2015 Volvo V60 T5 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2015 Volvo V60 - Road Test Specs

2015 Volvo V60 Wagon

(2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 8-speed Automatic w/Prod. End 6/14)


Year Make Model2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger wagon
Base MSRP$36,225
Options on test vehicleCaspian Blue Metallic ($550), Premier Plus ($2,550 -- includes leather seating surfaces; auto-dimming rearview mirror; adaptive digital TFT display; side window brightwork; silver roof rails; keyless drive with personal Car Communicator (PCC); 17-inch Sadia wheel; rear park assist camera; quick-fold front passenger seat; HomeLink integrated garage door opener; grocery bag holder; power-retractable exterior mirrors), Sport Package ($1,500 -- includes sport seats in leather; -addle shifters; 19-by-8-inch BOR diamond-cut alloy wheels; sport chassis; deletes quick-fold front passenger seat if equipped), Blind Spot Information System [BLIS] Package ($900 -- includes Blind Spot Information System; Cross Traffic Alert; Lane Change Merge Aid; front and rear park assist), Heated Front Seats ($500)
As-tested MSRP$42,225
Assembly locationGothenburg, Sweden
North American parts content (%)1


ConfigurationTransverse, front engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected, inline-4, gasoline with auto stop-start
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,969/120
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.8
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,500
Fuel cutoff/rev limiter (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)240 @ 5,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)258 @ 1,500
Fuel type91-octane required
Transmission typeEight-speed automatic with console shifter and steering-mounted paddles
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=5.25; II=3.03; III=1.95; IV=1.46; V=1.22; VI=1.00; VII=0.81; VIII=0.67; R=4.02


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.0
Tire make and modelBridgestone Potenza S001
Tire typeSummer front and rear
Tire size235/40R19 96W
Wheel size19 inches
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front11.8-inch one-piece ventilated steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear11.9-inch one-piece solid steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.4
0-45 mph (sec.)4.1
0-60 mph (sec.)6.4
0-75 mph (sec.)9.5
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.8 @ 92.6
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.1
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.7
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)4.3
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)6.6
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)9.6
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)14.9 @ 93.0
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)28
60-0 mph (ft.)110
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)68.8
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON66.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.88
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.83
Sound level @ idle (dB)45.9
@ Full throttle (dB)69.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)62.5
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)1,700

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThe traction control is subtle effective, but disabling it allows a skilled driver to find a bit more grip for acceleration. (Actually, finding the menu to turn it off takes a bit of skill, too -- doubtful most will ever bother). In both Drive and Sport Drive, upshifts are very quick but never harsh. Linear power delivery in the modern turbo tradition that ends up feeling like a much larger motor than it truly is. Consistently high speeds at the end of the quarter-mile.
Braking commentsBrake pedal travel is excessive and so is the amount it travels toward the floor. It doesn't match the rest of the feedback the driver gets from the firm, reactive steering and confident throttle. That said, every stop was shorter than 115 feet, which is excellent. The second stop of four total was the shortest. Straight and without drama or excessive dive.
Handling commentsFinding the Sport ESC setting takes some digging, but it does make the car far more willing to be chucked around the slalom cones. The steering response is quick and reliable. The car takes an immediate set and is quick to change back to the other direction. Everything works better while accelerating, from the steering to the stability control. There was a pretty noticeable difference between Sport ESC on full-ESC on the skid pad, where the throttle was severely limited with full-ESC.

Testing Conditions

Test date5/20/2014
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)66.69
Relative humidity (%)40.56
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.77
Wind (mph, direction)5.75, head and cross
Odometer (mi.)3,130
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)38/38

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)29 combined/25 city/37 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)22.9
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.8
Driving range (mi.)658.6

Audio and Advanced Technology

iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard with generic aux jack and iPod via USB jack
Satellite radioStandard
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Not available
Rear seat video and entertainmentOptional
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional DVD
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Not available
Smart entry/StartOptional ignition doors trunk/hatch
Parking aidsOptional parking sonar front and rear back-up camera rear cross-traffic detection
Blind-spot detectionOptional
Adaptive cruise controlOptional
Lane-departure monitoringOptional departure warning
Collision warning/avoidanceStandard
Night VisionNot available
Driver coaching displayNot available

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,527
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,725
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)60.6/49.4
Length (in.)182.5
Width (in.)73.4
Height (in.)58.4
Wheelbase (in.)109.3
Track, front (in.)62.5
Track, rear (in.)62.4
Turning circle (ft.)37.1
Legroom, front (in.)41.9
Legroom, rear (in.)33.5
Headroom, front (in.)38.7
Headroom, rear (in.)37.4
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.0
Shoulder room, rear (in.)55.2
Seating capacity5
Max cargo volume behind 1st row (cu-ft)43.8
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,300


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance3 years/36,000 miles

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