2021 Volvo V60

MSRP range: $40,950 - $67,300
MSRP$46,965
Edmunds suggests you pay$43,180

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2021 Volvo V60 Review

  • Increased cargo and rear passenger space over predecessor
  • Exceptionally comfortable front seats
  • Sleek exterior and interior design
  • Long list of advanced safety features
  • Ride is fairly stiff, even with the adaptive suspension
  • Infotainment isn't as intuitive as rival systems
  • Limited interior storage space
  • No wireless charging or rear USB ports
  • Most features from last year's Premium package are now standard
  • Part of the second V60 generation introduced for 2019

The 2021 Volvo V60 is one of the last of its kind, at least in America. For the past few decades, tastes have shifted from wagons to minivans to SUVs, with most automakers dropping wagons from their lineups. That said, wagon fans are a passionate bunch, and what would Volvo be without a long-roof car or two in its lineup?

The V60 is essentially a wagon version of Volvo's excellent S60 sedan. It's handsome and well appointed, and it includes an extensive list of standard safety features. It might not have the utility of something like Volvo's XC60 SUV, but the smaller size makes it feel more engaging on the road. And if you're looking for something really sporty, the Volvo V60 Recharge Polestar Engineered plug-in hybrid should help satisfy that itch.

There isn't really much on the road that competes directly with the Volvo V60. The Audi A4 Allroad is close in size and price to the V60, but its taller ride height and standard all-wheel drive make it a closer rival to the V60 Cross Country, a model we review separately. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon is larger and significantly more expensive, as is Volvo's own V90 wagon. And if you're willing to make the leap to a crossover, check out the similar XC60 SUV.

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Is the V60 a European luxury wagon or an autobahn-ready stretched performance sedan? Turns out it's a bit of both. It's got legitimate performance capability, even if it's less sophisticated than its European rivals in some of its dynamic nuances. Wagon utility means it's a good substitute for a compact SUV.
Acceleration is respectable from a standstill. The long wagon body feels well balanced and planted in turns, even when taken at higher speeds. Body motions are kept under control, giving the V60 one of its primary advantages: SUV-like utility with sport-sedan handling confidence. Around town, the brake pedal can be a little tricky to press for consistently smooth stops. In the Comfort drive mode, the V60's gear shifts are smooth and crisp.
The V60 delivers better-than-average comfort with front seats that are very supportive and satisfying after many hours. It also offers more supportive rear seats than competitors. The main drawback is the stiff ride that transmits more vibrations into the cabin than other luxury vehicles.

The interior remains pleasantly quiet up to highway speeds, where some faint wind noise can be heard around the windshield. When pushed hard, the engine can also emit some coarse sounds. The climate control operates just as you'd expect, but it's more complicated than we like since all functions are run through the touchscreen. The rear seat fan can be noticeably loud too.
The attractive interior is a model of simple yet elegant Scandinavian design, but there are some drawbacks in terms of operation. Some controls have unconventional icons, and many basic functions require you to use the touchscreen. The infotainment system also takes some getting used to but eventually begins to make sense.

To its credit, the V60 provides plenty of room for all passengers and offers the driver a wide range of adjustments to ensure an optimal position. The sloping roofline offers better outward visibility than we'd expect, but it also forces taller passengers to stoop slightly to get in and out of the car.
The infotainment system is visually striking, but it's not intuitive at first. Some options and features require the user to swipe right or left to access the menus, and there's no obvious prompt to indicate those functions are there. The absence of physical buttons and knobs means basic operations like climate control must be performed via the touchscreen, which seems needlessly complicated. Thankfully, some voice commands make control easier.

Volvo's reputation for safety is present in the advanced safety features, but the frontal collision warning and automatic braking have a tendency to be overly sensitive and alarming when they trigger unexpectedly.
The V60 offers a best of both worlds' blend: the utility of an SUV with the handling and general size of a sedan. The luggage area behind the rear seats is decently useful, even though some rivals offer slightly more space. With the seats folded, there's 50.9 cubic feet of storage space available.

The V60 has enough bins and storage spots to put your personal effects. Child seats are easy to install, and there's plenty of space for a rear-facing infant seat even behind taller front-seat occupants.
After nearly 1,000 miles with the V60, we averaged 21.2 mpg. On our local mixed-driving evaluation loop, the V60 averaged 22.5 mpg, a bit lower than we expected.

