2017 Volvo V60
The Volvo V60 is one of the newest additions to the Swedish brand’s lineup, having been introduced to the North American market for its 2014 model year. The V60 was actually manufactured for a few years prior to its release in the United States, selling exclusively in the European market from 2011 through the end of 2013. After a successful introduction abroad, Volvo Cars made the strategic decision to bring the five-door wagon across the pond to the United States, much to the happiness of many Volvo brand loyalists. The latest 2017 Volvo V60 is arguably the best version of the crossover yet, with many luxury car shoppers eager to get behind the wheel of their very own. Backed by the brand’s reputation for advanced in-vehicle safety and the latest technology, it’s no wonder why so many wagon crossover fans are making the switch to the latest Volvo V60 model.
The first V60 wagon sold here in the United States was the 2014 model year. At the same time that Volvo brought the V60 to the U.S., the brand also released the V60 Cross Country model in all of its global markets. The elongated version of the popular wagon is the first ever raised variant of the V60 model, and comes with standard all-wheel drive here in North America. Both the standard Volvo V60 and the V60 Cross Country are wildly popular here in the United States, and each is available for the 2017 model year. Explore a few of the many ways in which the 2017 V60 exceeds all expectations when it comes to areas of power and performance, versatility, and of course – safety.
Versatility and Amenities
The 2017 V60 is officially classified as a crossover wagon, and delivers exceptional practicality to both families, as well as individuals with a thirst for adventure. To start, the V60 offers up to 43.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity, all while transporting up to five passengers in comfort. Whether you plan to utilize your V60 wagon on your next family road trip, or to transport your favorite bicycle to the local trail head, Volvo has you covered.
The interior cabin of the Volvo V60 is as luxurious as it is functional. With lush leather upholstery, premium wood grain trim, and chrome accents, everything about the V60 exudes the high-end quality Volvo is known for worldwide. When it comes to connecting your vehicle to the outside world, no one does it better than Volvo. The latest V60 model includes Sensus, Volvo’s ultimate infotainment center that can command every aspect of your vehicle. From navigation, to smartphone connectivity, to safety systems, Sensus is the brain of the 2017 V60 crossover. Along with the wagon’s intelligent control center, the V60 also boasts built-in Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity, which is able to connect you and your passengers seamlessly to the power of the world wide web. The optional navigation system will also allow you to easily make your way to and from your destination, without having to waste a second thinking about where the road ahead will lead you.
To summarize, the 2017 Volvo V60 is the most versatile and amenity-rich crossover in the luxury vehicle segment. With plenty of available and standard features, no other brand can compete with all that this model has to offer.
Power and Performance
Volvo is not only a luxury automotive brand known for delivering exceptionally high safety standards, but is also a manufacturer that is renowned for delivering powerful performances throughout its entire model lineup. The 2017 V60 wagon is no exception to this widely acknowledged fact. 2017 V60 models come equipped with a very capable 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged block with direct-injection technology. Paired with an eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission, the V60 is as responsive as it is capable. Base V60 wagons come with front wheel drive, while higher-end models are offered with Volvo’s advanced all-wheel drive system featuring Instant Traction technology. This electronic management system continuously monitors the speed of individual wheels, the engine torque, throttle, engine speed, and brakes in order to deliver an exceptionally balanced and safe ride every time. The 2.0-liter engine features a 240 horsepower rating, and also delivers 258 lb.-ft. of torque. The high end T6 AWD R-Design version of the V60 wagon features a 2.0-liter supercharged and turbocharged engine, which delivers a heart pounding 302 horsepower rating, and 395 lb.-ft. of torque. Paddle shifters come standard on all but the base 2017 V60 model, and help drivers more accurately navigate their intended paths, no matter what. The V60 is also able to tow up to 3,500 pounds, making it even more appealing to people who need that added level of capability.
As powerful a performer as the 2017 V60 is, the capable wagon manages to deliver an EPA-estimated rating of 36 miles per gallon on the highway, and up to 25 in the city. These numbers are due to the fact that every V60 model is equipped with brake energy regeneration technology, as well as Volvo’s ECO+ Functionality and start/stop technology. Together, these systems help drivers be more efficient from behind the wheel, without stressing over every push of the acceleration pedal.
While you may not be surprised by the fact that the Volvo V60 crossover is one of the safest on the road, you may be surprised by all of the new safety technology this vehicle has to offer. Volvo has built a reputation based on in-vehicle safety and advanced technology, which is one of the reasons why we love the Swedish automaker so much. With a commitment to keep all of their drivers and passengers safe, the newest V60 is no exception to this steadfast rule. Let’s discover a few of the many advanced in-vehicle safety technologies available on the newest V60 wagon, and how each one will benefit you as a driver. This suite of safety systems, known as Volvo’s IntelliSafe, has been put together by the safety experts at Volvo to create a more harmonious relationship between drivers and their cars. Check out each of these advanced systems, to see how they are able to support Volvo’s mission of a safer experience behind the wheel:
- Blind Spot Information – This system alerts the driver by illuminating a light by the side mirror when a vehicle is within its blind spot. Rather than accidentally miss a car when changing lanes at high speeds or in heavy traffic congestion, this system helps to eliminate this uncertainty altogether.
- Auto-Braking Technology – All 2017 V60 crossover models come equipped with Volvo’s City Safety auto-braking technology. When an imminent collision is detected, the system will automatically apply pressure to the vehicle’s brakes, reducing the speed in order to prevent the accident from occurring. This system works at speeds of 31 miles per hour and less.
- Adaptive Cruise Control – This advanced safety technology is activated at speeds over 18 miles per hour, and works by automatically maintaining a predetermined distance between the V60 and the car directly ahead of it. The system will automatically accelerate and slow down in order to keep the safe distance set by the driver.
- Distance Alert – This red warning light is automatically activated in the lower section of the V60’s windshield when the vehicle is following another car at an unsafe distance. This system serves as a friendly reminder to keep enough room between yourself and the car ahead in order to avoid unnecessary collisions.