Inside the 2019 Volvo S60

The completely redesigned 2019 Volvo S60 has impressed many car critics with its clean exterior styling and improved interior design. Responsive driving dynamics make this midsize luxury sedan even more rewarding. For good reason, it was named a finalist for the North American Car of the Year award.

Without further ado, let’s check out the key highlights.

Trims

  • Momentum: $35,800
  • R-Design: $42,545
  • Inscription: $42,900

Performance Specs

While the 2019 Volvo S60 has been completely redesigned, it has a familiar engine lineup. Volvo rates the base turbocharged four-cylinder engine to develop a competitive 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission sends power to the front wheels.

Boosted by a turbocharger and a supercharger, the optional engine elevates performance by producing 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Along with the additional power comes all-wheel-drive, which is a must for traveling on snowy roads.

Many test drivers rave about the S60’s fun-to-drive factor. While the base engine feels lively, the more powerful engine promotes especially quick and effortless acceleration. You’ll be able to hit 60 mph in a brisk 5.3 seconds.

Although the 2019 Volvo S60 isn’t a true sports sedan, you’ll still enjoy driving it around curves. Its innovative rear suspension helps keep body roll to a minimum. A relaxing ride also makes the new S60 a comfortable highway cruiser. You can experience an even more luxurious ride with the optional adaptive air suspension.

Gas Mileage

To conserve the most fuel, stick with the base engine. According to the latest EPA estimates, it will return a fantastic 24 mpg in town and 36 mpg on the highway. Meanwhile, expect models equipped with the upgraded engine to deliver 21 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

Remember, all versions of the new S60 must be fed premium gasoline.

Features

According to some automotive journalists, the 2019 Volvo S60 has some of the best seats in the segment. Nice bolstering helps keep your body supported throughout the day. Ventilated front seats with massage functions are available for the folks who desire the maximum comfort on the long drives.

You’ll find a good number of high-tech features inside the new S60. Volvo’s Sensus infotainment system has been praised for its easy-to-read graphics and tablet-like touchscreen. The interface has several built-in functions. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration allow you to pair your smartphone. Some of the other key standard features include Bluetooth, a 10-speaker audio system with satellite radio, and a backup camera.

If you want to experience the best possible sound quality, step up to one of the available premium audio systems. The top-of-the-line Bowers & Wilkins unit will deliver an especially stunning music-listening experience. It comes with a total of 15 speakers, which are powered by a 1,100-watt amplifier. To ensure a great bass response, engineers designed the system with an air-ventilated subwoofer.

The S60’s available heads-up display with traffic sign recognition promises to enhance your driving experience. By projecting graphics onto the lower windshield, it eliminates the need to constantly glance down at the gauge cluster. Therefore, incoming calls, navigation directions, and safety alerts can all be easily seen.

Safety

As you may know, Volvo has an excellent reputation for building safe automobiles. The 2019 Volvo S60 is no exception. It’s built to provide every passenger with superior impact protection. Expect it to yet again receive a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.

Several great safety innovations come standard, including forward collision warning and lane keeping assist. If you spend a lot of time in urban areas, Volvo’s standard City Safety system will prove to be a big help. Not only can the City Safety system automatically brake for pedestrians and vehicles, but it can also help you to maneuver around road hazards. Most importantly, radar technology enables City Safety to perform just as effectively at night as during the day.

You can also get Pilot Assist on the new S60. Smart programming enables this system to offer semi-autonomous driving. When encountering traffic jams, Pilot Assist promises to lower your stress levels by automatically steering you along.

If you hate parking, Volvo also offers some features to make this task a bit easier. While parallel park assist is great for downtown areas, a surround-view camera helps you to better see parking lot obstructions. Meanwhile, rear cross-traffic alert is integrated into the available blind-spot monitoring system.

Pros

Gorgeous Exterior Styling

The 2019 Volvo S60 will no longer get lost in the crowd. Its clean body lines and striking shape are destined to catch your attention. If you desire an especially powerful look, go for the S60 R-Design. Volvo decks out this trim with a sportier front fascia and unique alloy wheels.

Great Choice for Families

In the past, the S60 suffered from a rather tight backseat. Luckily, passenger room is no longer an issue. Everyone will be able to ride without feeling cramped. Of course, everyone in your family will benefit from the sedan’s outstanding crash protection.

A Blast to Drive

The 2019 Volvo S60 can fulfill your need for driving excitement. Models equipped with the more powerful engine feel particularly powerful. Because the S60’s eight-speed automatic transmission shifts so promptly, you’ll always experience a quick response. Handling is great for a car that doesn’t offer a sport package.

Cons

No Wireless Smartphone Charging

Most people praise the 2019 Volvo S60 for its high-quality interior. While several attractive features are available, wireless device charging is missing. In order to replenish your smartphone’s battery, you must do so via one of the USB ports.

Final Thoughts

The 2019 Volvo S60 has climbed further towards the top of the class. No longer does the S60 rank behind favorites like the BMW 3 Series. It’s more engaging to drive, loaded with safety technologies, and provides great comfort on the road.

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