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Overall reader verdict 5 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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Volvo S60 (10-) Saloon
4 reader reviews for Volvo S60 Saloon.
  • 2.0 D4 Business Edition S/S 4dr

    john shackelton Date: 07/03/2014
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    Just took delivery of a 2014 facelifted S60 D4 181 geartronic with the new 8 speed auto box Initial impressions are excellent Recently drove a 320ED saloon for the last three years which I was disappointed with This is contrast is everything I'd hoped it to be

    Pros Looks great Economical Smooth gear changes High quality built cabin Has lots of extras like sensus connect,supportive seats,split folding rear seats,rear centre armrest,ambient cabin lighting,cruise,climate,rear sensors,etc

    Cons Smallish boot but still sufficient 16"wheels look small

    Summary......volvo are very underrated cars and this I think can quite easily compete with the usual 3 series,a4 and c class trio and is a credible alternative with no compromise at all

  • 1.6 D2 SE Lux S/S 4dr

    Bob Johnson Date: 22/10/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      50.5

    My car

    I have now owned this car for 10 months and have done 12k miles. I bought it from the local Volvo dealership and paid just over 20k instead of the 29k list price.

    Within the first week things started to go wrong and it became obvious that the PDI had not been done. The problems were solved quite quickly but it was disappointing.

    Things have been mediocre since and the build quality is not as i expected from Volvo. Bits of trim have started to loosen off leaving unsightly gaps (i was told by the same dealer that they couldn't do anything about it). However, the worst problem was a hesitation when pulling away. It took them from March to June to fix the concern and all it needed was a software update which had been available for some time.

    On the plus side the car is very comfortable. It eats the miles on the motorway despite only being a 1.6. A return trip to the Dordogne in the summer was much more pleasurable than in anything I've owned previously. The boot is small compared to the C class and there's no spare wheel, and no place to put one either.

    In summary; lovely to drive, cheap to run (50mpg every week), looks great and feels solid. The downside is that the build quality could be better and the dealers aren't as you'd expect from a premium brand.

  • 2.4 D5 SE Premium 4dr

    Richard PUTLAND , S Yorkshire . Date: 01/10/2011
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      48

    My car

    What a fantastic car! I have only owned this for a few days but I can't ever imagine my opinion changing. It drives superbly, accelerates like a bullet train and the interior is a fantastic place to be. I had the previous S60 which was always a good car and very reliable but quite bland and forgetful. This is the exact opposite! I considered the Passat CC before buying this and I definitely made the right decision. The car was an ex fleet demonstrator so is loaded to the roof with toys and safety features. I am so pleased with the car and also with Rybrook Volvo in Warrington for excellent service throughout. If you take the plunge and get one of these you WILL NOT be disappointed.

  • 2.4 D5 215 SE Lux Premium S/S 4dr

    Stephen Baldwin , . Date: 22/05/2011
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    I have recently bought this car, and it is my first purchase of a Volvo.

    Design - I have to say that when you compare the S60 to the German competition, it does stand out. I am a fan of the external design. It is different, and yet also beautiful. The interior is of high quality. I am not such a fan of the internal design, but the seats are just the most comfortable I have ever sat in. They are heaven for a long disatance drive.

    Performance - The D5 has plenty of torque, and a decent 0-60 time. The engine is smooth, and has a lovely growl to it. I am averaging over 42 mpg, on mixed runs, which is good.

    Safety - This is where the S60 really shines. City safe, blind spot, pedestrian detection, collision detection: the list is endless, and I chose to have them fitted. I tend to deactivate the lane departure warning, as this can be intrusive . But in terms of the others, I think they are superb, and I like to have them, hoping I will never have to use them.

    Handling - Is good. Not best in class, and the steering is a bit light. But traction is good, and body roll controlled.

    All in all, if you are considering an alternative to the ususual suspects, I would recommend the S60. In terms of comfort, safety, and design it stands out from the competition. Whilst the 3 Series will handle better, the Audi A4 depreciate less, a C Class have better performance, somehow they trail the S60 because they are, well, too Germanic. Me, I'll relax in safety and comfort of the Volvo.

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