S60 2015.5: Well balanced ride and handling

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Volvo S60 2015.5

There’s a lot to like about Volvo as a company and one of the best things is the advanced safety and reliability that seem to be built into the brand’s very character. Here’s the S60 2015.5.

The Volvo S60 2015.5 is a limited edition model that expands on all the good stuff the brand offers in its cars. Boasting more tuning and a sportier character, the model also features improvements in terms of its fuel economy. This is thanks to its addition of the Drive-E four-cylinder engines that come in two different versions: turbocharged, as well as turbo- and supercharged. From top to bottom, this car was built to impress. Keep reading to learn more.

Power Galore

A 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine can be found in T5 Drive-E models that generates 240 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque. Alternatively, standard T5 models are equipped with a turbocharged five-cylinder engine that is a staple of the brand and generates 250 horsepower with 255 lb.-ft. of torque. There’s also the T6 Drive-E trim level powered by its own four-cylinder that is both turbo- and supercharged to generate 302 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. The standard T6 is a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder that produces 300 horsepower and 325 lb.-ft. of torque. The top-of-the-line Polestar models bump the horsepower to 350. All models across the lineup come with good acceleration and ample responsiveness.

A Blessing on the Inside

Stepping into the vehicle, the interior is sure to impress with it’s high-quality build. The S60 2015.5 features arguably some of the most comfortable seats in existence, along with some slick looking gauges. Inoffensive and clean overall, the styling of the interior may fall slightly on the time-worn side, but that’s not to say it falls behind when it comes to the competition. Volvos are famous for their utterly functional interiors, and that is more than obvious when it comes to the S60 2015.5. While the controls for the sound system might take some getting used to at first, everything inside this car works exactly the way it was to designed to do.

Even the Base Model Comes with More Equipment Than You Need

There’s absolutely no shortage of standard features when it comes to the S60 2015.5. Just some examples include 17-inch wheels, intelligent driver information system, electric parking brake, keyless entry with locking fuel cap, whiplash protection system, heated side mirrors, outside temperature gauge, rain-sensing wipers, puddle lights, dual-zone climate control, leather shifter and steering wheel, eight-way power front seats and so much more. Higher trim levels bring such additional upgrades as a 12-speaker stereo with 650-watt amplifier, a garage door opener, backup camera, compass in rearview mirror and so much more.

A Definite Best-Buy

When looking for a car that makes for an excellent daily commuter, comes with pretty good fuel economy and is a pleasure to drive, the Volvo S60 2015.5 is an excellent choice. The brand has traditionally catered to shoppers with a particular sense of safety and reliability; while the S60 2015.5 manages to hold on to its predecessors’ fame, it also brings plenty more to the table. The higher trim levels feature sporty engine and suspension settings, which adds a completely new character to the safe, family car that is the S60. This piece of Scandinavian automotive technology is the best buy for those who want to make sure they are safe, but also don’t shy away from channelling their inner race car driver.