2016 Volvo V60

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$14,644–$32,988 Inventory Prices
(4.9) 8 reviews

Key Specs

of the 2016 Volvo V60 base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • 40/20/40-split folding backseat
  • City Safety is standard
  • Suite of optional safety features
  • Sporty look
  • Uncluttered cabin design

The Bad

  • Wind noise from A-pillars
  • Stop-start technology needs refining
  • Tight rear legroom
  • Small sunroof
2016 Volvo V60 exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 Volvo V60

  • New off-road-themed Cross Country model
  • Five-seat wagon
  • Choice of turbocharged engines
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • High-performance limited-edition Polestar model available

2016 Volvo V60 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Volvo surprised some in the auto industry and thrilled many wagon enthusiasts when it introduced the V60 wagon as a 2015 model, injecting new life into what had been a dying market segment. For Volvo, the V60 was a return to familiar territory: Wagons were key players in its lineup for decades.

The V60 is based on the S60 sedan, seats five and has a 40/20/40-split rear seat designed for easy folding. It is available with front-wheel drive as the T5 Drive-E and with all-wheel drive as the performance-oriented R-Design, limited-edition Polestar and quasi-SUV Cross Country. Competitors include the Audi Allroad, BMW 3 Series wagon and Subaru Outback.

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New for 2016
Volvo has added the crossover-like Cross Country model and will offer a small run of all-wheel-drive Polestar versions of the V60. Polestar models get a 345-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine and suspension and brake modifications.
Significant Standard Features

  • 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with stop-start technology (FWD models)
  • Heated side mirrors
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Power moonroof
  • Power front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Multimedia system with 7-inch dashboard screen
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • City Safety collision avoidance system
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 325-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-s...
Vehicle Overview

Volvo surprised some in the auto industry and thrilled many wagon enthusiasts when it introduced the V60 wagon as a 2015 model, injecting new life into what had been a dying market segment. For Volvo, the V60 was a return to familiar territory: Wagons were key players in its lineup for decades.

The V60 is based on the S60 sedan, seats five and has a 40/20/40-split rear seat designed for easy folding. It is available with front-wheel drive as the T5 Drive-E and with all-wheel drive as the performance-oriented R-Design, limited-edition Polestar and quasi-SUV Cross Country. Competitors include the Audi Allroad, BMW 3 Series wagon and Subaru Outback.

(Skip to details on the: V60 Cross Country)
New for 2016
Volvo has added the crossover-like Cross Country model and will offer a small run of all-wheel-drive Polestar versions of the V60. Polestar models get a 345-horsepower, turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine and suspension and brake modifications.
Significant Standard Features

  • 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with stop-start technology (FWD models)
  • Heated side mirrors
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Power moonroof
  • Power front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Multimedia system with 7-inch dashboard screen
  • Bluetooth streaming audio
  • City Safety collision avoidance system
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 325-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine (R-Design)
  • 345-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder (Polestar)
  • Leather upholstery
  • Automated parking system
  • Heated windshield
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Backup camera
  • Configurable digital instrument panel
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Collision warning with automatic braking and pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Harman Kardon premium stereo
  • Dual-screen backseat entertainment system

V60 Cross Country
With the new V60 Cross Country, Volvo applies a long-standing tactic it's used to dress up wagons to look like SUVs, giving it exterior cues common to utility vehicles—a raised suspension, skid plates and standard all-wheel drive—making it suited for light off-road use.
What's Special

  • 250-hp, turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine
  • 7.9 inches of ground clearance
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Black fender extensions

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What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
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Comfort
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Reliability
(4.5)
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(4.5)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Second car is number 1

by Limfamily2010 from Brooklyn, NY on March 30, 2018

Looking for a second car and this one proved to be an awesome vehicle ... we saw it, test drove it and we never looked back - it’s even better than we could imagine, love this car! Read full review

(5.0)

Reliable as a Volvo

by PascalFB from San Diego on October 5, 2017

I really like volvo for the safety and the fact that the interior is purified. Not too many gadget, buttons, or other things that disturbed you from driving. I love this car for the wagon style even ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Volvo V60 currently has 2 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Overall evaluation
good
Retraints and dummy kinematics
acceptable
Structure and safety cage
good

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Volvo

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, trip-interruption services, trip-planning services, Carfax vehicle history report and rental car

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years/100,000 miles; no deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 130 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The V60 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker