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2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E

Smart Station Wagon

A three-quarter front view of the 2015 Volvo V60
In short: A fuel-efficient, family-friendly station wagon.

2015 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E Review

Volvo has come full circle and has decided that smaller is better… at least when it comes to engine technology.

We loved driving the Volvo V60 in Las Vegas and through the Nevada desert. It was effortless; the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivered V6-like power with 31.4 MPG combined fuel efficiency. Our metallic blue station wagon is designed to be eco-friendly (ULEV II) and shoots for efficiency with start-stop technology coupled to an 8-speed automatic transmission. It offers most of what you’d expect in a modern car and the 40/20/40 split flat-folding rear seats provide cargo flexibility. A rolling net makes the car dog-ready. Legendary Volvo safety systems such as City Safety are standard.

The Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E is an excellent choice for city dwellers who need cargo utility but don’t want the bulk of an SUV. It is perfect for families and if you want to haul Fido around. Then again, the V60 T5 will also take all of your stuff on a road trip or camping expedition with plenty of pep.

Warranty/Service: Five-year/60,000-mile limited warranty; five-year/60,000-mile complimentary scheduled service and repair; four-year roadside assistance

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QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $35,300 / As Tested: $42,225

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door station wagon

Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with direct injection
Horsepower: 240 hp @ 5,600 rpm
Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed automatic with manual shift mode

Curb weight: 3,527 lbs
Wheelbase: 109.3 in
Length/Width/Height: 182.5 / 73.4 / 58.4 in
Turning circle: 37.1 ft

Brakes:
4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Suspension: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door station wagon

Traction: Dynamic Stability and Traction Control with advanced stability control and corner traction control

0-60 mph: 6.1 seconds
60-0 mph: n/a
Top Speed: 140 mph

EPA City: 21 mpg
EPA Highway: 30 mpg

Seating Capacity: 5
Safety: dual-stage front airbags; front side airbags; side curtain airbags


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Photography: AlphaMedia

Make: Volvo, Vehicle Type: Station Wagon

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