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The S60 sedan is quiet and boasts an uncluttered and elegant interior with 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. For 2021 blind spot warning and rear cross traffic are standard.
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2019-2020
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. Blind spot warning and rear cross-traffic warning are optional.
$28,450 - $47,550
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$25,300 - $36,650
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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.
$19,175 - $27,850
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$16,750 - $27,225
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$13,925 - $24,050
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$12,075 - $21,100
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$10,700 - $17,825
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$8,900 - $16,225
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$7,675 - $15,350
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$9,475
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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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$5,600 - $6,500
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$4,875 - $5,775
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$4,475 - $6,100
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$4,100 - $5,350
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$3,550 - $5,100
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$3,275 - $4,475
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$3,075 - $4,150
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$3,025 - $3,475
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$3,000 - $3,175
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