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Volvo S60

2019
Overall Score
Volvo S60 2019 sedan
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The 2019 redesigned S60 sedan shares design and mechanical elements with the larger S90 sedan, and both the XC90 and XC60 crossovers. It will be the first Volvo built in the U.S. A turbocharged, 250-hp four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive come with the T5 trim. The T6 obrings all-wheel drive, plus a 316-hp four-cylinder engine that is both turbocharged and supercharged. The premium offering is a 400-hp plug-in hybrid with standard all-wheel drive. All engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. 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 alert with automatic braking are also available. Unfortunately, the S60 will also feature Volvo's unintuitive infotainment setup, which our testers found frustrating to use in other recent Volvos. A wagon version is called the V60.
All Ratings & Reliability
2018
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The S60 offers fairly agile handling but an overly stiff ride. A refined turbo four-cylinder and an eight-speed automatic bring respectable performance and fuel economy. Front- and all-wheel drive are available. The interior is quiet and well-finished, with very comfortable front seats. Some controls for the audio system and other functions are unintuitive, the rear seat is tight, and the trunk is small. Rear and side visibility are limited. Safety features include City Safety, which can automatically brake the car to prevent a collision, as well as an optional pedestrian-avoidance system. The all-wheel-drive Cross Country sedan is raised for additional ground clearance. The Inscription model adds almost 3 inches of rear legroom.
All Ratings & Reliability
2011-2017
2011 Redesign Year
Volvo S60 2017
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.
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2017 N/A N/A
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2016 $19,625 - $24,250 $16,095 - $20,445
2015 $16,925 - $19,025 $13,450 - $15,400
2014 $14,375 - $16,175 $11,020 - $12,670
2013 $11,025 - $18,950 $7,880 - $15,180
2012 $9,775 - $17,625 $6,680 - $13,880
2011 $10,125 $6,995
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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.
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2010 N/A N/A
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2009 $5,700 - $6,600 $2,875 - $3,700
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2008 $5,075 - $6,150 $2,325 - $3,275
2007 $4,475 - $6,050 $1,820 - $3,170
2006 $4,100 - $5,300 $1,545 - $2,495
2005 $3,800 - $5,075 $1,290 - $2,315
2004 $3,600 - $4,550 $1,135 - $1,860
2003 $3,325 - $4,150 $935 - $1,560
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2002 $3,125 - $3,825 $935 - $1,460
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2001 N/A N/A
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