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5 out of 5 stars

Immediately Knew It Was My Car

Vicki, 04/01/2016
updated 10/03/2016
2016 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E Premier 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
58 of 58 people found this review helpful

I have spent the last year and a half researching vehicles on line and test driving cars that looked promising. My focus was on a crossover SUV, with the top three eventually being (in no particular order) the Volvo XC60, Acura RDX and Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. I test drove all three cars more than once and still couldn't determine a clear favorite. One evening, I read Edmunds review of the Volvo V60 wagon, which I hadn't researched, but was very interested in the car after reading the review. I test drove the car a few days later and liked it, and the following weekend, took my spouse to the dealership to try the car, not intending to get one that day. We were both really impressed with the handling, the zippy drive, and the way it felt on the freeway and on the city streets. We decided to try the XC60 again while we were there for an immediate comparison, but I got behind the wheel of the V60 one more time and knew it wasn't necessary to drive another car; this one was it, and we drove it home that evening. Basically, the V60 is very similar to the XC60, just doesn't have the SUV height. The seats are so comfortable, the dash and instrumentation clear and easy to read, and the best feature for me is the blind spot monitor which is built into the post rather than the side mirror, which I much prefer. This is a solid vehicle, with excellent pick-up and acceleration and a very smooth ride and very good gas mileage. I wanted the new safety features available on today's cars which was the reason for the new car, and they are totally worth it. Backed out of the driveway the other day, and the cross traffic alert let me know that a car was speeding down our street. Very clear picture in the back-up camera and navigation screen. All the bells and whistles are easy to program. V60 scored well on all the safety tests, which was a must for me. Very happy with the decision, and I am looking for reasons to get in the car and drive it! 6-Month Update: Still love this car. Seat comfort is outstanding. We have driven it on a couple of road trips, and the ride is smooth and comfortable. Air conditioning is spot on, and the sound system is fine, even though we didn't get an upgraded system. Gas mileage has been good, too, especially on the highway on the trips we have taken. Two things I particularly love: the blind spot monitor and the rear view through the back window. Re the blind spot: the amber light is positioned perfectly on the interior of the car rather than on the outside mirrors as it is on other vehicles. It is not intrusive at all and is a useful tool when planning to change lanes. I also really like the view out the back window looking through the rear view mirror. When the backseat headrests are reclined, it is like looking through a picture window! Even when the headrests are in the up position, it is still a clear, big view out the back window. And, the car is fun to drive. Zippy and responsive. No complaints or remorse after six months; I really like this car. My husband enjoyed driving this car so much that he got an Inscription S60, which is proving to be just as satisfactory to him.

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3 out of 5 stars

Unexpectedly nice car, with expensive needs

Eric, 10/09/2018
updated 01/27/2021
2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
55 of 56 people found this review helpful

IGNORE THIS INTRO, this all headed south starting at 110,000 miles. I have the V60 T5 Drive E. 2.0T . E is for economy, and for highways it really works, good for an easy 3 to 5 mpg increase if you let it work and keep the speed reasonable. Actual RPM at 70 MPH is under 1800, wow for a 4 cylinder to run that relaxed is amazing. Very high quality feel to everything in the car, the plastics don't feel cheap, don't rattle, and have great texture. You have to watch the rear brakes, the electronic emergency brake eats the inside pad. I bought the car in 2018 with 66,000 miles on it, and it's over 91000 now. no issues (that changed at 110k) . The Leather is really nice, but it is ungodly HOT, and stays that way for the entire drive. Air conditioning is slow to cool the car, once cool, it does well, but its annoying that it can't cool it down before I sweat into the seats. Nav system is unusable it is so cumbersome to program, but the audio system is amazing. I can bluetooth my phone to the car and use it's navigation app or stream music. I really love this car, BUT alas, no great handling powerful fuel efficient ride can justify the ongoing maintenance nightmare she has turned into. I bought her with 66k on the odometer. At 110,000 she started burning $8 quarts of oil, often twice between oil changes, was told nothing to see here, normal at that mileage. At 142k she failed on a 600 mile drive. I learned that oil burning is a result of a clogged PCV system that caused oil from recirculated crank case gasses to be sucked into the engine intake and burned, a failure that is well known but not talked about. At the same time, I lost the thermostat assembly, which is not a $6 part any more, it cost $220 and requires the intake be removed to replace it. $560 total. 143k I lost 2 mass air flow sensors. $750 to replace, the sensors were over $300, for a $30 part on most cars. At 150k scheduled maintenance cost me $1100 for timing belt and water pump. Don't fall for the water pump at timing belt change, it's electric and easily replaced when it starts failing. Pump is $720 from Volvo, yes, for a water pump, thank goodness there ARE aftermarket pumps ($380 to $580) At 156k, idle racing issues started, engine was running at very high RPM with revving. First part needed was a purge valve, small simple solenoid, $154. At 158k, they still aren't done fixing it, Still racing and revving. Now its a valve cover vent and air intake vent that broke. Because crank case gasses STILL aren't being recovered correctly and the pressure blew out the these cheap plastic vents. This car was a new drive train for 2015, no long term high mileage test results were available when I bought her. Turns out, like many European cars, the hype is in the luxury appointments and handling, not the reliability. I stuck it out with my little sport wagon because I really do LOVE this car. Alas, I drive 600 miles a week, and no matter the love affair, when she starts stranding you constantly, it's time to part ways. I hope your Volvo experience is better. Get her PCV system inspected regularly for clogging. I suspect that is where all my failures are coming from, that ventilation of the internal pressure failed, and it found every weak spot it could to escape.

