2016 Volvo S60

2016 Volvo S60

2016 Volvo S60


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 26 mpg City, 38 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.0 L Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4, 240 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The 2016 Volvo S60 sedan lineup spans the range from practical, smart luxury sedan to full-fledged luxury sedan; and the svelte V60 follows suit, appealing to active people who need a little more versatility but don't necessarily want an SUV.

With a lineup of 'Drive-E' engines, these cars have become much more attractive to those who want a fuel-efficient luxury car; and with Volvo adding more to the feature set each year, they're better-equipped than most other luxury models for the same money.

The S60 line also has a very strong reputation for safety, with top-tier results from both of the U.S. agencies.

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What's New For 2016

The biggest news for 2016 is the availability of a S60 Cross Country sedan. Previously only available on wagon models, the Cross Country trim lifts the ride height by about two and a half inches, while adding all-wheel drive. This combination gives Volvo a vehicle type that few other companies can boast about having in their lineup: a sedan-style crossover. Plenty of people want a bit more off-road capability and ruggedness in their car but don't necessarily want a station wagon body style. They now have a great reason to be excited over Volvo's new offering.


  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 4 Years / Unlimited Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 5 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 5 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2016 Volvo S60

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • DSTC Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • On-Call Plus Emergency S.O.S
    • City Safety Forward Collision
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Entertainment Features
    • Bluetooth Wireless Phone Connectivity
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Regular Amplifier
    • 8 Speakers
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack and Radio Data System
    • Radio: High Performance AM/FM/CD -inc: Sensus Connect w/integrated 7" color display, Bluetooth integrated interface including audio streaming, Sirius satellite radio w/6-month subscription, HD Radio, auxiliary audio input, USB and iPod function and audio buttons in steering wheel
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 17" Pallene Alloy
    • Tires: P215/50VR17 AS BSW
    • Spare Tire Mobility Kit
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim, Black Front Windshield Trim and Black Rear Window Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Black Grille w/Chrome Surround
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Manual-Leveling Auto Off Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Rear Fog Lamps
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Interior Features
    • 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
    • Front Bucket Seats -inc: power lumbar, power driver seat w/memory and power passenger seat
    • 8-Way Driver Seat
    • 8-Way Passenger Seat
    • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Mobile Hotspot Internet Access
    • 5 Person Seating Capacity
    • Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Valet Function
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Headliner/Pillar Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Aluminum Instrument Panel Insert, Aluminum Door Panel Insert, Aluminum Console Insert and Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Cloth Door Trim Insert
    • Leather/Aluminum Gear Shift Knob
    • Engine Immobilizer
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru w/Storage
    • Anti-Whiplash Fixed Front Head Restraints and Power Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Analog Display
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Trip Computer
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Driver And Passenger Door Bins and Audio Media Storage
    • Tracker System
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
    • Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors
    • Cargo Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage and 2 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Passenger Illumination
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • T-Tec/Textile Upholstery
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.0L 16V Inline 4-Cylinder Turbo Drive-E
    • Transmission: 8-Speed Geartronic Automatic -inc: Start/Stop and Adaptive Shift
    • Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 2.77 Axle Ratio
    • 80-Amp/Hr 800CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 210 Amp Alternator
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Touring Suspension
    • Electric Power-Assist Steering
    • 17.8 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front And Rear Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
    • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.8
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.9
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 12
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 800
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 210
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.0 L/120
    • Fuel System - Direct Gasoline Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 240 @ 5600
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 258 @ 1500
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 109.3
    • Length, Overall (in) - 182.5
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 73.4
    • Height, Overall (in) - 58.4
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62.1
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 62
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.4
    • Liftover Height (in) - 25.8
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 17.8
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 93
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.3
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.9
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 54.9
    • Second Head Room (in) - 38.3
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 33.5
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 55.2
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 53.5
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 30
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 26
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 38
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 37.1
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Volvo S60
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P215/50VR17
    • Rear Tire Size - P215/50VR17
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3300
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 330
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 3300
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 495
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 8
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 5.25
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 3.03
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.95
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.46
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.22
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 4.02
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 2.77
    • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.81
    • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Compact Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 5.9
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3433
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 17 X 7
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum

