Volvo has always been a leader in safety technology. For 2015 we have some excellent safety features, from activate lane departure warning to active forward collision warring. However the S6...
Volvo has always been a leader in safety technology. For 2015 we have some excellent safety features, from activate lane departure warning to active forward collision warring. However the S60 does not stop at just industry leading safety technology. The interior is of the highest quality and the seats are actually designed by massage therapists, to provide unsurpassed comfort on even the longest of trips.
Calming, modern and sleek are just some of the ways to define the exterior look of the 2015 S60. Looking head on, the S60 has a large front grill and prominent Volvo logo with LED accent lights below the headlights. The side is curved down from the windows and looks enjoyable. From the back, it’s that classic S60 look with modern LED rear light accents. The front of the car has seen some updates for the 2015 model year. They moved the LED accent lights below the headlights and curved the front lights to flow better with the exterior design of the vehicle. Overall the exterior shows what Volvo is going for with the S60 which is the less is more contemporary look.
Volvo has always been a silent leader in interiors, quiet, calming and well-constructed are some of the ways to define the interior. Extremely soft high quality leather wraps the steering wheel and door panels. The seats are designed by massage therapists and provide unrivaled comfort. A new digital gauge display is in place and is very easy to read. The center console has Volvos signature waterfall design. There is a place to store your phone or wallet behind it as well. The GPS system works well and is fairly easy to use. However the multimedia media screen could be larger. Rear seat legroom is average for the class and truck space is adequate. Overall the interior is well made and comfortable. They did a good job with the updated gauge display, while keeping that classic Volvo look.
Being a Volvo you would not expect it to be super-fast or drive like a sports car. However with a 0-60 time of about 6.3 seconds, it sure seems like one. Volvo managed to make a very sporty sedan with its turbo charged T6 making 300 hp and 325 lb-ft. Ride quality is average for the class however even at highway speeds, the interior still remains quite. The new 8 speed transmission is the best I have ever driven. Most 8 speed transmissions hunt for the highest gear and are slow to upshift. Not the 8 speed in this S60, it maintains a good RPM level and does not hunt high gears. When you are ready to step on it, upshifting is quick and smooth. While driving, you are accompanied with many cutting edge safety features like activate lane departure warning, which will keep you in your lane and forward collision warring, which will be activated if you are rapidly approaching a slowed or stopped vehicle. Overall the 2015 S60 provides solid driving dynamics while being thrilling to drive at times.
The Volvo S60 is often overlooked and it’s a true shame. This car was made to rival the ATS, 3 Series and A4 however many car buyers forget that Volvo even exists. They do have a long time returning customer base and for a good reason. The 2015 S60 is a high quality, comfortable 5 passenger sedan with a starting price of $32,400. Do yourself a favor and take a close look