower than the V60 and proves to be a budget alternative. If you can live with little less horsepower than nothing is better than the VW.

2019 Volvo V60 Final Verdict

The Volvo V 60 wagon is a compelling package which combines efficiency, performance, and style. It is very utilitarian and suits to people who want to stand out in the crowd. The Volvo V60 has one of the best cabins in its class comes loaded with tech and features. Of course the V60 has one of the highest base price in its class and rivals have more cargo space, but a wagon so beautiful why would you choose anything else.