The 2015 Volvo S60 receives several changes, including a new pair of four-cylinder engines (one that is both turbo and supercharged) and an eight-speed automatic transmission. New features for 2015 debut as well as technology engine stop-start saving fuel and maintenance channel available to help. Finally, in mid-year, “2015.5” models (built after June 2014) see some changes in the standard and optional equipment that includes changes to standard Volvo telematics system.
2015 Volvo S60 Introduction
The segment of luxury sports sedans entry level is something automotive Olympics. Here, Athletics tickets Germany, Japan, United States and Sweden do not compete for medals, but for prestige and popularity. And from the country that gave us Abba and Ikea comes the 2015 Volvo S60. Already a player who could prevail in this difficult game, the 2015 Volvo S60 comes to this year sporting a higher performance and efficiency thanks to a pair of new propulsion systems.
2015 Volvo S60 Engine
This year, the 2015 Volvo S60 takes turbocharged four-cylinder as most of its rivals already have. Base 2.0L turbo Volvo makes 240 horsepower and promises a solid performance with strong fuel economy. In fact, with an EPA rating of 29 mpg in combined driving city / highway, Volvo is a front-runner in this regard. There is also a 2.0-liter four at a time and supercharged turbocharged, allowing this little dynamo 302 horsepower to provide immediate response and remarkable fuel efficiency. Although only 1 qualifies shy combined high estimate database engine mpg, according to Volvo, is still able to dispatch the sprint from 0-60 mph in 5.6 seconds faster.
Other changes this year include a new eight-speed automatic transmission for engines, along with the adoption of the technology stop-start engine fuel economy and a revolver features and trim levels. Unfortunately, these new engines and transmission apply only to the front-wheel-drive S60s. If you want the benefits of traction to improve AWD, five less efficient six-cylinder turbocharged S60 engines soldier in a year.
Elsewhere, the Volvo S60 has the expected qualities of this segment: handsome style, responsive handling, a comfortable cabin and plenty of luxury features. Endearing characteristics of the company, namely impressive security technologies, front seats and extremely comfortable Feisty engines also come on the trip.
As you might have guessed, we like the 2015 Volvo S60. While your back seat is a bit tight and its sporting credentials are not on the same level as the BMW 3 Series, Volvo S60 fits right against more luxury sedans entry level comfort tuned as the TLX Acura, Audi A4 and Lexus ES 350. It is also a very attractive price, often thousands of dollars less than the competition. If you’re buying a luxury sedan brand, this quietly competent Volvo is worth a test drive.
2015 Volvo S60 Driving Impressions
The 2015 Volvo S60 is a comfortable, sophisticated and well behaved luxury sedan with a great power if you go with four, five or six-cylinder turbo. It is a driver standing strong with well-weighted steering that feels substantial without being heavy.
Regardless of production engines are smooth and powerful, and all-wheel-drive system distributes power to individual wheels to maximize traction and cornering or on slippery roads. The model T5 base front-wheel drive, meanwhile, is aligned favorably with other luxury cars RWD entry level as the BMW 328i and Mercedes C300 featuring turbocharged four-cylinder. Most buyers acceleration, response and fuel economy of any 2015 Volvo S60 to be convincing probably is, but comfortable ride Volvo is its strong point.