2017, 2018 Volvo S60 Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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What's New For 2018?
The 2018 Volvo S60 only received minor updates for the model year since a total overhaul should happen in 2019 or 2020. The biggest change for 2018 is that you can now opt for a heated steering wheel and front seats.
The S60 is Volvo's smallest luxury sedan and is only available as such. It is considered Volvo's entry-level luxury vehicle and comes with two different powertrain configurations (the T5 and the T6).
The 2018 Volvo XC60 is available in four trim levels, with two being standard wheelbases and two being elongated. The base trim is called the T5 Dynamic, and it comes equipped with numerous power features, WiFi connectivity, and fashionable leather seats. The next trim level up is the T5 Inscription, which is one of the longer wheelbase models and, therefore, increases the amount of legroom in the rear of the cabin. It also adds rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. If you want crystal-clear audio, the Inscription Platinum trim features a superb 12-speaker Harman Kardon system. The line-topping T6 AWD R-Design Platinum has the Inscription Platinum's features plus sport seats up front and a sports-tuned suspension.
The S60 is probably one of the most effortless vehicles in its class. Both of the available powertrains provide ample amounts of power to the S60. However, if you can afford the cost to upgrade, the super- and turbocharged T6 is the superior of the two. It generates an impressive 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, which, despite an average acceleration rate, makes for a powerful ride. Additionally, the brakes on the 2018 Volvo S60 have a natural feel to them and will inspire driver confidence, even when making a panic stop. Steering and handling on the S60 are both excellent, too. As far as steering goes, any of the three selectable modes are comfortable to drive in and can easily be switched between. Steering always feels secure and predictable, and the vehicle's handling is shockingly nimble on even the most winding roadways. The S60 has top-notch stability control that keeps the car centered at all times. The only real flaw when it comes to driving performance is the annoyance the automatic stop-start feature creates. Thankfully, this feature can be quickly and easily disabled with the push of a button, but when it is activated, it will cause the vehicle to lurch and be slow to start up.
If fuel efficiency is important to you, the 2018 Volvo S60 is a vehicle that should meet your needs. Both of the 4-cylinder engines are small and sip generously on the gas. At the maximum, you can get 29 mpg combined (25 mpg city/36 mpg highway) from the T5 Dynamic. At a minimum, you will get 22 mpg combined (20 mpg city/27 mpg highway). Either way, regardless of what you choose, these are some of the best numbers for a small luxury sedan.
The 2018 Volvo S60 might be slightly overdue for an overhaul, but, on the whole, this vehicle is every bit as luxurious as it is powerful. It proves to be a smart choice for those looking for good fuel economy from a luxury sedan.
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.