2009 Volvo S60 Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$30,950-$36,400
$29,093-$34,216
18 /CITY / 26 /HWY
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What Changed for 2009:

  • Features of former Premium package become standard
  • Standard sport leather seating surfaces
  • Standard power glass sunroof
  • Standard power passenger seat
  • Geartronic function added to 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard genuine wood inlays
  • Standard rear shelf speakers
  • Standard auto-dimming mirror with compass
  • 17-inch \"Talos\" alloy wheels replace \"Tucana\" wheels in Advanced package
  • Volvo rear badge lettering spread further apart
  • Power window switch design revised
  • Optional dual Xenon headlights with Active Bending Light (ABL)
  • Willow Green, Magic Blue and Maple Red paint colors discontinued
Overview
The Volvo S60 is a 4-door sedan that arrived in 2001 to replace the S70. In 2007, the S60 received a new grille, front bumper, outside mirrors, and a redesigned front spoiler for better aerodynamics and a more aggressive appearance. The S60's sporty driving character was also enhanced at that time with firmer front and rear shock absorbers and springs. For 2009, the S60 models gain several standard features previously included in the Premium package, such as leather seating, a power glass sunroof, wood inlays on the dash, and more.

Model Lineup
There are three different S60 models for 2009: S60 2.5T, S60 2.5T AWD and S60 T5, with the T5 model serving as the performance version in the lineup. Standard equipment on all S60 models includes power windows, power door locks with keyless entry, cruise control, and a dual-zone automatic climate control system. The standard audio system is a 100-watt, 6-speaker system with a single CD player. A 325-watt, premium sound system with Dolby Pro Logic II is included with the Advanced package on either of the 2.5T models. A DVD-based navigation system with remote control is also optional, along with metallic paint, dual Xenon headlights with Active Bending Light (ABL), and 18-inch \"Eudora\" alloy wheels (T5 only).

All Volvo models are covered by a 4-year/50,000-mile comprehensive Volvo New-Car Warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile corrosion warranty. Volvo On-Call Roadside Assistance is standard for the first four years of ownership.

Powertrain
All 2009 Volvo S60 models are turbocharged. The 2.5T models receive a turbocharged, 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine rated at 208 hp and 236 lb.-ft. of torque (EPA fuel-economy estimates are in the 17 mpg city/27 mpg highway range, depending on the model). The S60 T5 models receive a more powerful turbocharged, 2.4-liter 5-cylinder engine rated at 257 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque (EPA fuel-economy estimates are 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway). All Volvo S60 engines are designed to run on regular-octane fuel, unusual for turbocharged engines. A 5-speed \"Geartronic\" automatic transmission is standard on all S60 models for 2009.

While the 2.5T and T5 models are front-wheel drive, Volvo's all-wheel drive (AWD) with Instant Traction is standard on the S60 2.5T AWD. Volvo says the computer-controlled Haldex AWD system instantly delivers up to 50 percent more torque to the rear axle only when needed, such as during takeoff.

All Volvo S60 models feature a MacPherson strut front suspension design and a multi-link independent type in the rear. Hydraulic shocks and stabilizer bars are standard and all models receive 4-wheel disc brakes. The performance-oriented T5 models have an upgraded sport suspension and an improved braking system featuring larger, more powerful disc brakes.

Safety
The 2009 Volvo S60 benefits from a comprehensive array of safety features. Dual-stage front air bags and Volvo's standard Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) with side air bags help protect front passengers from injury. An Inflatable Curtain (IC), a Whiplash Protection Seating System (WHIPS), and seat belts with pyrotechnic pre-tensioners in all seating positions add to the level of safety. All models are also equipped with Dynamic Stability Traction Control (DSTC) and a tire-pressure-monitoring system (TPMS).

The Volvo S60 has been crash tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), earning a \"Good\" rating for the frontal offset test overall evaluation-the highest rating issued by the Institute. The side-impact test results were scored \"Acceptable.\" In testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Volvo S60 received a 4-star rating for frontal impact and 5 stars for side-impact crash tests. It also received a 5-star rating for rollover protection.

Technology
Standard on all S60 models for 2009 is Volvo's 5-speed \"Geartronic\" transmission, which operates like a standard automatic transmission in the \"D\" mode, shifting automatically. However, it also features an \"Auto Stick\" function that allows the driver to manually switch gears much like a manual transmission.

