The 2019 Volvo S60 is what happens when a car is left in the clothes dryer too long. The long-awaited beneficiary to Volvo’s aging compact high-end sedan lineup that dates back to its renowned 240, the 2019 S60 complete Volvo’s several-year effort to remake its whole range. Initially glance, the wait deserved it– even at the S60’s roughly $37,000 base rate.
2019 Volvo S60 Exterior
The S60, which will be provided in Momentum, R-Design, and Inscription trim levels with a choice of powertrains, channels its bigger S90 brother almost to a fault. In advance, its take on Volvo’s vertical, pedestrian impact-friendly front end differs from the S90 only 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 commonly spaced Volvo badge has 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. Fragile interior information such as light driftwood trim and perforated leather upholstery can dress up the S60, especially 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 likewise 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 horsepower, which is sent out via an 8-speed automated transmission to the front wheels. The T6 adds a supercharger for a total of 316 hp delivered to all 4 corners. Topping the line is the T8 plug-in hybrid that adds an electric motor for a combined output of 400 horsepower. The S60 T8 will release after its brother or sisters and it will be offered with efficiency upgrades such as an Ohlins suspension, Brembo brakes, and a 15-hp increase from Volvo’s internal tuner Polestar.
2019 Volvo S60 Safety
Naturally, Volvo hasn’t ignored security. Standard equipment on all S60s includes automatic emergency braking that can detect pedestrians, bicyclists, and large animals. Volvo’s Pilot Assist system, which keeps the car in its lane and away from other vehicles or barriers to let motorists take their hands off the wheel for short time periods, is optional.
2019 Volvo S60 Price
At about $37,000 to begin, 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 offered as part of the Care by Volvo membership service, which includes insurance and upkeep in a single month-to-month fee. Just 3 S60 tiers are available as part of this service, beginning at $775 regular monthly for a T6 Momentum with the optional Premium and Multimedia packages and an option of 8 exterior and two interior shades. For $850, the T6 R-Design includes its sport-oriented suspension, partial nappa leather upholstery, and 19-inch wheels. Volvo will eventually provide the S60 T8 Polestar Engineered via subscription in restricted numbers. Prices for that model hasn’t been revealed.