The 2015 Volvo S60 is a sporty, vibrant sedan combining superb efficiency and great layout with impressive safety measure attributes. For 2015, the S60 FWD designs consist of the any new Volvo Drive-E engine and 8-speed transmission.
The Engine range and Equipment
The S60 is offered as a front-wheel or four-wheel drive T5, as a front-wheel drive T6, or as an all-wheel drive T6 R-Design. Especiallied on the T5 FWD is just one of Volvos’ any new Drive-E engines, a direct-injected turbocharged 240-hp 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. The T6 FWD especiallies a 302-hp variation of the Drive-E four-cylinder engine. Both Drive-E engines are matched with an any new 8-speed Geartronic automatic transmission.
The T5 AWD especiallies a turbocharged 250-hp 2.5-liter five-cylinder and the T6 R-Design AWD has the Polestar upgrade equipped turbocharged 325-hp 3.0-liter inline-6 engine. Both all-wheel drive designs consist of a 6-speed Geartronic automatic transmission. Drive-E engines especially Start/Stop technology. A six-speed automated gearbox with paddle shifters and a Polestar-developed Haldex four-wheel-drive system are likewise showcased. With the pedal floored, proprietors can anticipate 0-62 miles per hour acceleration of 4.9 seconds for either version. Full blast has actually been restricted to 155 mph.
Common equipment especiallies vibrant security traction control (DSTC) with sophisticated security control, and edge grip control with torque vectoring. Safety features feature City Safety measure, whiplash security front headrests (WHIPS), anti-lock brakes, and six airbags. Sirius satellite radio, Volvo Sensus infotainment system, and Bluetooth with audio playing are typical. The T5 features T-Tec towel upholstery, the T6 and R-Design have common natural leather upholstery.
Optional equipment especiallies a power moonroof, navigation device, an upgraded fee sound system, back seat amusement system with dual DVD gamers, and xenon high-intensity headlights with washers. Volvos popular dedication to safety includes readily available functions such as playground help, adaptive boat trip control, lane retirement caution, collision caution with comprehensive vehicle brake, motorist alarm, active higher beam, and roadway indicator details.
The Safety and Styling
The 2015 S60 is offered with all the most recent safety measure devices like pedestrian and biker alert with complete car braking if the motorist doesn’t respond in time. Our examination car additionally showcased Volvo’s brand-new Lane Keeping Aid that will certainly assist guide a vehicle back into its street if a driver starts changeover the line. We had an opportunity to check this system and discovered the odd feeling of having the steering wheel automatically move in our hands took some getting utilized to. After examining it out in many different scenarios, we discovered it functions well on straight roads and those with continuous bends. The system has problem in sharper bends however as it reacts too late and already the automobile is currently halfway into another lane.
The inside’s layout was updated in 2012 and we do like the modifications, but find some parts that were left uncharged, like the display screen and dashboard leading, look grossly outdated. We do like the adjustable gauge cluster, two-tone comfortable front seats and great seeming stereo. Volvo has actually lastly added paddle shifters to the S60 and the top quality of these paddles really feels fantastic.
The back seat is a bit tight and only supplies 33.5 inches of rear legroom. We had the ability to fit a s-xi-foot-tall traveler back there, but 3 would certainly be fairly uncomfortable. The trunk is additionally on the small side offering a mere 12 cubic feet of overall cargo carrying capability.
2015 Volvo S60 Price and Verdict
Pricing for the 2015 S60 T5 Drive-E FWD begins at $34,225 especiallying destination costs. That is a $900 increase over the 2014 turbocharged five-cylinder S60 T5 FWD, yet the brand-new version is a lot faster and more efficient. There recently was no S60 T6 FWD, but the 2015 T6 Drive-E FWD will certainly start at $39,075 which has to do with $1,100 less costly compared to the likewise powered, turbocharged six-cylinder T6 AWD.
Volvo has been serious about creating brand-new items since leaving Ford, as obvious by the firm’s $11 billion investment dedication to transform the brand. The firm is also doing points right. Rather than hurrying the new family of engines in to manufacturing, Volvo slipped the Drive-E powertrain into the 2011 World Touring Car S60 for additionally, strenuous testing. It shows up to have actually paid off as the brand-new twin-charged engine is fantastic system. If this is what the future of Volvo holds, we expect it.
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