Used 2015 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

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2015 Volvo S60

Pros

  • Strong turbocharged engines
  • superb crash test scores
  • well-balanced ride and handling
  • comfortable front seats.

Cons

  • Smaller-than-average backseat
  • less efficient engines with all-wheel drive
  • some dated controls.

Used 2015 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design for Sale

Volvo S60 2015 T5 Drive-E 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 6/14 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
104,924 miles
Used 2015
Volvo S60
T5 Drive-E
List$13,200
Est.Loan: $247/mo
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Volvo S60 2015 T5 Drive-E 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
21,160 miles
Used 2015
Volvo S60
T5 Drive-E
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$18,998
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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Volvo S60 2015 T5 Drive-E 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 6/14 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
107,674 miles
Used 2015
Volvo S60
T5 Drive-E
List$12,799
Est.Loan: $239/mo
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Volvo S60 2015 T6 Drive-E 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A)
45,601 miles
Used 2015
Volvo S60
T6 Drive-E
List$18,901
Est.Loan: $344/mo
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$300 Below Market
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VOLVO CERTIFIED, Volvo CERTIFIED UP TO 7YR/100K WARRANTY, BLUETOOTH CONNECTION, POWER SEATS**, MEMORY SEAT, *KEYLESS START*, *SE HABLA ESPANOL*, RECENT LEASE RETURN, ONE OWNER, GREAT SERVICE HISTORY, 2015 VOLVO S60 T6 WITH LEATHER SEATING SURFACES, HEATED FRONT SEATS, DUAL POWER SEATS W/ DRIVER MEMORY SETTINGS, SUNROOF/MOON, CRUISE CONTROL, REMOTE ENTRY, KEYLESS PUSH BUTTON START, BLUETOOTH, ALLOY WHEELS AND MORE!.Certified. Volvo Certified Pre-Owned Details:* Vehicle History* 130 Point Inspection* Transferable Warranty* Warranty Deductible: $0* Roadside Assistance* Includes Trip Routing and Trip Interruption Reimbursement* Limited Warranty: 84 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date* BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! * 7 DAY EXCHANGE POLICY ON EVERY PURCHASE * OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. CALL ONE OF OUR SALES SPECIALISTS AT 1-877-638-7532 TO SCHEDULE YOUR PURCHASE.
Volvo S60 2015 T5 Drive-E 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 6/14 (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
87,357 miles
Used 2015
Volvo S60
T5 Drive-E
List$13,991
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Volvo S60 2015 T6 Drive-E 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger 8A)
30,596 miles
Certified Used 2015
Volvo S60
T6 Drive-E
DARCARS Volvo Cars
18.3 mi away
List$22,680
Est.Loan: $413/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Check out this gently-used 2015 Volvo S60 we recently got in. This Volvo includes: CERTIFIED WITH 100K MILES VOLVO WARRANTY CASPIAN BLUE METALLIC HEATED FRONT SEATS Heated Front Seat(s) SOFT BEIGE, SPORT LEATHER SEATING SURFACES Leather Seats CONVENIENCE PACKAGE Back-Up Camera Universal Garage Door Opener Power Folding Mirrors *Note - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.* CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee is reassurance that any major issues with this vehicle will show on CARFAX report. This Volvo S60 has been loved by its original owner as CARFAX shows it to be a one-owner. We at DARCARS Volvo Cars of Rockville are very meticulous. This hand-selected Certified Pre-Owned vehicle has surpassed our own standards and requirements. Why spend more money than you have to? This Volvo S60 will help you keep the extra money you'd normally spend on gas. A Volvo with as few miles as this one is a rare find. This S60 T6 Drive-E was gently driven and it shows. Added comfort with contemporary style is the leather interior to heighten the quality and craftsmanship for the Volvo S60 Performance, ease of use and efficiency are just a few reasons you'll love the navigation system that comes with this car. Beautiful exterior. Clean interior. This Volvo S60 is so immaculate it is practically new. An extra bonus with this Volvo S60: it's still covered by the manufacturer's warranty. This vehicle's tires have been thoroughly inspected and are classified as 'like new.' More information about the 2015 Volvo S60: The 2015 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 new 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. Strengths of this model include safety and technology features, versatile new V60 sport wagon, Strong yet economical new 'Drive-E' engines, beautiful cabin appointments, and excellent safety ratings Thank you for visiting another one of DARCARS Volvo Cars of Rockville's online listings! Please continue for more information on this 2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E with 30,596mi. This Volvo includes: CASPIAN BLUE METALLIC HEATED FRONT SEATS Heated Front Seat(s) SOFT BEIGE, SPORT LEATHER SEATING SURFACES Leather Seats CONVENIENCE PACKAGE Back-Up Camera Universal Garage Door Opener Power Folding Mirrors *Note - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.