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8.2

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.7
Performance: 7.9
Interior: 8.1
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.6
Safety: 10.0
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2015 Volvo V60 Review

The 2015 Volvo V60 ranks near the top of the class for its capable performance, high-end interior, and excellent safety scores.

Pros & Cons

 

  • Peppy engines
  • Serene ride and handling
  • Numerous available safety features
  • Excellent fuel economy

 



 

  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Limited rear-seat legroom

 

2015 Volvo V60 Overview

Is the 2015 Volvo V60 a Good Used Wagon?

Yes, the 2015 V60 is a good used wagon. It has a luxurious and feature-filled cabin, powerful engines, and excellent fuel economy. The V60 also earns a decent predicted reliability rating along with top-tier safety scores.

Used 2015 Volvo V60 Performance and Interior

The V60 has three different drivetrains, starting with the base T5 Drive-E FWD. It has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. This engine feels refined and delivers peppy acceleration when pulling away from a stop. The T5 AWD has a turbocharged five-cylinder engine, a six-speed automatic, and all-wheel drive. The five-cylinder engine feels harsher than the standard four-cylinder engine. Finally, the T6 R-Design AWD comes with a turbocharged six-cylinder engine, a six-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive. The base T5 Drive-E FWD gets up to 25 mpg in the city or 36 mpg on the highway, which is great for a wagon.

Base models have a suspension that's tuned for smooth comfort, without sacrificing composure around turns. The T6 R-Design AWD model has a sport chassis that gives it more agility when cornering. The steering is sharp and gives the driver an adequate feel of the wheels' interaction with the road surface. The Volvo V60 Cross Country offers a higher ride and more ground clearance – like an SUV.

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Open the V60's doors and you'll find an elegant cabin with clean lines and excellent fit and finish. The materials used throughout are all first-rate. The front seats are spacious, while the rear seats have little available legroom. Cloth upholstery and power-adjustable front seats are standard, while leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel, and built-in child booster seats in the rear are available. The V60 has full sets of LATCH child-seat connectors on the outboard rear seats and an additional upper tether anchor on the middle rear seat.

All V60 models come with the Sensus infotainment system, which includes a 7-inch screen, Bluetooth, HD Radio, and satellite radio. Some models may also have Sensus Connect internet apps, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a navigation system, or a Harman Kardon surround sound system. The Sensus infotainment system has some state-of-the-art features, but the center stack controls are a bit more old-fashioned. Numerous buttons and knobs overwhelm the center stack, but at least some of them – like those for climate settings – are easy to use. The V60 has less available cargo space than most rivals, but its standard 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats give it more versatility than competitors with 60/40 split-folding seats.

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Used 2015 Volvo V60 Prices

Used 2015 V60s range from about $19,000 for the base V60 T5 Drive-E with front-wheel drive to around $27,000 for the all-wheel-drive V60 T6 R-Design Platinum model. Pricing can vary with vehicle condition, mileage, and location.

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How Reliable Is the 2015 Volvo V60?

The V60's predicted reliability rating of three out of five is average for the wagon class, as well as for the auto industry as a whole.

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How Safe Is the V60?

In crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the V60 earned a top Good rating in every category, as well as a Top Safety Pick+ designation. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration did not test the V60. All models have the City Safety system, which is a low-speed forward collision warning system that can automatically apply the brakes to prevent an accident. Available safety features include front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning with full automatic braking, pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane departure warning, driver distraction monitoring, and a traffic sign recognition system.

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Should I Consider Another Used V60?

The V60 was introduced as an all-new model for the 2015 model year. Volvo dropped the T5 five-cylinder engine for 2016 and the six-cylinder for 2017, leaving the V60 with only the turbocharged four-cylinder. There are some minor features changes in various trims between the years, as well.

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Which Used Volvo V60 Is Right for Me?

Since the base T5 Drive-E FWD has lots of standard features, as well as great fuel economy from its turbocharged four-cylinder engine, it represents the best value. If you want all-wheel drive, we recommend skipping the T5 AWD; its five-cylinder engine feels harsh and unrefined. The T6 R-Design AWD has all-wheel drive, a six-cylinder engine, and more standard features, including leather upholstery and unique styling elements. If you prefer a higher ride like you'd find in an SUV, consider buying a V60 Cross Country model.

Volvo provides all certified pre-owned vehicles with a comprehensive warranty good for seven years or 100,000 miles from the new-car purchase date. Each CPO Volvo must pass a 130-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Volvo warranty page carefully. 

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2015 Volvo V60 and Other Wagons to Consider

Which Is Better: 2015 Volvo V60 or 2015 Volvo XC70?

The V60 and Volvo XC70 share stylish and comfortable cabins, excellent fuel economy ratings, and loads of features. The XC70 offers more cargo space, but it has dull steering and clumsier handling than the V60. It also earns lower safety and reliability ratings, making the Volvo the better choice overall.

Which Is Better: 2015 Volvo V60 or 2015 Audi Allroad?

The Audi Allroad is another luxury wagon. It has a handsome and upscale interior, with numerous comfort, safety, and tech features. The Allroad's fuel economy is a bit lower than the V60's, but it has standard all-wheel drive. The Allroad has a composed and cushioned ride like the V60, but it costs significantly more.

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