2016 Volvo S60 Photos & Colors


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Available Colors

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  • Black Stone Bright Silver Metallic Crystal White Pearl Flamenco Red Metallic Ice White Magic Blue Metallic Onyx Black Metallic Osmium Grey Metallic Savile Gray Metallic Seashell Metallic
  • Black Stone
  • Bright Silver Metallic
  • Crystal White Pearl
  • Flamenco Red Metallic
  • Ice White
  • Magic Blue Metallic
  • Onyx Black Metallic
  • Osmium Grey Metallic
  • Savile Gray Metallic
  • Seashell Metallic

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The Volvo S60 is appealing for its striking good looks and first-rate safety scores, and it backs that up with sharp handling and premium trim and engineering.

This second-generation S60 was introduced as a 2011 model then updated for 2014 and 2015.5, most recently with a new grille, bumper, and hood, new headlights and LED running lights. For model year 2016, Volvo S60 carries over with only minor changes beyond those.

All-wheel drive is an option, front-wheel drive is standard, and a dizzying variety of powertrains is available. Standard is a recently introduced 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 240 horsepower on Regular gasoline and gets an EPA rating of 25/37 mpg City/Highway, 29 mpg Combined. With it, Volvo says the S60 T5 Drive-E can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.0 seconds, a very brisk performance. It comes with an 8-speed automatic with Sport mode and front-wheel drive.

The all-wheel-drive S60 T5 AWD comes with a 2.5-liter five-cylinder rated at 250 horsepower and lower EPA figures: 20/29 mpg City/Highway, or 23 mpg Combined, also on less-expensive Regular gas. It comes paired with a 6-speed automatic and 0-60 capability of 6.6 seconds, still quick by anyone’s stopwatch.

The S60 T6 Drive-E comes with a more powerful turbocharged 2.0-liter rated at 302 hp, 24/35/28 mpg, and a very quick 0-60 performance time of 5.6 seconds, with the 8-speed automatic.

The performance-oriented S60 R-Design holds a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder that produces 325 hp propelling it to 60 mph from a standstill in just 5.4 seconds. It comes with the 6-speed automatic and EPA rating of 18/26/21 mpg.

If not luxurious, Volvo S60 models feel like premium vehicles, in terms of trim, ride quality and quiet operation. Due to its lower stance and stiffer sports suspension, the S60 R-Design transmits more noise and road harshness.

With its sharp handling, the S60 competes at the sportier end of the premium and luxury spectrum, though it’s more quietly competent than all-out luxurious. In that respect, the S60 comes closer to an Acura or Infiniti than to anything from BMW or Mercedes-Benz. A little larger than a compact Acura TLX or BMW 3 Series, the S60 is smaller inside than a midsize Audi A6. Performance falls closer to a Buick Regal GS or BMW 3 Series.

Assembled in China, the S60 Inscription model features an extended-length body. Fit and finish on the Inscription we tested appeared identical to S60s built in Europe.

Maintaining its reputation for safety, Volvo’s S60 got a five-star rating in every category from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. By the numbers, at least, it’s one of the safest cars you can buy. An extensive selection of electronic safety systems is available, though many are optional.


The Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E comes with cloth upholstery, power front seats with driver memory, eight-speaker audio with CD, USB port, HD radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch wheels. The ECO+ system includes Start/Stop technology. T5 Drive-E Premier ($36,600) adds a moonroof, navigation, and leather upholstery.

T5 AWD ($36,450) adds all-wheel drive to the base T5 Drive-E model, with the 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. T5 AWD Premier ($38,100) includes T5 Premier equipment. T5 Cross Country AWD Platinum ($43,500) has a raised ground clearance and special trim.

T5 Drive-E Inscription Premier ($38,700) has an extended-length body, rearview camera, rear park assist, power rear sunshade, wood trim, and 18-inch wheels. T5 Drive-E Inscription Platinum ($41,700) upgrades with Harman Kardon 650-watt, 12-speaker audio; Bluetooth hands-free phone; pedestrian protection; adaptive cruise control; DVD entertainment; and lane-change assist. T5 AWD Inscription Premier ($40,200) gets Premier equipment with the extended-length body and 2.5-liter engine. T5 AWD Inscription Platinum ($43,200) adds Platinum equipment.

