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2020 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription AWD elegant simplicity that rides and drives well


2020 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Inscription Mid-Size Luxury Sport Sedan

The Volvo S60 – launched in 2019 – is the first Volvo car built in the United States.  Though many U.S. consumers think of Volvo in terms of their highly desirable XC series of SUV’s, Volvo builds one of the best sedans in the market today.

With the S60, the Swedes have once again demonstrated their skill in combining luxury and simplicity with design and engineering to deliver performance, comfort, convenience and technology for discriminating drivers – this time – built right here.

Shortly before the Christmas holidays, Volvo sent us a new 2020 Volvo S60 T6 AWD for a weeklong drive test.   We did not make a trip over ‘over the river to grandma’s house’ that week, but we were everywhere else in Hill Country – enjoying the spirit of the season in one fine sport sedan.

The 2020 Volvo S60 presents an understated confidence with its uncluttered styling, efficient power, leading technology, premium convenience and luxury amenities plus safety in this competitive mid-size luxury sedan.

Looking at it any way you like, the Volvo S60 T6 Inscription is a finely equipped, nicely appointed and well-mannered as a luxury sport sedan around town and on the road.

Simply – it rides and drives well. Really well.


2020 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Inscription as Tested

Our S60 Inscription came in a distinctive Denim Blue Metallic color with Blond Interior seating and running on handsome 19-inch Five-Spoke Black Diamond Alloy Wheels.

The MSRP for our 2020 T6 Inscription AWD was $47,400.  Loading it up with all of the packages and accessories available, Volvo delivered it to us – for our ride/drive test – priced at $58,690.


The S60 Inscription is very well powered by a 2.0L Four-Cylinder Direct Injected turbocharged and supercharged engine that delivers 316 horsepower with 295 ft.-lb. of torque.  Power is effectively distributed to the AWD system through an 8-speed Automatic Transmission with Start/Stop and driver selectable Drive Modes. 


Our S60 Inscription was nicely loaded on the outside. Features include Full LED Headlights w/Active Bending Lights, LED Fog lights, unique Inscription Grille with Bright Chrome Bars, Thor’s Hammer DRL’s, headlight pressure washing system, Illuminated Door Handles, Heated Windshield Wiper Blades and Washer Nozzles, Retractable Side Mirrors and Laminated Panoramic Moonroof w/Power Sunshade.


Loaded with comfort inside, our Inscription featured front sport seats in Blonde Nappa Perforated Leather.  Seats were heated and ventilated, featuring 10-way power adjustment with power side bolsters, power seat cushion extensions and back massage.

The Nappa leather covered rear seating is also heated. Other elements include premium Linear Lime Deco inlays, 4-zone Climate Control with multifilters and humidity sensors, High Level Illumination and more.

Driver Assist/Convenience Technology

There is no lack of driver assist and technology features.  S60 Inscription includes a 12.3-inch Digital Driver Information Display, vivid Graphical Head-up Display with Road Sign Reader, Pilot Assist – Driver Assistance System w/Adaptive Cruise Control, Park Assist Pilot, 360-Surround View Camera and the award winning Sensus Connect system with Navigation Pro.

Infotainment and Connectivity

Infotainment and connectivity features include the Volvo Sensus Connect 9-inch Integrated (Tablet Style) Touchscreen, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth, smartphone integration, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, HD and SiriusXM radio, multiple USB connection points and a 12V power outlet in rear console.

Of special note are the ‘sounds’ of the Bowers and Wilkins 10-channel 1100-Watt 15 – Speaker Premium Sound System with three Room Modes to select from.

Nothing like concert quality sounds while rolling down the road.



Safety elements included City Safety Collision Avoidance (vehicle, pedestrian, cyclist, large animal), Collision Mitigation front and rear, Oncoming Lane Mitigation, Lane Departure Warning w/Lane Keeping, Blind Spot Information and Steer Assist, Cross Traffic Alert and Park Assist w/Camera front and rear.

Equipped with the Active Bending Headlights, the 2020 Volvo S60 Inscription T6 AWD has earned a top safety rating of Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

Volvo 2020 S60 Lineup

The 2020 Volvo S60 mid-size luxury sport sedan is available in four trim levels: Momentum, Inscription, R-Design and Polestar Engineered.  There are three drivetrains, T5 FWD (turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder), T6 AWD (turbocharged and supercharged 2.0L 4cylinder and T8 (plug-in hybrid). 

Learn more about the 2020 Volvo S60 and build one the way you want it at the consumer site here: https://www.volvocars.com/us/cars/new-models/s60

KEY DATA (2020 Volvo S60 T6 AWD Inscription)   

  • Model:                              S60 Luxury Sport Sedan
  • Trim:                                 Inscription 
  • Class:                               Luxury Sedan
  • Segment:                          Mid-Size
  • Seating:                             Five
  • MSRP:                              $47,400          
  • As Tested:                         $58,690 (delivered)   
  • Engine:                             2.0L 4-cylinder Turbo Supercharged
  • Horsepower:                     316
  • Torque:                             295 ft.-lb.        .
  • Transmission:                   8-speed automatic w/ Drive Mode Select
  • Drive System:                    AWD
  • Wheel size                        19-inch
  • Fuel Economy                   21/32/25 mpg    city/highway/combined
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