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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

The S60 has a good driving position with a steering wheel that adjusts for reach and rake and a multi-adjustable seat. Being a Volvo, the seats are supremely comfortable (albeit not particularly supportive at the side) and great on long journeys while build quality is excellent with a robust feel to all the controls and switches. The S60R interior is a bit garish but the rest of the range comes with a choice of classy seat fabric and trim finishes.

Unfortunately the central console is quite button heavy and it lacks the style of more modern cars from BMW or Audi.

The S60 may be larger than similar cars like the BMW 3-Series, but it’s not as big in the rear as you’d expect – tall passengers will be cramped and legroom is limited. On the plus side the seats are some of the best available and thanks to an excellent ride the Volvo is a very refined car to travel in. The petrol engines are quiet and refined but the diesels can seem a little noisy, especially when pushed hard, however road and wind noise are well suppressed.