2018 Volvo V60

by DailyBriefers


The V60, Volvo’s smallest wagon offering, is neither the latest nor greatest example of the breed—that would be the larger V90—but it still offers a distinctive combination of practicality and Scandinavian style despite its advancing age. The standard V60 is the traditional choice, while the V60 Cross Country offers a bit of rugged appeal with its standard all-wheel drive, raised ride height, and extra body cladding. The high-performance V60 Polestar, with 362 horsepower, is for those few who want plenty of pace with their space.

What’s New for 2018?

The V60 only gets a slight restructuring of trim levels for 2018. The base T5 trim has been replaced by the T5 Dynamic at the bottom level.


Original MSRP:

  • Dynamic: $39,245
    • Cross Country: $42,845
      • R-Design: $50,095
        • Polestar: 62,595

            Engine, Transmission, and Performance

            The V60 offers a 2.0-liter four-cylinder in three strengths: the turbocharged T5 with 240 hp, the turbocharged and supercharged T6 with 302 hp, and the high-performance turbocharged and supercharged T6 Polestar with 362 hp. The Cross Country, R-Design, and Polestar models come standard with all-wheel drive, while it is optional on the Dynamic model. The V60’s solid chassis soaks up bumps nicely in most versions, with composed ride quality and predictable, if not sporty, handling. But vague steering keeps the Volvo from feeling precise. The Polestar has an entirely different set of priorities: its adjustable Öhlins dampers are tuned for handling above comfort, and its all-wheel-drive system can send more power rearward, enabling some fun driving antics.

            Fuel Economy

            EPA fuel-economy testing and reporting procedures have changed over time. For the latest numbers on current and older vehicles, visit the EPA’s website and select Find & Compare Cars.

            Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

            The V60’s cabin is nicely put together and attractive enough, but it’s hardly luxurious, and a cramped rear seat compromises its family-hauling ability. Although carefully assembled, the V60’s interior uses relatively plain materials that don’t give off an upscale vibe. The V60’s center stack looks outdated, although we do appreciate the simplicity of the climate-control airflow buttons, which are arranged in the shape of a person. Supportive and fantastically comfortable front seats—something Volvo is famous for—are another big plus. The V in the V60’s name should stand for versatility, but the vehicle’s small overall size keeps it from being as capacious as several larger competitors. There are lots of useful storage spaces inside the cabin, however.

            Infotainment and Connectivity

            The V60’s infotainment system is sorely in need of an update. Fussy controls and a lack of smartphone-connectivity options are key downsides. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are notable omissions. All V60s are fitted with a 7.0-inch central display screen that comes standard with USB, Bluetooth, and SiriusXM satellite radio. Navigation is optional on the Dynamic but standard on all other trim levels. Unfortunately, the screen is not a touchscreen, meaning you must use finicky knobs on the dashboard to navigate the menus.

            Safety Features and Crash Test Ratings

            For more information about the Volvo V60’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.


            Some older vehicles are still eligible for coverage under a manufacturer’s Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program. For more information visit our guide to every manufacturer’s CPO program.

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