Volvo S60 - Consumer Reports

Current Model
The S60 sedan is quiet and boasts an uncluttered and elegant interior with comfortable seats. It comes as either front or all-wheel drive.
The turbo four-cylinder engine employs mild hybrid technology that facilitates accessory usage and smooths out the stop/start feature. We measured 26-mpg overall when we tested the previous T5 engine. In typical Volvo fashion, the ride is stiff. Handling is sound but unexceptional. The S60 is plagued with Volvo's unintuitive infotainment system, which requires too much swiping, tapping, and eyes off the road. The S60 comes standard with AEB that has the ability to recognize and respond to pedestrians and cyclists. BSW and rear cross traffic warning are standard. The V60 Cross Country is a raised wagon version of the S60.
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2019-2021
2019 Redesign Year
The redesigned 2019 S60 sedan is quiet, has an uncluttered and elegant interior, and comfortable seats. The T5 uses an energetic 250-hp, turbo four-cylinder engine that drives the front wheels.
This combination returned 26 mpg overall in our tests. The T6 brings all-wheel drive, plus a more powerful 316-hp four-cylinder that is both turbocharged and supercharged. In typical Volvo fashion, the ride is stiff. Handling is sound but unexceptional. Unfortunately, the S60 is plagued with Volvo's unintuitive infotainment system, which requires too much swiping, tapping and eyes off the road. The S60 comes standard with automatic emergency braking with the ability to recognize and respond to pedestrians and cyclists. Updates for 2021 include standard blind spot warning and rear cross traffic warning. For 2022, there is only one engine, a 247 hp 2.0-liter turbo employing mild hybrid technology.
$36,425 - $57,850
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$34,000 - $54,575
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$31,625 - $43,950
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2011-2018
2011 Redesign Year
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.
$25,575 - $34,175
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GREEN CHOICE
2017 Volvo S60
$20,375 - $30,125
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$16,825 - $27,325
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$14,300 - $23,100
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$12,375 - $19,400
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$10,125 - $17,575
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$8,750 - $16,325
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$10,575
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2001-2010
2001 Redesign Year
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.
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$6,450 - $7,250
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$5,750 - $6,600
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$5,400 - $6,900
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$5,150 - $6,275
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$3,750 - $5,325
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$3,500 - $4,675
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$3,275 - $4,375
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$3,225 - $3,675
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$3,200 - $3,375
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