* Your buying risks are reduced thanks to a CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. The CARFAX report for this 2015 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E highlights that it's a One-Owner vehicle, and for good reason. A One-Owner vehicle gives you the feel of owning a new vehicle without paying the new car price. Very few vehicles meet the exacting standards of Certified Pre-Owned status. This Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E has met those standards. The Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E is economically and environmentally smart. Volvo clearly delivers on its promise to provide a fuel-efficient vehicle that has the great qualities you need in a vehicle. The S60 T6 Drive-E has been lightly driven and there is little to no wear and tear on this vehicle. The care taken on this gently used vehicle is reflective of the 30,596mi put on this Volvo. Marked by excellent quality and features with unmistakable refined leather interior that added value and class to the Volvo S60 Take the guesswork out of where you are going with the top-tier navigation system found on this exceptional Volvo S60. This pre-owned Volvo S60 looks like new with a clean interior t
Volvo S60 2015 T5 Drive-E 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
22,024 miles
Used 2015
Volvo S60
T5 Drive-E
List$17,988
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Volvo S60 2015 T5 Drive-E 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
89,432 miles
Used 2015
Volvo S60
T5 Drive-E
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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$300 Below Market
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VERY WELL KEPT!!! LOOKS AND RUNS LIKE NEW!!! ONLY A 1 OWNER!!! VIRGINIA STATE INSPECTION DONE, READY TO GO!!!! WE FINANCE AND GUARANTEE CREDIT APPROVAL----CALL 703-331-1818 TO SCHEDULE TEST DRIVE -***HABLAMOS ESPANOL***
Volvo S60 2015 T5 Drive-E 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
50,337 miles
Used 2015
Volvo S60
T5 Drive-E
List$16,997
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Volvo S60 2015 T5 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)
14,837 miles
Used 2015
Volvo S60
T5
List$21,000
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Volvo S60 2015 T5 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)
48,226 miles
Used 2015
Volvo S60
T5
List$17,821
Est.Loan: $325/mo
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2015 Volvo S60 T5 Premier Rebel Blue CarFax 1 Owner, Navigation, Leather, Bluetooth, Power Moonroof, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, 2.5L I5 20V Turbocharged, 6-Speed Automatic with Geartronic, AWD. New Price! Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Volvo S60 2015 T5 Drive-E 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
42,634 miles
Used 2015
Volvo S60
T5 Drive-E
List$19,490
Est.Loan: $355/mo
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100% CARFAX guaranteed! 3 Month 3000 Mile MECHANICAL COVERAGE included. CARFAX reports this to be a 2- Owner Vehicle. This Vehicle is located at our USED CAR Showroom location. Opposite highway of our New Car Showroom on Route 355. Directly next to Harley Davidson. The Used Car Showroom address is: 5708 URBANA PIKE FREDERICK, MD 21704 (301) 663-7001
Volvo S60 2015 T5 4dr Sedan AWD (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)
42,822 miles
Used 2015
Volvo S60
T5
List$20,999
Est.Loan: $383/mo
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Certified. 2920 HighwayCity MPG
Volvo S60 2015 T5 Drive-E 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
41,760 miles
Used 2015
Volvo S60
T5 Drive-E
List$16,997
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Volvo S60 2015 T5 4dr Sedan AWD w/Prod. End 6/14 (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 6A)
82,405 miles
List$16,178
Est.Loan: $295/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Clean CARFAX. Crystal White Pearl 2015 Volvo S60 T5 Premier AWD 6-Speed Automatic with Geartronic 2.5L I5 20V Turbocharged 29/20 Highway/City MPG Ourisman Chrysler, Jeep & Dodge of Alexandria ... We make it easy! We start with a GREAT SELECTION of PREMIUM INVENTORY all listed at BELOW MARKET PRICING and continue on to provide a GREAT SERVICE EXPERIENCE throughout the buying process! All of our prices are BASED ON THE RESEARCH of competitive vehicles in our local marketplace -They are ACCURATE and IN-LINE with what you will find through your own research- This helps to avoid a lengthy back-and-forth negotiation process! WE INVITE YOU TO BUY WITH CONFIDENCE!! Home of The Ourisman Buyers Edge $1500 in unexpected extras. A Free Lifetime engine Guarantee, Loaner Cars with major maintenance and a Car Wash with every service!! Price does not include tax, tag, title, freight (on new vehicles only) & processing fee. Call us at 703-329-1600 and remember our Ourisman Lifetime Edge.
Volvo S60 2015 T5 Drive-E 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
14,242 miles
Used 2015
Volvo S60
T5 Drive-E
List$17,450
Est.Loan: $318/mo
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$300 Below Market
