5 Fast Facts: 2017 Volvo S60

5 Fast Facts: 2017 Volvo S60

By Philly Murtha, December 28, 2016
  • 2017 Volvo S60 Polestar photo

    The Volvo S60 compact premium sedan is built in Belgium and is in its fourth year since the last major redesign. It doesn’t change much except for the addition of safety and premium features and the subtraction of one engine option. A complete revamp is anticipated for the 2018 model year.

    Here are five fast facts about the 2017 Volvo S60:



  • 2017 Volvo S60 side profile photo

    1) Trim levels available with Volvo’s Drive-E 2.0-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder powertrains include: standard wheelbase, front-wheel-drive (FWD) T5 Dynamic and T6 AWD R-Design; plus long-wheelbase T5 Inscription and T5 Inscription Platinum. All-wheel drive (AWD) is available on three trims, but standard on T6 AWD R-Design. The S60 Polestar sport-tuned model is a separate AWD sporty variant.

  • 2) Self-adjusting dual xenon headlights enhance driver night vision in the 2017 S60, which earns a “Top Safety Pick+” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Standard equipment includes a power moonroof and leather seats. Optional accessories include a body-colored rear spoiler, Fortuna alloy wheels, and sport pedals, which are standard on R-Design trims. Illuminated sill molding and special floor and cargo area mats are available.

  • 3) The 2017 Volvo S60 comes with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The sporty T6 AWD R-Design is powered by a modified turbo 4-cylinder that generates 302 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque. Volvo’s performance-oriented Polestar S60 is powered by a supercharged twin-turbo motor that pumps out 345 horsepower and 369 lb.-ft. of torque. All engines are matched with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The EPA estimates that standard and optional turbo engines average between 23-25 mpg in city driving and 31-36 mpg on the highway.

  • 4) The interior of the S60 features Scandinavian-design metal trim and leather, full-support, power-adjustable front seats with lots of legroom and less roomy rear seating. The trunk is average in size with 12 cu. ft. of cargo area. Bluetooth, satellite radio, and dual-zone climate control are standard, as is an infotainment system with 7-in. screen plus 8-speaker sound system.

  • 5) Volvo’s City Safety system with intelligent braking at low speeds is standard. Sensus Navigation, an audiophile Harman Kardon 12-speaker system, and rear-seat entertainment components are available. Advanced safety systems offered on upper trim levels include forward-collision warning, pedestrian detection, rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitor, and parallel-park assist.


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