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Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Volvo S60

Overall verdict
A safe, sensible, comfortable saloon. Not a patch on the latest BMW 3-Series, though.


Comfort and interior quality is top notch and safety tech is amazing


Not the most inspiring drive, to say the least


What is it?

Curvy and distinctive Swedish saloon that puts safety at the forefront of its not inconsiderable engineering prowess, the S60 is giving up some of its past Volvo identity to become another accomplished but indistinguishable Euro-box with competent road manners, good refinement and lots of kit at a keen price.

This facelifted one gives the front end a much-needed refresh, and also tries to clean up the mass of controls inside, although with more limited success here.

Highlights from the range

Title 0–62 CO2 MPG BHP Price
The fastest
T4 [190] Business Edition 4dr
7.2s 131g/km 50.4 190 £22,690
The cheapest
T4 [190] Business Edition 4dr
7.2s 131g/km 50.4 190 £22,690
The greenest
D4 [190] Business Edition 4dr
7.6s 102g/km 72.8 190 £25,490
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