T6 Drive-E ($39,250) gets the 302-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, with paddle shifters. T6 Drive-E Platinum ($43,100) upgrades with Platinum equipment.

T6 AWD R-Design ($44,200) features the six-cylinder engine, R-Design leather upholstery, sport pedals, and special 19-inch wheels. T6 AWD R-Design Platinum ($47,700) adds Platinum equipment.

An optional Technology Package includes pedestrian/cyclist detection with automatic braking, Driver Alert Control, Distance Alert, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist; plus Road Sign Information. A Blind Spot Information group includes cross-traffic alert, lane-change assist, and front/rear parking assist.


The S60 looks like a Volvo, but one of the most fashionable ever. Smooth contours and sweeping lines highlight the wedge shape. Expressive, organic details and flashy alloy wheels make the S60 look like it’s moving, even when idle.

The new Inscription sedan looks like a longer S60. That’s because it is: its wheelbase grew 3 inches. The Inscription’s roofline had to be reshaped to accommodate the additional body length.

Boldest of all is the R-Design, with its trunklid spoiler, special wheels, and sport tailpipes.

The Cross Country flaunts a more rugged appearance, with honeycomb grille, black fender cladding, 19-inch diamond-cut wheels, side scuff plates, and skid plates. Ground clearance of 7.9 inches gives it a more rugged stance. Cross Country gets an appealing shade of dark gray paint, complemented by blacked-out greenhouse trim and fender extensions.


Smart and stylish in the tradition of Scandinavian simplicity, the S60 interior seems almost minimalist. That traditional Swedish motif is complemented by contrasting, high-quality materials and pleasing textures. Elegantly blending form with function, the driver-oriented cockpit features Volvo’s floating center console, bringing a modern tone. Storage is available below and behind the console.

Upper-trim models feel luxurious, but not lavish. In base models, the interior almost looks stark. R Design models get a unique steering wheel and upholstery.

Five adults can be accommodated, while four can travel in full comfort. Front seats are among the best we’ve enjoyed, boasting thoughtful support and bolstering.

The rear seat is larger than it looks, but space is no more than adequate in regular-wheelbase models. A raked rear window puts the back seat closer to the floor than taller adults might prefer. Still, the back seat holds two passengers taller than six feet. The new, longer Inscription model offers 3.2 extra inches of legroom, making it class-leading in terms of rear space.

Though hushed most of the time, with sounds from wind, tires and road surfaces well suppressed, an S60 isn’t the quietest sedan, especially the R-Design.

Driving Impressions

All models steer and handle well, with three selectable suspension-tuning options. Plus, Drive-E engines offer three modes: Drive, Sport, and Eco+.

Two variants of the direct-injected Drive-E 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine are available: base turbo T5, and turbo/supercharged T6 for improved low-end response. Volvo claims 0-60 mph acceleration in 6 seconds for the T5, and 5.6 seconds for T6.

Stop-Start operation is standard on both; it’s quick on restart, and easy to get used to in traffic. Front-drive models promise relaxed cruising at highway speeds, helped by the wide gear-ratio spread of the 8-speed automatic.

All-wheel drive models, with their older engines, are heavier than they may appear. On the other hand, you get an easy driving experience, swift acceleration, confident traction, and excellent all-weather capability.

Lighter weight of the newer Drive-E engines makes front-drive models nimble and responsive. With any powertrain, an S60 is agile enough to handle hairpin mountain curves, and maneuverable enough for tight city streets. The turning circle is tighter than expected.

Despite its higher standard, body lean in the Cross Country isn’t excessive, and it handles much like the others. Handling is crisper in the R-Design, which gets bigger front brakes, but noise and harshness impair the pleasure.

Suspension firmness can be set to Touring or Dynamic, while driver control offers Comfort, Sport, and Advanced modes.


Especially with the newer fuel-efficient engines, the S60 effectively blends attributes of the sports sedan and family car.

Driving impressions by Christian Gulliksen, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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