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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 21 - 44 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

The high performance T5 and S60R models are thirsty and expensive to insure, but the rest of the petrol range is more reasonable. Other running costs such as parts and servicing are cheaper than manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz or BMW while residual values, although not as strong as the V70, are still better than the average rep-mobile.

The S60 is quite a polluting model, especially the high performance petrol models. The diesel are, as you’d expect, better in terms of economy and emissions – the later versions of both the 2.4D and D5 models emit 174g/km of CO2 and are capable of 43mpg. However compared to modern diesels from other carmakers this seems less impressive.

The S60 is a rugged and durable car and although occasional problems are reported there’s very little to worry about. All the engines have been well proven in other Volvo models.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £180 - £630
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Insurance group 33 - 44
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