Volvo’s V60 loses weight for its 2017 release

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Volvo’s V60 loses weight for its 2017 release

The 2017 Volvo V60 loses poundage and gains more power

When it comes to vehicles, the less weight that a vehicle has the more aerodynamic that vehicle performs generally. As there is strain on the engine to pull the load, the vehicle has better fuel efficiency. The 2017 Volvo V60 has taken these facts into consideration and implemented new engineering and various changes to the V60. These changes come with the new Drive-E engine in 2017 which boasts of more power for the vehicle, making it a competitor among other top ranked sedans and wagons.

The Drive-E Engine

Volvo has been quoted as having a philosophy of “efficiency without compromises”, and such can definitively be stated about the engine on the Volvo V60. The Drive-E engine is a four-cylinder engine is part of the company’s plan to create more power and optimize fuel efficiency. According to KBB “the engines are designed to make it easy to add on turbochargers and/or superchargers in order to create bigger bangs of horsepower and torque” adding “The supercharger/turbocharger/hybrid combo is how Volvo plans to wring V8 power out of a clean, efficient 4-Cylinder Engine.

Engine Selections for the V60

The new 2017 Volvo V60 offers two engine selections. The first is a 2.0L Turbocharged engine with the second being a supercharged 2.0L engine. Standard/base trims come with the 2.0L engine which works off of an eight-speed automatic transmission. AWD systems are available on selected trims. However, FWD is standard.

In performance and fuel efficiency testing the 2017 Volvo V60 rivaled other sedans within its class. MotorTrend commented that “Fuel economy is excellent on all variants “ and U.S. government testing showed that the EPA MPGs were around 30 combined city/highway with competitive MPG separately. Performance wise, the lighter overall weight of the vehicle coupled with the Drive-E turbo/supercharged engine allots for an increase in power and quicker 0 to 60 acceleration than its former edition. Even with the chassis sitting slightly higher for the Cross Country, the drive is smooth. Additionally, the interior of the cabin reduces exterior noise allowing for more comfortable extended drives.


As the 2017 Volvo V60 is a family sedan, purchasers should be confident in knowing that they are buying a safe sedan. The design of the Volvo has a frame which is intended to divert the main strain of force from a frontal collision around the vehicle instead of through the vehicle. Additionally, strategically place airbags throughout the vehicle help to minimize the risk of injury to passengers should a collision occur, whether from the front or impacting another sector of the vehicle. The IIHS rated the V60 as a Top Safety Pick with ratings of Good (the highest award possible for a vehicle tested by the IIHS) across the board. Apart from the standard safety features, the 2017 Volvo V60 has available enhancements such as blind spot monitoring, front collision warnings, and available Emergency assistance via the infotainment system applications. Depending upon the trim selection chosen and the packaging additional driver enhancement and safety features may be available (including features which can be accessed via steering wheel buttons). Ask your dealership about any specific features to find which package and trim best suits your needs.

Are you interested in the Volvo V60? We can help

If you are interested in the V60 Sedan from Volvo, we would love to help you. Whether you are a small family or a single driver looking for a more stylish and modern sedan, the 2017 Volvo V60 may be right for you. Volvo of Lisle would like to invite you to one of our dealerships to discuss the various models, trims, and packages available to address the driving features, your style, and your driving performance needs. We are located in Lisle, serving Naperville, Bolingbrook, Clarendon Hills, Wheaton, and Aurora. Please use our website to find the location that is closest to you. While on our site you can also view the models available at that location, service and maintenance for existing vehicles (or for your new purchase), as well as explore financing and discounts available for qualified buyers/leasers. Should you have any questions about the 2017 Volvo V60 or any of the automotive offered by Volvo of Lisle, or if you would like to schedule a test drive, please let one of our seasoned professional team members know when you visit. We look forward to seeing you soon.

2016 Volvo V60 T5 Drive-E Premier    Price: $35,884.00
Bodystyle: Wagon Int. Color: Off-Black
Engine: I-4 cyl Odometer: 0
Transmission: 8-SPEED AUTO FWD Stock #: V60179
Ext. Color: Savile Gray Vin: YV140MEK1G1306948

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