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Volvo S60 Saloon review

2000 - 2008 (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 53.5

At a glance

Price new £19,785 - £36,117
Used prices £567 - £4,185
Road tax cost £210 - £735
Insurance group 33 - 44
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Fuel economy Not tested to latest standards
Range 231 - 678 miles
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Available fuel types



Alternative fuel

Pros & cons


Solidly built, hugely comfortable, reliable and durable, strong diesel engines


Limited rear legroom, tight boot, dull to drive, wooden steering

Written by David Ross Published: 6 June 2019 Updated: 6 June 2019


Few cars can match the all-round quality offered by German saloons, but the Volvo S60 comes close. There’s nothing revolutionary about it – it’s a straightforward saloon with a boot, but it’s robustly constructed, comfortable on the move and has a neatly styled and easy to use cabin. One area it can’t compete with alternatives like the BMW 3-Series is when it comes to handling – unfortunately the steering feels remote and body roll isn’t as well controlled.

Other gripes are limited rear legroom and a boot with tight access. But generous equipment levels and affordable prices make up for that while there’s a good choice of engines including some excellent diesels. Like other Volvo models it also comes with the most comfortable seats around.