The 2017 Volvo S60 receives only minor changes. Despite its age, the S60 continues to be a relevant player in the small luxury sedan segment. Its gutsy powertrains have made a strong impression, and last year’s introduction of the long-wheelbase. For 2017, Volvo has discontinued the S60’s 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine and made adjustments to the car’s trim levels and feature availability.
2017 Volvo S60 Engine
With four-cylinder turbocharged and supercharged engines, the S60 range offers performance equivalent to six, and even eight-cylinder powerhouses. The supercharger and turbocharger work together to bring you high performance and the perfect balance of power. Most cars with large turbochargers suffer from turbo lag – the time between putting the pedal all the rush of torque. With the vehicle’s Drive-E supercharged and turbocharged engine, the result is superb power without sacrificing responsiveness.
The 2017 Volvo S60 T5 Dynamic and T5 Inscription are equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Power is sent to the front wheels through an eight-speed automatic transmission. The T6 AWD R-Design packs a turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out 302 hp and 295 lb-ft. It, too, uses the eight-speed automatic. In prior Edmunds testing, a front-wheel-drive Volvo S60 with this engine accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, which is a slower than average time for a small luxury sedan with an upgraded engine.
2017 Volvo S60 Interior
The S60 Inscription gives you the most rear seat legroom of any car in its class. That means there’s enough room to comfortably accommodate all your backseat passengers – kids and adults alike. It features a more spacious interior enriched with unique characteristics like fine leather seats, accent lighting, genuine walnut inlays, protective sunshades and the most rear seat legroom of any car in its class, so you can enjoy a luxurious ride like never before. Cabin a unique personality among its rivals, even if it is starting to look its age. The heavier graining on the dash and doors won’t suit everyone, but there’s no denying that the interior leather, vinyl and plastic are quality materials.