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2019
Overall Score
Volvo S60 2019 sedan
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The redesigned S60 sedan and V60 wagon are quiet, have an uncluttered and elegant interior, and comfortable seats. The T5 uses an energetic 250-hp, turbo four-cylinder engine that drives the front wheels. The T6 brings all-wheel drive, plus a 316-hp four-cylinder that is both turbocharged and supercharged. The premium offering is a 400-hp plug-in hybrid with standard all-wheel drive. The ride is rather stiff, but more cultured than other Volvo models. Handling is sound but unexceptional. The S60 comes standard with City Safety that has automatic emergency braking with the ability to recognize and respond to pedestrians and cyclists. Blind spot warning and rear cross traffic warning are optional. Unfortunately, the S60 is plagued with Volvo's unintuitive infotainment system, which we found frustrating to use in other recent Volvo models.
All Ratings & Reliability
2011-2018
2011 Redesign Year
Volvo S60 2018
A 2011 redesign made the S60 much nicer, with agile handling and a taut, steady ride. The standard T5 is pretty lively, but the top-level T6 is quicker and more refined. Among the advanced safety gear is an innovation Volvo called "City Safety". This helps prevent low-speed crashes by scanning the road ahead, sounding an alarm and applying the brakes if you are likely to collide with the car in front of you. This feature has since spread throughout the industry. Today, it is known as forward collision mitigation. The T5's five-cylinder engine can sound gruff, but provides lively acceleration and respectable fuel economy. The interior is quiet, neatly finished and front-seat comfort is excellent. However, the rear seats are best suited for children and trunk capacity is meager.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $23,675 - $32,075 $20,395 - $28,295
2017 $19,250 - $30,525 $16,095 - $26,845
2016 $15,075 - $25,775 $11,760 - $22,260
2015 $14,150 - $22,775 $10,820 - $19,370
2014 $12,900 - $19,650 $9,590 - $16,340
2013 $10,125 - $17,675 $7,035 - $13,935
2012 $8,775 - $16,675 $5,750 - $12,950
2011 $9,100 $6,015
2001-2010
2001 Redesign Year
Volvo S60 2009
One of the first of the new breed of attractively styled Volvos, the 2001 S60 sedan was more stylish than the boxy S70 it replaced, but rather disappointing overall. The ride, though better than the S70's, is still a bit stiff and jiggly, and handling is neither agile nor sporty. With its 197-hp turbocharged five-cylinder engine, the 2.4T version provides fairly brisk acceleration. The higher-performance T5 doesn't feel as quick as its 247-hp rating would suggest. An AWD option arrived for 2002. The cabin is quiet, and the seats are very comfortable, though the rear accommodations are cramped. The S60's confusing audio controls were improved for 2005.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2010 N/A N/A
2009 $5,800 - $6,700 $2,975 - $3,800
2008 $5,325 - $6,200 $2,525 - $3,325
2007 $4,675 - $6,200 $1,970 - $3,320
2006 $4,225 - $5,400 $1,645 - $2,595
2005 $3,800 - $5,075 $1,290 - $2,315
2004 $3,600 - $4,550 $1,135 - $1,860
2003 $3,475 - $4,300 $1,035 - $1,660
2002 $3,325 - $3,725 $930 - $1,230
2001 $3,250 - $3,450 $850 - $1,000
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Volvo S60 Ratings & Reliability
The redesigned S60 sedan and V60 wagon are quiet, have an uncluttered and elegant interior, and comfortable seats. The T5 uses an energetic 250-hp, turbo four-cylinder engine that drives the front wheels. The T6 brings all-wheel drive, plus a 316-hp four-cylinder that is both turbocharged and supercharged. The premium offering is a 400-hp plug-in hybrid with standard all-wheel drive. The ride is rather stiff, but more cultured than other Volvo models. Handling is sound but unexceptional. The S60 comes standard with City Safety that has automatic emergency braking with the ability to recognize and respond to pedestrians and cyclists. Blind spot warning and rear cross traffic warning are optional. Unfortunately, the S60 is plagued with Volvo's unintuitive infotainment system, which we found frustrating to use in other recent Volvo models.
2011-2018
2011 Redesign Year
Volvo S60 2018
A 2011 redesign made the S60 much nicer, with agile handling and a taut, steady ride. The standard T5 is pretty lively, but the top-level T6 is quicker and more refined. Among the advanced safety gear is an innovation Volvo called "City Safety". This helps prevent low-speed crashes by scanning the road ahead, sounding an alarm and applying the brakes if you are likely to collide with the car in front of you. This feature has since spread throughout the industry. Today, it is known as forward collision mitigation. The T5's five-cylinder engine can sound gruff, but provides lively acceleration and respectable fuel economy. The interior is quiet, neatly finished and front-seat comfort is excellent. However, the rear seats are best suited for children and trunk capacity is meager.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $23,675 - $32,075 $20,395 - $28,295
2017 $19,250 - $30,525 $16,095 - $26,845
2016 $15,075 - $25,775 $11,760 - $22,260
2015 $14,150 - $22,775 $10,820 - $19,370
2014 $12,900 - $19,650 $9,590 - $16,340
2013 $10,125 - $17,675 $7,035 - $13,935
2012 $8,775 - $16,675 $5,750 - $12,950
2011 $9,100 $6,015
2001-2010
2001 Redesign Year
Volvo S60 2009
One of the first of the new breed of attractively styled Volvos, the 2001 S60 sedan was more stylish than the boxy S70 it replaced, but rather disappointing overall. The ride, though better than the S70's, is still a bit stiff and jiggly, and handling is neither agile nor sporty. With its 197-hp turbocharged five-cylinder engine, the 2.4T version provides fairly brisk acceleration. The higher-performance T5 doesn't feel as quick as its 247-hp rating would suggest. An AWD option arrived for 2002. The cabin is quiet, and the seats are very comfortable, though the rear accommodations are cramped. The S60's confusing audio controls were improved for 2005.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2010 N/A N/A
2009 $5,800 - $6,700 $2,975 - $3,800
2008 $5,325 - $6,200 $2,525 - $3,325
2007 $4,675 - $6,200 $1,970 - $3,320
2006 $4,225 - $5,400 $1,645 - $2,595
2005 $3,800 - $5,075 $1,290 - $2,315
2004 $3,600 - $4,550 $1,135 - $1,860
2003 $3,475 - $4,300 $1,035 - $1,660
2002 $3,325 - $3,725 $930 - $1,230
2001 $3,250 - $3,450 $850 - $1,000