2016 Volvo S60


The 2016 Volvo S60 has been equipped with a wheel base model with increased legroom. Also Volvo has shuffled option packages and various trim levels. It deleted S60’s fold flat front seat feature for the passenger.

Volvo has been in the list of safe cars and now recently it has entered the styling sector too. These features make it to be a strong nominee in the market and segment of entry-level luxury sedan. The car manufacturer strengthened its position this year (2015) when it rolled out its new family of cars with fuel efficient and strong turbocharged engines. For the year 2016, Volvo is now in a better position to challenge German rivals who are leaders in the segment by debuting with the S60 inscription model with more space.

2016 Volvo S60 has been offered with a new body style. The inscription of the vehicle is equipped with a 3-inch longer wheelbase along with extra 3 inches rear seat legroom for the passengers. The car has been developed for the Chinese market where people are mostly business professionals and expect to drive and demand for a roomy and well-appointed back seat area. The inscription of the 2016 Volvo S60 is the reason that people of USA consider buying S60. It has enough rear seat room for whole family including adults.

The 2016 Volvo S60 has expected qualities of the car, for instance responsive handling, handsome styling, several luxury features along with a comfortable cabin. The Volvo offers appealing technological as well as safety features with feisty engines and comfortable seats. All this ensures the smooth ride to the users of the car.

No doubt, the 2016 Volvo S60 is liked by a large number of people, even when it has tight wheelbase offered as standard with its sporting credentials, but it has the same level as of the BMW series 3. Moreover, the 2016 Volvo S60 can be well compared against other rivals like Acura TLX, Lexus ES 350 and Hyundai Genesis. Price of the vehicle is also very much impressive. It is almost lesser in thousands as compared to the other cars of the car segment. In case you are willing to buy any car, this 2016 Volvo S60 is must to have a test drive.

Trim levels and the body styles:

The 2016 Volvo S60 is a midsize luxury sedan that is available in extended as well as standard wheel base versions. On the standard wheelbase, the trim levels offered are T5 Drive, T6 drive E Platinum, T5 AWD, T6 R-Design AWD and T6 R Design AWS Platinum. Extended wheelbase is offered with T5 inscription, T5 AWD inscription, T5 Inscription Platinum and T5 AWD Platinum.

Regardless of the powertrains, the standard wheelbase T5 Drive and T5 AWD are offered with same equipment. They are offered with the following features:

  • 17-innch wheels
  • automatic headlights
  • LED running lights
  • headlight washers
  • heated mirrors
  • automatic wipers
  • cruise control
  • dual-zone automatic climate control
  • an eight-way power driver seat (with adjustable lumbar)
  • driver memory settings
  • power-folding rear headrests
  • a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel
  • a 60/40 split-folding rear seat with pass-through

Standard technological features offered by these vehicles include the following:

  • a low-speed forward collision warning
  • mitigation system
  • 7-inch display screen
  • Volvo’s “Sensus” smartphone app integration
  • WiFi capability
  • Bluetooth phone
  • audio connectivity
  • voice commands
  • an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player
  • HD radio
  • satellite radio
  • an auxiliary audio jack
  • a USB audio interface

For T5 Drive E as well as the T5 AWD models, the premium packages involve the underlined features:

  • bright window trim
  • a sunroof
  • leather upholstery
  • a navigation system
  • a configurable instrument display
  • an auto-dimming rearview mirror

The extended wheel base Inscription AWD and T5 Inscription models are offered with the following features:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • rear parking sensors
  • upgraded front seats with additional bolstering
  • a multi-filter interior air filtering system
  • interior accent lighting
  • increased sound-deadening material
  • manual rear door sunshades
  • a power rear window sunshade

The Platinum trim is offered with:

  • 12 speaker sound system
  • Adaptive Xenon lights

Technology package includes the underlined features:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Automatic high beam headlight control
  • a more advanced forward collision warning
  • mitigation system
  • driver-attention warning
  • lane-departure warning system

Climate package includes the underlined features:

  • heated windshield washers
  • heated front and rear seats
  • a heated steering wheel
  • an active cabin filter

The keyless entry and ignition system, a front side parking camera, heated front seats, and a rear seat entertainment system paired with dual displays are notable.

Power trains and performance of the 2016 Volvo S60:

The 2016 Volvo S60 has been well equipped with 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine offering 258 pounds feet of torque and 240 horsepower. It offers the estimated fuel economy value i.e. 29 miles per gallon combined. It means that it offers 25 miles per gallon within the city and 37 miles per gallon on the highway for the inscription while these values are 30 miles per gallon combined i.e. 26 miles per gallon within the city and 38 miles per gallon on the highway for the base T5 Drive.