2019 Volvo V60 Review, Release Dates, Prices

The 2019 Volvo V60 is a 5-door, 5-seat mid-size luxury estate. It is built on the Scalable Product Architecture (SPA), Volvo’s advanced modular product platform that underpins all Volvos in the 90 and 60 Series.

Underlining Volvo’s position as a maker of cars that combine good looks with everyday practicality, the V60 highlights the company’s pedigree in family estates that cater to the diverse needs and realities of modern family life.

Like the S60 sedan, the V60 carries the proud and confident face of Volvo design language, along with classic Volvo styling cues. Key features include the iconic “Thor’s Hammer” LED headlight design, the new grille and Volvo Iron Mark, and the expressive use of the Volvo word mark on the rear.
Inside, Volvo has taken cues from the clean, Scandinavian interior design first introduced in the 90 Series cars, raising the bar in the segment with natural materials and new details on the dashboard and instrument panel.

WHAT’S NEW

The 2019 Volvo V60 has been fully redesigned

POWERTRAIN

The 2019 Volvo V60 available with two powertrain options. Both are shared with the V60 larger V90 sibling. The T5 powertrain uses a turbocharger 2.0-liter four-cylinder to pump 250 horsepower and 259 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels. The T6 comes with all-wheel drive and slaps on a supercharger to boot, ending up with 316 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Both powertrains mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission.

There’s also a Four-C active chassis available that adapts the shock absorbers to the current road conditions & your driving style. You can choose from 3 driving modes for the engine, automatic gearbox, steering, brakes, stability control & engine stop/start function: Comfort for a smooth ride, Dynamic for sharper steering response & handling and Individual to let you create your own combination of settings.

TRIMS LEVELS & PRICING

The 2019 Volvo V60 is a five-passenger luxury wagon offered in Momentum, R-Design and Inscription trim levels. There also a sedan version S60, which is reviewed separately

Standard features for the Momentum trim include 17-inch wheels or 18-inch for the T6, 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, leather upholstery, heated 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 and safety 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 optional Premium package for the Momentum trim adds 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. The Multimedia package digital instrument panel, navigation and a 13-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

The 2019 Volvo V60 R-Design trim adds 18-inch wheels, unique exterior and interior trim elements, foglights with cornering lights, sport seats with power thigh-support extensions and the content of the Premium and Multimedia packages.

The Inscription trim adds chrome exterior trim, quad-zone automatic climate control and a leather-covered dash. A Luxury Seat package is exclusive to this trim, 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 the foglights and cornering lights for the Momentum trim. Stand-alone options include 19-inch wheels, an adaptive suspension, a heated steering wheel, heated rear seats, and a Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system.

The 2019 Volvo V60 Momentum T5 has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting at $39,895 ( include the $995 destination charge). The V60 Momentum T6 starts at $44,395. The sporty R-Design starting at $44,895 for a T5 and $49,395 for a T6. The V60 Inscription starting at $50,395 and only available with the T6 powertrain.

ENGINES

T5 (B4204T23)

T6 AWD (B4204T27)

Type

In-line 4-cyl. turbocharged

In-line 4-cyl. supercharged and turbocharged

Configuration

Transverse, front wheel drive

Transverse, all wheel drive

Displacement

2.0L

2.0L

Bore x Stroke

3.23 in. x 3.67 in

3.23 in. x 3.67 in

Compression ratio

10.8:1

10.3:1

Cylinder block material

Aluminum

Aluminum

Cylinder head material

Aluminum

Aluminum

Valves, no/cylinder

4

4

Camshafts

2

2

Horsepower

250 @ 5,500 rpm

316 @ 5,700 rpm

Torque

258 lb.ft. @ 1500 - 4800 rpm

295 lb.ft. @ 2200 - 5400 rpm

Engine management system

Gasoline direct injection

Gasoline direct injection

Fuel, rec.

Premium 91+ Octane

Premium 91+ Octane

Transmission

8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

PERFORMANCE

 

Max. Speed

130 mph

130 mph

Zero to 60 mph

6.7 sec

5.8 sec

EPA MPG (City/Hwy/Comb)

24 / 36 / 28

21 / 32 / 25

 

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