Live thread: One week with a 2024 Volvo V60 Recharge

Colin
By Colin Wood
Apr 30, 2024 | Volvo, New Car Review, V60, Live Thread, V60 Recharge

Photography Credit: David S. Wallens

Wanna ride shotgun with GRM?

Welcome to this week’s test vehicle, a 2024 Volvo V60 Recharge Polestar Engineered.

If you want a genuine wagon from Volvo (as in, not one of the lifted "Cross Country" models), this plug-in hybrid model is your only option.


Photograph Courtesy Volvo

The good news, though, is that the Recharge Polestar Engineered is pretty powerful: A combined power output of 455 horsepower and 523 lb.-ft. of torque–which, Volvo says, gives the V60 a zero-to-60 time of just 4.4 seconds.

More specifically, the powertrain is comprised of a super- and turbocharged inline-four rated at 312 horsepower that's combined with an electric motor good for 143 horsepower. Shifting is handled by an 8-speed automatic.

As a plug-in hybrid, the V60 can also drive in an all-electric mode for 41 miles before running out of charge.

MSRP for the V60 Recharge starts at $71,250, with our tester carrying a sticker price of $72,925.

Questions? Comments? Feel free to post them below.

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Comments
Duke
Duke MegaDork
4/30/24 12:28 p.m.

*huff* *huff* *huff* *huff* *huff* *huff*

 

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
4/30/24 12:29 p.m.

This one checks a lot of boxes for me:

Fast(ish) ✔
Wagon ✔
Plug-in hybrid ✔
Decent EV range ✔
Looks cool ✔
WAGON ✔✔✔

Shame it doesn't come in "Swedish Racing Green" like the previous Polestar models.

APEowner
APEowner GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
4/30/24 12:40 p.m.

Man, that's a good looking car.  There's something about the whole plug in hybrid concept that bugs me though.  I'm good with a pure EV and I love me some old fashioned internal combustion engine but combining them in any form just seems like the worst of both worlds.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/30/24 12:45 p.m.

If the available power is a trade-off of the plug in hybridness, then I’m okay with that. It has power. Everywhere: combined 455 horsepower with 523 lb.-ft. of torque, all backed by a quick-shifting, eight-speed automatic. 

It looks great. It’s the right size. Good visibility in all directions. It’s quiet and comfortable.

More to come in a few. 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/30/24 12:45 p.m.
Duke said:

*huff* *huff* *huff* *huff* *huff* *huff*

 

That’s the good kind of huffing, right? 

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/30/24 12:47 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

Duke
Duke MegaDork
4/30/24 12:49 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:
Duke said:

*huff* *huff* *huff* *huff* *huff* *huff*

That’s the good kind of huffing, right? 

*pant* YES *pant*

 

nderwater
nderwater UltimaDork
4/30/24 12:54 p.m.

That price tag, yikes.  Looks like the mild-hybrid V60 can be had for about $20K less.

I love wagons, but man, I can't imagine that many customers will purchase one of these over the huge spectrum of SUV choices on the market right now.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
4/30/24 12:56 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

In reply to Colin Wood :

Absolute bummer that you can only have it in those colors. I get it, though, I'm in the minority that wants a shouty color like yellow or bright blue.

Nothing a wrap can't fix, though.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
4/30/24 12:57 p.m.

In reply to Colin Wood :

I’m thinking a minty green could look cool. 

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