Volvo’s mid-range S60 sedan is unchanged for 2022, so this remains a compact range with two powertrains and three trim levels. There’s no diesel option, but the solitary gas engine has mild hybrid technology to improve fuel economy and lower emissions.
2022 Volvo S60
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2022 Volvo S60 Overview
Choosing Your Volvo S60
The Volvo S60 comes with front-wheel drive as standard, while AWD is $2,300 extra. The range starts with the Momentum trim, staring at $39,995 including destination in FWD guise.
The Inscription and R-Design are identically priced at $42,995, with the former focusing on luxury and the latter prioritizing a sportier drive and appearance.
The only engine available in the S60 is Volvo’s two-liter T5 gas unit, generating 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. This is supplied to either the front or all four wheels through an eight-speed Geartronic automatic transmission.
FWD models return an EPA-estimated 26 mpg city, 35 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined.
Fuel efficiency figures for AWD drop to 25/33/28 mpg, respectively.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Volvo S60 seats five, and the cargo capacity stands at 11.6 cubic feet with the rear seats in place.
Volvo has always been synonymous with safety, and the S60 will even impart warnings of low road friction if sensors detect grip is diminishing. There’s a dedicated airbag for the driver’s knees and inflatable curtain airbags, and hill-start assistance is also standard.
Volvo’s blind spot information system combines active steering assistance and cross-traffic alerts. Every S60 receives road sign information and a lane-keeping aid alongside oncoming lane mitigation technology to minimize the risk of a freeway accident.
Volvo’s entry-level sound system is a 220-watt system combining 10 woofers, tweeters, and mid-range speakers.
A 600-watt Harmon Kardon system is an $800 upgrade on Momentum and standard on higher trims, while a 1,100-watt Bowers & Wilkins system is a $3,200 option on the R-Design and Inscription models.
Smartphone compatibility is standard across the range, with an adaptive 12-inch instrument panel and portrait touchscreen infotainment system with universal features.
There are some lovely touches on all 2022 S60 models, such as a two-zone climate system that runs for 15 minutes after turning off the engine to keep people cool while they wait in the car.
An automatic cabin ventilation system activates when the vehicle is unlocked, and the S60’s keyless entry system includes a hands-free trunk lid opening. There’s a power sunshade for the panoramic moonroof, and the front seats are both powered with two-way lumbar support. Cruise control and rain-sensitive wipers are standard, while the voice-activated cabin is compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Combining a heated steering wheel and front seats with heated front and rear wiper blades, the Climate pack looks like good value at $750.
The same can’t be said for the $3,800 Advanced pack, however, although it does deliver a graphical head-up display alongside adaptive cruise control and pilot assist, a 360-degree surround camera, inductive smartphone charging, and high-level cabin illumination.
The $1,700 Premium pack blends navigation and park assistance with electric rear seat reclining and head restraint folding, plus a compass in the rearview mirror.
R-Design sets its stall out with sports pedals and metal mesh aluminum décor in a cabin that also sports R-Design branding. Purposeful double-spoke matt black alloy wheels distinguish the R-Design externally, while internal upgrades include four-zone automatic climate, power cushion extenders on the front seats, and navigation.
It also sports a Harman Kardon premium sound system, with 14 speakers and an air-vented subwoofer driven through a 600-watt digital amp.
The Climate pack remains an option on R-Design, while the $1,900 Advanced pack combines a 360-degree camera and inductive smartphone charging with adaptive cruise and a HUD.
The differences between R-Design and Inscription models are all aesthetic, with identical prices and mechanicals. The Inscription is a Scandinavian design masterpiece, with driftwood décor and blond headlining above a driver’s seat with four-way power lumbar. There’s a generous application of chrome and charcoal leather, too.
Inscription options are the same as R-Design models.
The Volvo S60 Momentum is generously equipped, and few buyers are likely to need the additional features provided by higher trim levels. High-mileage drivers may welcome the Premium Pack’s benefits, especially since this $1,700 option is the only way to add navigation to Momentum models.
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