The 2021 Volvo S60 may not be anyone’s car of the year, but it has everything Volvo is known for while offering a little something more.
This is an entry-level luxury sedan, and it has just enough sporty touches to make it fun to drive. The 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine is no more, but there are still some engine choices. Choices on trim levels were adjusted for this model year, and some features were added as options. Other than that, not much has changed in the four years since this generation has been around. The S60 is tuned more for comfort than sports, but it still handles very well, making it a solid choice. Keep reading to learn more about the 2017 Volvo S60.
For 2021, there is a standard wheelbase and a short wheelbase and each of those has two trim levels. All-wheel drive is available at all trim levels as well. The standard-wheelbase has the T5 Dynamic and the T6 AWD R-Design. The longer wheelbase levels are T5 Inscription and T5 Platinum. Even the most basic package comes with a sunroof, headlight washers, leather seats, and low-speed collision warnings. The Inscription adds a power rear window sunshade, backup camera, parking sensors, navigation, and an air filtration system. The Platinum adds a 12-speaker premium sound system, wood interior, and the Convenience and Technology packages. The Convenience package includes keyless entry and ignition. The Technology package has adaptive cruise control and a forward collision mitigation system. The Climate package has heated windshields, a heated windshield washer, and heated seats. An automatic parking system is also an option.
There are two engines that go with specific trims. The T5 Dymanic and Inscription models have a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out 240 horsepower and 258 foot-pounds of torque. These models have an eight-speed automatic transmission. The fuel mileage estimates are a combined 29 miles per gallon. The T6 and R Design packages are all-wheel drive and the engine is both supercharged and turbocharged. It has a 2.0-liter four cylinder that has a whopping 302 horsepower and 295 foot-pounds of torque. With the all-wheel drive gas mileage falls to a a combined 26 miles per gallon. With the most powerful engine it can get to 60 in 5.9 seconds.
The Volvo S60 is hard to beat when it comes to safety. It has all the standard safety features like anti lock disc brakes. It has as standard low-speed crash mitigation and automatic braking as standard, and a more sophisticated version is available in the Safety package. Also standard is an emergency notification system if a crash were to happen. In the Safety or Technology packages, there are warnings for driver inattention and lane keep assistance, and these packages offer pedestrian and cyclist detection and warnings. It was able to stop from 60 miles per hour in 120 feet. In government crash tests this Volvo received the maximum five stars for front and side protection. In insurance company tests, the forward collision and crash mitigation system received superior ratings.
The Volvo S60 is a good option for an entry-level luxury sedan. Safety features make it desirable, even if the engine performance is not enough to blow the doors off many other cars. It delivers what Volvo is known for — it’s a practical, safe car that will be reliable over the long haul. Adding the longer wheelbase this year adds room in the back seat, making it even more desirable.
Current Offers And Incentives
For customers looking to pick up a Volvo S60, there are some great deals that can be had. Currently, Volvo is offering a .99% APR Financing up to 60 months or up to $2,500 in Allowances. For those customers looking to lease, they are currently offering a great deal with $335 per month for 36 months with $3,635 cash due at signing.