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4.75 out of 5 stars

Good as a sportswagon gets...

matt1122, 03/31/2014
2015 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design 4dr Wagon AWD w/Prod. End 6/14 (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
30 of 30 people found this review helpful

If you want a wagon that goes fast, handles very well, and is still a great daily driver, it doesn't get any better than this. If you want to spend twice as much, you can get the rocket ship which is the E63 AMG wagon, but it is a much larger car. If you want the odd styling a Cadillac CTS-V, you'll get a car that's probably more fun and is certainly faster, but I didn't find it nearly as comfortable as the Volvo V60 R-Design. This car is the perfect 20-year sequel to the 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R less a bit of boot space. Unlike the T-5R, it rides comfortably (no crash-iness), has All-Wheel-Drive, and isn't just fast by 20-year-old standards.

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5 out of 5 stars

Exceeds expectations

stew19, 05/24/2015
2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
37 of 38 people found this review helpful

After driving BMWs, Audis, and Lexus, I have been delightfully surprised by my V60. It drives and performs very well, is quiet and very comfortable and looks great. I don't understand why people continue to buy SUVs and crossovers, which get poor mileage and don't perform as well as wagons.

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5 out of 5 stars

Terrific Wagon - A Swedish Sleeper

Mike Simmons, 08/18/2015
2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
35 of 36 people found this review helpful

If you're dying for longer glances at the Starbucks drive-thru -- get your BMW or Audi wagon with great haste. Or line up for your favorite pseudo-sporty crossover. But if you're dying for an immensely likeable and practical wagon, the V60 really checks all the boxes. Seriously folks... the V60 is a Volvo at heart (incredible seats, up-to-date and seamless safety features) with enough spunk and sport to make things interesting. I went with the FWD version, and am consistently getting mid 20's gas mileage around town, and mid 30's on the highway. Huge plus -- the 4-cylinder turbo is a VAST improvement over the 5-cylinder turbo I had on my older S60. Lag is minimal, and the whoosh is maximal. The ride is Euro firm yet comfortable -- and until I export the car (and my career) to some village in the Swiss Alps, the handling has plenty of bite for everyday driving. Other positives -- the Sensus system is pretty intuitive, and if you are carting around younger children (roughly 4 to 8 years old) do yourself a HUGE favor and find a V60 with the integrated booster seats. Incredible option -- almost worth the price of admission for any parent. No matter how capable the V60 is -- my hunch is that it will get lost in the compact wagon and SUV shuffle. No screaming BMW badge... no butch plastic on the outside to make you think you're ready to scale Everest. But consider it your gain. I got a pretty aggressive deal from my local dealer since these aren't exactly flying off the showroom floor. And while the rear seat is plenty roomy for kids and teens -- I don't think a 6-footer would want to hang out in the backseat for an extended trip.

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