Volvo S60 Review

Volvo S60 T5 SE
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Volvo S60 Review

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It seems difficult to believe in this world of ever changing models and facelifts that the Volvo S60 made its UK debut in October 2000 at the Birmingham Motor Show.

It seems difficult to believe in this world of ever changing models and facelifts that the Volvo S60 made its UK debut in October 2000 at the Birmingham Motor Show. With the introduction of the S60 Volvo has finally been able to shake off its staid middle aged reputation and compete with premium brand rivals such as the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

The S60 was designed as a sports saloon and it shares the distinctive Volvo family styling characteristics of an egg-crate grille, prominent shoulder lines, V-shaped bonnet and distinctive rear lights. The S60 range includes Petrol, Diesel and Bi-Fuel engine variants which are complemented by high standard specifications.

We tested the S60 T5 SE to see how Volvo fare within the competitive world of premium compact sports saloons.

Volvo S60 Review | Part Two
Volvo S60 Review | Part TwoVolvo S60 Review | Part ThreeVolvo S60 Review | Part FourVolvo S60 Review | Part FiveVolvo S60 Review | Part SixVolvo S60 Review | Part SevenVolvo S60 Road Test
Volvo S60 Road Test Data
Model ReviewedVolvo S60 T5 SE
  
Body TypeSaloon
ColourBlack Sapphire Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph6.8 Seconds
Top Speed 155 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypePetrol - Unleaded
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban22.2 mpg
Extra Urban31.0 mpg
Combined24.6 mpg
  
Insurance Group16
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty3-year/60,000 mile warranty (whichever comes first)
3-year unlimited warranty on the paintwork
8-year warranty against rust perforation
Price (when tested on the 04/01/04)£26,300 OTR

Car as tested £32,587.33

Includes the following options:

Sports Pack £1590
Bi-Xenon Headlamps £650
Metallic Paint £500
Reversing Sensors £387.33
Winter Pack £375
Mesh Aluminium Trim £250
Rear Cupholder £35
Communications
and Navigation Pack 1 £2300

The information contained within this Volvo S60 review may have changed since publication on the 4 January 2004. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local Volvo dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2018