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2020 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered

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What’s new

  • The T6 AWD drivetrain is no longer available
  • Larger wheels and digital instrumentation are standard on the Momentum trim
  • R-Design trim gains ambient lighting, quad-zone climate control and a tailored dash
  • Part of the second V60 generation introduced for 2019

Pros & Cons

  • 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 system isn't as intuitive as rivals
  • Limited interior storage space
  • No wireless charging or rear USB ports
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2020 Volvo V60 Review

If you're of a certain age, you probably remember a time before SUVs, when wagons ruled supreme as the de facto family vehicle. With crossovers dominating the roads, you'd think that wagons have gone the way of CDs, and in many ways, you'd be correct.

One wagon that has eluded extinction is the 2020 Volvo V60, which came off a full redesign last year. The sleek shape and appealing interior are a far cry from the boxy Volvos of years past, and there's also plenty of up-to-date technology.

Like the dwindling number of CD buyers, many V60 shoppers represent a niche market that is likely seeking an alternative to what is commonplace. To Volvo's credit, the V60 artfully blends the convenience of an SUV with the more favorable driving dynamics of a sedan, making it not just different but better in some ways.

As much as we're fans of the 2020 Volvo V60 wagon, there are a few drawbacks. This year, the more powerful T6 engine has been dropped from the lineup, and with it, the option for all-wheel drive. If it were up to us, we'd also want a more comfortable and compliant ride quality. Finally, one of the biggest hurdles the V60 has to face is its availability. You probably won't find a new one in showrooms since they're special order only.

Notably, we picked the 2020 Volvo V60 as one of Edmunds' Best Luxury Cars for this year.

Which V60 does Edmunds recommend?

We recommend checking out the base Momentum trim because it comes with a long list of standard features and is also eligible for most options. That means you can pick the features you want and pass on the ones you don't.

2020 Volvo V60 models

The 2020 Volvo V60 is a wagon with seating for five that is offered in Momentum, R-Design and Inscription trim levels. This year, only the T5 engine is offered and features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (250 horsepower, 258 lb-ft of torque) that is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission driving the front wheels.

Standard features for the Momentum trim include 18-inch wheels, automatic LED headlights, automatic high beams, heated and rain-sensing windshield wipers, roof rails, a panoramic sunroof, a hands-free liftgate, keyless ignition, selectable drive modes, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, a digital instrument panel, leather upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, power-folding rear headrests, power split-folding rear seats with a center pass-through, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

Tech features include Bluetooth phone and streaming audio, a Sensus infotainment system with a 9-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, and a 10-speaker audio system with two USB ports, satellite radio and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto. Forward collision warning and mitigation, intersection cross-traffic collision mitigation, run-off-road mitigation/protection, lane keeping assist, a traffic sign reader, and a driver alert monitor are also standard.

The Momentum trim is eligible for the Premium package (a blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert and automatic braking, keyless entry, a hands-free trunk opener, front and rear parking sensors, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, and a universal garage door opener) and the Multimedia package (navigation and a 14-speaker Harman Kardon audio system).

The R-Design trim adds different 18-inch wheels, unique exterior and interior trim elements, foglights with cornering lights, four-zone automatic climate control, leather dashboard trim, sport seats with power thigh-support extensions, and interior ambient lighting. The Premium and Multimedia packages are standard with the R-Design trim.

At the top of the lineup, the Inscription trim fills out the features list with chrome exterior and unique wood interior detailing. A Luxury package is exclusive to this model, installing ventilated and massaging front seats with power-adjustable side bolsters.

The Advanced package is offered for all V60 models and adds headlight washers, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control with Volvo's Pilot Assist semi-automated driving features, a surround-view camera system, and adaptive headlights. It also adds foglights and cornering lights for the Momentum trim.

Stand-alone options include 19-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, and a Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system.


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Average user rating: 4.5 stars based on 2 total reviews

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    Features & Specs

    T8 Polestar Engineered 4dr Wagon AWD features & specs
    T8 Polestar Engineered 4dr Wagon AWD
    2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A
    MSRP$67,300
    MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission8-speed shiftable automatic
    HorsepowerN/A
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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.
    NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

    Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
    Side Crash RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Side Barrier RatingRating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
    Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
    RolloverRating
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.9%

    Volvo V60 vs. the competition

    Volvo V60 vs. Audi A4 Allroad

    In the select group of wagons, the Audi A4 Allroad represents the closest rival to the Volvo V60. The A4 distinguishes itself from the Volvo with a taller ride height that gives it better ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive. With this in mind, the V60 Cross Country is a more direct competitor. All of these wagons feature strong performance, practicality and refinement that make them worthy alternatives to SUVs.

    Compare Volvo V60 & Audi A4 Allroad features

    Volvo V60 vs. Buick Regal TourX

    In terms of base price, the Buick Regal TourX enjoys a $10,000 advantage over the Volvo V60, but it's not really an apples-to-apples comparison. The Buick lacks the Volvo's interior refinement, making it feel more luxury adjacent than a genuine luxury vehicle. On the plus side, the TourX has a cargo capacity that is 40% larger than the V60.

    Compare Volvo V60 & Buick Regal TourX features

    Volvo V60 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

    With a base price almost $25,000 more than the V60, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon is the posh one of the group. For the money, you get a definitive premium luxury experience, and this Benz is our choice among wagons for those with more generous budgets. By comparison, the Volvo feels more like an entry-level luxury entrant.

    Compare Volvo V60 & Mercedes-Benz E-Class features
    FAQ
    Is the Volvo V60 a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 V60 both on the road and at the track. 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 2020 Volvo V60?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Volvo V60:

    • The T6 AWD drivetrain is no longer available
    • Larger wheels and digital instrumentation are standard on the Momentum trim
    • R-Design trim gains ambient lighting, quad-zone climate control and a tailored dash
    • 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 2020 Volvo V60 a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Volvo V60 is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 V60 is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more
    How much should I pay for a 2020 Volvo V60?

    The least-expensive 2020 Volvo V60 is the 2020 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $67,300.

    Other versions include:

    • T8 Polestar Engineered 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A) which starts at $67,300
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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). For a full list of V60 models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2020 Volvo V60

    2020 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered Overview

    The 2020 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered is offered in the following styles: T8 Polestar Engineered 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A).

    What do people think of the 2020 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 V60 T8 Polestar Engineered 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. 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 2020 V60 T8 Polestar Engineered.

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    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 V60 T8 Polestar Engineered featuring deep dives into trim levels including T8 Polestar Engineered, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Read our full review of the 2020 Volvo V60 T8 Polestar Engineered here.
    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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