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3.5 out of 5 3.5
Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5
Volvo S60 (00-08) - rated 3.5 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £19,785 - £36,117
Used price £360 - £3,555
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
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Road tax cost £180 - £630
Insurance group 33 - 44 How much is it to insure?


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


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

Volvo S60 rivals

Written by David Ross on

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.

Volvo S60 rivals