Volvo V60: A Sexier Wagon

While calling a wagon sexy by any means seems to be a bit of an oxymoron, the Volvo V60 is a sleek and stylish wagon that is different from its brethren in many ways.  The beauty of a wagon that looks good is you get the space you want from an SUV and the driving ability of a sedan.  This blends a great feeling of driving with the ability to carry cargo and makes it so you don’t have to move up to a compact crossover SUV.  Not only do you get a great wagon, but you get one that is bulletproof in its appearance and tops the safety charts; a huge concern and relief for parents of smaller children.

As a luxury wagon you might expect to pay a huge sum for the V60, but the pricing is really very affordable.  The T5 comes in at $37,000 and offers you the power of the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine that comes in at 240 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque for this FWD version.  This engine is attached to an eight-speed automatic transmission and gives you a fuel efficiency of 25 city/37 hwy mpg.

This model comes equipped with dual-zone climate controls, a power glass moonroof, the City Safety system which helps avoid potential collisions, stability control, airbags, steering wheel mounted audio controls, Bluetooth connectivity, a power parking brake and rain-sensing windshield wipers.

For the higher price of $42,000 you can have the AWD Volvo V60 Cross Country and enjoy the power of the 2.5-liter turbocharged inline five-cylinder engine. This engine offers 250 horsepower and 266 lb.-ft. of torque and is available as a step up on the T5 if desired.  At the T5 model the fuel numbers come in at 20 city/29 hwy mpg and the Cross Country brings in 20 city/28 hwy mpg.  This version comes attached to the eight-speed automatic transmission for the FWD T5 and a six-speed automatic transmission for the AWD Cross Country.  These models are equipped with the same features as the base model to start.

If you want the top of the driving platform for the sexy V60 wagon the quickest model is the R-Design which comes in at $45,000.  For this price you will get the best engine in the lineup which is a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine that offers up 325 horsepower and 354 lb.-ft. of torque.  This engine is attached to a six-speed automatic transmission and makes 18 city/27 hwy mpg for the fuel numbers.

When you want to up the game and add some great additional features you can add a full menu of collision warning and safety alert systems which are all part of the Technology package which will add $1,500 to the price of the car.  This bundle also brings you adaptive cruise control, driver alert monitoring, lane departure warning, lane keeping assistance.  The integrated childe booster seats will add $500 and the sport package will up the price by $1,000 giving you paddle shifters on the steering wheel and a sportier look.

The V60 is a wagon, from the outside it looks like a wagon, but with a lot of style and flair.  The front transitions smoothly to the hood line and the rear in one elegant curve.  The body shape and style are perfect to give some visual appeal.  Adding that Sport Package gives you the 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels that look awesome with their star shaped mag-style pattern.  Overall the V60 looks graceful and elegant from the outside instead of looking boxy and utilitarian like many wagons do.

You want a great car to drive that gives you the space you need to haul stuff but also looks great, feels powerful and is full of awesome features.  The V60 is the car you want to drive.  Volvo added a stiffer suspension to help control the body lean which gives you the confidence you would expect from a smaller sedan on the corners of any road.  This allows you to have a lot of fun driving this car which is really easy to love once you get behind the wheel.  At these prices and with all the features this is certainly a wagon you want to have in your driveway, ready to take you on any road you can imagine.

2016 Volvo V60

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