2016 Volvo S60 Overview
The 2016 Volvo S60 is a stylish and sporty mid-size sedan that features a starting MSRP of $33,950. The S60 comes available with several engine options and all the advanced safety technology for which the Swedish automotive brand is so well known. This Volvo is laden with customizable options that allow customers to get the vehicle that’s perfect for them.
The 2016 Volvo S60 comes with either a T5 or T6 powertrain in three main trim levels: S60, R-Design, and Inscription. Owners can also choose between FWD and AWD drivetrains, as well as optional Premier and Platinum packages.
What’s New for the 2016 Volvo S60?
The Volvo S60 has remained relatively unchanged for the 2016 model year, but it did add an Inscription trim level that is slightly longer than the other trims, which allows for more cabin space in this already luxurious vehicle. The new Inscription trim also features contour leather seats and walnut inlays to add extra extravagance to the sedan.
2016 Volvo S60 Photos:
2016 Volvo S60 Exterior
With such a heavy focus paid to the S60’s engine options and safety systems, one might not think Volvo would have time to design such an elegant and sleek looking vehicle, but Volvo came through with a stylish design that is definitely a head turner, highlighted by Xenon HID headlights and available 20-inch alloy wheels.
2016 Volvo S60 Exterior Photos:
Exterior available on the 2016 Volvo S60
- Side mirrors with integrated turn signals, Alloy wheels, Variable intermittent wipers, Rear defogger
Exterior available on the 2016 Volvo S60 Inscription
- Adds to or replaces features on S60: 18-inch Titania alloy wheels, Rear chrome bumper, LED license Plate light
Exterior available on the 2016 Volvo S60 R-Design
- Adds to or replaces features on Inscription: Power sunroof, Rear spoiler, Xenon HID headlights
2016 Volvo S60 Performance
There are four different engine options for the 2016 Volvo S60 depending on which trim level, powertrain, and drivetrain you select. There is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine good for 240 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, which comes with the T5 powertrain in both the base and Inscription trims. A 2.5-liter turbocharged inline five-cylinder engine capable of 250 horsepower and 266 lb-ft of torque comes with the AWD version of both the base and Inscription trims matched with the T5 powertrain. If you select the T5 FWD powertain, then you’ll receive the turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 302 horsepower and 295 lb-ft or torque. Lastly, a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine, able to pump out 325 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, comes equipped in the R-Design trim with the T6 AWD powertrain.
2016 Volvo S60 Efficiency
The base model S60 with the T5 powertrain is good for 30 mpg combined, while the Inscription trim with the T5 powertain produces an EPA-estimated 29 mpg combined. Next up, the T6 powertain featuring the turbocharged and supercharged 2.0-liter four cylinder engine gets an EPA-estimated 27 mpg combined. Lastly, the R-Design trim with the T6 AWD powertrain and 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine produces an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 21 mpg combined.
2016 Volvo S60 Interior
The interior of the 2016 Volvo is designed to be both comfortable and entertaining. The Inscription trim features an extended wheelbase of three inches, which allows for more leg space. The S60 also features Volvo’s Sensus technology, which allows users to stream music, access a navigation system, and connect with Volvo On Call.
2016 Volvo S60 Interior Photos:
Interior available on the 2016 Volvo S60
- Eight-way power seating, Cloth seating with front bucket seats, Dual-zone auto climate control with air filtration
Interior available on the 2016 Volvo S60 Inscription
- Adds to or replaces features on S60: Linear Walnut wood inlays, Contour seats, Accent lighting, Air Quality System (IAQS), Power sun-blinds, Inscription badging
Interior available on the 2016 Volvo S60 R-Design
- Adds to or replaces features on Inscription: Sport seating with leather trim, Hands-free entry, Leather and alloy steering, Electro-chromatic rearview mirror
2016 Volvo S60 Safety
The 2016 Volvo S60 received the highest crash test safety rating possible of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The S60 also comes standard with Volvo’s On Call system, as well as a low-speed forward collision warning and mitigation system.
Standard Safety Features
- ABS with Emergency Brake Assist
- Advanced airbags
- Blind Sport Information System (BLIS)
- Traction Control
- Stability Control
- Daytime Running Lights
- Tire Pressure Monitoring
- Emergency Service
- LATCH child safety system
- Anti-theft system