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Rankings & Research

The 2017 Volvo V60 ranking is based on its score within the 2017 Wagons category. Currently the Volvo V60 has a score of 7.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 33 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

7.7

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 8.0
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.4
Safety: 10.0
Reliability:
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2017 Volvo V60 Review

The 2017 Volvo V60 boasts excellent driving dynamics and top safety scores. However, it has a complicated infotainment system, limited cargo and back-seat space, and below a below-average predicted reliability rating. Still, it finishes in the top half of the wagons class.

Pros & Cons

  • Potent engine lineup
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Balanced ride and handling
  • Below-average predicted reliability rating
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Limited maximum cargo capacity
  • Tricky infotainment system

2017 Volvo V60 Overview

Is the 2017 Volvo V60 a Good Used Wagon?

The 2017 Volvo V60 is a decent option in the wagon class, but there are better choices. The V60’s powertrain is its top selling point. With any of its three available engines, you get highway-ready acceleration and no turbo lag. On top of that, it gets some of the best fuel economy estimates in the class.

Inside, the V60 is less impressive. Although its front seats are comfortable and supportive, the back seats are only suitable for children. Compared to its rivals, the V60 also comes up short on cargo space. The infotainment system’s mix of complicated controls is frustrating, particularly for the driver. This Volvo is worth a look, but shop the competition before signing on the dotted line.

Why You Can Trust Us

Our used car rankings and reviews are based on our analysis of professional automotive reviews, as well as data like crash test scores, reliability ratings, and ownership expenses. We researched 33 Volvo V60 reviews to help you decide if it’s the right used car for you.

The U.S. News Best Cars team has been ranking cars, trucks, and SUVs since 2007, and our staff has a combined 75 years of automotive industry experience. To ensure our impartiality, our staff never takes expensive gifts or trips from car companies, and an outside team handles the advertising on our site.

How Much Is the 2017 Volvo V60?

Our site has over 150 used listings for the 2017 Volvo V60, with prices ranging from $20,500 to $43,900. The average list price is $26,800. Prices vary depending on the model you choose, as well as its condition, mileage, location, and features.

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How Much Does the 2017 Volvo V60 Cost to Own?

The 2017 Volvo V60’s five-year estimated cost for gas, insurance, maintenance, and repairs is about $25,000, which is slightly above average for the class.  

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New Model?

A 2018 Volvo V60 starts at $38,250. That’s about $11,450 more than the average list price of a 2017 model. Considering that the V60 saw no major updates for 2018, the newer model’s significantly higher price just isn’t worth it. 

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If you’re hoping to score a new wagon for about the same price as a 2017 V60, you have a few options. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen (starting at $21,685) offers 20 more cubic feet of cargo space than the V60. The 2018 Subaru Outback starts at $25,895, and it has standard all-wheel drive and much more cargo and passenger space than the V60.

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Which Model Year of the Volvo V60 Is Best?

The 2017 V60 is part of a generation that launched during the 2015 model year. For 2016, Volvo discontinued the T5 all-wheel-drive model. For 2017, an available turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder engine replaced a previously available six-cylinder engine. Unless you want one of the new available turbocharged or supercharged engines, opt for the 2015 V60. You’ll save a great deal of money.

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How Reliable Is the 2017 Volvo V60?

The 2017 V60 has a below-average predicted reliability rating of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power.  

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2017 Volvo V60 Recalls

As of this writing, the 2017 Volvo V60 has three recalls. Two concern air bag inflators that may fail to ignite. Another recall concerns seat belt buckles potentially separating from brackets, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash. Be sure a Volvo dealer has addressed these recalls before buying the V60.

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Which Used Volvo V60 Model Is Right for Me?

The Volvo V60 is available in six trims: T5, T5 Premier, T5 Platinum, T5 Dynamic, T6 R-Design, and T6 Polestar. The majority of buyers should be pleased with the base model, which comes with a powerful engine and plenty of standard features. You get dual-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, and a Sensus infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, USB ports, and Bluetooth. A low-speed forward collision system with automatic braking is also standard.

The Volvo V60 T5 Premier doesn’t add much besides leather upholstery and navigation. To get more advanced safety features, choose the T5 Platinum trim, which comes with a rearview camera and is available with adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, all-speed forward collision warning with automatic braking, and driver attentiveness monitor. With the Volvo V60 T5 Dynamic trim, you get a few sporty elements like roof rails, front and rear styling enhancements, and paddle shifters.

The top two trims offer enhancements for shoppers who want strong performance. The Volvo V60 T6 R-Design features a turbocharged and supercharged engine, all-wheel drive, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon stereo. The Volvo V60 T6 Polestar trim comes with the strongest engine in the lineup: a twin-turbocharged four-cylinder. It also features larger wheels and brakes, a stiffer suspension, and performance tires.