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**WE FINANCE** *T5 DRIVE-E PREMIER* NAVIGATION SYSTEM WITH BACK-UP CAMERA/ HEATED LEATHER SEATS/ SUNROOF/ PUSH START/ BLUETOOTH/ SATELLITE RADIO/ 1-OWNER PERSONAL LEASE VEHICLE**Premier Automotive Inc. makes every effort to provide the best possible service to our customers and list the vehicles accurate information online. However, this information is provided to us by a third party such as manufactures, auctions and other sources. The dealership will not be responsible for any inaccurate information about a vehicle. It is the customers sole responsibility to verify any information listed online prior to their purchase. Looking for additional peace of mind? Ask your salesperson about an extended warranty. We deal with a variety of warranty companies to help better serve our customers. Premier Automotive Inc. will not be responsible for any open recalls, please review https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls to determine whether there is an open recall on this vehicle. Your local manufacturers dealership should repair any open recalls less then 10 years old, free of charge. Premier Automotive Inc. advises its buyers to check the accuracy of the information given by any and all means at their disposal prior to purchasing the vehicle.Premier Automotive Inc. also makes every effort to be transparent when it comes to the vehicles history. Every customer prior to purchase is provided a free Carfax or Autocheck report. As it is a useful tool when purchasing a vehicle, not all accidents/damages, maintenance/service, type or numbers of previous owners, auction announcements, are reported to Carfax/Autocheck. Which is why we encourage all our customers to have the vehicle inspected by a third party to their satisfaction prior to purchase. Regardless of what the history report may show if the dealership is informed by the auction or aware of a previous accident/damage we will inform the customer orally and in writing prior to selling the vehicle. Premier Automotive Inc. prints the Carfax/Autocheck history on the same day of purchase from the auction or the day its traded in. The dealership will not be responsible for any changes to the report from the one provided to the customer. The history report is subject to change at any time without notice due to other sources consistently reporting to them such as insurance companies, auctions etc. It may even change long after the customer has purchased the vehicle. Premier Automotive Inc. is simply a customer of Carfax/Autocheck, please print an updated report at www.carfax.com and www.autocheck.com at your own expense. Furthermore, Premier Automotive Inc. will not be responsible for any voided warranty by a manufacturer or a third party due to previous accidents/damages, auction announcements, lack of maintenance or previous owners negligence. Special internet prices are based on a one-time payment such as cash, checks, certified funds etc. For vehicles financed, finance charges will be applied and will be greater than the price listed online.All vehicles sold are subject to a $799 dealer processing fee. Buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. We reserve the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale and the sales prices are subject to change without notice.
Volvo S60 2015 T5 Drive-E 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
24,681 miles
Used 2015
Volvo S60
T5 Drive-E
List$19,400
Est.Loan: $353/mo
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Contact DARCARS Ford Kia Lanham today for information on dozens of vehicles like this 2015 Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E Premier ***NAV**BLISS**. This Volvo includes: BLIND SPOT INFORMATION SYSTEM (BLIS) PACKAGE Lane Departure Warning Rear Parking Aid Blind Spot Monitor SEASHELL METALLIC *Note - For third party subscriptions or services, please contact the dealer for more information.* This 2015 Volvo S60 comes with a CARFAX Buyback Guarantee, which means you can buy with certainty. This vehicle was engineered to be both economically and environmentally friendly with exceptional fuel efficiency. The S60 T5 Drive-E Premier ***NAV**BLISS** has been lightly driven and there is little to no wear and tear on this vehicle. The care taken on this gently used vehicle is reflective of the 24,681mi put on this Volvo. Marked by excellent quality and features with unmistakable refined leather interior that added value and class to the Volvo S60 If, upon choosing the road less traveled you find yourself lost, relax and remember this beautiful car has navigation. More information about the 2015 Volvo S60: The 2015 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 new 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. This model sets itself apart with safety and technology features, versatile new V60 sport wagon, Strong yet economical new 'Drive-E' engines, beautiful cabin appointments, and excellent safety ratings
Volvo S60 2015 T5 Drive-E 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
43,569 miles
Used 2015
Volvo S60
T5 Drive-E
List$18,000
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2015 Volvo S60 is a well-balanced and stylish luxury sedan. As such, it makes for a very tempting alternative to the ubiquitous German luxury sedans.

