In Latin, Volvo means “I roll.” For 2017, the S60 rolls on with few changes.
Our review car is a heavily optioned base Dynamic model; one of four trim levels. With the thousand-dollar Sport package and optional all-wheel-drive, this is a tasteful looking ride.
All those windshield sensors are for Volvo’s electronic safety and convenience aids. The S60 is a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute.
Even though it’s aging, I still like the interior’s unique Scandinavian flair. While the center stack looks great, all those small buttons are hard to use while driving. An eight-speed automatic is the only transmission.
The seats are as comfortable as they look, but I’d skip the $2,300 navigation, premium audio package because it’s dated technology. Many of Volvo’s safety systems, like blind-spot information and automatic braking, have been copied by almost all car makers.
If you plan on lots of adult back seat passengers, choose the longer wheelbase S60 Inscription because this one is tight in both legroom and headroom. The trunk, while adequate, is smaller than many sport sedans.
A 2.0 liter, turbocharged four with 240 horsepower is the base engine. Also available is a 302 horsepower four. With good driving manners, the S60 is a pleasure to hustle around town or on the highway.
So, for the 2017 Volvo S60 T5 AWD Dynamic, I say thumbs up to the comfort, safety, and quality materials; thumbs down to the cramped back seat.
I averaged about 27 miles per gallon. The as-tested sticker is $44,195.