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.
What Car? says
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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There are 36 Volvo S60 versions available
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 comfy, 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.
Running costs for the five-cylinder diesel models are okay, but they’re not a match for a BMW 3 Series. The T6 petrol is prohibitively expensive, so it may well be worth looking at the lower-powered petrol models – called T3, T4 and T5 – or the DRIVe diesel version.
Reader test team says:
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…
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…
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…