vehicle overview

The entry-level luxury sport sedan segment is something of an automotive Olympics. Here, athletic entries from Germany, Japan, America and Sweden vie not for medals, but for prestige and popularity. And from the country that gave us Abba and Ikea comes the 2015 Volvo S60. Already a player that could hold its own in this tough game, the S60 comes into this year sporting greater performance and efficiency thanks to a couple of new powertrains.

This year the Volvo S60 adopts turbocharged four-cylinder power like most of its rivals already have. The Volvo's base 2.0-liter turbo makes 240 horsepower and promises solid performance along with strong fuel economy. Indeed, with an EPA rating of 29 mpg in combined city/highway driving, this Volvo is a front-runner in that respect. There is also a 2.0-liter four that is both supercharged and turbocharged, allowing this little 302-hp dynamo to provide both immediate response and admirable fuel efficiency. Although it rates just 1 mpg shy of the base engine's lofty combined estimate, according to Volvo, it is still capable of dispatching the 0-60-mph sprint in a speedy 5.6 seconds.

Other changes this year include a new eight-speed automatic transmission for those engines along with the adoption of fuel-saving automatic engine stop-start technology and a shuffling of features and trim levels. Unfortunately, these new engines and transmission only apply to front-wheel-drive S60s. If you desire the traction-enhancing benefits of all-wheel drive, the S60's less-efficient five- and six-cylinder turbocharged engines soldier on for another year.

Elsewhere, the Volvo S60 has the expected qualities of this segment: handsome styling, responsive handling, a comfortable cabin and plenty of luxury features. The company's endearing hallmarks, namely impressive safety technologies, extremely comfortable front seats and feisty engines, also come along for the ride.

As you might've guessed, we like the 2015 Volvo S60. While its backseat is a bit tight and its sporting credentials aren't quite on the same level as the BMW 3 Series, the Volvo S60 fits right in against more comfort-tuned entry-level luxury sedans like the Acura TLX, Audi A4 and Lexus ES 350. It's also priced attractively, often thousands less than the competition. If you're shopping for a premium-brand sedan, this quietly competent Volvo is worth a test-drive.

Trim levels & features

The 2015 Volvo S60 is a midsize luxury sedan available in four trim levels: T5 Drive-E, T5 AWD, T6 Drive-E and T6 R-Design. Depending on when your S60 was built, it might have a "2015.5" designation (models built after June 2014). As such, the information contained in this review refers to the 2015.5 S60. See the end of this section for the notable differences on the earlier models.