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Certified Pre-Owned Volvo V60 Warranty

Given the V60’s below-average predicted reliability score, you might considering purchasing a certified pre-owned model. However, CPO programs from other luxury brands offer better coverage and benefits than Volvo, according to our analysis. Volvo provides all CPO 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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How Safe Is the V60?

The Volvo V60 is the only 2017 wagon to receive a perfect safety score. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2017 Volvo V60 a Top Safety Pick+, the organization’s highest award. The IIHS also gave the V60 the highest score of Good in all five individual crash test categories.

All V60s come standard with low-speed forward collision warning with automatic braking. Available safety features include a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, front and rear park assist, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, all-speed forward collision warning with automatic braking, a driver attentiveness monitor, and parallel parking assist.

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2017 Volvo V60 Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2017 Volvo V60 or 2017 Audi Allroad?

The 2017 Audi Allroad is a wagon for people who would probably rather be driving a luxury sports car. It features an upscale interior, a powerful engine, a comfortable ride, and engaging handling. However, the Volvo V60 is the more practical option for most wagon shoppers. The V60’s base engine is plenty powerful and gets better gas mileage than the Allroad’s. It’s also available with two engine options, while the Audi wagon has just one. The Allroad is also pricier. In fact, it’s one of the most expensive cars in the class. The Allroad is more appealing to shoppers with fatter pockets looking for a more upscale wagon. Still, the V60 offers quite a bit for much less money.

Which Is Better: 2017 Volvo V60 or 2017 Subaru Outback?

The 2017 Subaru Outback is one of the best wagons on the market, and it’s certainly better than the Volvo V60. The Outback comes standard with all-wheel drive, allowing it to tackle a variety of surfaces and terrain. In contrast to the V60, the Outback offers class-leading cargo space and exceptionally roomy seats in both rows. Additionally, the Subaru has one of the highest predicted reliability ratings in the wagon class. We named the Subaru Outback our 2017 Best Wagon for Families.

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2017 V60 Performance

How Does the 2017 Volvo V60 Drive?

A 240-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine powers the V60 T5. The standard eight-speed automatic transmission has manual shift and sport modes. Output increases to 302 horsepower with the T6 AWD R-Design trim’s turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter engine. The performance-oriented V60 Polestar trim comes with a potent 362-horsepower, twin-charged four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic with manual shift and sport modes.

The base engine has satisfactory power for most driving situations, including highway merging and passing. The T6 AWD R-Design and Polestar trims deliver snappier acceleration. Luckily, the V60’s engines don’t suffer from turbo lag, so you won’t experience a delay in power delivery just after hitting the gas from a stop. Additionally, the eight-speed automatic transmission is quite smooth.

The V60 has a smooth ride and feels composed around turns, with well-weighted steering. The available Sport package improves handling, firms up the ride, and adds steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Still, the V60 is no sports wagon.

Does the 2017 Volvo V60 Get Good Gas Mileage?

With front-wheel drive and the base engine, the V60 returns an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway, which are great estimates for the class.

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2017 V60 Interior

How Many People Does the 2017 V60 Seat?

The Volvo V60 wagon seats five on standard cloth upholstery. Power-adjustable front seats come standard as well. Leather upholstery, heated seats, and a heated steering wheel are available. On lengthy trips, the front seats offer great support and ample head- and legroom. In the rear, however, there’s little legroom for anyone except small children.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2017 Volvo V60?

The V60’s LATCH child-seat system includes lower anchors on both outboard rear seats and tether anchors on all three rear seats. A built-in booster seat is available. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this system the second-highest rating of Acceptable for its ease of use.

2017 Volvo V60 Features

All 2017 V60 models come with dual-zone automatic climate control, a moonroof, and Volvo’s Sensus Connect infotainment system, which includes a 7-inch touch screen, USB ports, satellite radio, HD Radio, and Bluetooth for streaming audio and phone calls. Options include push-button start, navigation, remote start, and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

The V60’s customizable gauge cluster allows you to personalize the information you want displayed in a layout that works for you. However, Volvo’s awkward Sensus infotainment system can be frustrating to use. It employs a confusing blend of the touch screen, physical knobs, and an outdated phonelike keypad.

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2017 Volvo V60 Dimensions

Volvo V60 Cargo Space

The 2017 Volvo V60 has a below-average cargo capacity for a wagon: 28 cubic feet with the rear seats upright, and 43.8 cubic feet with those seats folded. Still, the wagon’s low floor makes loading bulky items easy. 

2017 V60 Length and Weight

The Volvo V60 is roughly 15.2 feet long. Its curb weight ranges from 3,670 pounds to 3,971 pounds.

Where Was the 2017 Volvo V60 Built?

Volvo manufactured the 2017 V60 in Sweden.

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