2015 Volvo V60 review

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Volvo V60 Electric Cars

Volvo’s un-wagon-y wagon

15.2 cubic feet of is less than many hatchbacks

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Volvo is known for their — but the new 2015 Volvo V60 is any Volvo wagon we’ve before. Is that a good Read on.

First Glance: A new of Volvo wagon

Before I sat my tuchas down in the V60’s seats, I vowed I would not some soliloqy to my parents’ old 245 wagon, as countless auto-journos are do to. This turned out to be easy, a) my parents didn’t have a wagon and b) the new V60 is nothing like the old battle-axe that the beloved 245

Is that a good thing or a bad From an aesthetic point of it’s a positive. From the doors forward, the V60 is virtually to the S60 sedan on which it is based.

diverges at the B-pillar (the between the doors), and while the V60 at first glance appear toO to be useful, a closer look a slick styling trick: the side window line opening or DLO in design parlance) downward towards the rear, the stays fairly level, the V60 a sporty look while what cargo space is. which, unfortunately, is not very Note the lack of roof this ain’t that of wagon.

In the Driver’s Seat: the space?

The V60’s dashboard and seats are shared with the S60. I the straightforward design and the flat panel, which has a storage behind it. Both S60 and V60 get a new instrument this year, actually a screen that allows different driver-selectable displays

Elegance and Performance ). In the latter, the turn blood red and the central becomes a tachometer, with a speed readout in the center. if the other modes had the digital-speedo as well, as it’s easy to at a glance.

Volvo is famous for supremely-comfortable front seats. and the chairs provided for forward in the V60 are no exception. Back seat are identical to the S60 sedan, which is to say fairly cramped — like other Volvo and crossovers, the V60 offers optional child booster seats. is a great feature for parents, as never have to worry an improperly-installed car seat.

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Instead, they can worry where to put the stroller, because the V60 a scant 15.2 cubic of cargo space — not more than the sedan and than most compact many subcompact) hatchbacks. The V60 have a pretty fancy rear seat; it splits and in three sections and has red indicators show you if the seat isn’t in the upright position (which can all kinds of nastiness in a crash). but it’s no substitute for a decent-sized bay.

On the Road: New Drive-E engine the trick

The front-drive V60 comes one of Volvo’s new Drive-E powerplants, a of turbocharged 2.0 liter four-cylinder designed to replace Volvo’s lineup of five- and six-cylinder The chief advantage is fuel The 240 hp version is EPA-rated at 25 MPG and 37 MPG city; for the 250 hp five-cylinder puts out 250 hp but is rated at 21/30. (Those figures are the S60 sedan, which is rated to the V60.) A new 8-speed automatic and smooth auto-stop feature shuts off the engine at stoplights) the Drive-E engine get those

For 2015, only the front-drive V60 the new Drive-E engine ; the all-wheel-drive version gets the old five-cylinder and six-speed automatic. To confuse further, both engines are T5. The all-wheel-drive V60 can be had with a 300 hp 6-cylinder T6, and there is a 325 hp T6 version of the four-cylinder, it offered in the V60.

Strange, considering that is pitching the V60 as a sporty wagon.

No as the Drive-E T5 is perfectly good respectably quick (0-60 in 6.1 per Volvo.) With minimal lag and good refinement, it’s as good as the turbo two-liters Audi and BMW.

A combination of curves and vigilant cops me from pushing the V60 as hard as I but I liked the weight and response of the and the comfort of the ride. The V60’s characteristics are nearly identical to the a car I find competent, if not quote as or involving as the Audi A4 or the BMW 328i .

Volvo V60 Electric Cars
Volvo V60 Electric Cars
Volvo V60 Electric Cars
Volvo V60 Electric Cars
Volvo V60 Electric Cars
Volvo V60 Electric Cars
Volvo V60 Electric Cars

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