Used Vehicle Review: Volvo S60, 2001-2010 –

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September 30, 2010

By Chris photos by Greg Wilson

In the Volvo S60 was the second model to the brand’s new styling cues, and it and the S80 (which was redesigned three earlier) were significant from the boxy cars replaced, these two models very similar. In fact, the S60 so much like the S80 that it can be to tell the cars apart you get within spitting distance.

The S60 and S80’s broad “shoulders” at level were a throwback to the 240 series, an unlovely car (to many but one that earned a ton of respect its long market run.

The and its V70 station wagon variant in its own review), replaced the S70/V70 of which in turn, had replaced the 850 series. Like many cars, the S60 was offered with a of engines in its home continent, but in America carried on Volvo’s trend (started with the of five-cylinder power.

A 2.4-litre naturally-aspirated five hp) was standard, and two turbocharged engines (a and a 2.3-litre) powered uplevel (197 hp) and T5 (243 hp) models.

Volvo S60 SE. Click image to

In 2002, an all-wheel drive of the 2.4T was added to the line-up; in this became the 2.5T, to a bump in engine displacement and a increase in horsepower to 208.

The 2003 model year brought with it the potent “R” (offered in both body powered by a 2.5-litre, 300-horsepower mated to Volvo’s all-wheel system.

In 2004, the 2.5-litre engine was given a home in the turbo model. The base, S60 was dropped in 2006, though engine was still offered in the

While the the V70 was redesigned for 2008, the S60 on in a streamlined, two-model range 2.5T and T5, with all-wheel being an option on the 2.5T.

Volvo S60 R. Click image to

In 2009, the T5 was dropped, leaving the 2.5T, in front- and all-wheel forms. Leather was made and a Luxury Package replaced the year#8217;s option packages. The S60 was for 2010, in preparation for the arrival of the in late 2010.

With a wide variety of motors, and body styles, fuel figures were all over the Here’s an overview: city ranges from 11 L/100 km to L/100 km, while highway starts as low as 7.5 L/100 km and stretches up to 9.0 L/100 km. Like most however, you’d be dreaming if you you could match these in real-world driving, particularly in drive versions.

Don’t expect to do much than 14 L/100 km in the city and 10 or 11 km on the highway, unless you’re good about watching speed.

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