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.
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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 35 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 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:
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…
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…