The 2015 Volvo V60 is a brand-new motor vehicle for the united state market. The American intro of the midsize 2015 Volvo V60 wagon loads an essential space in the Swedish car manufacturer’s lineup, one developed when the small V50 as well as full-size V70 terminal wagons were ceased.
2015 Volvo V60 Wagon Review
The 2015 Volvo V60 is a five-passenger entry-level deluxe wagon. It’s offered in three primary trim levels based upon powertrains (T5 Drive-E, T5 AWD and T6 AWD R-Design), each which is broken further down into sub-trims that consist of base, Premier, Premier Plus and Platinum.
Entry-level models come well equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, LED running lights, automatic wipers, a sunroof, front and rear foglights, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, “T-Tec” fabric upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, eight-way power front seats with driver memory functions and manual lumbar adjustment, 40/20/40-split rear seats with power-folding head restraints, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and an eight-speaker audio system with a CD satellite, hd and player radios, an auxiliary audio jack and a USB/iPod interface.
The Premier sub-trim adds roof rails, keyless ignition and entry, leather upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and customizable digital gauges. The Premier Plus adds power-folding mirrors, a rearview camera, a fold-flat front passenger seat and a pop-up cargo area organizer. The top-of-the-line Platinum trim includes auto-dimming outside mirrors, interior accent lighting, a navigation system and a 12-speaker surround-sound audio system.
The performance-oriented T6 AWD R-Design trim level starts off with Premier Plus equipment and adds a sport-tuned suspension, the biggest engine available, appearance upgrades and adaptive xenon headlights. The Platinum trim level is also available here.
There are a number of packages and stand-alone options available on most V60 models. The Climate package adds heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, a heated windshield and heated windshield washer nozzles. The Technology package consists of adaptive cruise control, frontal collision warning and braking, pedestrian and bicyclist detection, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist (T5 Drive-E models only), active high beams and a driver alertness monitor.
The Sport package available on T5 Drive-E and T5 AWD models adds the sport-tuned suspension, 18- or 19-inch alloy wheels, front sport seats and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Finally, a Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) package includes blind spot warning, rear cross traffic front and alert and rear parking sensors.
Stand-alone options include 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, the navigation system, an automatic parallel parking system, heated front seats, a pair of built-in child booster seats, a rear seat entertainment system and a front-view parking camera.
The 2015 Volvo V60 is available with a choice of three different powertrains. The T5 Drive-E model gets Volvo’s new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that puts out 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A V60 T5 Drive-E returned 32.9 mpg on the 116-mile Edmunds evaluation route.
The 2015 Volvo V60’s list of standard safety features includes antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, active front head restraints and Volvo’s City Safe system that can automatically apply the brakes at speeds up to 31 mph to prevent or minimize a frontal collision. Many more advanced safety technologies are offered as options, including additional frontal collision warning with full auto-braking, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist, blind spot warning and rear cross traffic alert, and a driver inattention warning system.
The 2015 Volvo V60 features a stylish interior done up in premium materials. The look is typical Swedish with a classy yet subtle atmosphere, but the overall effect is at least as appealing as any of its direct competitors. The passenger cabin is also quiet, creating a serene atmosphere that’s only enhanced by the car’s composed ride quality.
The space also has a distinctly high-tech feel to it, especially on upper trim levels that feature a driver-configurable gauge cluster with three different pre-programmed looks. The audio system’s phone-style number pad and surrounding buttons may look a bit antiquated in the luxury class these days, but they’re simple and make controlling basic stereo functions easy.
The front seats are some of the most comfortable and supportive you’ll find in any car, at any price, especially the optional sport seats. Bigger folks may find themselves a little squished between the ample bolsters
Fold those rear seatbacks down and you end up with 43.8 cubic feet of cargo room. This number is smaller than some of its competitors, the flexibility offered by the available fold-flat and the 40/20/40-split design front passenger seat helps make the best use of the space available. The cargo area’s two-position, roll-out dog security net and available pop-up grocery bag holder are two clever features that go beyond simply providing a big old space for your stuff.
The 2015 Volvo V60 T5 has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting just over $36,000, including destination charge. Opt for the V60 T5 AWD, and you’ll be starting at just under $38,000.
For the quickest V60, you’ll want the V60 T6 AWD R-Design– just be sure to put $45,000 and change in your money sack. A fully loaded V60 T6 AWD R-Design Platinum will find you spending more than $55,000 if you can’t help yourself with options.