Apart from its powertrain, the T5 Drive-E and T5 AWD are similar in terms of available equipment. They come standard with 17-inch wheels, automatic headlights, LED running lights, headlight washers, heated mirrors, automatic wipers, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, an eight-way power driver seat (with adjustable lumbar), driver memory settings, power-folding rear headrests, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, T-Tec cloth upholstery, a 60/40 split-folding rear seat with pass-through, a 7-inch display screen, "Sensus" smartphone app integration, WiFi capability,  Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.

For T5 Drive-E and T5 AWD models, the Premier package add keyless ignition and entry, bright window trim, a sunroof, leather upholstery, a power passenger seat, a navigation system, a configurable instrument display and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

The T6 Drive-E essentially starts with the T5 Drive-E Premier's equipment but adds a more powerful engine, 18-inch wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, adjustable steering effort, a power sunroof and sport seats.

The T6 R-Design has the T6 Drive-E's features along with a more powerful engine, all-wheel drive, special exterior styling details, unique 18-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, specifically tuned sport suspension, special interior trim, a sport steering wheel and a rearview camera.

Available on all S60s, the Convenience package adds power-folding mirrors, keyless ignition and entry, a rearview camera, a remote garage opener and a grocery bag holder. The Technology package features adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, collision warning with auto braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection with auto braking and driver-attention warning. A lane-departure warning system is included with this package in all-wheel-drive models, while the Drive-E models get a more sophisticated lane-keeping assist system that will steer the car in the event of driver inaction.

The Platinum package available on all T5 and T6 models includes the Convenience and Technology packages along with xenon headlights, auto-dimming outside mirrors, cabin accent lighting and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon premium sound system.

The Climate package includes a heated windshield, heated windshield washers, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel and an active cabin filter. The Sport package (T5 only) includes 19-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and paddle shifters. Also available is the Blind Spot Information System package, which features side blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert and front and rear park sensors. A quick-fold passenger seat, the keyless ignition and entry system, heated front seats, a front-side parking camera, and a rear-seat entertainment system with dual displays are notable stand-alone options.

Before the mid-year update (labeled "2015.5" by Volvo) the Convenience package was referred to as the Premier Plus package but it came with essentially the same equipment. Earlier 2015 models (built before June 2014) also lacked the updated Sensus Connect and On Call telematics system. It's worth checking the exact year of your S60 if you're interested in getting the updated infotainment graphics, a built-in WiFi hot spot, in-car apps like Pandora and Yelp, improved voice commands and safety items like roadside assistance.

2015 Highlights

The 2015 Volvo S60 gets several changes, including a couple of new four-cylinder engines (one that is both turbo- and supercharged) and an eight-speed automatic transmission. New features debut for 2015 as well, such as fuel-saving automatic engine stop-start technology and available lane-keeping assist. Finally, midway through the year, "2015.5" models (those built after June 2014) see a few changes to standard and optional equipment including updates to Volvo's standard telematics system.

Performance & mpg

The 2015 Volvo S60 T5 Drive-E has a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine with 240 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. It sends its power to the front wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission. Volvo estimates a 0-60-mph time of 6 seconds, while EPA fuel economy estimates stand at an impressive 29 mpg combined (25 city/37 highway).

The T5 AWD features all-wheel-drive, a six-speed automatic and a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-5 good for 250 hp and 266 lb-ft. Volvo puts its 0-60 time at 6.6 seconds with fuel economy estimates at 23 mpg combined (20 city/29 highway).

The T6 Drive-E is front-wheel drive and packs a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter inline-4 that cranks out 302 hp and 295 lb-ft. It uses the eight-speed automatic, and 0-60 mph is estimated at 5.6 seconds, while fuel economy numbers are 28 mpg combined (24 city/35 highway).

At the top of the performance ladder is the T6 R-Design, which features the so-called "Polestar" upgrade: a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 producing 325 hp and 354 lb-ft. Its 0-60 time is given as 5.4 seconds and fuel economy estimates are 21 mpg combined (18 city/26 highway).

Safety

Upholding Volvo's sterling reputation for passenger protection, the S60 comes loaded with standard safety features that include antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and whiplash-reducing front head restraints. Also standard is "City Safety," which can help the driver avoid a collision with other vehicles or a stationary object at speeds of up to 19 mph by automatically applying the brakes if he doesn't react in time.

Included in the optional Technology package is Volvo's pedestrian and cyclist detection feature, which can apply full braking force (reducing speed by as much as 22 mph) to help you avoid hitting pedestrians and cyclists who are at least 31 inches in height. This package also includes electronic warnings for driver inattention, lane departure and impending collision, the last of which includes automatic braking. Lane-keeping assist is further included for the Drive-E trims.

As previously mentioned, models built after June of 2014 will receive the 2015.5 designation and they'll also get Volvo's On Call system as standard. On Call includes emergency roadside assistance, automatic crash notification and stolen vehicle assistance.

Other safety options for all S60s include front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, a front-side parking camera, a blind-spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alerts.

In government crash tests the Volvo S60 earned a perfect rating of five stars for overall crash protection, with five stars each for total frontal and side crash protection. In testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the S60 received the best possible rating of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset, small-overlap frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests as well as the head restraint design for whiplash protection in rear impacts. The IIHS also rated the S60's optional frontal collision warning and mitigation system as "Superior."

Driving

The 2015 Volvo S60 is a comfortable, sophisticated and well-behaved luxury sedan with ample power whether you go with four, five or six turbocharged cylinders. It's a sure-footed handler with nicely weighted steering that feels substantial without being heavy.

Regardless of output, the engines are smooth and powerful, and the all-wheel-drive system apportions power to individual wheels to maximize traction and grip through turns or on slippery roads. The base front-wheel-drive T5 model, meanwhile, lines up favorably with other rear-drive entry-level luxury cars like the BMW 328i and Mercedes C300 that feature turbocharged four-cylinders. Most buyers would likely find the acceleration, response and fuel economy of any S60 to be compelling, but the Volvo's comfortable ride is its strong suit.

Interior

Interior materials in the 2015 Volvo S60 are on par with the rest of the entry-level luxury sedan class. The heavier graining on the dash and doors won't suit everyone, but there's no denying that the interior leather, vinyl and plastic are quality materials. Volvo's unique Scandinavian take on wood and metal accents also gives the S60's cabin a unique personality among its rivals.

The straightforward dual-temperature adjustment dials and "mode man" pictogram make climate control adjustments simple and intuitive. For more complicated tasks like selecting a media player playlist, programming the optional navigation system or controlling more complicated vehicle functions, the S60 relies on the standard Sensus system. It, too, is fairly easy to use and similar to competitor systems, though the multipurpose knob's location on the dash (rather than the center console) is not ideal.

As you would expect in a Volvo, both the standard front seats and the optional sport seats offer excellent long-trip comfort and proper support. Unfortunately, the backseat isn't quite as accommodating. The seats themselves are supportive, but legroom and foot room are tight for adults taller than 5-feet, 8 inches. Competitors like the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class are more welcoming for taller passengers.

The trunk's 12-cubic-foot capacity is a bit small for the class as well, but a low liftover height makes it easy to access the space. Both the rear seats fold down, and there's a separate ski pass-through. An available fold-flat front passenger seat further increases cargo carrying capability.


