2017, 2018 Volvo S60 Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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The new S60 Cross Country was first introduced for the 2016 model year along with the S60 Inscription trim level. The Cross Country is special in that it has a raised ride height similar to that of an SUV designed for off-roading. However, it is not an SUV; it is a sedan that comes with all-wheel drive (AWD) and a suspension that is off-road-ready. For 2017 the 6- and 5-cylinder engines have been eliminated from the S60 lineup. Now all the S60 autos only have a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that is turbocharged.
The 2017 Volvo S60 Cross Country comes as a 4-door sedan with all-wheel drive that clears the ground by 7.9 inches. For reference, the ground clearance for the top ten tallest off-road vehicles ranges from 12.2 inches to 8.7 inches. So the Cross Country is close to having the clearance of the top SUVs. It is capable of straddling obstacles that are up to 7.9 inches tall. In addition to the raised suspension, the Cross Country has hill-descent control, protective skid plates, and black fender extensions.
2017 Volvo S60 Cross Country is one of the trim levels for the S60 lineup. The other trims are the base level Dynamic, then the Inscription, the Polestar, and the R-Design Platinum. The base trim comes standard with headlight washers, leather sport seats, a moonroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, and many other perks that are also offered on the upper level trims. Plus each of the upper trims add their own perks and features.
The Inscription trim provides extra legroom due to its longer wheelbase. The Polestar includes heated steering wheel and seats, adaptive cruise control, and a DVD player. The R-Design Platinum is the top-of-the-line trim level. It has top-of-the-line features such as special 19-inch wheels, leather upholstery, and sport pedals.
The driving impressions of the S60 Cross Country are all favorable among test drivers. First of all you don't have to climb up to enter the vehicle like you would in typical large SUVs. You can slip into the vehicle like it is a regular sedan which is popular among petite drivers. The higher ride height gives you better visibility which is a plus. Performance-wise, the Cross Country accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 6.1 seconds.
The Cross Country has a quiet ride and a responsive powertrain. The driver has a feeling of total control due to the superior driving dynamics and predictable handling. Driving in the city as well as on the highway is very comfortable. Seamless and smooth acceleration makes driving a real pleasure. Even if you don't take the Cross Country off road, it can handle cavernous potholes and other in-road obstacles with ease.
The fuel economy is not bad for this vehicle. The 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. It can get 23 mpg in city driving and 31 mpg on the highway.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Volvo S60 invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Volvo S60 MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.