Volvo has been known for a long time in making the wagon cool. An example is the 2018 Volvo V60. This compact wagon shares its engine, exterior dimensions and interior design with the S60 sedan but offers a larger interior cargo space. In addition, the same top-class quality as ride comfort and comfortable seats are all in one cart.
All-wheel-drive is also available to provide extra traction in bad weather. It’s also useful to put the power on the R-Design T6 trim, which produces a powerful 232 horsepower. Regardless of the trim you choose, all the 2018 Volvo V60 have 40/20/40-split folding seatbacks with optional integrated child booster seats.
Although this feature can attract your attention, pay attention to the 2018 Volvo V60 compact size. This can be a problem if you haul more items than people. Despite having more cargo space than the S60 sedan, the 2018 Volvo V60 falls compared to most other luxury crossover SUV. In addition, the back seat is rather tight, and adult passengers do not want to sit there for too long.
Overall, the 2018 Volvo V60 remains attractive. For buyers looking for a luxury wagon or just something different from a luxury crossover, it is definitely worth a try.
Trim and Features
The 2018 Volvo V60 is a four-door five-passenger luxury wagon available in two trims level: T5 Dynamic and T6 R-Design.
Standard features on the T5 Dynamic include 18-inch wheels, xenon headlights, a sunroof, driver-seat memory settings, power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, 40/20/40-split folding rear seats, Volvo Sensus Connect infotainment system with a 7-inch central display screen, voice controls, Bluetooth, a USB port, an eight-speaker audio system with a CD player and HD and satellite radio.
The Vision package adds keyless ignition and entry, rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, a digital gauge cluster display and a rearview camera. The Technology package adds automatic high beams, automatic wipers, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and mitigation, lane keeping assist and a driver drowsiness monitor. The Climate package adds heated windshield wiper nozzles, an interior air quality monitoring system, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel and integrated rear booster seats.
The Sport package adds a sport-tuned suspension, 19-inch wheels, adjustable modes for the steering and steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles. There also a package that gets you a navigation system and a premium Harman Kardon sound system.
The 2018 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design gets specific style such as grille, roof rails, rear fascia, silver window surrounds and includes most of the T5 option packages, such as the Sport package, Technology and Vision packages, navigation and Harman Kardon system.
Since the T6 has a large standard features list, the only options a buyer needs to consider are the Climate package, front and rear park assist, blind-spot monitoring and integrated rear booster seats.
Engine and Specs
The 2018 Volvo V60 T5 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The engine is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and offered in both front or all-wheel-drive. A standard automatic engine stop-start system shuts off the engine when the car is stopped to save fuel.
In performance testing, the 2018 Volvo V60 T5 with front-wheel drive accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 6.4-second, which is a quick time among Europe best. EPA fuel economy rating at 29 mpg combined (25 city/36 highway) for front-wheel drive and 26 mpg combined (22 city/33 highway) for AWD.
The 2018 Volvo V60 T6 AWD R-Design uses a more powerful version of the same engine. Its equipped with both a turbocharger and a supercharger and produces 302 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. It’s also paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and only available with all-wheel drive. EPA fuel economy estimated at 26 mpg combined (22 city/32 highway).
The 2018 Volvo V60 has a stylish interior combined with good quality materials. The look is as classy and as interesting as its direct competitors. The cabins are quiet, and the overall atmosphere is one of the most unpretentious luxuries.
The 2018 Volvo V60 front seats are one of the most supportive and comfortable in this segment, although large-bodied passengers may find themselves slightly squashed between bolsters. Adult passengers in the backseat may also want more leg room, but children should be pretty well. The built-in booster seats are very useful for anyone who needs to transport baby.
Fold the seatback, and the 2018 Volvo V60 offers 43.8 cubic feet of cargo space. That’s less than some competitors, but the 40/20/20-split design helps to maximize available space. The cargo area two-position, grocery bag holder and roll-out dog security are smart features that simply providing a big space for your stuff and pet can roll around.
Release Date and Prices
The 2018 Volvo V60 has available on dealership now. Official pricing will start from $38,250 and top out at $61,600. The V60 Cross Country competition will include the Audi A4 Allroad Wagon, Buick Regal TourX and BMW 3 Series Wagon.