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29 months in, very pleased but wish we got the V60
MYOB,11/15/2015
S60 R design Platinum. Zero issues over the past 2 years plus. Mileage is 22.5mpg short trips mostly with a couple of highway trips a year, 28 mpg on expressway at 70mph, Gas tank is maybe 17 gal so range is only about 450 miles w/o pushing your luck. Acceleration is as much as a sane person would every need. Effortless and tons of torque is around way down low in the rev band. Smooth engine that growls if you punch it but is otherwise quiet. Throttle uptake is very touchy, unfortunately, taking a light foot to avoid lurching forward. Steering is precise but could use more road feel, though almost no cars have that any more. AWD and 350 lb ft of torque are a great pairing, as you can floor it from a stop and turn into traffic with no fear of fishtailing, and it gives great confidence. Minimal body roll, changed to almost none with the addition of an aftermarket tuner rear anti-sway bar. I have since removed the aftermarket bar and sold it, finding it unnecessary. Handling is confidence inspiring. Reviews that talk of small differences between this and BMW are living in a fantasy land where people oversteer their cars around curves on public roads. The G forces you feel in turns are more than enough to have you slow down before the grip of the tires is lost to understeer. This is a sport sedan, not a sports car. Braking is not as quick as the XC60, with the pedal having more play before it really bites. Once you're used to the difference it's fine. Ride quality is firm but never harsh, noise levels are good on good roads, higher on bad ones. But again, never uncomfortable. Better ride and noise levels than our E90 BMW 3 series with 18" wheels, I'd say. We have the 19" on this R design. But this car will not please those looking for luxury quiet first and foremost. On concrete expressways you get tire hum. Trunk is pretty small, rear seat room isn't an issue for us but it isn't big. But we added 2 more dogs for a total of 4 so we wish we'd waited to find a V60 R design for the extra space in back. Insurance costs are low ($850/yr full coverage $500K liability) but we are middle aged. The upgraded Platinum level Stereo is surprisingly good for having no dedicated sub-woofer. The Nav system is not very good at all. Just use your phone or a Garmin. It will send you on crazy turns on small roads and the interface is cumbersome. The dash is great looking and the big digital speed readout really makes a HUD superfluous. Climate control works fine, the interface for the entertainment system is not touch but works fine once you learn that the button on the wheel controls most things. (along with one on the panel your passenger can operate) Comfort is great on long trips, the seats are the best I've had in a sedan. They soften with time, btw. Visibility is not great in blind spots. I thought the BLIS was a waste of money, but it really comes in handy in heavy expressway traffic where long looks at your blind spot are not always safe. I still check, but do so knowing my BLIS will back me up and alert if I try to signal a turn with someone there. It also has the ability to "See" cars overtaking you and prevent you from getting in front of them if there isn't time for them to react. It works very well and unobtrusively with a light most of the time, alerting only if you attempt to change lanes. The interior has held up well and I expect it to continue to. Material quality really is superior, it's just that some people expect to see German or Japanese design and this has a Swedish mentality to it. Basic, sparse, but high quality. Negatives would be that the transmission is a little lazy in regular mode. Sport mode sure solves that, but at the expense of holding lower gears a little longer than you'd like in routine driving. But for spirited driving, it's great. Another issue would be that the bluetooth streaming will cut out for a second every now and then at first, then eventually settle down and work well. The Nav is a disgrace, The 5 year warranty with full maintenance we got free during a summer promotion helps offset the biggest negative, the poor resale value. We thought about trading ours for a V60 but found it was worth about $10,000 less than we paid for it after a year. This will flatten out, but for some reason all Volvos seem to take a steep initial drop in value, and some, like the S60, keep dropping. We paid about $6500 less than MSRP in 2014. Overall, besides the BMW 328i, which will cost a little more and be a little less quick, I wouldn't seriously consider another make for this specific class of car. However, I do prefer slightly larger vehicles for the interior "elbow room". The BMW will have a bigger back seat. And yes, Volvos are built like vaults. Very solid. Still loving it and we're hard to please.
Fast and Fun
fordescortgt,08/04/2014
This is a great highway car. It is very composed, fairly quiet, and extremely comfortable while commuting back and forth the 80 miles to work. The car is an absolute rocket, whether in sport mode or not. However what is truly nice is that you have an option. In normal mode the car will accelerate off the line with the authority dictated by how hard you press your right foot down, but you can also drive quite leisurely. Switch to sport and the car is absolutely manic, press the gas and hold on. The car feels like it will never stop accelerating. The only draw back in sport mode is it feels twitchy all the time.
THIS CAR NEEDS TO BE RECALLED - TIRES ARE BAD
LAURENVOLVO,08/07/2015
I have received 3 flat tires in 6 months. 2 of the flat tires were blow outs on the expressway and I almost caused 2 huge accidents while my 7 year old daughter was in the car. This car needs to be recalled. There is NO SPARE TIRE and when i got all 3 of my flats the lighter socket did not work for me to fix the tire. Continental tires are horrible and not safe. DO NOT BUY THIS CAR WITH THE CONTINENTAL TIRES.
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Features & Specs

MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
325 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
325 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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