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For The Volvo S60’s cabin is classy, comfortable and spacious. It’s keenly priced and comes with a huge array of standard and optional safety kit.

Against The five-cylinder diesel engines are boomy and the T6 petrol model is expensive to buy and own.

Volvo S60 Saloon
33 5stars

The Volvo S60 is a well-rounded and appealing alternative to its German rivals. It scores particularly highly for safety and comfort.

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4.5

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There are 36 Volvo S60 versions available

Saloon 1.6 T3 Business Edition S/S 4dr £20,550
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 D2 Business Edition S/S 4dr £21,295
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D3 Business Edition S/S 4dr £21,945
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D4 Business Edition S/S 4dr £23,195
What Car? says:4 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 T3 SE S/S 4dr £25,550
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 D2 SE S/S 4dr £26,295
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 T3 SE Nav S/S 4dr £26,750
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D3 SE S/S 4dr £26,945
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 T3 R-Design S/S 4dr £27,050
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 D2 SE Nav S/S 4dr £27,495
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 D2 R-Design S/S 4dr £27,795
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D3 SE Nav S/S 4dr £28,145
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D4 SE S/S 4dr £28,195
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 T3 R-Design Nav S/S 4dr £28,250
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D3 R-Design S/S 4dr £28,445
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 D2 SE Lux S/S 4dr £28,595
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 D2 R-Design Nav S/S 4dr £28,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D3 SE Lux S/S 4dr £29,245
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D4 SE Nav S/S 4dr £29,395
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D3 R-Design Nav S/S 4dr £29,645
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D4 R-Design S/S 4dr £29,695
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 D2 SE Lux Nav S/S 4dr £29,795
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 D2 R-Design Lux S/S 4dr £30,295
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D3 SE Lux Nav S/S 4dr £30,445
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D4 SE Lux S/S 4dr £30,495
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D4 R-Design Nav S/S 4dr £30,895
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D3 R-Design Lux S/S 4dr £30,945
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 1.6 D2 R-Design Lux Nav S/S 4dr £31,495
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D4 SE Lux Nav S/S 4dr £31,695
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D3 R-Design Lux Nav S/S 4dr £32,145
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D4 R-Design Lux S/S 4dr £32,195
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.4 D5 R-Design Nav S/S 4dr £32,645
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.0 D4 R-Design Lux Nav S/S 4dr £33,395
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.4 D5 SE Lux Nav S/S 4dr £33,445
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 2.4 D5 R-Design Lux Nav S/S 4dr £35,145
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Saloon 3.0 T6 R-Design Lux Nav auto 4dr £41,965
What Car? says:1 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The Volvo S60 is aimed fairly and squarely at the German cars that dominate the compact exec market – the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class. It’s an interesting and mostly appealing alternative.

The S60’s key strengths are its comfortable, classy cabin and list prices that are a lot lower than those cars’. It’s good to drive, too, although it errs more towards effortlessness than fun.

We'd go for the 2.0 D4 diesel Business Edition; it's economical, tax-efficient, powerful and pretty refined. The 1.6-litre DRIVe diesel version is also worth a look.

Reader test team says:

Volvo S60 Saloon 2.0 D4 Business Edition S/S 4dr

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…

john shackelton

5 out of 5 stars

Volvo S60 Saloon 1.6 D2 SE Lux S/S 4dr

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…

Bob Johnson

3 out of 5 stars

Volvo S60 Saloon 2.4 D5 SE Premium 4dr

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…

Richard PUTLAND

5 out of 5 stars

Volvo S60 Saloon 2.4 D5 215 SE Lux Premium S/S 4dr

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…

Stephen Baldwin

5 out of 5 stars
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