The 2019 Volvo S60 is exactly what occurs when a car is left in the clothes dryer too long. The long-awaited heir to Volvo’s aging compact luxury sedan lineup that dates back to its iconic 240, the 2019 S60 rounds out Volvo’s several-year effort to remake its whole range. Initially look, the wait deserved it– even at the S60’s roughly $37,000 base cost.
2019 Volvo S60 Exterior
The S60, which will be offered in Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription trim levels with an option of powertrains, channels its larger S90 sibling almost to a fault. Up front, its take on Volvo’s vertical, pedestrian impact-friendly front end differs from the S90 just in its lower fascia detailing. From the side, the shorter S60 appears more sinuous than the extended S90. At the back, the 2 are nearly identical with their C-shaped taillights– although the widely spaced Volvo badge has actually moved from between the taillights on the S90 to above them on the S60.
2019 Volvo S60 Interior
Inside, the S60 lastly gets its version of exactly what’s ending up being the Volvo mold for interiors. Light on buttons, the interior features a vertically arrayed touchscreen for infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that looks and imitates a tablet computer. Delicate interior information such as light driftwood trim and perforated leather upholstery can dress up the S60, specifically in Momentum trim. The S60 R-Design that beings in the middle of the lineup features less chrome outside, a blacked-out interior, and silver mesh-like trim within. It also gets a sport-oriented suspension and 19-inch wheels.
2019 Volvo S60 Engine
A trio of engines lie under the 2019 S60’s hood, each with its own name: T5, T6, and T8. In the T5, a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 cranks out 250 horse power, which is sent through an 8-speed automated transmission to the front wheels. The T6 adds a supercharger for a total of 316 hp provided to all four corners. Topping the line is the T8 plug-in hybrid that includes an electric motor for a combined output of 400 horsepower. The S60 T8 will release after its siblings and it will be available with performance upgrades such as an Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes, and a 15-hp boost from Volvo’s in-house tuner Polestar.
2019 Volvo S60 Safety
Of course, Volvo hasn’t ignored safety. Requirement gear on all S60s consists of automatic emergency braking that can detect pedestrians, cyclists, and large animals. Volvo’s Pilot Assist system, which keeps the car in its lane and far from other vehicles or barriers to let chauffeurs take their hands off the wheel for brief periods of time, is optional.
2019 Volvo S60 Price
At about $37,000 to start, the S60 T5 Momentum anchors the lineup. The sporty looking S60 T5 R-Design costs about 43,000, while the dressy S60 T6 Inscription is priced at about $44,000. The T6 engine with its standard all-wheel-drive system adds $3,500 to $4,500, depending on the trim level. The plug-in hybrid T8 tops the lineup at about $55,400 in R-Design guise and $56,400 in Inscription trim.
The S60 is available as part of the Care by Volvo membership service, that includes insurance and upkeep in a single month-to-month fee. Just three S60 tiers are offered as part of this service, beginning at $775 regular monthly for a T6 Momentum with the optional Premium and Multimedia packages and a choice of eight exterior and two interior colors. For $850, the T6 R-Design adds its sport-oriented suspension, partial nappa leather upholstery, and 19-inch wheels. Volvo will ultimately use the S60 T8 Polestar Engineered via subscription in restricted numbers. Rates for that model hasn’t been revealed.