What Changed for 2009:

  • Features of former Premium package become standard
  • Standard sport leather seating surfaces
  • Standard power glass sunroof
  • Standard power passenger seat
  • Geartronic function added to 5-speed automatic transmission
  • Standard genuine wood inlays
  • Standard rear shelf speakers
  • Standard auto-dimming mirror with compass
  • 17-inch \"Talos\" alloy wheels replace \"Tucana\" wheels in Advanced package
  • Volvo rear badge lettering spread further apart
  • Power window switch design revised
  • Optional dual Xenon headlights with Active Bending Light (ABL)
  • Willow Green, Magic Blue and Maple Red paint colors discontinued
Overview
The Volvo S60 is a 4-door sedan that arrived in 2001 to replace the S70. In 2007, the S60 received a new grille, front bumper, outside mirrors, and a redesigned front spoiler for better aerodynamics and a more aggressive appearance. The S60's sporty driving character was also enhanced at that time with firmer front and rear shock absorbers and springs. For 2009, the S60 models gain several standard features previously included in the Premium package, such as leather seating, a power glass sunroof, wood inlays on the dash, and more.

Model Lineup
There are three different S60 models for 2009: S60 2.5T, S60 2.5T AWD and S60 T5, with the T5 model serving as the performance version in the lineup. Standard equipment on all S60 models includes power windows, power door locks with keyless entry, cruise control, and a dual-zone automatic climate control system. The standard audio system is a 100-watt, 6-speaker system with a single CD player. A 325-watt, premium sound system with Dolby Pro Logic II is included with the Advanced package on either of the 2.5T models. A DVD-based navigation system with remote control is also optional, along with metallic paint, dual Xenon headlights with Active Bending Light (ABL), and 18-inch \"Eudora\" alloy wheels (T5 only).

All Volvo models are covered by a 4-year/50,000-mile comprehensive Volvo New-Car Warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile corrosion warranty. Volvo On-Call Roadside Assistance is standard for the first four years of ownership.

Powertrain
All 2009 Volvo S60 models are turbocharged. The 2.5T models receive a turbocharged, 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine rated at 208 hp and 236 lb.-ft. of torque (EPA fuel-economy estimates are in the 17 mpg city/27 mpg highway range, depending on the model). The S60 T5 models receive a more powerful turbocharged, 2.4-liter 5-cylinder engine rated at 257 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque (EPA fuel-economy estimates are 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway). All Volvo S60 engines are designed to run on regular-octane fuel, unusual for turbocharged engines. A 5-speed \"Geartronic\" automatic transmission is standard on all S60 models for 2009.

While the 2.5T and T5 models are front-wheel drive, Volvo's all-wheel drive (AWD) with Instant Traction is standard on the S60 2.5T AWD. Volvo says the computer-controlled Haldex AWD system instantly delivers up to 50 percent more torque to the rear axle only when needed, such as during takeoff.

All Volvo S60 models feature a MacPherson strut front suspension design and a multi-link independent type in the rear. Hydraulic shocks and stabilizer bars are standard and all models receive 4-wheel disc brakes. The performance-oriented T5 models have an upgraded sport suspension and an improved braking system featuring larger, more powerful disc brakes.

Safety
The 2009 Volvo S60 benefits from a comprehensive array of safety features. Dual-stage front air bags and Volvo's standard Side Impact Protection System (SIPS) with side air bags help protect front passengers from injury. An Inflatable Curtain (IC), a Whiplash Protection Seating System (WHIPS), and seat belts with pyrotechnic pre-tensioners in all seating positions add to the level of safety. All models are also equipped with Dynamic Stability Traction Control (DSTC) and a tire-pressure-monitoring system (TPMS).

The Volvo S60 has been crash tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), earning a \"Good\" rating for the frontal offset test overall evaluation-the highest rating issued by the Institute. The side-impact test results were scored \"Acceptable.\" In testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Volvo S60 received a 4-star rating for frontal impact and 5 stars for side-impact crash tests. It also received a 5-star rating for rollover protection.

Technology
Standard on all S60 models for 2009 is Volvo's 5-speed \"Geartronic\" transmission, which operates like a standard automatic transmission in the \"D\" mode, shifting automatically. However, it also features an \"Auto Stick\" function that allows the driver to manually switch gears much like a manual transmission.

