STATUS: Carryover for 2020 - The midsize V60 wagon and S60 sedan were new for 2019, joining the five-passenger XC60 wagon that arrived for 2018. That model is three inches shorter than the V60 - with similar interior volume, however - and has 2.5 more inches of ground clearance. All three 60-series models use Volvo's Scalable Product Architecture platform, which is claimed to add rigidity for better ride and handling qualities, while also providing improved crash protection. The base T5 engine is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 250 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The T6 is a supercharged and turbocharged version of the 2.0, rated at 316 horsepower and 295 pound-feet. At lower engine speeds, the supercharger provides the boost, but above 3,000 rpm the turbocharger joins in. Atop the performance ladder is the T8 AWD plug-in hybrid that is standard in the premium Polestar Engineered trim. It's rated at 400 horsepower and 495 pound-feet. All but the base trim levels contain a full range of crash-preventing active-safety technologies under Volvo's Pilot Assist banner.
Base price (incl. destination): $37,050 (sedan); $41,800 (XC60)
Type: Midsize sedan/wagon
Engines (h.p.): 2.0-liter I-4, turbocharged (250); 2.0-liter I-4, turbocharged and supercharged (316); 2.0-liter I-4 with electric motor (400)
Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
Layout: Front- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 23/34/27 (2.0, FWD)
Base weight (lb.): 3,660