Volvo S60 and V60

Volvo S60 and V60 information: everything you need to know if you own one, are thinking of buying one or just want to find out more about Volvo’s mid-sized saloon and estate. Click on the links below for all of CAR Magazine’s news, reviews, videos, scoops and spy photos of the Volvo S60 and V60 car range. 

Background

The Volvo S60 is the Swedish firm’s compact saloon. It was launched in 2010, initially with laudably daring but not universally popular bug-eyed headlights, which were toned down in a 2013 facelift. There’s an estate version too, called the V60.

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Volvo marketed the S60 very much as a driver’s car at launch, but it’s no sports saloon, no matter what it says. It is slightly more engaging than the previous-gen S60, which is damning with faint praise. Inert steering is partly to blame. We love the cabin, though. It’s classy and understated, with typically comfy seats and as you’d expect, the S60’s crammed with active safety kit. Overall, it’s a fine alternative to the German establishment. The V60 is unusually sporting - for a Volvo wagon - and is consequently not as roomy as some rivals, such as the Merc C-class estate. It can be ordered as a V60 plug-in hybrid.

The one we’d buy

2.4 D5

The one we’d avoid like the plague

Any with the clunky automatic gearbox

Rivals to consider

Audi A4, BMW 3-series, Ford Mondeo, Lexus ISMercedes C-class

For

Smart cabin, comfort, build quality, not one of the usual suspects

Against

Some rivals cheaper to run, emphatically not a sports saloon (though that’s not necessarily a bad thing)

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