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9 Best Things About The Volvo S60

We explore 9 of our favourite thins about the Volvo S60 Saloon

Engines, trims, equipment and cost of Volvo's compact, executive class, saloon.

The Volvo S60 Saloon is a compact, executive class, vehicle that rivals the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. It suits the type of motorist that likes the strengths typically associated with the class – such as prestige, composed handling and high equipment specification – but in a rarer, more subtle package.

However, the styling still ensures it stands out more than most. Highlights include the “focussed” and “determined” headlamps that are inspired by a wolf's eyes, Volvo argued. It also emphasised the: “expressive grille”, “strong shoulders” and the “purposeful frown” which alongside other elements create a “Scandinavian feel”.

New, 2016, exterior enhancements include a revised colour pallet that incorporates: Luminous Sand, Mussel Blue and Bursting Blue. Not every new colour is available with every trim level, however. This 4-door saloon – which has a 380-litre cargo capacity including under floor storage – now comes with a revised range of wheels too.

Engines, performance, fuel consumption and emissions

Volvo S60 engines include the: 2.0-litre 120hp diesel (D2), 2.0-litre 150hp diesel (D3), 2.0-litre 190hp diesel (D4) and the 2.0-litre 190hp petrol (T4). Each can be teamed with manual or auto transmission. 0-60mph times vary from 5.9 to 10.7 seconds, fuel consumption from 48.7 to 74.3mpg, and emissions from 99 to 134g/km.

Trims and equipment

The Business Edition has “all the features” you expect, Volvo argued. Highlights include: Bluetooth, sat-nav, cruise control, rear parking sensors, electric parking brake, automatic wipers, tyre pressure monitor and hill-start assist to prevent it rolling backwards. This trim is teamed with the: D2, D3, D4 and T4 engines.

The SE Nav adds a: self-dimming mirror, leather, chrome window trim, auto-fold mirrors and comes with the: D2, D3, D4 and T4 engines. Moving higher, Volvo said its SE Lux Nav is the “most luxurious” trim and – with the exception of the D2 – is available with the same engines as the SE Nav. Extras include key-less drive.

The R-Design Nav has a “stand out style and sporting character to get your pulse racing”, Volvo said. That justifies its: lowered chassis, revised front bumper, revised grille, larger wheels, sports peddles and charcoal headlining. Pick the: D2, D3, D4 or T4. 

The R-Design Lux Nav is the more luxurious version of the R-Design Nav. Extras – compared to the R-Design - include: leather sports seats, a rear spoiler, auto-folding exterior mirrors, headlamp cleaning and the memory seat. Pick either the: D3, D4 or T4 engine.

Price

The Volvo S60 Saloon Business Edition costs from £21,875 on the road. Prices for the SE Nav start at £27,425, the SE Lux Nav costs from £29,475 and the R-Design Nav tips the scales at £29,125. Finally, the R-Design Lux Nav is priced from £31,625 (on the road).