The 2023 Volvo S60 sedan receives a new grille and an updated rear bumper. The infotainment system adopts built-in Google apps, including navigation. Revised trim levels allow greater flexibility in equipping the S60 to suit.
Choosing Your Volvo S60
The gas S60 comes in three trim levels: Core, Plus, and Ultimate. Pricing starts at $42,395 including destination and heads to $47,845 for the Ultimate.
The plug-in hybrid S60 Recharge is offered in the same trims, priced from $52,345 to $57,795, plus a high-performance Polestar Engineered trim for $69,145.
The S60 starts out with front-wheel drive and a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with mild hybrid assist. All-wheel drive can be added for $2,300.
The Recharge carries a turbo four-cylinder and an electric motor, along with standard AWD. Plug-in technology allows the Recharge to travel up to 41 miles on electricity alone.
Every S60 comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (Combined)|
|2.0L Turbo 4-cyl||247 hp||258 lb-ft||30/28 mpg (FWD/AWD)|
|2.0L Turbo 4-cyl Plug-in Hybrid||455 hp||523 lb-ft||74 MPGe|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The S60 is a compact luxury sedan with room for five. The trunk holds 11.6 cubic feet, which is less than most rivals. The standard split-folding rear seat helps with versatility.
The S60 Core comes equipped with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, automatic high beams assist, rear parking sensors, road sign recognition, and automatic wipers.
The subsequent trims also come with side and front parking sensors, adaptive cruise control steering assist, and surround-view cameras. A head-up display is exclusive to the Ultimate and Polestar.
The S60's standard infotainment system includes a 9-inch touchscreen, 10 speakers, four USB ports, HD and satellite radio, Google apps (including navigation), and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The Ultimate receives a 14-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, while the Polestar gets 15-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound.
The Core offers a leatherette or premium cloth interior with 12-way power front seat with driver memory, a panoramic sunroof, aluminum trim, a universal home remote, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Core rolls on 18-inch alloy wheels.
The Climate Package ($750) furnishes heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, and headlight washers. The S60 Black Edition ($2,345) receives gloss black exterior trim, 19-inch black wheels, and Onyx Black or Crystal White paint
Along with its safety tech upgrades, the Plus features a genuine leather interior with wood trim, ambient lighting, a sculpted shift knob, and one-touch folding rear seats with power-folding headrests. The Climate Package and Black Edition treatment remain optional.
The Ultimate adds luxury touches like four-zone automatic climate control with air purification, a power driver seat extension, passenger seat memory, and the head-up display and Harman Kardon system. The outside gets 19-inch wheels and bright exterior trim. The Climate Package is still optional, as is the Black Edition trim, now priced at $1,945.
The Polestar features special chassis and suspension tuning for maximum high-speed grip. Other upgrades include Brembo brakes, 19-inch forged wheels, and a portable vehicle charger. The interior boasts Nappa leather seats, mesh aluminum trim, and an Orrefors crystal shift knob. The Climate Package is standard.
The 2023 Volvo S60 in Plus trim feels like a complete luxury car, and we think it's a better value than the base Core. The Recharge may seem expensive compared to the gas model, but it delivers altogether superior performance, not just a boost in efficiency.