Both figures fall short of the EPA-estimated fuel economy of 25 mpg combined (21 city/31 highway) and could indicate difficulty hitting these targets in real-world driving.
In terms of pricing, the V60 is on the expensive side among similarly equipped rivals. In return, you get an interior that is beautifully designed with high-quality materials and sturdy construction. It's refined and luxurious to justify the cost.

Warranty duration is about average for the industry and other wagons, but lifetime coverage for parts and labor give the V60 an advantage. And free scheduled maintenance for three years is included.
The V60 attempts to straddle both camps of luxury and performance. It mostly succeeds with engine power and adept handling, but it falls behind with less sophisticated steering, braking and driver engagement. It's got interior luxury down pat, however; this is one of the more handsome and classy cabins you'll find in the segment.

For those who want the versatility and convenience of an SUV but hanker for sedan-like driving dynamics, the V60 is an excellent choice. We would like it, though, if the suspension could smooth over bumps more gently.

Which V60 does Edmunds recommend?

We recommend going for the Momentum trim. Yes, it is the base trim, but it comes with a good number of standard features, and most optional features are available.

Volvo V60 models

The 2021 Volvo V60 is a five-seat wagon based on the Volvo S60 sedan. It's available in four trim levels: Momentum, R-Design, Inscription and Polestar Engineered. There's also the V60 Cross Country, which is reviewed separately on Edmunds.

Momentum
The Momentum trim might be the base version, but it's well equipped and available with a number of options. Standard features include:

  • Turbocharged four-cylinder engine (250 horsepower)
  • Front-wheel drive and eight-speed automatic transmission
  • LED headlights and foglights
  • Roof rails
  • Keyless entry with push-button start
  • Power tailgate
  • 12.3-inch touchscreen display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  • 10-speaker audio system
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable front seats

Since it's a Volvo, the V60 comes with a number of standard safety features such as:

  • Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert (warns you if a vehicle is in your blind spot during a lane change or while reversing)
  • Forward collision mitigation (applies the brakes automatically to stop the vehicle to avoid or minimize a collision)
  • Lane departure warning (alerts you if the vehicle begins to drift out of its lane)
  • Lane keeping assist (steers the V60 back into its lane if it begins to drift over the lane marker)
  • Rear parking sensors

Options on the Momentum include:

  • Premium package
    • Navigation
    • Garage door opener
    • Power-folding rear headrests
    • Front parking sensors
  • Advanced package
    • Head-up display
    • Adaptive cruise control (adjusts speed to maintain a constant distance between the vehicle and the car in front)
    • 360-degree camera (gives you a top-down view of the V60 and its surroundings for tight parking situations)
    • Wireless device charging pad
  • Climate package
    • Heated front seats
    • Heated wiper blades
    • Heated steering wheel

R-Design
The R-Design adds a sporty flair to the V60. Besides the Momentum's features, standard equipment includes:

  • Gloss black R-Design grille, mirror caps and window trim
  • 18-inch R-Design wheels
  • Sport front seats
  • Sport steering wheel
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Harman Kardon audio system
  • Standard Premium package

Inscription
The Inscription sits parallel to the R-Design in Volvo's lineup, opting for luxury touches instead of sporty ones. In addition to the Momentum's features, the Inscription includes:

  • Chrome grille and window trim
  • Upgraded interior trim
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Harman Kardon audio system
  • Standard Premium package

V60 Recharge Polestar Engineered
The V60 Recharge Polestar Engineered model has been modified and tuned by Volvo's performance division. It comes with a plug-in hybrid powertrain (415 hp) and all-wheel drive. It can also provide up to 22 miles of all-electric range, according to the EPA. Other upgrades include:

  • Adjustable Öhlins dampers
  • Sport-tuned suspension
  • 19-inch Polestar Engineered wheels
  • Brembo brakes with gold calipers
  • Gloss black exterior trim
  • Gold seat belts
  • Standard Advance package
  • Standard Climate package

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2021 Volvo V60.



Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$40,950
MPG & Fuel
23 City / 34 Hwy / 27 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15.9 gal. capacity
Seating
5 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 8-speed shiftable automatic
Engine
Inline 4 cylinder
Horsepower: 250 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 187.4 in. / Height: 56.6 in. / Width: 75.4 in.
Curb Weight: 3813 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 23.2 cu.ft.

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Safety

Our experts’ favorite V60 safety features:

Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
Warns if another vehicle is lurking in your blind spot, and cross-traffic alert lets you know if something is approaching as you back out.
City Safety Collision Avoidance
Warns if a collision with a vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist or animal is imminent and applies the brakes if the driver doesn't react in time.
Run-Off Road Mitigation
Scans the road to detect if the vehicle may run off the road and automatically tightens the seat belts in preparation.


