2017 Volvo V60 Polestar Wagon Test Drive Review

2017 Volvo V60 Polestar Wagon Test Drive Review
- $62,595 2017 V60 Polestar is a wagon sized toward the small end of the mid-size class, which has been given a performance makeover by Volvo’s in-house tuning arm, Polestar, rubber-band-thin performance tires, tiny blue Polestar badge in the grille

- initially, wagon and its Volvo S60 Polestar sedan produced 345 horsepower, a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, all wheel drive

- 2017 version with turbo supercharged 2.0-liter inline-four, 362-hp, eight-speed automatic

- 2017 include new brake rotors, restyled wheels, all-wheel-drive system, revised steering

- new engine appears also in the XC90 SUV and the 90-series sedan and wagon, although Polestar extracts an extra 46 horsepower and 52 lb-ft of torque for this application

- combined forced-induction strategies give the four-cylinder sharper response than the old inline-six, and its midrange punch is strong

- eight-speed automatic comports itself better than the six-speed, the eight-speed cracks off premonitory downshifts when braking into a corner, it more aggressively holds lower gears, six-speed would just sort of blend from gear to gear with no backup from the throttle when shifted manually

- quick cycling over sharp impacts without ruining the ride quality, as well as firm composure in corners

- more road feel, quicker-acting all-wheel drive to the steering revisions, best way to understand the Polestar is to drive the Polestar

Starting Price $62,595
Vehicle Type 4 door hatchback, front engine, all wheel drive
Engine supercharged, turbocharged, intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, direct fuel injection
Transmission 8-speed automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 362 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque 347 lb-ft @ 3100 rpm
Displacement 120 cu in, 1969 cc
Wheelbase 109.3 in
Length 182.5 in
Width 73.4 in
Height 58.4 in
Curb weight 3966 lb
Passenger volume 94 cu ft
Cargo volume 28 cu ft
0-60 mph 4.4 sec
0-100 mph 10.9 sec
Top speed 155 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 5.1 sec
Top gear(30-50 mph) 2.6 sec
Top gear(50-70 mph) 3.3 sec
Braking (70-0 mph) 154 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 20/27 mpg
C/D observed 19 mpg
Pros better engine, rare
Cons pricey, no manual transmission