2019 Volvo S60
The 2019 Volvo S60 is what occurs when a car is left in the clothes dryer too long. The long-awaited successor to Volvo’s aging compact luxury sedan lineup that goes back to its renowned 240, the 2019 S60 rounds out Volvo’s several-year effort to remake its entire range. At first glimpse, the wait was worth it– even at the S60’s approximately $37,000 base cost.
2019 Volvo S60 Exterior
The S60, which will be offered in Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription trim levels with a choice of powertrains, channels its larger S90 sibling almost to a fault. In advance, its take on Volvo’s vertical, pedestrian impact-friendly front end varies from the S90 only in its lower fascia detailing. From the side, the shorter S60 appears more sinuous than the lengthened S90. At the rear, the 2 are almost indistinguishable with their C-shaped taillights– although the extensively spaced Volvo badge has actually moved from between the taillights on the S90 to above them on the S60.
2019 Volvo S60 Interior
Inside, the S60 lastly gets its version of what’s ending up being the Volvo mold for interiors. Light on buttons, the interior features a vertically arrayed touchscreen for infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that looks and imitates a tablet computer system. Fragile interior information such as light driftwood trim and perforated leather upholstery can dress up the S60, specifically in Momentum trim. The S60 R-Design that beings in the middle of the lineup features less chrome outside, a blacked-out interior, and silver mesh-like trim inside. It also gets a sport-oriented suspension and 19-inch wheels.
2019 Volvo S60 Engine
A trio of engines lie under the 2019 S60’s hood, each with its own name: T5, T6, and T8. In the T5, a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 cranks out 250 horsepower, which is sent out through an 8-speed automated transmission to the front wheels. The T6 adds a supercharger for an overall of 316 hp delivered to all 4 corners. Topping the line is the T8 plug-in hybrid that adds an electric motor for a combined output of 400 horse power. The S60 T8 will introduce after its brother or sisters and it will be offered with performance upgrades such as an Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes, and a 15-hp boost from Volvo’s internal tuner Polestar.
2019 Volvo S60 Safety
Of course, Volvo hasn’t ignored security. Requirement equipment on all S60s includes automatic emergency braking that can detect pedestrians, bicyclists, and large animals. Volvo’s Pilot Assist system, which keeps the car in its lane and far from other vehicles or barriers to let drivers take their hands off the wheel for short time periods, is optional.
2019 Volvo S60 Price
At about $37,000 to begin, the S60 T5 Momentum anchors the lineup. The sporty looking S60 T5 R-Design costs about 43,000, while the elegant S60 T6 Inscription is priced at about $44,000. The T6 engine with its basic all-wheel-drive system includes $3,500 to $4,500, depending on the trim level. The plug-in hybrid T8 tops the lineup at about $55,400 in R-Design guise and $56,400 in Inscription trim.
The S60 is readily available as part of the Care by Volvo membership service, which includes insurance and upkeep in a single monthly fee. Just 3 S60 tiers are offered as part of this service, beginning at $775 monthly for a T6 Momentum with the optional Premium and Multimedia plans and a choice of eight exterior and two interior shades. For $850, the T6 R-Design includes its sport-oriented suspension, partial nappa leather upholstery, and 19-inch wheels. Volvo will eventually provide the S60 T8 Polestar Engineered through membership in minimal numbers. Rates for that model hasn’t been announced.