Volvo V60 vs. the competition

2021 Volvo V60

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2021 Audi A4 Allroad

2021 Audi A4 Allroad

Volvo V60 vs. Audi A4 Allroad

The Audi A4 Allroad is the closest the V60 has to a direct competitor. Both are roughly the size inside and out and have a similar list of standard and available features. The Audi does come with standard all-wheel drive and a higher ride height with more ground clearance. That means the lifted V60 Cross Country is a closer competitor. The A4 Allroad sort of splits the middle ground between wagon and SUV, making it a good alternative to both.

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Volvo V60 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon is one of the few other traditional wagons around. It's significantly more expensive than the V60 but has a much larger cargo area and offers an optional rear-facing third row. The interior feels like a step up from the Volvo's, but that's to be expected with such a price bump. If you can swing it, we think the E-Class wagon is one of the best cars on the road today.

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Volvo V60 vs. Volvo V90

The V90 is the V60's larger sibling. Both inside and out, it looks like a V60 that's been pulled and stretched slightly. Passenger space isn't significantly different between the two, but the larger V90 has substantially more cargo area. The interior feels like an upgrade in quality, and the V90 offers all-wheel drive without having to pay up for the taller, more expensive V90 Cross Country.

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FAQ

Is the Volvo V60 a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 V60 both on the road and at the track, giving it a 7.8 out of 10. You probably care about Volvo V60 fuel economy, so it's important to know that the V60 gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg to 30 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the V60 has 23.2 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Volvo V60. Learn more

What's new in the 2021 Volvo V60?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Volvo V60:

  • Most features from last year's Premium package are now standard
  • Part of the second V60 generation introduced for 2019
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Is the Volvo V60 reliable?

To determine whether the Volvo V60 is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the V60. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the V60's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2021 Volvo V60 a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Volvo V60 is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2021 V60 and gave it a 7.8 out of 10. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 V60 is a good car for you. Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2021 Volvo V60?

The least-expensive 2021 Volvo V60 is the 2021 Volvo V60 T5 Momentum 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $40,950.

Other versions include:

  • T8 Polestar Engineered 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $67,300
  • T5 Momentum 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $40,950
  • T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $46,400
  • T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) which starts at $46,400
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What are the different models of Volvo V60?

If you're interested in the Volvo V60, the next question is, which V60 model is right for you? V60 variants include T8 Polestar Engineered 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), T5 Momentum 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). For a full list of V60 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2021 Volvo V60

2021 Volvo V60 Overview

The 2021 Volvo V60 is offered in the following submodels: V60 T8 Polestar Engineered, V60 Wagon. Available styles include T8 Polestar Engineered 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), and T5 Momentum 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A). Volvo V60 models are available with a 2.0 L-liter hybrid engine or a 2.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 415 hp, depending on engine type. The 2021 Volvo V60 comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed shiftable automatic. The 2021 Volvo V60 comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2021 Volvo V60?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Volvo V60 and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 V60.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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What's a good price for a New 2021 Volvo V60?

2021 Volvo V60 T5 Momentum 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Volvo V60 T5 Momentum 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,965. The average price paid for a new 2021 Volvo V60 T5 Momentum 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $3,785 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $3,785 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $43,180.

The average savings for the 2021 Volvo V60 T5 Momentum 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 8.1% below the MSRP.

2021 Volvo V60 T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Volvo V60 T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $51,565. The average price paid for a new 2021 Volvo V60 T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $5,207 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,207 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $46,358.

The average savings for the 2021 Volvo V60 T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 10.1% below the MSRP.

2021 Volvo V60 T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

The 2021 Volvo V60 T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $53,060. The average price paid for a new 2021 Volvo V60 T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is trending $4,643 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,643 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $48,417.

The average savings for the 2021 Volvo V60 T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) is 8.8% below the MSRP.

2021 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A)

The 2021 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $69,345. The average price paid for a new 2021 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is trending $4,036 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,036 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $65,309.

The average savings for the 2021 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) is 5.8% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2021 Volvo V60?

2021 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
30 compined MPG,

2021 Volvo V60 T5 Inscription 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
27 compined MPG,
23 city MPG/34 highway MPG

2021 Volvo V60 T5 R-Design 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 8-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
27 compined MPG,
23 city MPG/34 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG30
Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
Drive Trainall wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase113.1 in.
Length187.4 in.
WidthN/A
HeightN/A
Curb WeightN/A

Should I lease or buy a 2021 Volvo V60?

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