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.