What Do You Think of the Volvo S60?

By Rick Popely  on September 6, 2013


What do you think of the Volvo S60? 



The S60 was the surprise performer in the recent Cars.com $46,000 Sport Sedan Challenge, placing second overall behind the BMW 328i M Sport among six contenders. The Volvo finished ahead of the Mercedes-Benz C250, Audi A4, Cadillac ATS and Acura TL in this head-to-head comparison, scoring points for its quiet, composed manner and value.

The judges praised the S60 for having a comfortable ride and seating, low noise levels and the lowest price in the competition, $38,170 for a T5 Premier with all-wheel drive. In comparison, the prize-winning 328i was $45,745.

The S60 was marked down for its vague steering, noticeable body roll in hard cornering (a major demerit for a sport sedan) and less-than-luxurious interior furnishings that included some decidedly cheap-looking pieces. However, the overall impression was favorable, and the S60 upholds Volvo's safety reputation by being named a Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

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Contributor Rick Popely has covered the auto industry for decades and hosts a weekly online radio show on TalkZone.com .  Email Rick