Available Trims for the 2009 Volvo S60
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 2.5T (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 32800.00 Engine 2.5L/154 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
Name 2.5T (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 34600.00 Engine 2.5L/154 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name 2.4T (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 36400.00 Engine 2.4L/147 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name 2.5T SE (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 30950.00 Engine 2.5L/154 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
Name 2.5T SE (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic, MSRP 32750.00 Engine 2.5L/154 City/Hwy MPG 18/26

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INTERIOR
  • Front sport bucket seats w/head restraints
  • 8-way pwr front seats w/adjustable lumbar, memory
  • Flat-folding front passenger seat
  • 60/40 split-fold rear seat -inc: trunk pass-through, pwr folding rear head restraints
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Front center armrest
  • Textile floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/illuminated cruise/audio controls
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Trip computer
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Pwr windows-inc: front auto-up/down, anti-trap feature
  • Central pwr door locks-inc: trunk release
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Valet lockout
  • Cruise control
  • Security alarm system
  • Ignition immobilizer
  • Dual-zone electronic climate control (ECC)-inc: rear seat vents
  • Pollen filter
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Illuminated lockable glove box
  • (2) front/(2) rear cup holders
  • Wood inlays
  • 12V pwr outlet
  • Front door storage pockets
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/compass
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Front door entry lighting
  • Front/rear reading lamps
  • Interior cabin light delay feature
  • Cargo area lights
  • Leather shift knob
  • Front seatback storage pockets
  • Inscription leather seating surfaces
  • Watch-dial instrument cluster
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Interior air quality system (IAQS)
  • Aluminum inlays
  • Sunglass holder
  • Leather parking brake handle
  • Grocery bag holder
  • Heated front seats
  • Aluminum mesh inlays
EXTERIOR
  • 16" x 7" "EURUS" silver bright alloy wheels
  • P235/45R16 Michelin MXV4+ four season tires
  • Pwr glass moonroof w/sliding sunshade, auto-open
  • Color-keyed bumpers
  • Color-keyed bodyside moldings
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear fog light w/auto-off
  • Safe Approach & Home Safe security lighting
  • Tinted windows
  • Pwr heated mirrors w/memory, puddle lights, integrated turn signals
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • 16" x 6.5" "ECHO" silver bright alloy wheels
  • 17" x 7.5" "CASSIOPEIA" silver bright diamond cut alloy wheels
  • P235/45R17 Pirelli P6 four season tires
  • Rear spoiler
  • Active bi-xenon headlamps w/washers
  • 17" "TALOS" alloy wheels
  • 17" tires
  • Headlamp washers
  • Rainsensing variable intermittent windshield wipers
MECHANICAL
  • 2.5L DOHC 20-valve low-pressure turbocharged I5 engine w/intercooler
  • Continuously variable valve timing (CVVT)
  • 5-speed Geartronic automatic transmission w/Auto-Stick
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link independent rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Electronically-controlled all wheel drive w/Instant Traction
  • 2.4L DOHC 20-valve high-pressure turbocharged I5 engine w/intercooler
  • Sport suspension
  • Pwr speed-sensitive rack & pinion steering
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) -inc: electronic brake distribution (EBD), emergency brake assistance (EBA)
    • Dynamic stability & traction control (DSTC)
    • Daytime running lights
    • Driver/front passenger dual stage airbags -inc: front passenger cutoff switch
    • Side impact protection system (SIPS) -inc: driver/front passenger side-impact airbags, front/rear side inflatable curtains (IC)
    • 3-point seat belts -inc: front pretensioners, height adjustable anchors
    • Overhead-mounted seat belt reminder lights
    • ISO-FIX child seat attachments -inc: top tether anchors
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Rear window deactivation
    • Emergency trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Driver/front passenger whiplash protection seating system (WHIPS)
    • Collapsible steering column
    • Anti-submarine seats
    • Rear park assist
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3/WMA player -inc: 100-watt amp, (8) speakers, aux input
    • Sirius satellite radio prep
    • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/MP3/WMA changer -inc: (13) speakers, 4x75-watt amp, 25-watt center speaker amp, Dolby Pro Logic II, aux input

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