The Volvo S60 is a comfortable and excellent saloon which offers a great alternative to many rivals in the segment. It's also packed with equipment and, being a Volvo, safety features too.
There's a brand-new line up of engines that are more fuel-efficient and have lower emissions. All of the engines are economic and smooth in the most efficient being the 2.0 litre D4 diesel unit which produces 187bhp and has a top speed of 143 mph with economy of 72 mpg. This means its 0 to 62 mph sprint time takes just seven seconds which is impressive given the weight of the vehicle. The most efficient engine is the D2 which will return 74 mpg while having emissions of 99g/km. The only petrol engine is the T3 which should return 50 mpg while having missions of 131g/km.
The S60 is a well-built premium car that really does take on its German rivals to offer an impressive alternative. The car is extremely well-made and comfortable over rough roads with lots of space on board for four adults. However, safety still plays a major part and this Volvo comes with a radar-based detection system to prevent collisions and anti-skid control fitted as standard. There are also six airbags on board.
Standard equipment in the S60 includes alloy wheels, cruise control, climate control, Bluetooth connectivity and daytime running lights. There's also an integrated satnav system in the 7-inch display. Other models get larger alloy wheels, better upholstery, automatic windscreen wipers and headlights and electrically folding wing mirrors. Head up the range and the S60 comes with electric rear headrests, leather upholstery and xenon headlights. Essentially, the S60 is a great car to drive on long journeys, it's comfortable and refined and better than many of its competitors with excellent levels of grip and it’s quite a bit different from many of its fellow Volvos in terms of its handling levels. Opt for the driver support pack and equipment includes things like blind spot warnings, lane change warning and a pedestrian detection system.
The cabin is well-designed and the refinement level is high, the suspension is excellent and makes light work of potholes and bumpy roads which when coupled to the excellent levels of sound insulation make this a great car to drive. Even at high speed there is very little road and tyre noise to be heard and the seats are comfortable and large to help make long journeys a joy.
Why not have a look at the S60 on the official Volvo UK company website and get the latest news about the S60 in the UK at The S60 owners' club and forum site. You may also like to see what they're saying about the S60 on the Top Gear website.
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