Who says wagons belong to the past? It’s true you can count the wagons, primarily made by Audi and Mercedes-Benz, at your fingertips. And then there is Volvo with the V60 and larger V90.

Based on the popular T8 S60 sedan, the 2024 V60 Recharge plug-in hybrid is fitted with a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbocharged and direct-injection engine. It is paired with two electric motors backed by an 18.8 kWh lithium-ion battery to produce 455 horsepower and 523 pounds-feet of torque. Essentially, the V60 can go 41 miles on purely electric. Add an 8-speed auto gearbox and the start-stop feature (engine stop when the vehicle halts) to the mix and you have substantial savings in fuel as well as weight to produce an exceptional wagon.

Volvo V60 exterior

Up front sits a high-gloss black mesh grille hosting not just the familiar Volvo iron mark but also the Polester Engineered motif, surrounded by horizontal LED headlights and a PE strut bar. Walk around the wagon and the PE signature gold-colored brake calipers and tire pressure monitor caps will pique interest. The gold theme continues as you step into the cabin with the metal color evident also on the seatbelts. Conveying an upscale aura is a 12.3-inch instrument panel and Nappa leather seats, tailored sport tilt/telescopic steering wheel and gear shifter. Volvo Sensus infotainment, with a distinct vertical 9-inch display touch screen, is essentially made up of four tiles: navigation, media, phone and user-defined. Activate one and watch it expand while keeping the other tiles visible for future use. Fairly new for 2024 is a Google built-in Assistant, Maps and Play store. Standard amenities include two-zone auto a/c, charcoal headliner, Bowers & Wilkins sound system, panoramic sunroof and head-up display.

Yes, it’s a wagon but don’t for a minute believe that your pricey ride will be slow. The all-wheel-drive vehicle can take off 0 to 60 mph in a mere 4.4 seconds. Apart from incredible nimbleness, the V60 boasts an extravagant cabin and no-frills capabilities. Volvo’s long safety list makes it a no-brainer!


Tires: 235/40R19

Wheelbase: 113.1 inches

Length: 187.4 inches

Width: 75.4 inches

Height: 56.6 inches

Weight: 4,500 pounds

Fuel capacity: 15.9 gallons

Combined electric: 74 MPGe

Combined gas: 31 mpg

Base price: $71,250

Price as tested: $72,925

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