2017 Volvo S60

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$33,950

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2017 Volvo S60
2017 Volvo S60

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Power, estimated gas mileage (T6)
  • Responsive steering
  • Smooth eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Sound quality of available premium stereo
  • Value

The bad:

  • Stop-start technology annoys
  • Busy ride with 19-inch wheels, Volvo's Sport Chassis
  • Nonlinear brake-pedal response
  • Gray interior looks dreary
  • Lack of backseat legroom in regular-length version

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2017 Volvo S60 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Simplified lineup with new Dynamic trim level
  • Choice of four-cylinder engines, including supercharged and turbocharged engine
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • City Safety low-speed collision avoidance standard
  • Pedestrian and cyclist detection with auto-braking available

2017 Volvo S60 review: Our expert's take

By Kelsey Mays

The verdict: Aside from some obvious warts, the 2017 Volvo S60 is still a competitive, value-oriented luxury sedan. That’s impressive given its age.

Versus the competiton: A less expensive alternative to most luxury sports sedans, the S60 still has enough appeal to deserve a look, but some optional features should be avoided.

For 2017, the Volvo S60 comes in T5 Dynamic, T6 R-Design and high-performance Polestar variants. Compare them here. Volvo simplified the S60’s trim levels and engines for 2017; compare the 2017 with the 2016 S60 here. Front-wheel drive is standard on the T5 (all-wheel drive is optional) and the T6 and Polestar get AWD standard. We cover the outdoorsy S60 Cross Country and extended-length S60 Inscription, which adds backseat legroom, separately on Cars.com.

Firm & Fast

The Inside

Luxury Value

The Volvo S60 has its drawbacks, but the base price — from about $35,000 for the reasonably equipped T5 up to the mid-$50,000s for a loaded T6 — represents a considerable value versus leading sports sedans from Audi, BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz. Volvo might even draw a few shoppers away from entry-luxury subcompacts, like the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class and Audi A3, a group for which the S60 is a far better alternative.

Volvo just unveiled a redesigned XC60 SUV with similar panache to the excellent XC90 and S90. Given the schedule of redesigns on the automaker’s 60-series cars, a new Volvo S60 is certainly nigh. Still, the outgoing car remains a solid effort — age notwithstanding. Sports-sedan shoppers looking to save a few (thousand) bucks should give Volvo a gander. Just skip that Sport chassis.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.5
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Absolutely beautiful vehicle

The car feels and drives amazing. I’m absolutely in love with my new Volvo S60. It’s got way more features than my sisters 2017 Malibu that’s for sure 😂🤣. And the satellite remote start and locking doors are absolutely amazing.

4.9

2017 S60 T6 R-Design Platinum

Owned the car for a few months now, its the wifes daily driver as mine is an S3. The car feels extremely well built and very solid even compared to the Audi. Performance wise our only complaint has been the slow shifts of the gearbox when in manual mode. Apart from that 30k miles and not a single issue. Only shop time is maintenance.

5.0

Most comfortable sedan I owned

This is most comfortable sedan I owned , plenty of leg room , 4 cilinder turbocharged engine drives fast and saves gas also . Nice sporty looking car on the road

See all 35 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volvo
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 5 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
5 years/unlimited miles , upgradeable up to 10 years
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
170- plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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2016

Audi A4

$35,900

starting MSRP

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Subaru Legacy

$22,545

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2017

Acura TLX

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